The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Rebels Connections

Five story elements from The Last Jedi that remind me of the TV Series

As I was watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I saw a few connections within the story to Star Wars Rebels. Here are five connections I made:

DJ and Hondo

Star Wars Connections - DJ and Hondo - FOTF
DJ and Hondo Onaka

 

Watching the character of DJ in The Last Jedi, I was strongly reminded of the Star Wars Rebels character of Hondo Onaka. Both characters do not want to take sides and will also sell out those that they are working with to get themselves out of trouble.

Yoda

Star Wars Connections - Yoda and Ezra - FOTF
Jedi Master Yoda – Star Wars: Rebels

 

In both The Last Jedi and in Star Wars Rebels the appearance of Yoda was unexpected, but welcome. During both appearances, Yoda imparts wisdom, as only he can, to both troubled Jedi, Ezra and Luke Skywalker.

Connections through the Force

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Kylo Ren and Rey – Maul and Ezra

 

In The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren (Ben Solo) and Rey have many interactions without being on the same planet. These interactions reminded me of the interactions between Ezra and Maul in Star Wars Rebels. In both cases, they following the connection to places that they should not have gone to, but in the end where they needed to in order to understand where they are going.

Leia and Kanan

Star Wars Connections - Leia and Kanan - FOTF
Leia Organa and Kanan Jarrus

 

When I saw Leia out in space after the attack on the bridge in The Last Jedi, I was immediately reminded of when Kanan was pushed out an airlock by Maul in Star Wars Rebels. Both characters used The Force to help pull them back to safety.

Hyperspace Tracking

Star Wars Connections - Hyperspace Tracking - FOTF
Hyperspace Tracking – Star Wars: Rebels

 

When The Resistance leaders realized they were being tracked through hyperspace in The Last Jedi, I was reminded of when The Inquisitor placed a hyperspace tracking device on the hull of The Phantom in Star Wars Rebels.

Did you notice any connections? Drop us a line and share yours…

Patty Hammond

I am a self proclaimed fangirl who is disguised as a mild mannered data analyst for an advertising firm. You can find me on Twitter as @pattybones2

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