Yoda Makes His Presence Known On Star Wars Rebels: This Week’s TV Picks

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By David Wharton | Updated

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Along with the Clone Wars cartoon, Star Wars Rebels is one of the first projects to fit into the new streamlined Star Wars canon. The show’s producers have often teased that characters and in Rebels may appear or be referenced in the upcoming live action films beginning with The Force Awakens, but that crossover also extends to existing characters turning up in Rebels. We saw Obi-Wan — or at least his hologram — early in the series, but tonight another legendary Jedi will cross paths with the Ghost crew…even if he doesn’t physically appear. Check out Kanan’s close encounter with Jedi Master Yoda below.

Tonight’s episode of Rebels, entitled “Path of the Jedi,” finds Kanan seeking out a lost Jedi temple on Lothal. He’s officially taken young Ezra as his padawan learner, but if Star Wars has taught us anything, it’s that apprentices are nothing but trouble. Given Ezra’s powerful Force display controlling beasts in the previous episode, it’s understandable that Kanan might want to seek out some guidance, but little did he suspect he would find himself on an ethereal conference call with Yoda himself. And I gotta say, just hearing Frank Oz voicing Yoda, accompanied by John Williams’ unmistakable score, puts a nostalgic lump in my throat and throws just a little bit more fuel on the fire that is my renewed excitement about the Star Wars franchise.

“Path of the Jedi” premieres tonight at 9/8c on Disney XD.


Gotham (Fox, 8/7c) — “Rogues’ Gallery”

A guard is murdered at Arkham Asylum as Det. Gordon begins his assignment there. Meanwhile, Cobblepot continues to build his army.

Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 9/8c) — “Paradise Lost”

Ichabod and Abbie meet Orion, an angel who may be able to help them in the aftermath of their showdown with Moloch. Meanwhile, Katrina isn’t quite ready to give up on Abraham.


Marvel’s Agent Carter (ABC, 8/7c) — “Pilot / Bridge and Tunnel”

‘Pilot’: Howard Stark is framed in the opener of this action-adventure series based on characters from Marvel Comics.

‘Bridge and Tunnel’: A deadly weapon falls into enemy hands.

Person of Interest (CBS, 10/9c) — “If-Then-Else”

The team try to prevent a global catastrophe when Samaritan launches a cyber attack on the stock exchange.


American Horror Story (FX, 10/9c) — “Magical Thinking”

Elsa prepares for her move to Hollywood. Meanwhile, Dell plots an escape plan for Jimmy.


Archer (FX, 10/9c) — “The Holdout”

Archer must salvage a crashed plane in the Season 6 premiere.


MythBusters (Discovery, 9/8c) — “The Simpsons Special”

Myths related to the animated sitcom The Simpsons are tested.


The Librarians (TNT, 8/7c) — “And the Rule of Three / And the Heart of Darkness”

‘And the Rule of Three’ — A group of competitive high-school students use witchcraft to undermine each other, prompting the Librarians to intervene before the students destroy themselves.

‘And the Heart of Darkness’ — The team embarks on a mission to destroy a haunted house.

Resurrection (ABC, 9:01/8:01c) — “True Believer”

Things turn more ominous in Arcadia with the return of Preacher James, who seems to have a strange and unnerving connection to Bellamy. Elsewhere, Margaret’s presence is quickly felt at the government facility where she and other returned are being detained; and faith becomes harder to hold onto when the unthinkable happens to Henry.

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