Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow //
Steps Into Shadow Episode Guide
In this installment of Rebels Recon, we take a deep dive into the Star Wars Rebels Season Three premiere, "Steps Into Shadow." Host Andi Gutierrez speaks with the show's cast and crew, including Dave Filoni, Freddie Prinze Jr., Pablo Hidalgo, and more, discussing the Bendu, Kanan's blindness, and the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn.
When Governor Pryce of Lothal wanted a stronger commander to dismantle the rebellion, the Empire answered with Grand Admiral Thrawn. Thrawn was a male Chiss, with striking blue skin, red eyes, and an angular face, known for his brilliant strategic mind and ruthlessness. He was determined to “pull the rebels apart piece by piece.”
An ancient being, Bendu lived on Atollon, site of an early rebel base. He was massive in size and blended in with the planet’s coral-like landscape, remaining in a deep slumber until Kanan Jarrus’ imbalance awoke him. He called to the Jedi, recently blinded by Darth Maul, and began to train him in letting go of his fear and regret.
Featuring an umbrella-shaped top, crab-like legs, and electrified pincers outfitted with saws, dismantler droids were used in salvage yards to turn starships to scrap. At Reklam Station, an Imperial base, they were also used as security. The fearsome droids did battle with the Ghost crew, who were looking to steal Y-wings for the rebel fleet.
An Imperial salvage yard, Reklam Station was positioned in the atmosphere of the planet Yarma. The Empire used Reklam Station to turn old starships and vessels into scrap, often using slave labor to run its operations. The Ghost crew attempted to steal Y-wings from Reklam, but the mission did not go smoothly, and the station was destroyed.