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Flight of the Defender 

Ezra and Sabine steal an Imperial prototype TIE fighter but must rely on some unexpected help to escape from Thrawn.


Dave Filoni, Saul Ruiz


Simon Kinberg (created by), Dave Filoni (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Taylor Gray ... Ezra Bridger (voice)
Vanessa Marshall ... Hera Syndulla (voice)
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Kanan Jarrus (voice)
Tiya Sircar ... Sabine Wren (voice)
Steve Blum ... Zeb Orrelios / Stormtrooper Guard #1 (voice)
Dave Filoni ... C1-10P a.k.a. 'Chopper' / Stormtrooper Guard #2 (voice) (as Dave Filoni) (as Chopper)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Governor Pryce (voice)
Lars Mikkelsen ... Grand Admiral Thrawn (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Ryder Azadi (voice)
Mario Vernazza Mario Vernazza ... Vult Skerris (voice)


Ezra and Sabine steal an Imperial prototype TIE fighter but must rely on some unexpected help to escape from Thrawn.

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Did You Know?


The scene where Admiral Thrawn fights off the TIE defender with his hand blaster is an almost shot-for-shot reproduction of a similar scene from Patton (1970) where the titular character (George C. Scott) fights off a German bomber with just a small automatic pistol. See more »


When Hera calls Ezra she uses his Spectre-6 codename but when Ezra signs off he uses Pheonix-6 instead. See more »

Crazy Credits

Voice credits includes "As Himself - White Loth-Wolf". See more »


References Patton (1970) See more »

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Flight of the Defender
22 February 2020 | by lassegalsgaardSee all my reviews

It definitely feels like we are stearing closer to the end. This episode gave a lot of insight into what's coming for Ezra, and his destiny might not all that set. His interactions with this loth-wolf might suggest that he has some sort of connection to a different realm and that could be an interesting idea to explore upon. The entire episode was very interesting, and even though it mostly surrounded around them infiltrating this Imperial base, they found a way to make it cool and action-packed, with a lot of great action sequences, including a badass moment for Thrawn, of which he has had too few of. I thought the episode could have been a little more spread in setting, because it felt a little too tight, but that might have been exactly what they needed. This season in general feels very tight, which actually isn't a knock against it. It means that they are focusing on what's important and are giving this season an overarching narrative, and I can't wait to see what they have in store for us, and how they are going to bring this exceptional addition to the universe all the way to the end.

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Release Date:

30 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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