Title: The Embersteel Blade Season: 2 Episode: 4 Original air date: August 1, 2017
In ‘The Embersteel Blade,’ Kordi, Rowan, and Zander disguise themselves in the hopes of getting into an Imperial auction on Mygeeto, a planet popularly known for its Mygeeto Burrito. The goal? To buy an old starship that has embersteel wings and re-purpose the material for Rowan’s Arrowhead. Things seem to be going according to plan, but familiar faces start to pop up and endanger the airtight plan that Kordi and her siblings set out to accomplish.
Minor spoilers may follow, so please watch the episode before reading the review if you are spoiler sensitive.
So far, the story in Season Two has been focusing on the Freemaker family, but many fans were wondering when favourite characters from the previous season would return, especially since the Freemakers are now running with a different crowd.
Thankfully, a handful of familiar faces showed up to the auction, including Ignacio Warton (of the Core World Wartons, of course), Wick Cooper, and the one and only Graballa the Hutt – these characters could not have had a better entrance. The episode had non-stop laughs from beginning to end, especially given the fact that Graballa had brought his usual gang (Raam, Baash, and Dengar) to the fancy event.
What made the episode even more hilarious, though, was how Zander’s passion for vintage starships thwarted Kordi’s whole plan. Even though he was told not to bid on other ships, his hand would slowly reach up through the air to place a bid. The creative team continues to do a fantastic job at highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of each character in a variety of ways.
Best of all was the way that Kordi, no matter the situation, had it all under control. She managed to find a way each time to work a bad position to her advantage. She never needed rescuing or backup because she knew how to fix her brother’s mistake, and she owned it. This episode successfully highlighted what she’s capable of doing in tight spots, and not once did she freak out. Kordi’s confidence and quick thinking are definitely won the day.
The episode ended with Rowan putting the embersteel on the Arrowhead, but what stood out the most was the fact that this was a team effort. Rowan saw the vision of this powerful starship, and even though his purpose in this season is to build it, it’s not a task for just one person. He has his family to support him along the way and that makes the build all the more special. It’s something they are creating together, and this show always does spectacular work when it comes to highlighting the value of family.
Also, for LEGO fans out there looking to build the Arrowhead prototype that Rowan put together in ‘The Tower of Alistan Nor‘ as a visual for Quarrie and the others, you can build your own model with these handy instructions.
Finally, a big round of applause to the person who created Mon Mopma (if that made you raise an eyebrow in curiosity, then we suggest you watch this episode in its entirety because it would be a crime to miss it).