Out in the open fields of Lothal, Ezra Bridger witnesses a battle in the skies overhead between the starship Ghost and a TIE Fighter of the Galactic Empire. After the fighter is shot down and crashes to the ground, Ezra rushes to the wrecked ship and finds that its cockpit hatch will not open, leaving the pilot trapped inside. Ezra eventually opens the hatch, but the TIE fighter pilot shows no gratitude for being saved and instead angrily rebukes Ezra for touching his ship.
To teach the arrogant pilot a lesson, Ezra steals several components from the fighter, including the pilot's flight helmet. Angered further, the pilot opens fire on Ezra with the TIE fighter's laser cannons, but Ezra incapacitates the pilot with his energy slingshot. The pilot's helmet now belongs to Ezra.
- The name of the TIE Pilots is known as Valen Rudor, also codenamed as "LS-607".
- The TIE pilot Valen Rudor is voiced by Greg Ellis who is known for his role as Lieutenant Theodore Groves in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Upon it's release, official websites had conflicting titles for the short. StarWars.com and the official Star Wars YouTube channel listed the short as "Not What You Think", while Disney.com and Disney XD listed the short as "Property of Ezra Bridger". The issue was later corrected, and the short was universally renamed "Property of Ezra Bridger".