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"Fighter Flight" is the fourth episode of the Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels. It premiered on October 20, 2014.

On October 13, 2014, the episode was made available on WatchDisneyXD.com before making its television debut.

Plot

Aboard the Ghost, Ezra is practising with the force, trying to make a bowl levitate. When Chopper interferes, he chases him through the ship to his cabin where Zeb is sleeping. Thanks to Chopper, Zeb threatens to kill him and chases Ezra to the hanger bay where they make a mess of the place. After having enough of Ezra and Zeb trying to rip each other apart, Hera sends them to the town of Kothal on a supply run, in hopes this will teach them to work together.

While in town, Ezra and Zeb manage to get everything on the supply list, except for one piece of fruit called Meiloorun, and the only ones available have been sold to the Empire. Ezra and Zeb follow some Stormtroopers to three Trooper Transports being loaded with supplies. Ezra tries to use the force to get a Meiloorun but his attempt fails, so he decides to it the hard way. He manages to climb aboard the Transport carrying cargo unnoticed and help himself to Meiloorun. Unfortunately he gets caught by Stormtroopers. Zeb throws crates at them giving Ezra a chance to escape. The two Rebels make a run for it and split up with Stormtroopers chasing them. Zeb finds his way to a landed TIE Fighter and takes cover as two Stormtroopers come looking for him. TIE Pilot, Valen Rudor spots Zeb and immediately powers up his ship. He holds Zeb at firing range and the Stormtroopers hold him at gunpoint from behind. As the Troopers move in to arrest Zeb and take him in for questioning, he jumps onto the fighter, throws Rudor out and with a struggle, flies away with the TIE Fighter. Meanwhile, Ezra is on rooftops, running from Stormtroopers. He spots Zeb in the stolen TIE Fighter and jumps aboard. For a moment they fight over the controls and accidentally shoot a market store, causing fruit juice to explode all over the ship's visor, blinding their view.

Flying blind, they find their way across the open fields of Lothal. Through the force Ezra senses a collision ahead and acting quick, Ezra turns the ship just in time to dodge a small hill in their path. Meanwhile back on the Ghost, Kanan and Hera are enjoying the peace and quiet until they get a transmission from Zeb and Ezra, telling them about the TIE Fighter they stole. Kanan orders them to head for a secret location where they will meet up and tells them to get rid of the fighter, because they will attract unwanted attention and the Empire could be tracking them.

As they continue to fly across the open feilds, Ezra and Zeb spot smoke coming from a farm belonging to Morad Sumar, a friend of Ezra's late parents. Worried, Ezra insists on rescuing them. They find three Trooper Transports, transporting Sumar and his wife who have been arrested after refusing to sell their farm to the Empire. Ezra jumps on one of the transports and using the force, he frees them from their prison and tells them to flee. The Stormtroopers are altered and try to capture or kill him if they have too. Zeb rescues Ezra and they fly away as Sumar and his wife watch them pass, grateful for what Ezra did for them.

After getting rid of the TIE Fighter, Ezra and Zeb return to the Ghost with a Meiloorun for Hera and discover that Sabine has done a painting of the incident that started their fight at the beginning. As Chopper was the cause of it all, they chase after him as they take off.

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Trivia

  • This is the second time where Ezra is seen trying to charm Sabine, first time was during their first meeting in the television movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.
  • Valen Rudor makes his third appearance in the series after making his debut in two of the Short films, "Entanglement" and "Property of Ezra Bridger".
  • Sumar's dome farmhouse is similar to the house that Luke Skywalker lived in on Tatooine.
  • When Zeb is being questioned about his TIE Fighter, he says, "That's not the TIE you're looking for." This quote is a reference to Obi-Wan Kenobi's line in A New Hope, when he tells some Stormtroopers "These aren't the droids you're looking for."
  • While aboard the transport, Ezra shoves a wrench into the ship's turret. This a reference to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy shoves a rock into a tank's turret.
  • The story for this episode was inspired by Dave Filoni's childhood when he used to play with a toy TIE Fighter and having hero figures instead of villains piloting it.
  • Two paintings of Cab Bane and Embo from Star Wars: The Clone Wars can be seen among the graffiti in Sabine's room.
  • Prior to the first draft of the script, Minister Tua (who made her debut appearance in the previous episode) was scheduled to be the episode's main Imperial involvement, before her role was filled by Lyste.
  • This episode is the feature debut of the Imperial Troop Transport vehicle, the animated incarnation of a classic kenner toy that was first available between the original releases of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.


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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 | Morad Sumar
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 | Darksaber

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 | TIE Defender | 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 | Nightbrother

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 | Malachor Sith Temple | Scarif | Jedha

Merchandise

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

See Also

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