Star Wars Rebels season 2 returns from its midseason break with an all new episode this on 20 January at 9pm ET/PT on Disney XD. Episode 10 is titled, A Princess On Lothal, where Princess Leia Organa will make her much anticipated debut.
The synopsis of the episode reads as follows: "During the early rebellion against the rule of the Galactic Empire, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan is sent to the planet Lothal on a mission to provide ships for the rebel fleet. When the Empire initiates a lock-down, her plan is thrown into jeopardy."
Click here to watch the episode via live stream. You can also watch the episode online on the Disney website. The latest promo of the episode shows a convoy from Alderaan arriving at Lothal, bringing some relief material for stranded people. And commanding the mission is Princess Leia Organa.
The promo opens with an officer of the Galactic Empire telling his commander, "Sir, three unidentified star-ships have just entered our sector." Following this, the commanding officer orders him to launch fighters to intercept the ships.
Then through a channel, the officer says, "Attention! This is lieutenant List, Lothal is now a restricted system, by order of the Emperor. Identity ourselves immediately." The voice on the other side replies that they had come with relief supplies for citizens of Lothal. "Our mission is sanctioned by the imperial Senate".
The lieutenant the says: "I wasn't informed of your visit. Do you have a landing permit?" The other officers says the permits have come and that they were from Alderaan. The lieutenant then says that he will handle the issue personally.
The promo then shows the convoy, as the lieutenant allows them to land. Princess Leia then appears and says, "This is Princess Leia Organa. I look forward to you, Lieutenant..." and the transmission ends with her saying, "Well, there is no turning back now.".
Meanwhile, another promo for the episode shows, Kanan and Ezra wearing Stormtrooper armors to welcome their new ally Princess Leia. The Jedi duo will also save her from Imperial troops in the episode.
Moreover, executive producer Dave Filoni spoke of the challenges of depicting Leia in Star Wars Rebels. Filoni told TV Insider: "We thought we had an opportunity to show her learning to be a leader, experimenting with the personality that becomes the stronger more resolute character you see in Star Wars: A New Hope."
"One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in Rebels is that we have to remind the audience that at this point she is part of the Empire. She doesn't believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost a double agent," he explained.