The second season of Star Wars Resistance started on a high note with the crew of the Collossus trying to fix one problem after another while they hurdle through hyperspace.
All space movies and shows need to have that dark scene where the characters don’t know what’s lurking in the dark. The season premiere of Star Wars Resistance delivered on that and more clearly putting characters on the sides of the Resistance or the First Order.
When we last left the Colossus, the crew jumped into hyperspace to escape the First Order. Now, the Colossus is traveling through space and will nearly hit their mark, which is actually a good thing considering the ship they’re in hadn’t been flying in a very long time. There are issues still with many of the systems including the artificial gravity.
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Kaz jumps to fix it, taking Neetu, Torra and CB-23 with him.
Kaz feels the need to do something because he thinks the situation is his fault. He is also looking for a way to forget his problems: He doesn’t know the status of his parents who were likely on Hosnian Prime when the First Order decimated it (they’re probably dead) and he misses Tam, who joined the First Order.
There’s a lot going on right now in Kaz’s life and doing something productive is the only thing that will keep him moving forward.
Turns out a First Order roller droid stowed away on the Colossus and it’s doing everything it can to wreck the ship and give away its location.
The roller droid does a great job of wreaking havoc and created all the elements of a horror space flick. It started with the dire warning from one of the shell people to Neeku about it not being save and then finding CB-23 with its head torn off its roller body.
The use of the flashlight to create suspense also added to the scary elements creating a fantastic scene that I could have easily imagined in live-action.
Even with emotions running high with Kaz losing a lot of people he cared about, Star Wars Resistance still managed to bring some lighthearted moments with the denizens of the Colossus enjoying the lack of gravity.
The roller droid managed to nearly send a message out to the First Order, but Kaz, Torra and CB-23 overcame it and finally jettisoned it off the ship.
Meanwhile the First Order kept up its grooming of Tam. She pledged her loyalty to the First Order and was more excited for the chance to fly than anything else.
Though Kaz tried to get through to her on a secure line, she didn’t want to listen to his message and the premiere ended ominously with Tam fitting a First Order pilot helmet over her head.
It’s going to take a lot to get her back. Right now, Tam only sees red for being lied to by Kaz and Yeager. However, she doesn’t seem to understand the darkness the First Order wants to bring to the galaxy and is using “order” and “safety” as a way to justify what they’re doing.
It was a solid season premiere with a lot that is going to happen over the course of the second and final season of Star Wars Resistance.
Watch Star Wars Resistance on Sundays at 6 pm ET on Disney XD.