Ah, the second episode. The party of the big series premier is done, Poe Dameron is gone, the cake and ice cream has to go away and we have to start getting into what this show is actually really about. We know the basic premise that this goofball from the New Republic, Kaz is pretending to be a pilot/mechanic on this big space aircraft carrier thing while actually Leia and Poe want him there figuring out who is a spy for the First Order. Got that? Okay, so does this this story actually get its feet in the Crait salt and take us on our first steps into a larger world here? Well, yes and no.
While The Triple Dark features a bit more of a look at the day to day life on the continually fascinating Colossus, the biggest thing weighing it down is once again our main character, Kaz. I know it’s only the second episode, but the fact that he suffers from Ezra syndrome and he’s kinda whiny, kinda an idiot, not a good fake mechanic and not a good for real spy make me wonder just what is he good at and why is he our main character? The show picks up energy whenever Yeager or Tam are on screen because so far they’re a heck of a lot more interesting then the kid who is walking into poles and electrocuting people. Those two have had hints of interesting backstories that tie to The Saga and frankly their not walking around slipping on banana peels all the time.
I’m not saying everything in this episode is a misstep though. I love the Triple Dark pirate marauders, the grumpy Neimoidian is beautiful and the scene when the station’s pilots suit up and get in their fighters to defend the Colossus is Star Wars Gold.
Resistance so far is still like a new pair of shoes that look great but might just might be rubbing against my heel a little weird right now. Maybe they’ll stretch out and I’m sure they will get more comfortable over time. BUT if this keeps up with the “I’m Kaz and I have no clue what I’m doing” stuff by the time Hosnian Prime blows up then me and these cool new shoes may have issues. I gotta remind myself that Clone Wars started a little weird and the first few regular episodes of Rebels were extremely off. So far Resistance is finding its groove at it’s own pace. I just better not get a blister.