Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018): Season 2, Episode 11 - A Princess on Lothal - full transcript

An Ade to Bail Organa is sent to Lothal with ships for the Rebel fleet, but an imperial lockdown forces the Rebels to come up with a new plan to steal the vehicles.

We got the supplies, but we
were fortunate to get away.

The Empire's making our travels around
the Outer Rim tougher all the time.

Yes. We need a new hyperspace route
in and out of the Lothal sector.

I may have a perfect shortcut.

The system of Concord Dawn.

It's a Mandalorian colony and
not an Imperial territory yet.

Why not? They've grabbed up
just about every other place.

Concord Dawn is known
for its elite warriors.

They were brought in to train
clones back in the war.

Bet even the Empire thinks
twice about a fight with them.

The question is, who are they loyal to?

The Empire does occupy
their home world of Mandalore,

so Imperial influence
could be a factor.

Years before the Clone Wars broke out,

the Mandalorians were already
at war with each other.

This group call themselves
the Protectors.

- They like to make up their own rules.
- Sounds familiar.

So we go in with strength,

scout the system for defenses
to see what we're up against.

Or why not try diplomacy?

Ask permission to use their
system as a shortcut.


Warriors like these
only understand strength.

He's got a point.

But we shouldn't make an
enemy if we don't need to.

If we get permission to
fly through their space,

the next step could be recruitment.

To grow the rebellion, we need
friends like these Mandalorians.

We could have our route
and a powerful ally as well.

Very well, Captain Syndulla.

The mission is yours.

- Okay if I tag along?
- I was hoping you'd ask.

Hmm. Looks like diplomacy
won the day for once.

There was a time
when it always won the day.

So, that's Concord Dawn.

Sure looks like
it's been through a war.

This system has endured
more than a hundred wars.

My people don't need
a reason to pick a fight.

Phoenix Squadron,
we have visitors.

Everybody, stay sharp.

Attention, unregistered ships.

This is Fenn Rau,
Protector of Concord Dawn.

You are trespassing.
Identify yourselves.

- We come in peace, Protector.
- Peace?

That's not a word I hear often.
State your mission.

We request safe passage
through your system.

Well, that depends.
Who is asking?

Those who would stand
with Concord Dawn

against the Empire.

So you're the rebels I've heard about.

How unfortunate for you.

You haven't
heard what we have to say.

I don't need to. Out here, I
act in the name of the Empire.

Hold on, Protector.

I'm hit!

what do we do? What do we do?

I don't think they're interested
in talking, Hera.

Phoenix Squadron,
take evasive action.

Spectre-5, Phoenix-2,
get out of here.

There's too much fire.
I can't get an opening.

He's right. If we attempt to
jump, we'll be cut to pieces.

Go to heading 257.
I'll get your opening.

What about you?

Just follow orders, Sabine.

Roger that.

That's it, Protector. Follow me.

What are you up to?

Hera, where's that opening?

Prepare to jump.

Coordinates set.
Thanks, Phoenix Leader.

- Get going, Sabine.
- Not without you.

Just go!
I'll be right behind you.

Close ranks.

Sabine, what happened?

We picked up a distress call.

- Where's Hera?
- She was right behind me.

Kanan, we didn't have a chance.

These Mandalorians
work for the Empire, too.


Hera, can you hear me?

I see her. I see her, Kanan.
It's bad.

got to hurry. Please hurry!

- How is she?
- Her vital signs have stabilized.

She is going to make it.
But she requires rest.

This is my fault.
I shouldn't have left her.

There's nothing
you could have done.

I'm just glad you're
both back in one piece.

Commander Sato wants the
details on what happened.

- Yeah, I'll be right there.
- Okay.

I'm so sorry, Hera.

They're going to answer for this.

Fenn Rau, the Protector
of Concord Dawn.

That's who did this.
That's who we're up against.

Rex, does that name
sound familiar to you?

It sure does.

Fenn Rau was a fighter pilot instructor
for the Grand Army of the Republic.

He also served...
At the Battle of Mygeeto.

I know. I was there.

That was a long time ago.

So I guess negotiating's
been taken off the table?

Yeah? You want to negotiate?

Let's negotiate, by destroying
their ability to attack us.

I tracked them from Concord Dawn's third
moon. They must have a base there.

If they scan our fleet approaching,
their fighters will cut us to pieces.

Then I guess we'll have to hit
'em before they take off.

You think you can
infiltrate their base?

I believe I can.

We can take out
their fighters, all of them.


- It's risky, but I approve.
- Well, I don't.

This is a solo mission,
and I'm taking it.

I'm already one man down.
I won't risk anyone else.

Kanan, I know
the Mandalorians.

You need me on this mission.

- No way.
- We're a team.

You can't go
without us.

All right. I'll take Chopper.

But that's all. And this is not
open for further discussion.

Come on, Chopper.

Come on, Chopper!


I can hear you. And, yes,
I know what I'm doing.

Just program the nav computer.

Chopper, load up the intel
Sabine gathered.

We can pinpoint
where their base is.

What do you mean,
"Just ask her"?

He means I'm standing
right behind you.

- Better jam those scanners.
- What are you doing here?

You must be pretty distracted not
to have noticed I stowed away.

So, what are you
really up to?

You heard Sato's orders.

I'm gonna destroy those
fighters before they take off.

I know you better than that.

Fine. I'm going to finish
Hera's mission.

We need to recruit the Mandalorians
to join the rebellion.

The Protectors almost killed Hera.
What are you thinking?

I'm thinking we can still offer
them a chance to change.

Everyone deserves a chance.

You know, this Jedi philosophy
stuff doesn't work for everyone.

That's why we're at war.

Well? What are we up against?

Including the two starfighters on patrol?
Eight ships total.

But they're spread out,

so it's gonna take me a
while to plant charges.

I think I brought
enough explosives.

You always bring enough explosives.

Hopefully you won't have to use 'em.

Now get down. They got company.

Looks like the Empire
bought their loyalty.

See the Mandalorian
accepting the credits?

That's their leader, Fenn Rau.

Here is the payment
for the next rotation.

This arrangement is working
to your benefit.

- I encountered a squadron of rebels.
- The rebel fleet?

Not an entire fleet. A couple fighters.
But my men and I took care of them.

If they return, be sure to contact us.

Sounds like your negotiations
are gonna go great.

What's the plan? I mean,
if diplomacy doesn't work.

You give me a chance
to recruit the Mandalorians.

If that doesn't work out, then you
get to blow up their fighters.

We have a deal?

Fine. But not just the ships. Rau
has to pay for what he did to Hera.

Let's hope it doesn't come to that.

Two rebels burned.
The rest fled.

He wants us to stay on guard.

Plant your bombs,
but wait for my signal.

All right.

Hey. I trust you.

Pretty bold to sneak onto my base.

I'm gonna assume you're one of
those rebels I dealt with earlier.

That's a pretty good guess,
but not the entire truth.

I don't recognize you,
so before I gun you down,

why don't you tell me
what you want?

We never met, but I do know you.

In fact, I came to thank you.

In the Clone Wars, you fought
in the Third Battle of Mygeeto.

And I was there.

You're a survivor.

That explains how
you got past my men.

My master, Depa Billaba, and I were
pinned down, trapped by droids.

You and your Skull Squadron flew into the
Separatist fire over and over to cover us.

- You saved our lives.
- Mmm. That was a long time ago.

I was younger
and more reckless then.

To be honest, I don't see what that
has to do with you being here.

You gave me a chance to live that day.

Now I'd like to return the favor.

- Ow!
- What was that?

How's it going, boys?

Where did you steal that
armor from, bounty hunter?

Bounty hunter? Not lately.

I forged this armor with my family.

Family? That's a bold claim.

What's your house?

I'm Clan Wren, House Vizsla.

House Vizsla? She's Death Watch.

My mother was, but I'm not.

I came here to settle a score,

and I invoke the code to seek
justice through single combat.

No one has invoked the code
since the Empire took over.

Well, who's in charge here?
The Empire or Mandalore?

I already fought one losing war for
the Jedi. I'm not fighting another.

You can't possibly believe
in the Empire.

I believe they have
the strength to defeat you

and the resources to back it up.

Why would I fight the Empire,

when obviously destroying
you is so much easier?

You must know the Empire isn't
interested in sharing their power.

In the end, everyone is their enemy.

If we don't stand together,
then we're all alone.

Alone is who we are.

Sir. We have an infiltrator.

Don't worry. I have the
Jedi under control.

I don't know anything about this Jedi,

but a Mandalorian trespasser
has invoked the code.

She claims she's House Vizsla.

I assume she came here with you?

Let me handle this.

I'm afraid it's out of
your control now, Jedi.

Sabine, I thought
we had an agreement.

They started it.

Your house is an enemy
to the Protectors.

Call out your opponent
for combat to the death.

I thought you'd never ask.

I call out you, Fenn Rau.

You're gonna pay
for what you did to Hera.

Just like I said, you rebels
fight battles you can't win.

I assume Hera is the pilot
I shot to pieces earlier.

- I guess she didn't make it.
- She's alive. Barely.

I got to admit this is
an interesting development.

One of you came here to befriend
me, the other came to kill me.

We can't let you attack our fleet.

But we'd rather leave here as friends.

He's already the enemy.

Sabine, you know
this isn't what Hera wanted.

She didn't want to create enemies
and she wouldn't want you to die.

I'm not planning on dying.

I'm afraid the only way you're getting
out of here alive is if she kills me,

and that is not going to happen.

What is it with you Mandalorians,

never knowing how to solve anything
except through the end of a blaster?

Sabine, you do this,
you're no better than him.

You have to trust me.

Sabine, you make this choice
and, win or lose,

the Empire is going to be all
over this system and the fleet.

Kanan, you need to stop talking now.

There are alternatives to killing.

Come on!

Capture them alive. I want them
to watch their fleet burn.

Are you feeling better now?
You got to blow stuff up.

I thought you'd be happy
I didn't kill anyone.

- Actually, I'm thrilled.
- Well, here's the bad news,

Rau's fighter is
at the far end of the field,

and I wasn't able to set the charges
on it before they captured me.

You're saying we
should go after him?


For the first time today,
we agree on something.

Fine. But we are still not killing anyone.

You love making
this hard for me.

Chopper, I think we're done here.

Kanan. How's the plan going?

- Just get up here!
- Okay! Hang on!

Still think we can't win?

Our ride's here.



When you set your mind to something,
you're kind of frightening.

- How do you feel?
- Like a prisoner.

- Better get that.
- Are you crazy?

You can't let a prisoner receive
outside communications.

Just answer it.

Sir, are you all right?

We're marshaling our reserve
starfighters for pursuit.

Stand down. There's no need.

But, sir, if the Empire
finds out about your capture...

You're not gonna let that happen.

And the rebels?

Until I give the word, there is
to be no mention of the rebels.

And their ships are to be granted
safe passage through our system.

As you wish.

Welcome to the Rebellion.

Right now we are only friends
because we have to be.

What does that mean?

Well, the Empire doesn't make
a habit of rescuing people.

The last thing Rau wants is Imperial
ships all over his territory,

and that's exactly what he'd get if
they found out he was our prisoner.

Kanan. Sabine.

Hera wants to see you.

I hear we're taking prisoners now.

I like to think of him more
as a reluctant recruit.

It was better than the alternative.

We're not at war with the Protectors.

There was no need to take their
lives if we didn't have to.

Hmm. Sabine, you're sounding more
like a Jedi than a Mandalorian.

Well, I guess I've just
been raised right.