Another stand-out episode lends a very specific cultural slant to the usual Star Wars ephemera, while also telling a touching story that works on its own terms.
This recap of Star Wars: Visions Season 2 Episode 7, “The Bandits of Golak”, contains spoilers.
“The Bandits of Golak” is sure to be a fan-favorite short in this volume of Star Wars: Visions, for a few reasons. One is that it tells a touching story of a brother and his Force-sensitive sister on the run from the Empire’s Inquisitors.
Another is that it’s steeped in distinctly Indian culture. Indian animation company 88 Pictures have reworked a lot of essential Star Wars calling cards with a welcome and specific subcontinent flair.
And, perhaps most importantly of all, it looks and plays out very much like The Clone Wars.
Star Wars: Visions Season 2 Episode 7 Recap
The brother and sister at the heart of this tale are Rania and Charuk. They’re on the run from the Empire and call themselves “The Bandits of Golak”, in part to keep the mood up, but also because their survival is dependent on petty theft and trickery.
They’re helped by the fact that Rani is Force-sensitive, but also hindered by her willingness to employ her powers somewhat obviously. When, on a packed train, she uses the Force to levitate their father’s flute towards her, this is noticed and reported to the Imperials.
A chase ensues, with Charuk serving as a distraction through, out, and atop the speeding train. Luckily, the arrival of a rebel group on some alien fauna gives them an opportunity to slip away to a quiet settlement watched over by the stern but elderly Rugal.
Star Wars: Visions Season 2 Episode 7 Ending Explained
The cycle repeats itself, with Rani drawing attention to herself by flinging a platter around with the Force. Promptly, an Inquisitor arrives, forcing Rugal to reveal herself as a Jedi. She fights and kills the Inquisitor, and reveals to Rani a hidden path where she is to be taken and trained, along with many more like her.
However, this means parting ways with Charuk. Her path must be walked alone, which is very much a recurring theme in this anthology collection. He gives her his blessing to leave, with a promise that one day the Bandits of Golak will steal all the sweets in the world.
You can stream Star Wars: Visions Season 2 Episode 7, “The Bandits of Golak” exclusively on Disney+.