Star Wars Resistance: Questions after ‘The Core Problem’


Several things are still swirling in our minds following this latest episode of Star Wars Resistance, like the First Order’s real plans for the Colossus.

In “The Core Problem,” Poe makes his way onto the Colossus, where Kaz and Yeager show him crucial information regarding the First Order’s latest movements. In last week’s episode, Yeager theorized the First Order wants the Colossus for fuel. Turns out that’s not the whole story. The First Order wants to keep the Colossus away from the Resistance to prevent the good guys from having immediate access to fuel.

The First Order is malicious and beyond cruel, but they are absolutely brilliant. How do you stop an enemy from being a threat? You cut them off at the source. We should have seen it coming, especially since it’s a tactic we’ve seen multiple times in our own history.

Take World War I, for example. When Germany needed to ease the burden of having to fight on the Eastern Front, they removed Lenin from exile and sent him to destabilize Russia during World War. They strategically moved one piece on the board as a way to get an enemy off their back. The First Order is employing a similar tactic to keep their enemies out of the picture.

Even more fascinating is how the events in Star Wars Resistance echo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The First Order was tracking the Resistance and ensuring they run out of fuel in a long cat-and-mouse game, but why was the Resistance low on fuel to begin with? They only had enough fuel resources for just one jump. One could say the lack of fuel could be attributed to the First Order’s desire to cut off the Resistance’s fuel supplies at every possible location in the Outer Rim, like the Colossus.

As for Kaz and Poe’s latest adventure, we’re curious to know when will we see them together again? Star Wars: The Last Jedi picks up soon after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so technically, only a few days would have passed since Poe’s appearance in the series. Could Poe show up in the second season of Star Wars Resistance, even though it takes place prior to Episode IX later this year?

Here’s another interesting thought: Kaz’s fight for the Colossus could also explain why Leia and the others don’t hear from him when they send out a distress call from Crait. He’s too busy trying to keep the Colossus away from the First Order forces on Castilon to offer any assistance.

To be honest, there’s not much he could have done. That said, if he is successful on Castilon and the Colossus manages to come away intact from the fight, what if it becomes the Resistance’s next base?

Finally, we can’t end this without talking about the symbol that showed up on the temple ruins Poe and Kaz found. It’s the same symbol as the one Kel used to wear, so we can’t help but speculate a bit and wonder if the moon they were exploring used to be Tehar. It’s a sad fate the First Order inflicted upon Kel and Eila’s people, and as we know from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, things are about to get much worse.

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The next episode of Star Wars Resistance, “The Disappeared,” airs on Sunday, Feb. 24, on Disney Channel at 10 p.m. ET and on DisneyNOW.