Hardcore fans of the franchise appear to have good reason to be excited for Star Wars Rebels season 3 episode 18. Details about the upcoming episode tease more connections to the bigger Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Rebels season 3 episode 18 premieres on March 4. It will mark the first of the last five episodes before the series ends on March 25.
Nevertheless, Secret Cargo will catch the attention of fans as it brings to light several details from Star Wars lore. In particular, Dantooine and Mon Mothma as teased by the preview.
Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Episode 18 Synopsis
As a routine refueling missed, the Ghost Crime suddenly transports an important rebel leader across the galaxy, trapped by imperial warships.
Hence, the excitement for Mon Mothma who Screen Rant considers the secret cargo referred to by the title. At this point, Mon Mothma is still a member of the Imperial Senate. Hence, she cannot openly organize a rebellion. Nonetheless, she actively speaks out in the hopes of uniting the various cells into a Rebel Alliance.
Genevieve O’Reilly reprises her role as Mon Mothma. She also played the character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and earlier in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
As it turns out, Secret Cargo could be the foundation for Star Wars Rebels’ tie in with the story of Rogue One. The Rebel Alliance featured in the movie was single force. Although it was broken into different rebel pockets, according to the Dork Side of the Force.
In the preview, the Senator asks for the help of Hera and the Ghost crew for transportation to an important meeting. The location is another reason why fans should definitely watch Secret Cargo.
First Look at Dantooine in Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Episode 18
Apparently, Mon Mothma is heading to Dantooine. The location is no doubt familiar to hardcore fans of the franchise. It has been part of Star Wars lore for sometime and mentioned occasionally.
In A New Hope, Princess Leia told Governer Tarkin it was the location of the Rebel base. Succeeding references to Dantooine revealed there was a Rebel base on the planet. However, it appears Rebels abandoned it later on.
Hence, Star Wars Rebels season 3 episode 18 will give fans their first look at Dantooine, which now turns out to be the birthplace of the Rebel Alliance.
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