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"Shroud of Darkness" is the thirty-third episode of the Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels. It premiered on March 2, 2016, and is the sixteenth episode of the second season.

Plot

During a search for a base for the Rebellion, Ezra and Kanan barely escape from another encounter with the Empire’s Inquisitors. Both master and padawan agree it is becoming a problem that could endanger the Rebellion. Unless they find a way to defeat them, it will be impossible to find a suitable base for the rebels.

Rebels Season Two - Mid-Season 18

Ahsoka and Ezra watching a Holocron recording of Anakin Skywalker.

Understanding they need some advice, Kanan and Ezra meet up with the Ghost away from the Rebel fleet. Also on board is Ahsoka, and Ezra finds her in a cabin watching a Holocron recording of her former master, Anakin Skywalker, teaching different Lightsaber tactics. Ezra joins her, and admits his admiration for her former master. To both Ezra and Ahsoka, Anakin was the greatest warrior the Jedi had in the Clone Wars and very powerful. He cared deeply about his friends, and always looked out for them. Apparently, Ahsoka never knew what happened to him after the war. Kanan enters and expresses his concerns for their encounters with the Inquisitors and how it was endangering the Rebellion. Ahsoka agrees it is a problem, and remembers when there was a crisis Anakin and herself would consult with Obi-Wan or Master Yoda. Ahsoka’s mention of Yoda gives Kanan an idea where they can ask him for help. The three of them take the Phantom and set a course back to Lothal.

Upon arriving, they land outside the Jedi temple that Kanan and Ezra visited a while back. Using the force both master and padawan open the secret passage, but instead of the entrance they originally went through they open another. Kanan, Ezra, and Ahsoka enter the temple while Chopper stands guard beside the Phantom. The new passage leads them to a new chamber. After the door behind them seals, Kanan, Ezra, and Ahsoka gather around in the center of the chamber, get on their knees and begin to meditate, hoping that Yoda will contact them like before. For a while it is all silent. Guided by the Force, Kanan finds himself in the presence of a Jedi Temple Guard who is expecting him. He requests guidance in combating Vader and his Inquisitors. The guard states that fighting is futile, and he will fall along with the Rebellion. For his apprentice, however, the guard tells Kanan that he would fall to the Dark Side. The guard ignites his lightsaber and plans to eliminate Ezra, but Kanan stands in his way and a duel begins.

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Kanan battling the Temple Guard.

Meanwhile Chopper detects two ships approaching their position, and takes the Phantom into hiding. Two TIE Fighters flown by the Inquisitors arrive outside the hidden Jedi Temple. Upon landing, the Fifth Brother already believes the Jedi have fled, but the Seventh Sister feels they are still present in the area. She deploys one of her Seeker Droids to take a closer look. From the droid they discover where the Jedi are and the temple. Back inside the temple, Ezra and Ahsoka begin talking about Master Yoda. In her youth, Ahsoka remembered him being a very wise, kind, and happy. But as the clone war dragged on he carried a great burden and deep sorrow. Suddenly Ezra disappears before her eyes, and Ezra finds himself in the place where he received his kyber crystal. Then, to his surprise, he meets Master Yoda face to face. Kanan meanwhile continues to fight against the temple guard, as two more Guards entered the duel. Now alone, Ahsoka begins to hear the voice of her former master. In this moment, she hears Anakin expressing his disapproval for her leaving him. As tears of grief draw down her face, Anakin’s voice continues to torment her for being selfish and abandoning him, leaving him to suffer a fate far worse than death.

With Master Yoda, Ezra begins asking him how it will be possible to defeat Vader and his Inquisitors. Yoda expresses regret for the Jedi arrogantly taking part in the Clone Wars: fear and anger eventually consumed the Jedi, leading to their defeat against the Dark Side. Suddenly, the temple beings to quake as the Inquisitors attempt to enter. Kanan continues to battle the three temple guards until he is overpowered. At their mercy, Kanan admits defeat. He expresses his best efforts to train Ezra and protect him, but knows that he will not always be able to protect him forever, not even from himself. Instead of striking him down, however, the Temple Guard knights him and congratulates him on his strength. He then reveales himself to be The Grand Inquisitor, as he was before his fall. He urges Kanan to flee while he and his fellow Temple Guards hold the Inquisitors off. Meanwhile, Ezra begs Yoda for guidance in their struggle. Yoda simply tells him to find Malachor and disappears.

Rebels Season Two - Mid-Season 49

The Inquisitors surrounded by the temple guards.

The Inquisitors gain access to the second passage and enter, only to be confronted by the Temple Guards, led by their late leader. Elsewhere, Kanan, Ezra, and Ahsoka reunite and escape from the Temple. Chopper brings the Phantom around and picks them up. As they flee, Ezra shares his encounter with Yoda to Kanan and Ahsoka, including the instruction to find Malachor. Meanwhile, Darth Vader arrives at the Jedi Temple. Though the Inquisitors sense the Jedi are growing strong in their power, Vader knows that his master will be most pleased by this discovery.

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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
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 | Atollon | Garel | Malachor | Sith Temple

Merchandise

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

See Also

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