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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Star Wars Rebels: Rebels Recon #2.07

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Star Wars Rebels: Rebels Recon #2.07

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Spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Blood Sisters.”

In tonight’s episode, Sabine, Ezra, and Chopper are sent on a low-profile mission to meet a courier with information vital to the Rebellion. Not only do they encounter the (unexpected) messenger, but also a ghost from Sabine’s past — a bounty hunter named Ketsu Onyo — and she’s on the hunt for the courier, as well. Suddenly, low-profile isn’t an option.

Are memories of their past friendship enough to make Sabine and Ketsu work together when confronted by Imperials? Turns out, some bonds, once formed, are never entirely gone — and perhaps the Rebels have gained a new ally. Time will tell.

Right now, let’s go behind-the-scenes with the latest installment of Rebels Recon:

In this installment of Rebels Recon, StarWars.com investigates “Blood Sisters,” talking to cast and crew about Sabine’s run-in with an old friend — and has an exclusive clip of the next episode of Star Wars Rebels, “Stealth Strike.”

StarWars.com’s Andi Gutierrez talks with co-executive producer Henry Gilroy about Sabine’s past with Ketsu as Imperial cadets who then deserted. “As time went on, they were kind of stuck with each other, formed this bond,” he says. “ But Sabine gradually began to realize that Ketsu might not have been the best person for her.”

Executive producer Dave Filoni explains that Sabine didn’t just go from the Academy to the rebellion — she was a bounty hunter in between. Ketsu, whose look is very Star Wars, was an abandoned design from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And all the designs on her armor have meaning…

“Blood Sisters” also features the first Gonk droid in a starring role: EG-86. The Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo notes that in early drafts, EG was not a Gonk droid. “It was a very long and evolving process,” he says.

Finally, Twitter user @eleventhirtyate asks, “What’s under Hera’s ear thingies?” Only Pablo Hidalgo can answer…

Find out more about “Blood Sisters” in the episode guide on StarWars.com.

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