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1The ''Ghost'' crew embarks on a dangerous mission to covertly hijack an Imperial communication post, but Saw Gerrera has other ideas.----!!Tropes in this episode include:%%Split tropes later between the pages of Part 1 and Part 2.* AerialCanyonChase: Gelendi is covered in massive stone towers that rise above the clouds. The ''Ghost'' uses these to avoid and destroy a pair of TIE Defenders, flying below the cloud cover with Kanan guiding the ship.* BackForTheDead: Commander (formerly Admiral) Brom Titus is back, just in time to have his cruiser blown up when Saw takes out the communications relay.* BadassBoast: General Dodonna asks if the ''Ghost'' can sneak in and out of the mission target's world undetected, to which Hera says that there's a reason why her ship has that name.-->'''Hera:''' We don't call it the ''Ghost'' for nothing.* BeingPersonalIsntProfessional: Hera shuts down any debate Ezra and Sabine have for destroying the array rather than hacking it, telling them they have their orders and that's that. When Kanan talks to her in private, however, she's feeling very vengeful towards the Empire for what happened to her squadron and admits she's having a hard time following orders herself.* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Saw calls out the Rebel Alliance for not going all out against the Empire. In fairness, the Alliance has just lost a bunch of their assets in the Battle of Atollon, so it does seem to be a better move to quiet down until their forces recover, but Saw has a point in that they need to make more important moves faster. On the other hand, Saw is a bit over-the-top as well as too rash and quick in some of his actions to the point that they lead to NiceJobBreakingItHero, NoKillLikeOverkill, HeroWithBadPublicity, and YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters.-->'''Saw:''' If you continue to have this war fought on the Empire's terms, you are going to lose!* TheBusCameBack: ** Saw returns. His hair has also grown to match his present day look in ''Rogue One''.** Wedge returns after his last major appearance in "Double Agent Droid" and TheCameo in "Zero Hour", albeit just a brief appearance in this episode.** Commander Brom Titus returns after being last seen in "Through Imperial Eyes". It's also a case of BackForTheDead since Saw blows him up.* ButtMonkey: Once again, something really bad happens to Brom Titus. And, of course, [[RuleofThree the third time's the worst]].* CallBack: ** Kanan and Ezra talk again about how they choose to fight being just as important as what they fight for, as Ezra told the cadets back in "Iron Squadron".** Kanan [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E02RelicsOfTheOldRepublic once again]] serves as a pilot's eyes under weather conditions that render vision poor.** Mothma tells Ezra that Lothal has to wait in line to be liberated. In the previous episode, Hera says that she had to persuade Mothma to let the ''Ghost'' crew help the Mandalorians.** Chopper reunites with Hera after she crash-lands in a Y-wing, from which her astromech didn't survive, just like Chopper's Y-wing pilot died when he crashed into the Syndulla home back during the Clone Wars.* CallForward:** Saw's hair has grown out to look more like he will in ''Rogue One''. His voice has also weakened since his last appearance, although not as bad as it will be in that movie.** During their argument, Mon Mothma calls out Saw, saying that if they stoop to low levels, "What will we become?". This is a reference to a cut line in ''Film/RogueOne'' (used in the first trailer) that Saw was going to say to Jyn.** Mothma's passive approach in the war against the Empire foreshadows [[HeadInTheSandManagement how she would govern the New Republic]] after they win the war, making the once solid Rebel Alliance into heavily demilitarized New Republic. * ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Partisan U-Wing is colored black, white, and grey.* ComingInHot: Hera, Wedge, and another pilot try to safely crash-land their damaged Y-Wings on Base One. Rex even says it word for word.* ConfrontingYourImposter: Ezra gets on the comm and tries to stall the light cruiser currently trying to get information from the dish. He's asked for his name and gives it as Brom Titus, and in the worst streak of luck possible, it turns out that the person he's talking to ''is'' Brom Titus, and couldn't come up with a good alibi.* ContinuityNod:** Sabine grabs Ezra before he falls when the dish shifts, like how Ezra caught Sabine before she fell when her jetpack got shot back in "Imperial Supercommandos".** Commander Titus recognizes Ezra and immediately orders full reinforcements. He's clearly not forgotten Ezra humiliating him in both of their former encounters.** Kallus's ISB & espionage knowledge comes into play when describing a plan to eavesdrop on an Imperial satellite station. It's also implied he told the rebels who the Imperial officers they've faced throughout the show are, since [[HeyYou Ezra didn't know Admiral Titus's name]] until sometime before the events of this episode.* CostumeEvolution: Hera plays with this trope. Her outfit from Season 1 and 2 is her pilot uniform, while the one she gets in Season 3 is her officers' uniform. Since this is the first time she gets to pilot a starfighter since Season 2, Hera switches to her pilot uniform (and also brings back her pilot helmet she got from Quarrie).* CuttingTheKnot: The Rebellion argue on whether to destroy the array and keep the Empire from moving information along, or to hack it so they get to be one step ahead. They attempt to hack it but after their cover is blown, Saw just destroys it.* DownerBeginning: The episode starts with Hera, Wedge, and another pilot crash-landing on Base One after failing their mission. Later that night, Saw uses this to show that the main Alliance has no idea what it's doing.* FogOfWar: The ''Ghost'' takes out the TIE Defenders by heading into the mist and using Kanan to dodge the pillars, while the Defenders crash into them.* GoodCostumeSwitch: Of course, Kallus switches into a rebel officer uniform.* HatesBaths: Chopper is quite disgruntled at the idea of getting an oil bath.* HopelessWar: At this point, the Alliance is not at open war with the Empire, but both sides are locked in a stalemate. Mon Mothma feels they'd be fighting a losing battle against the Empire, as Thrawn has all but broken their morale. From the way things look, progress cannot be made on liberating Lothal. At this point, Mon Mothma believes the best course of action is to play Good Samaritan within reason.* HugeHolographicHead: Saw addresses the Rebellion in this fashion.* {{Hypocrite}}: Saw accuses Mon Mothma of being one, as she denounces him as a criminal even though she is also one in the Empire's eyes.* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Saw's usage of this is suggested to be how he learned of the communication relay before the larger Rebel Alliance did. Mon Mothma rejects doing the same, as they are supposed to be better than that.* KidnappedByAnAlly: Saw rescues Ezra and Sabine, then flies off with them to parts unknown over Hera's objections that he return them.* KubrickStare: In a FreezeFrameBonus, Kallus makes one while explaining how they could gather intel after the group complains about how Saw has better intel than they. * LudicrousGibs: When Ezra asks what will happen if they fire their jetpacks too late when landing on the dish, Sabine says that while she likes abstract art, she doesn't want to become it.* MythologyGag: Wedge's helmet has the name "Mala" in Aurebesh on it, who was his girlfriend in the old ''Legends'' continuity.* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Mon Mothma uses this as an explanation for why they can't help Lothal. Ezra understands, but admits to Kanan that he's envious of Saw who just fights without letting politics get in his way.* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Mon Mothma snaps and ''yells'' at Saw for killing civilians and surrendering Imperials.* RealityEnsues:** Ezra asks Mon Mothma for more support for Lothal. She sympathizes, saying her own world of Chandrila is also suffering under Imperial reign, but so are thousands of worlds across the galaxy and they can't focus on just one even if they did promise his people aid.** The plan to hack the dish completely falls apart due to one major flaw: dishes need to tilt to receive signals, and the dish changing at the wrong moment exposes Ezra and Sabine.* TimeForPlanB: When Ezra and Sabine are caught on the dish and no longer able to modify it, Sabine pulls out some thermal detonators to blow it up, so at least some good comes of the mission. Then Saw shows up with even bigger bombs to do that for them.* TimeSkip: Some time has passed since "Zero Hour" and "Heroes of Mandalore" to the point that the crew uniting again is seen as noteworthy. The implication is that Ezra, Kanan, and Chopper left to help Sabine & the Mandalorians right after "Zero Hour" and have spent some time there, as they hadn't been on Yavin 4 yet by the beginning of this episode.* WhatTheHellHero: Saw calls out Mon Mothma for still trying to negotiate with the Empire, since it's clear that they will not bargain and they lost people because she ignored his warning. When she yells at him, he responds by asking why she's angrier at ''him'' than the Empire.----


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