OK, I finally saw the remaining episodes and here’s my opinion of the series as a whole:
I think Star Wars Rebels was an overall OK series, but also very frustrating on a personal level to me because it was too risk averse many times, so much so that I think it’s a miracle Kanan died at all, with Filoni himself stating in a recent interview that Yoda telling Luke that he was the last of the Jedi was not the reason for his death, as if implying that if he wanted to he would’ve had Kanan be alive throughout the timeline of the OT. The one plot point that sticks out for me the most was Ezra’s dark tendencies in the first two seasons, which after the season 2 finale led me to believe that Ezra would be more enthralled in the dark side as season 3 progressed leading to some sort confrontation with Kanan but no, that plotline was solved instantly at the start of season 3, what a cop out. Another thing I disliked about season 3 was the Bendu, a character who claims to be in the middle of the light and dark side of the Force, yet only helps the good guys and in his one interaction with a bad guy he gives Thrawn yet another speech about how the bad guys will lose, in this case predicting Thrawn’s defeat, so much for neutrality.
Finally there’s Ahsoka, AKA the most shoehorned character in Star Wars history, being ever present in Filoni’s stories and still being alive even when it defies all logic and reason. Seriously, I know Filoni loves her and she’s his pet character but enough is enough, Ahsoka needs to die. Are you telling me that after escaping Malachor she just sat back and let the Rebellion take care of the Empire when a skilled and knowledgeable Force wielder such as herself would have come in handy say, helping Luke’s training to further hone his skills and such? COME ON!
The finale was alright save for the revelation that Hera gave birth to Kanan’s son. WTF? Kanan and Hera spent the whole series flirting but I got the impression that their onscreen kiss was their first and only moment of intimacy. Did Kanan use the Force from the afterlife to impregnate Hera? Cause that’s the only explanation that makes any sense, otherwise it seems they were having quickies throughout their many missions.
Honestly at this point I’m kinda done with Filoni and his risk-averse kid-friendly stories where everything always turns out for the better to such a degree it’s a wonder the bad guys are successful at all.