Star Wars Rebels - Season 3, Episode 14 //
Warhead Episode Guide
In this installment of Rebels Recon, we take a look at the Star Wars Rebels episode "Warhead," in which an E-XD infiltrator droid discovers the rebel base. Host Andi Gutierrez sits down to discuss the episode with the show's creators and stars, including Dave Filoni, Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy, and more.
A small, single-passenger craft, the Imperial tactical infiltration pod was used for short-distance transportation and recon missions. As such, it sacrificed maneuverability and weaponry for advanced communications tech, including a long-range transmitter and encryption abilities. Designed to look like a normal escape pod, it was made for much more nefarious purposes.
On the surface, a meek protocol droid. Underneath, a deadly assassin. E-XD infiltrator droids were used by the Empire to sweep Outer Rim worlds for rebel bases, and changed forms from standard robotic humanoid into towering, quick fighters. They were outfitted with an anti-capture failsafe -- an inner proton warhead that would detonate upon capture -- making them doubly dangerous.
Proud and honorable, AP-5 was a droid that served as a navigator for the Republic military during the Clone Wars. Following the formation of the Empire, however, he was reassigned to inventory. While the position did not take advantage of his gifts, he performed his duties without complaint -- despite threats and disrespect from his Imperial commanders. It was only after a fateful meeting with the rebel astromech Chopper that AP-5 came to see he did not have to serve the Empire. He helped Chopper escape capture and defected to the rebels, helping find a safe haven away from Imperial forces.
The Flash speeder is a sleek, lightweight repulsorlift vehicle used by Naboo's volunteer security force for patrolling the tranquil streets of their peaceful cities. The open-air canopy seats two soldiers. Turret-mounted on the rear spoiler is a blaster cannon. During the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo, the resistance groups organized by Captain Panaka and Queen Amidala employed Flash and Gian speeders to infiltrate the besieged city of Theed. Flash speeders continued to be used during the age of the Empire, and on worlds other than Naboo. The rebel Zeb Orrelios employed a Flash speeder to travel on Atollon, location of Chopper Base.