“Station to Station” challenged some loyalties as desperate times called for desperate measures.
This recap of Star Wars Resistance Season 2, Episode 11, “Station to Station”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
While it’s probably too little too late, “Station to Station” is, in my estimation, the kind of episode that Star Wars Resistance should have been delivering all along. It has conflicted characters, wavering loyalties, a decently tense setup, and it feels as though it has some bearing on the larger plot, both of the Colossus idling in space and the First Order’s on-going conflict with… well, everyone, really.
We’ll begin with that setup since we might as well. Tam (Suzie McGrath) and Jace (Elijah Wood) are despatched by the First Order to the Titan, a refuelling station of the same type as the Colossus, on a supply run. They just happen to be there at the same time as Commander Pyre (Liam McIntyre) and General Hux (Ben Prendergast), and also Kaz (Christopher Sean) and Neeku (Josh Brener), who’re aboard posing as First Order technicians while they search for a replacement trans-binary deflector without which the Colossus will be irradiated within the next couple of hours.
Some of the stuff that occurs in Star Wars Resistance Season 2, Episode 11 is typical of these characters all being in the same place at once. Kaz, still believed to be a technician, is forced to escort General Hux to the tower briefing room, where he has to evade Commander Pyre. Tam, stuck in the soulless, clinical Titan, realizes that she misses the diverse liveliness of the Colossus. Neeku and CB-23 are accosted by stormtroopers in a restricted area. And so on.
But “Station to Station” also prompts some relatively big decisions that have previously only really been hinted at. Jace confronts Kaz and Neeku and, rather than being talked around, reports their presence to the First Order, leaving them locked in the engineering room. Tam, having overheard stormtroopers describing her former friends and figured out they’re aboard, frees them from captivity. After a few close calls, their escape is eventually rumbled by Commander Pyre, leading to some decent action as they attempt to get through the hanger by having CB-23 use a crane to carry them over the stormtroopers’ heads.
While they’re able to escape, and Tam remains undetected, for once there’s a sense that the events of this episode might actually matter. It even ends with some last-minute intrigue, as Commander Pyre, after having been firmly told off by General Hux, radios Agent Tierny (Sumalee Montano), who says that Tam is going to help them destroy the Colossus. Star Wars Resistance might be approaching the end of the line, but at least it’s finally on the right track.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.