- “Wait, you did all this for fruit?”
- ―A stormtrooper to Ezra
Zeb piloted the TIE away from the settlement. The two planned to return to the Ghost, but discovered the Imperial Troop Transports who were carrying three prisoners: Morad Sumar, an old friend of Ezra's parents, as well as Sumar's wife and an Aqualish. The rebels mounted a rescue and successfully freed the prisoners. The three prisoners jumped from the moving ITTs, and Ezra found himself confronted by a number of Stormtroopers. The rebels were eventually able to escape, along with one of the meilooruns they had been looking for, and hid the TIE fighter on Lothal—despite telling Hera and Kanan Jarrus that they had destroyed it.
Imperial HoloNet News later claimed that the transports were carrying innocent workers. Some time after that, Ezra worked with Sabine Wren to paint the TIE fighter, which they went on to use in a mission to rescue Kanan from Imperial captivity.