Star Wars Resistance review: Kaz sinks the Colossus


Things reach a boiling point in Star Wars Resistance as an agent of the First Order Security Bureau arrives, Kaz comes up with the craziest plan ever, and a small few try to take the Colossus back from the bad guys.

Kaz is having his worst nightmare realized in “Descent,” which picks up immediately where “The Disappeared” left off. His connection to the Resistance and his recent mission with Poe to the Unknown Regions have brought Commander Pyre to Yeager’s garage. Now, his friends are in big trouble and not all of them manage to escape when the window of opportunity appears.

This week’s episode blew us away! We just didn’t know what to expect at every turn and it kept us on the edge the entire time. And even though it’s late in the game, we still love how a new character — Agent Tierny — was introduced to shake things up further. It was a brilliant episode from start to end, and it made us even more excited for the final 2 episodes of the season.

Diversion and escape

Commander Pyre attempts to take Team Fireball into custody, but Bucket comes to the rescue and causes a diversion for everyone to escape. Tam, however, decides to stay behind to clear things up. In the chaos, Bucket is hit and falls off the platform.

First off, the attack on Bucket is an attack on all of us. We definitely yelped in response to this moment, but in a twisted way, it helped set the tone for the rest of the episode.

We also felt a mixture of surprise and disappointment when Tam decided to stay behind. Granted, in her mind, she was doing the right thing, so we can’t blame her for that. At the same time, she chose to go against Yeager’s lead. To us, Tam is the most fascinating character in the bunch. She sticks to her beliefs, and we admire that about her, even when we know she’s placing her trust in the wrong people.

Agent Tierny and the Teharans

Agent Tierny of the First Order Security Bureau arrives to interrogate Tam. Meanwhile, Kel and Eila assist Kaz and the others. Upon reaching engineering, Yeager discovers Bucket is back to normal thanks to the Chelidae. Tam discovers the truth about Kaz, while Kaz suggests a crazy plan in order to communicate with the Resistance.

The introduction of Agent Tierny toward the end of this season reminded us of how Star Wars Rebels brought in Tarkin. Tierny is a brand-new character in comparison, but she elevates the sense of danger to new levels. Her tactics and method of approach give us an idea of how she is not someone to play around with, so it’ll be interesting to see how Kaz and company will deal with her moving forward.

We also appreciate how Kel and Eila were brought into this episode. They couldn’t save their home, but they have a chance to make a difference on the Colossus by assisting Kaz in any way they can. They’re also the youngest characters in the series, so we love how they could potentially inspire younger viewers out there to stand up for what they believe in.

Additionally, thank the Star Wars Resistance writers for bringing Bucket back. His temporary “death” truly caught us by surprise, so we’re happy to know Bucket hasn’t permanently kicked the bucket.

Sinking the Colossus

CB-23 finds Captain Doza to communicate Kaz’s plan to him. Desperate to get the First Order off the station, Doza agrees and closes the hatches as the station starts to descend into the water. Kaz, Yeager, and CB-23 swim up to the top and mess around with the communications tower in order to send their distress message.

Kaz’s crazy plan isn’t all that crazy when you think about the crazy plans that went down in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, but it’s great to see Star Wars Resistance going to those crazy extremes. It keeps the story interesting and takes it to another level.

It’s also satisfying to see Kaz’s plan actually work. He and Yeager managed to get to the place where they needed to be without issue. While it might have been crazy, it proved Kaz likes to think outside the box, something that will continue to be very useful in his line of work.

We also love the role Captain Doza and Torra played in this part of the episode, especially Torra. She’s an ace pilot, but she still comes across as a sweet and enthusiastic teenager. It’s nice to see that, even when the First Order is terrorizing the platform and making it difficult to live their everyday lives. She’s still a teenager through and through, and her adorable giggles bring smiles to our faces.

Yeager’s capture and Leia’s message

After they successfully send their message, Yeager pushes Kaz off the platform in an attempt to buy him time, but the First Order ends up arresting him. Kaz manages to get a response from General Organa, but unfortunately, she’s not able to provide any assistance. This forces Kaz and his friends to come up with a plan to take the Colossus back on their own.

Yeager sacrificing himself for Kaz hits us right in the chest. He started off as a character who didn’t want anything to do with Kaz, his mission, and the Resistance. In this episode, he made the ultimate move to ensure Kaz got back safely. We do know, however, he’ll make it out safely because of the mid-season trailer. We see him flying his racer and facing off against Major Vonreg, so there’s still more Yeager to come.

General Organa’s message would discourage just about anyone, but we love how this just stokes the fires even more and inspires Kaz to continue fighting for the Colossus. We admire his determination to set things right and his loyalty to the people he’s grown to care about.

With only 2 episodes left, we can’t wait to see what will happen next and how the season will ultimately come to an end. We’re also looking forward to more tie-ins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We got a slight connection with General Organa and her rebel base coordinates in this episode, but there’s still more to come. Even more exciting was seeing Synara turn up for a few seconds. She overheard Kaz’s distress message, so we wonder how she will factor into the story moving forward.

Whatever happens, we’re sure the series will knock it out of the park. The episodes have been consistently getting better and better, so there’s no doubt the penultimate episode, as well as the season finale, will be just as exciting and entertaining.

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Star Wars Resistance airs Sundays on the Disney Channel at 10 p.m. ET and DisneyNOW.