Star Wars Rebels’ Inquisitor Takes The Stage: This Week’s TV Picks
The budding Rebellion is still only in its infancy on Disney’s Star Wars Rebels, but things are about to get a lot more complicated for them. In tonight’s episode, “Rise of the Old Masters,” Kanan and the crew of the Ghost attempt a rescue mission after learning that Jedi Master Luminara Unduli is still alive and in captivity. Unfortunately, that rescue mission doubles as a trap for the young rebels, courtesy of an enemy they’ll be meeting face to face for the first time: the Inquisitor.
“Rise of the Old Masters” looks to all be leading up to a good old-fashioned lightsaber fight between Kanan and his bald, pasty foe…something of a rarity in the Rebels era, when most of the Force users have been killed or driven into hiding. Plus, the Inquisitor’s double-bladed lightsaber has been seriously pimped out. Why is it that the bad guys always seem to be driving the frontiers of lightsaber development? Then again, maybe the Sith are just overcompensating.
“Rise of the Old Masters” premieres tonight at 9/8c on Disney XD. And just for fun, here’s the Inquisitor taking his child-murdering marching orders from Darth Vader himself.
LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (Cartoon Network, 6/5c)
Batman is asked to join the Justice League by Superman, who vanishes after Batman turns him down.
Toy Story of TERROR! (Disney XD, 8/7c)
The toys go on a road trip and get detoured to a roadside motel, where one of them vanishes and the others fear they may meet with the same misfortune.
Dark Skies (TMC, 8/7c)
From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: A supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel (Josh Hamilton) and Lacy Barrett (Keri Russell) witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barrett family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacy take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.
Face Off (Syfy, 9/8c) — “One Knight Only”
A knight challenge determines the winner of Season 7.
The Flash (The CW, 8/7c) — “Going Rogue”
The Flash battles Captain Cold after the villain is involved in a robbery and plots to steal the Kahndaq Dynasty Diamond. The evil plans get a boost when the Captain gets his hands on a stolen ‘cold gun’ that could kill the Flash.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9/8c) — “A Fractured House”
Hydra attacks the United Nations and frames the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents for the crime. Meanwhile, the team faces an unexpected enemy.
Person of Interest (CBS, 10/9c) — “Pretenders”
A mild-mannered office worker gets into major trouble while posing as a detective. Meanwhile, Finch’s cover profession takes him to Hong Kong.
Town of the Living Dead (Syfy, 10/9c) — “Zombie Stunt Double / Zombies With a Chance of Fire”
A dangerous stunt scene proves tricky given Chase’s fear of heights and his overprotective mother. Off the set, Bryan sets Terry up on an awkward blind date.
When the team have trouble figuring out how to light a zombie ablaze, they decide it’s time to call Terry’s sister’s fire-loving boyfriend Chance for help. Meanwhile, Bryan’s acting career gets a boost, but he has to take extreme measures managing his anxiety.
The 100 (The CW, 9/8c) — “Inclement Weather”
Clarke confronts Dante Wallace (Raymond J. Barry). Meanwhile, Kane interrogates one of the 100; and Abby performs emergency surgery.
Arrow (The CW, 8/7c) — “The Magician”
Oliver and Nyssa join forces and go after the Dark Archer in order to bring Sara’s killer to justice. Meanwhile, Laurel keeps her distance from Nyssa because she blames her sister’s death on the League of Assassins; and Oliver and Roy work on repairing their respective relationships with Thea.
Haven (Syfy, 7/6c) — “Exposure”
Audrey is forced to call in some outside help to cope with the harsh new reality that she is no longer immune to the troubles and Nathan may be lost forever.
Shaun of the Dead (Comedy Central, 9/8c)
Get ready for a gut-busting, bone-mashing good time in the hilarious horror comedy, Shaun of the Dead. There comes a day in every man’s life when he has to get off the couch — and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it’s up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entre. Satisfy your bloodthirsty appetite with the movie that masters of horror and film critics alike are hailing as the funniest and scariest movie of the year
Z Nation (Syfy, 10/9c) — “Zunami”
A literal zombie tsunami engulfs the survivors, who are forced to take drastic action to survive as they travel across Nebraska; at the same time, Citizen Z gets a visitor.
Zombieland (TBS, 9:30/8:30c)
Nerdy college student Columbus (Jessie Eisenberg) has and gun-toting, Twinkie-loving Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) are about to stare down their most horrifying challenge yet: each other’s company. Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin co-star in this double-hitting, head-smashing comedy.
Doctor Who (BBC America, 9/8c) — “Dark Water”
The Doctor is faced with an impossible decision, as plans are drawn in the mysterious world of the Nethersphere.
Resurrection (ABC, 9/8c) — “Afflictions”
A desperately ill Bellamy turns to his shadowy government contact for help and ends up learning something shocking about his own past; and the living seek answers after another returned vanishes into thin air. Meanwhile, a newcomer to Arcadia makes Henry an interesting offer.
The Walking Dead (AMC, 9/8c) — “Slabotown”
A group of other survivors are encountered.