Star Wars Rebels - Season 3, Episode 12, 13 //
Ghosts of Geonosis Episode Guide
In this installment of Rebels Recon, we take a look at the Star Wars Rebels episode Ghosts of Geonosis," in which the Ghost crew and Saw Gerrera investigate the disappearance of the Geonosians. Host Andi Gutierrez sits down to discuss the episode -- and its connections with Rogue One -- with the show's creators and stars, including Dave Filoni, Pablo Hidalgo, Freddie Prinze Jr., and more.
A harsh rocky world less than a parsec away from Tatooine, Geonosis is a ringed planet beyond the borders of the Galactic Republic. Its uninviting surface is made up of harsh, rocky desert, and the creatures that evolved on Geonosis are well equipped to survive in the brutal environment. The most advanced lifeform are the Geonosians, sentient insectoids that inhabit towering spire-hives. The Geonosians maintain large factories for the production of droids and weapons for the Separatist cause in the Clone Wars. After the Clone Wars, the Empire chose Geonosis as the construction site of the first Death Star, restricting travel to the system and sterilizing the planet’s surface.
A battered veteran of the Clone Wars as well as the ongoing rebellion against the Empire, Saw Gerrera leads a band of rebel extremists. Saw has lost much in his decades of combat, but occasional flashes of the charismatic and caring man he once was shine through his calloused exterior. Gerrera is bunkered on the ancient world of Jedha, coordinating a prolonged insurgency against the Imperial occupation. Saw’s ailing health has not withered his resolve to fight.
Klik-Klak was the lone Geonosian survivor following the Empire's eradication of his people. He hid in the Geonosis caves, fearful of outsiders, and used battle droids left over from the Clone Wars as a means of protection. But he wasn't just protecting himself; Klik-Klak was the keeper of a queen egg, which could be the key to rebuilding his kind.
Earning a high rank at a young age, Captain Brunson was the gifted and ambitious commanding officer on an Imperial light cruiser. She battled the Ghost crew of rebels at Geonosis, and in a bold move, looked to bury their ship in the underground of the rocky planet. Brunson would suffer an embarrassment, however, when the Ghost escaped -- destroying her command ship in the process.