Another week, another mediocre episode of Star Wars Resistance, as “The Children from Tehar” succeeds in being watchable without really moving the show forwards.
This recap of Star Wars Resistance Season 1 Episode 6, “The Children from Tehar”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
A consistent problem with Star Wars Resistance is that it seems to be grossly overestimating its own appeal. I’m an unabashed Star Wars nerd of the variety who reads the novels and the comics and such, and yet even I need more than one minor factoid per episode to maintain an interest in the Colossus. In “The Children from Tehar” we learned that the station is maintained by an enigmatic race of space-turtle engineers. But what else?
That question – what else? – has been floating around in the back of my mind since the beginning of the series, which has always felt to be lacking that little something to make it as engaging as The Clone Wars and Rebels. “The Children from Tehar” also namedropped Kylo Ren, but again, what else?
Very little, it must be said. We got another reiteration of the idea that despite his bumbling and his desire to assert himself as a pilot and a spy and an engineer, Kaz (Christopher Sean) is actually quite caring and understanding. Well, I should hope so. He’s the hero in a Star Wars story!
Anyway, the inciting incident in “The Children from Tehar” is Kaz dopily breaking a rare and expensive component of Tam’s (Suzie McGrath), which he hopes to replace despite being broke by collecting the bounty on the titular kids who are on the run from the First Order and just so happen to be knocking around on the Colossus. It’s a bit contrived but makes for a decent-enough little jaunt around the station, and it even culminates with Kaz providing his first real report to the Resistance, thus making him a proper spy, I guess.
This is all fine. But there’s still a lot I either don’t like or would at least like to see developed. For instance, what does Neeku (Josh Brener) actually bring to this series besides being an occasional tour guide and a constant, vaguely idiotic form of comic relief? Will those kids ultimately matter? Will we get to see Kylo Ren? Are the First Order ever actually going to do anything significant, to provide some real stakes?
It’s all a bit up in the air at the moment, and while “The Children from Tehar” was perfectly watchable, it did very little to suggest that this show is going to have any kind of long-term appeal or significance.
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