Star Wars Resistance Season 1, Episode 6 Recap And Review – “The Children of Tehar”
If you missed our Easter eggs and franchise reference breakdown of this episode make sure to check those out, but now it’s time for a little recap and review action of Star Wars Resistance: The Children of Tehar!
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Star Wars Resistance: The High Tower Recap And Review Script
Hey now my fellow Resistance members, Matt Heywood here to recap and review the latest episode of Star Wars Resistance, which was titled, “The Children of Tehar”.
The episode begins with Kaz proving to everyone that he’s just not meant to be a mechanic, as he breaks an important part on the Fireball while helping Tam fix it, and please note I’m making air quotes with my hands when I say fix.
Anyway, Kaz’s screw lands him in hot water with Tam, who forces Kaz to find a new part so they can finish the fix. This leads Kaz to Aunt Z’s so he can have a drink to chill out.
While chilling, Kaz and Neeku over hear two bounty hunters talking about a new bounty for two runaway kids. This gives Kaz the great idea that he should look for them so he can score the reward, and then use it to buy the new part for tam.
Against Neeku’s advice, Kaz begins his search for the lost kids and happens to run into them at the Colossus’ market. They eventually escape, but they drop a little symbol carved on wood that Kaz picks up with the hopes of it leading him back to them.
In need of help, Kaz and Neeku head to the engineering level to meet with the station’s engineers, who are basically walking tortoises that fix and maintain the station, which gives them the ability to know and see everything that is happening on the station. Kaz asks them to report back to him if they find the missing kids, as he and Neeku get summoned to Captain Doza’s office.
Doza questions Kaz about the missing kids, so he ultimately reveals the symbol he found and lets Doza know that they’re indeed on the Colosuss.
After Kaz and Neeku leave Doza contacts Phasma in a show of good faith and lets her know that the kids are on his station. She is pleased by his information share and reveals that the First Order wants the kids because their parents are wealthy members. She’s clearly full of crap, but Doza allows for her team to board the colossus.
The engineers eventually find the missing kids, so Kaz goes to meet with them to learn more about them. They reveal that they’re on the run because their home was destroyed by none other than Kylo Ren. It sounds like he basically did to them and their people what he did to that village at the beginning of The Force Awakens, but the kids escaped and are the only witnesses, which is why the First Order wants them so badly.
At this point Kaz pledges to protect the kids rather than turn him in, which is great for them because the gold armor wearing Commander Pyre arrives to hunt them down.
Once again Kaz has to rely on the Engineers to save his ass and those of the two kids. They basically make it look like the kids killed themselves so the First Order would give up their chase, and the trick worked, so Kaz, Neeku, and the engineers end up saving the day.
As the episode ends Kaz makes contact with the Resistance to tell them what the kids told him about Kylo Ren, and he’s greeted by Ello Asty. Ello is filling in for Poe who is on a secret mission, but he clearly is concerned over the Kylo report and thanks Kaz for the great intel.
I really enjoyed this episode for its many nods to the new trilogy, as well as pushing the whole Kaz spy plot along. While it didn’t really provide many big revelations, it did shed a bit more light on some of this show’s long stewing plot threads, while also setting up other key ones to play out over the rest of this season and beyond.
I appreciated the mystery this episode builds behind the children of tehar, and their symbol. While the true nature of the symbol wasn’t revealed, it’s clearly meant to be important based on what Kaz says about it, and how Doza reacts when he’s given it.
Speaking of Doza, I love that this episode featured him yet again, mostly because I think he will ultimately play a major role in Kaz’s mission to find the First Order mole. He definitely is playing the long game with the First Order, and while it may looked like he was helping them out this time around, I think deep down he knew the kids would be safe, so he just wanted to keep the illusion going that he’s willing to work with the First Order in a scratch my back I’ll scratch yours kind of way.
It was also cool to see Commander Pyre for the first time, and I definitely think he’ll play a large role in this series, so it was nice to get to finally meet him. His armor alone guarantees that he’ll be an important character for this series, and the fact that he arrived on Kylo Ren’s command ship, or one exactly like it, only reinforces his importance.
Finally, I loved that Kylo Ren, Ello Asty, General Leia, and Poe Dameron were all at least mentioned in this episode. I’ve said it before, but Resistance shines when it folds in threads that feature old or new characters, so I appreciated how this episode gave us a heavy helping of new trilogy plot ties.
Thanks for watching, Matt Heywood signing off for EntertainmentBuddha.com, where we make you a better Star Wars geek, one post at a time.
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