Star Wars Rebels - Season 3, Episode 21 //
Zero Hour Episode Guide
In this installment of Rebels Recon, we take a look at the Star Wars Rebels two-part Season Three finale "Zero Hour," in which Thrawn looks to finally crush the Rebellion. Host Andi Gutierrez sits down to discuss the episode with the show's creators and stars, including Dave Filoni, Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy, Kilian Plunkett, Carrie Beck, and more, and discuss their favorite moments from the season.
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.”
A remote world of rock, the rebellion sought to establish a secret base on Atollon. But the planet was not as devoid of life as originally believed. Giant, multi-legged, spider-like creatures called krykna lived below the surface. They were aggressive beasts and relentlessly attacked the rebels. Eventually, the freedom fighters were able to repel the krykna using sensor markers and could keep their new home base.
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.
Clan Wren is a legendary Mandalorian warrior familiy. Part of House Vizsla, Clan Wren eventually aligned with the Empire and Gar Saxon, under duress, following the fall of Mandalore. The clan broke ties with the Empire, however, following a reconciliation between leader Ursa Wren and her daughter Sabine, and stands ready to restore Mandalore.