Fandom

The Disney Wiki

Droids in Distress

40,100pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

"Droids in Distress" is the third episode of the Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels. It premiered on October 13, 2014,

On October 3, 2014, the episode was made available on WatchDisneyXD.com before making its television debut.

Plot

After a near getaway from TIE Fighters during a failed salvage mission, the Rebels find themselves low on everything, food, explosives, fuel and unless they can find some money they will be out of business. Kanan already has a suggestion which involves a theft of Imperial shipment for crime-lord Cikatro Vizago. The Rebels are unsure about doing a job for Vizago but due to their situation it appears to be the only option they have. They return to Lothal and posing as individual passengers, Kanan, Ezra, Zeb, Chopper and Sabine board a passenger ship along with Imperial Minister Maketh Tua and Amda Wabo, accompanied by the two droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. Soon after take-off, Chopper causes enough trouble to get himself and the two other droids sent to the back by the pilot RX-24. This gives Sabine the chance to step in and pose as an Imperial Academy Student who pretends to help Minister Tua translate for Amda Wabo.

They soon arrive on Garel and head for Hanger Bay Seven where they discover the Shipment is much to Zeb’s horror, T-7 Ion Disruptors: Weapons that became illegal by the senate as they were capable of short circuiting an entire ship but to Zeb that was not the reason why they were banned. Meanwhile, thanks to Sabine's faulty translation, Minister Tua and Amba Wago, along with the two droids and Stormtroopers find themselves at Hanger Bay Seventeen. Eventually Minister Tua figures out they had been tricked and knowing someone else is stealing their shipment, orders the troops to Bay Seven, despite Chopper’s attempts to stall them. The Rebels try to move fast but they become caught by the Imperials and hold Ezra and Zeb at gunpoint. As the troopers approach to inspect the crates, Zeb engages them in a physical confrontation, giving themselves a chance to get away with the shipment. At the same time, R2-D2 and C-3PO hitch a ride.

With the disruptors in their possession, Zeb feels uneasy about selling them to Vizago because according to Hera, those weapons were once used by the Empire against Zeb’s people when they cleared his home world, few barely survived and none remain on Lasan. The Rebels arrive back on Lothal and deliver the disruptors to Vizago. However thanks to C-3PO, Agent Kallus and the Imperials find the Rebels and launch a ground assault while Vizargo and his men retreat without paying the Rebels. Not wanting to let the disrupters end up in the hands of the Empire, Kanan gives Sabine the task of destroying the weapons and with R2-D2’s help, riggs them to overload. An Imperial Transport ship deploys two walkers and a squadron of Stormtroopers against the Rebels while Kallus challenges Zeb in a vicious Bo-Rifle duel, where he admits to be the one responsible for the usage of the disruptors against Zeb’s people. Kallus quickly overpowers Zeb and just before he could finish him off, Ezra force-pushes him away, saving his life. With the disruptors destroyed and the Imperials defeated, the Rebels retreat to their ship and take-off.

After Kanan promises Ezra on starting his Jedi training, the Rebels return R2-D2 and C-3PO to Senator Bail Organa where after departing, reveals that he sent the two droids to investigate the Rebels.

Cast

Gallery

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Droids in Distress.

Trivia

  • R2-D2, C-3PO and Bail Organa make a special guest appearance in this episode.
  • RX-24 from Star Tours not only makes a special appearance in this episode, he also makes his debut appearance in a Television Series.
    • The number of the Passenger Ship, which RX-24 pilots, is ST-45, another homage to Star Tours, with ST-45 also being the flight number in the attraction.
  • This is Kath Soucie's second voice role in a Star Wars animated series, the first being Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where she voiced Mon Mothma.
  • One of the Droids, in the back of the Passenger Ship, is based on early Concept Work for C-3PO, similar to how Chopper is base on an early Concept Design for R2-D2.
  • The final shot of where Organa gets on his knees in front of R2-D2, is similar to the one in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, where Princess Leia Organa gives R2-D2 her message to Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Agent Kallus uses his trophy bo-rifle for the first time in this episode.


v - e - d
Star Wars Logo.svg
Media

Main Saga: The Force Awakens | VIII | IX
Star Wars Stories: Rogue One | Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film | Untitled Boba Fett Star Wars Stories film
Television: Star Wars: The Clone Wars | Star Wars Rebels/Videography
Video Games: Club Penguin Star Wars Takeover | Star Wars Battlefront | Star Wars: Tiny Death Star | Star Wars: Attack Squadrons | Star Wars: Assault Team | Angry Birds Star Wars | Angry Birds Star Wars II | Star Wars: Scene Maker | Star Wars: Commander | Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition | Star Wars: Uprising | Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions | Star Wars: Mobile App
Books: Star Wars Rebels: Ezra's Wookiee Rescue | Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero | Chopper Saves the Day | Ezra's Gamble | Rise of the Rebels | Zeb to the Rescue | Ezra and the Pilot | Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide | Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head | Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars Rebels | Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight | Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Rebels | Star Wars: A New Hope Illustrated Novel | Star Wars Rebels: The Inquisitor's Trap | Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy | Star Wars: Classic Trilogy | Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader | Star Wars: The Wrath of Darth Maul | Star Wars Rebels Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy | Star Wars: Escape From Darth Vader | Ahsoka | Star Wars: Bloodline | Catalyst | The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Comics: Marvel Comics
Soundtrack: Rogue One

Disney Parks

Star Wars Land | Star Wars Weekends | Season of the Force | Carbon Freeze Me | Hyperspace Mountain | Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith | Star Tours | Star Tours: The Adventures Continue | Star Wars: Command Post | Star Wars: Path of the Jedi | Star Wars Launch Bay
Entertainment: Behind the Force | Disney Illuminations | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple | Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular | Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away | World of Color: Celebrate!
Restaurants: BB-8 Snack Cart
Shops: Endor Vendors | Tatooine Traders | The Star Trader
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade

Characters

Jedi: Luke Skywalker | Anakin Skywalker | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Yoda | Mace Windu | Qui-Gon Jinn | Shaak Ti | Kit Fisto | Ahsoka Tano | Depa Billaba | Luminara Unduli | Aayla Secura | Plo Koon | Ezra Bridger | Kanan Jarrus
Sith/Dark Jedi: Darth Vader | Palpatine | Darth Maul | Count Dooku | Asajj Ventress | Kylo Ren | The Grand Inquisitor | Fifth Brother | Sixth Brother | Seventh Sister | Eighth Brother
Bounty Hunters: Boba Fett | Bossk | Greedo | Jango Fett | Dengar
Clones/Stormtroopers: Clone Troopers | Rex | Wolffe | Gregor | Cody | Stormtroopers | Sandtroopers | Snowtroopers | Scout Troopers | Death Troopers | First Order Stormtroopers | Flametroopers | First Order Snowtroopers | Shoretroopers
Others from Prequel Trilogy: Padmé Amidala | General Grievous | Sebulba | Max Rebo | Clegg Holdfast | Bail Organa | Jar Jar Binks
Others from Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Hondo Ohnaka | Cham Syndulla | Cad Bane | Numa | Bo-Katan Kryze
Others from Star Wars Rebels: Garazeb Orrelios | Sabine Wren | Hera Syndulla | Agent Kallus | Cikatro Vizago | Zare Leonis | Maketh Tua | Valen Rudor | Cumberlayne Aresko | Myles Grint | Zare Leonis | Jai Kell | Tseebo | Azmorigan | Gall Trayvis | Imperial Combat Drivers | Kassius Konstantine | Quarrie | Ketsu Onyo | Brom Titus | Ryder Azadi | Ephraim and Mira Bridger | Thrawn | Arihnda Pryce | Chava | Gron | Fenn Rau | The Bendu | Gar Saxon | Jun Sato | Mart Mattin | Gooti Terez | Jonner Jin
Others from Original Trilogy: Leia Organa | Han Solo | Chewbacca | Lando Calrissian | Wilhuff Tarkin | Admiral Ackbar | Mon Mothma | Wedge Antilles | Wicket W. Warrick | Owen Lars | Beru Whitesun Lars | Bib Fortuna | Figran D'an and the Modal Nodes | Emperor's Royal Guard | Salacious Crumb | TIE Pilots | AT-AT drivers | Rebel Pilots | Nien Nunb | Jabba the Hutt
Others from Sequel Trilogy: Rey | Finn | Poe Dameron | Lor San Tekka | Captain Phasma | Maz Kanata | General Hux | First Order TIE Pilots | Supreme Leader Snoke | Sidon Ithano | Tasu Leech | Teedo | Unkar Plutt | Snap Wexley
Star Wars Stories: Jyn Erso | Cassian Andor | Bodhi Rook | Krennic | Chirrut Îmwe | Baze Malbus | Jebel | Galen Erso | Lyra Erso | Pao | Imperial Hovertank Pilots | Saw Gerrera | Edrio | Bistan

Droids

R2-D2 | C-3PO | RX-24 | G2-9T | G2-4T | Aly San San | R2-MK | Gonk droids | C1-10P | ROX-N | WEG-1618 | AC-38 | R5-D2 | BB-8 | Probe Droid | ID9 Seeker Droid | AP-5 | K-2SO | Battle Droids | C2-B5 | Kalani | Droidekas | R3-A3 | Imperial Sentry Droid

Creatures/Races

Wampa | Sarlacc | Tauntaun | Bantha | Ewoks | Wookiees | Gungans | Twi'leks | Jawas | Togruta | Gran | Rodians | Gamorreans | Ugnaughts | Tusken Raiders | Mon Calamari | Womp Rats | Dianoga | Dewbacks | Space Slug | Loth-cat | Fyrnock | Purrgil | Convor | Rancor | Krykna | Reek | Lasat | Rathtar | Mynock | Puffer Pig

Episodes

Star Wars Rebels
Shorts: The Machine in the Ghost | Art Attack | Entanglement | Property of Ezra Bridger
Season One: Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion | Droids in Distress | Fighter Flight | Rise of the Old Masters | Breaking Ranks | Out of Darkness | Empire Day | Gathering Forces | Path of the Jedi | Idiot's Array | Vision of Hope | Call to Action | Rebel Resolve | Fire Across the Galaxy
Season Two: Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal | The Lost Commanders | Relics of the Old Republic | Always Two There Are | Brothers of the Broken Horn | Wings of the Master | Blood Sisters | Stealth Strike | The Future of the Force | Legacy | A Princess on Lothal | The Protector of Concord Dawn | Legends of the Lasat | The Call | Homecoming | The Honorable Ones | Shroud of Darkness | The Forgotten Droid | The Mystery of Chopper Base | Twilight of the Apprentice
Season Three: Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow | The Holocrons of Fate | The Antilles Extraction | Hera's Heroes | The Last Battle | Imperial Super Commandos | Iron Squadron | The Wynkahthu Job | An Inside Man | Visions and Voices | Ghosts of Geonosis

Organizations

Rebel Alliance | Galactic Empire | Jedi | Confederacy of Independent Systems | Sith | Galactic Republic | Mandalorian | First Order | Resistance | Inquisitorius | Jedi Temple Guards | Church of the Force | New Republic

Objects/Weapons

Lightsaber | Blaster | Ezra's Energy Slingshot | Holocron | Bo-Rifle | Kyber crystal | Synthetic kyber crystal

Spacecrafts/Vehicles

StarSpeeder 3000 | Millennium Falcon | X-Wing | Y-Wing | A-Wing | B-Wing | U-Wing | T-70 X-Wing Fighter | Snowspeeder | Naboo Starfighter | Anakin Skywalker's Podracer | Imperial Shuttle | Imperial Star Destroyer | Slave I | TIE Fighter | TIE Advanced x1 | TIE Bomber | TIE Interceptor | TIE Advanced v1 | First Order TIE fighter | First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter | TIE Striker | Jedi Starfighter | AT-ST | AT-AT | AT-ACT | Super Star Destroyer | Jedi Mickey's Starfighter | Blockade Runner | StarSpeeder 1000 | Ghost | Phantom/Phantom II | AT-DP | Imperial Speeder Bike | 614-AvA Speeder Bike | Imperial Landing Craft | EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate | AT-TE | Imperial Freighter | First Order Star Destroyer | Imperial Interdictor | Hammerhead Corvette | Sato's Hammer

Locations

Tatooine | Death Star | Alderaan | Yavin 4 | Hoth | Dagobah | Yoda's Hut | Cloud City | Bespin | Death Star II | Endor | Ryloth | Naboo | Coruscant | Jedi Temple | Kamino | Geonosis | Kashyyyk | Mustafar | Mandalore | Lothal | Lothal Jedi Temple | Jakku | Starkiller Base | Takodana | D'Qar | Ahch-To | First Jedi Temple | Atollon | Garel | Malachor | Sith Temple

Merchandise

Star Wars: Star Tours (toy line) | Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends

See Also

The Force

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki