"Newest Recruit" is the ninth episode of the first season of the animated micro-series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. The episode takes place during Star Wars Rebels.[1] The episode was first released on Disney's YouTube channel on October 1, 2017, and later that same day during the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny: Volume 1 special.

Official description[]

Sabine and Ketsu face off against stormtroopers on a mission that becomes more complicated than they bargained for.

Plot summary[]

In Garel City, Sabine Wren and Ketsu Onyo infiltrate an Imperial warehouse. Ketsu has already left the Black Sun crime syndicate. When Sabine asks her when she wants to have her armor repainted, Ketsu replies that she is still not sure about joining the rebellion. Sabine and Ketsu are on a mission to steal containers carrying food supplies for the rebellion. Sabine explains that their actions don't always involve excitement, but that it sometimes involves helping people in need. Ketsu tells Sabine to pick a more exciting mission next time.

After rescuing the Chadra-Fan kid, Ketsu Onyo joins the rebellion.

Sabine opens the blast door, only to discover two stormtrooper sentries standing guard outside. Sabine and Ketsu knock out the stormtroopers with their Mandalorian helmets. Ketsu says that she spoke too soon, while Sabine replies that there were at least two of them. However, another blast door opens and the two friends are attacked by three blaster–wielding stormtroopers. Ketsu exclaims, "All this trouble… for some food!" During the gun battle, one of the food containers is toppled by a stray blaster bolt, revealing a small Chadra-Fan boy.

The child cries in distress. Ketsu rescues the kid while Sabine provides covering fire. In the process, the Black Sun insignia on Ketsu's pauldron is scorched by a blaster bolt. Sabine calls for Hera Syndulla to rescue them. Ketsu asks Sabine how long it will take for Hera, to arrive just as the starship Ghost flies into the hangar and drives the stormtroopers away with its laser cannons. The Ghost drops its gangplank and the two are greeted by the C1-series astromech droid Chopper, who squeals a greeting.

Sabine and Ketsu flee aboard the Ghost with the Chadra-Fan child, leaving the stormtroopers behind. The Chadra-Fan boy thanks his rescuers while Hera praises the two girls for getting their job done. After Ketsu decides to join the rebellion, Sabine spray-paints a red starbird on Ketsu's charred pauldron. When Ketsu praises her artwork, Sabine thanks her friend for changing her mind and welcomes her to the rebellion.




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  1. 1.0 1.1 New Star Wars Forces of Destiny Animated Shorts and Toy Line Launching This Year (2017-04-12). ign.com. Archived from the original on May 26, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Disney YouTube.jpg Star Wars Forces Of Destiny | Newest Recruit | Disney on the official Disney YouTube channel (backup link)
  3. Disney YouTube.jpg Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny | The Defenders Of The Galaxy | Promo on the official Disney YouTube channel (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Breznican, Anthony: Star Wars highlights female heroes in Forces of Destiny — first look (2017-04-13). ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 2, 2020.
  5. This episode takes place after "The Forgotten Droid", when Ketsu Onyo still has the Black Sun symbol on her armor, but before Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow, when Sabine Wren has light-purple hair. "The Forgotten Droid" takes place after "A Princess on Lothal, (which StarWars.com Star Wars Rebels Returns...with Princess Leia on StarWars.com (backup link) places three years before Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 0 BBY) but before "The Mystery of Chopper Base" (which Dawn of Rebellion also places in 3 BBY). Therefore "The Forgotten Droid" takes place in 3 BBY as well. Dawn of Rebellion also dates Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow to seventeen years after the end of the Clone Wars, which ended in 19 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Therefore Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow takes place in 2 BBY, and this episode takes place some time between 3 BBY and 2 BBY.