Ranking Rebels: 10 Highlights from “Double Agent Droid”

Chopper becomes compromised, and it's up to the Ghost crew to save him -- and the Rebellion.

What do you do when you have more thoughts about Star Wars Rebels than you know what to do with? Make a list of your favorite moments — in no particular order, because that might fry your circuits. Welcome to Ranking Rebels.

Chopper comes under Imperial control, and it can mean the end of the Rebellion. “Secret Agent Droid” is simultaneously funny and thrilling, showing how the smallest mistake can cost both the Rebellion and Empire greatly. Here are my 10 favorite moments from the episode!

1. I know you are, but what am I?

Listening to AP-5 and Chopper arguing while poor Wedge was stuck in the middle was priceless. Musical fans will enjoy a little something extra in this back-and-forth droidfest that goes non-stop for roughly the first five minutes in one form or another. I could watch AP-5 and Chopper bicker for hours. It’s oddly soothing.

2. Lobot, Tseebo, and…

Oh, look! We have a ship of Lobot-headgear enabled intelligence officers. They may not have much in the way of personality and voice inflection, but you have to admit, they’re good at finding and interpreting data. I was wondering when Chopper would finally get recognized as the pain in the Empire’s butt he’s truly become.

3. The MSE droids can never catch a break.

Of course, if you had to listen to AP-5 rattle on, you might kick a mouse droid, too. AP-5’s awfully proud of himself, praising his intelligence and skill the whole way through getting the codes. Then again, while he’s off admiring Imperial hallways and tricking other droids, he leaves Chopper to get hacked.

4. Resistance is futile.

The Controller’s controlling Chopper but he’s not, what you call, up to speed on what makes Chopper, well, Chopper. He’s decided to roll the dice to get the info on the rebel base and he’s super lucky that Wedge is flying instead of Ezra, Zeb, or Hera, because they’d know something was up immediately. Granted, AP-5 is suspicious, but Chopper bringing Wedge a drink was definitely a red flag.

5. The zip heard round the world.

Poor AP-5. No matter what he does he just looks jealous and paranoid. Especially after barging in on Wedge…

6. Something’s not right with Chopper.


7. It’s a trap!

It’s great that everyone’s on board with Chop not being Chop, but you’d think someone would have thought about staying behind just in case we really did have a rogue droid on our hands. Not only do they all get trapped in the engine room/cargo bay, but it looks like they may have said goodbye to a perfectly useful Imperial shuttle. Everyone has promised AP-5 that they’ll listen to him next time.

8. Open the cargo bay doors, Chop.

It’s a really good thing Hera’s a fast thinker and has a well-designed ship, or our crew would have been space debris. Once again, it’s AP-5 to the rescue (I’m sure he’ll remind everyone later) as he takes a walk outside to hit the override. Next thing we know, here comes Chopper, guns a-blazing! AP-5 manages to hit the override, but he’s left floating in space.

9. “Hey you, Imperial sleemo.”

One of the biggest mistakes the Controller made was messing with Hera’s droid and her ship. Now he’s gonna pay. Ezra’s “Uh oh, Hera’s mad,” is an understatement, to say the least. You mess with Hera, her droid, her ship, or her family, you die in a ball of fire. That’s just how it goes.

10. AP-5 has found his happy place.

Too bad he can’t stay! I need to know what those little flitters are called. They’re adorable! Also, who knew AP-5 was a song-and-dance man? The good news is, Chopper’s safe and it looks like they’ve thwarted the Empire (or have they?) for now. Either way, everyone’s back to normal now and that controlled chaos is just fine with Hera.

Those were my moments for this week’s episode. Tell us what your favorite moments were in the comments and may the Force be with you!

Geek Girl Diva is a longtime Star Wars fan and a diehard Rebels lover. She also thinks Poe Dameron’s hair has magical properties.

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