Star Wars Rebels Brings Back A Fan Favorite: This Week’s TV Picks
As we inch closer to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the expansive Star Wars canon has been streamlined to three primary onscreen sources: the six primary films, the Clone Wars animated series, and Star Wars Rebels. (As well as secondary material such as the new novels and Marvel comics.) Rebels is particularly interesting since it’s bridging the years between Clone Wars and A New Hope. In addition to new stories and new characters, Rebels has already included appearances from Clone Wars-era Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and even Yoda himself. Tonight Rebels brings another familiar face into the spotlight: that crafty bastard Lando Calrissian.
Actor Billy Dee Williams may not have a confirmed role in The Force Awakens, but he does get to help bring Lando to life once again by voicing the character in tonight’s Rebels episode, “Idiot’s Array.” According to the episode synopsis from TV Guide, tonight’s Rebels episode will find the crew of the Ghost “forced to transport some unusual cargo when a gamble with a new acquaintance doesn’t pay off.” Yeah, that sounds like one of Lando’s infamous deals that are “getting worse all the time.” What’s really interesting to me is that, while Lando’s backstory was elaborated on in the old Expanded Universe, in the new canon all we know for sure about Lando is what we learned in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. So we know that he was an earlier owner of Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon, but we don’t know all the details. Could Rebels show us a Lando still in possession of the old bird? Or maybe even show how he acquired it? That’s probably too much to hope for, but we’ll definitely be tuning in to find out.
Star Wars Rebels airs tonight at 9/8c on Disney XD.
Gotham (Fox, 8/7c) — “What the Little Bird Told Him”
Gordon tries to get his job back by capturing Jack Gruber, a deranged electrical genius who escaped from Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Falcone struggles to hold onto his empire when Fish Mooney makes her next move.
Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 9/8c) — “Pittura Infamante”
The strange death of an art restorer at a party for the Sleepy Hollow Historical Society sparks Ichabod and Katrina’s memories of their old friend Abigail Adams. Meanwhile, the police precinct has a surprise visitor.
The Flash (The CW, 8/7c) — “Revenge of the Rogues”
Captain Cold and his hotheaded partner Heat Wave plot to steal a multi-million dollar painting and try to lure the Flash into a battle of fire and ice by kidnapping someone close to him. Meanwhile, Barry asks Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco to double his training efforts so he is ready when the Reverse Flash returns; and Iris deals with the aftermath of Barry’s confession.
Supernatural (The CW, 9/8c) — “The Hunter Games”
After the massacre at the ranch, Dean (Jensen Ackles), Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Castiel (Misha Collins) double their efforts to find a cure for the Mark of Cain but there is nothing in the lore that can help them. Desperate, Castiel comes up with an idea that Sam deems the ‘single worst idea I’ve ever heard.’ Meanwhile, Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) continues to plot against Crowley (Mark Sheppard), and Castiel tries to mend his relationship with Claire (guest star Kathryn Love Newton) who is plotting revenge against Dean for killing her friend.
The 100 (The CW, 9/8c) — “Remember Me”
Clarke strikes a deal with Lexa and Indra. Meanwhile, an alliance is threatened; and Monty comes up with a risky plan.
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX, 10/9c) — “Curtain Call”
The freaks rebel in the Season 4 finale. Meanwhile, Dandy prepares for his debut performance.
Arrow (The CW, 8/7c) — “Left Behind”
The team try to protect the city in the Arrow’s absence and fear the worst may have befallen their friend. But Felicity refuses to believe Oliver could be dead, until Merlyn pays the team a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Ray tests a part of his new suit; and Laurel takes up the mantel of the Black Canary.
12 Monkeys (Syfy, 9/8c) — “Mentally Divergent”
Cole’s search for information about a mysterious organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys leads him to a mental institution in 2015, where there’s a patient who holds the key to the plague that will destroy the world. Meanwhile, Dr. Railly risks her life and disrupting the course of history to help Cole.
Constantine (NBC, 8/7c) — “Quid Pro Quo”
Chas faces a parent’s worst nightmare when thousands of people across Brooklyn slip into a mysterious coma, including his own daughter; and it’s up to John to figure out how to awaken the victims of this evil force.
Grimm (NBC, 9/8c) — “Tribunal”
Nick gathers the whole team, including Wu, to track down Monroe and return him to Rosalee. Meanwhile, Monroe’s life hangs in the balance after his abduction by the Wesenrein; and Juliette discovers more about her new reality as a Hexenbiest.
Helix (Syfy, 10/9c) — “Reunion”
The CDC team continue to investigate the island; at the same time, they discover Peter’s brother, Alan, is a member of Brother Michael’s cult, and his warnings for them to leave the abbey fall on deaf ears.
MythBusters (Discovery, 9/8c) — “The A-Team Special
Myths related to the ’80s TV series The A-Team are tested.
Resurrection (ABC, 9/8c) — “Love in Return”
In the Season 2 finale, Preacher James and his congregation of the Returned descend upon the Langston house on a mission to stop Rachael’s baby from being born. However, they are met by Bellamy, Henry and Fred, who are armed are ready to fight to protect this child.