"Legacy" (previously titled "The Secret of Prisoner X-10") is the twenty-second episode of Star Wars Rebels. It is the ninth episode and winter finale of the second season, and premiered on December 9, 2015.
It was the late hour of night, and all, except Kanan and Hera, were in bed asleep. In his sleep, Ezra had a dream of visions. He saw himself back on the planet Lothal and heard the voices of his parents. He called for them, but could not see them. He then suddenly found himself in an Imperial prison cell, and spotted a white Loth-cat. He slowly reached out to it but suddenly saw himself and the Rebels fighting to escape, his parents in a cell, and meeting an elderly stranger on Lothal. Ezra then awoke and told Kanan and Hera about his vision. Kanan told him to be mindful of visions inspired by The Force. Hera showed Ezra the information from Tseebo when he broke into the Imperial files. The planets he was shown base Imperial prisons. Kanan and Hera had been trying to piece together everything they had from Tseebo, even called in many favors in hopes of finding his parents, but apparently they have had no such luck.
Meanwhile, with the information the Inquisitors provided during their mission on Takobo, the Empire had pinpointed the Rebels location on Garel. Agent Kallus reported they were using multiple spaceports to hide their ships, and then deployed the fleet to Garel. On Garel, Kanan and Hera showed Ezra a list of Imperial prisoners, provided by Commander Sato. The names and images of the listed prisoners had been deleted by the Empire to keep them secret. Hera told Ezra that one of Sato’s contacts reported a massive escape that occurred recently. Kanan suggested that Ezra utilize an old Jedi trick to find answers in the escapee list. Ezra followed his master’s teachings and came down to a specific prisoner designated “X-10”. Hera believed he was on to something, because according to the prisoner’s record he was arrested on Lothal for treason. Ezra insisted they had to go back to Lothal.
Hera reminded him that the Empire had the entire planet in a blockade, but Sabine informed them that the Empire’s fleet over Lothal recently left. Hera grew suspicious and contacted, Zeb and Chopper in the market, ordering them back to the Ghost, though they had not seen any Imperial patrols all morning. Sabine knew that if the Empire pulled back patrols, it usually meant they were planning a major strike. Moments later, numerous Star Destroyers loomed over the city. Hera tried to warn Zeb and Chopper but lost communication with them after the Empire jammed all transmissions on the surface. Hera ordered Sabine to try and get their communications back while Ezra and Kanan went out to find Zeb and Chopper.
Zeb and Chopper were soon on the run with Stormtroopers pursuing them. They took cover behind a stack of crates, and Ezra and Kanan showed up in time to save them. However, they became pinned in a crossfire, and Agent Kallus joined in the fight. Not wanting to let Imperial forces get in the way of his quest, Ezra recklessly emerged from cover and charged the Imperials, subduing Kallus before attacking the Inquisitors. Before he could do so, however, Kanan shot the control panel to the door ahead, jamming it shut just before his apprentice could engage the Inquisitors. Kanan reminded his apprentice to exercise patience to learn the truth.
With the quickest way back blocked, Ezra, Kanan, Zeb, and Chooper turned around and took the long way. Meanwhile, Hera prepared the Ghost for take-off, and Sabine finally managed to get communications back. Ezra, Kanan, Zeb, and Chopper soon made it back to the Ghost. Hera ordered all Rebel ships to take off as TIE Fighters were deployed and attacked the escaping Rebel ships. Admiral Konstantine’s ship captured the Rebel command ship in a tractor beam. In the midst of the crisis, Kanan, Ezra, and Chopper took the Phantom, with a course set for Lothal. They escaped as Hera went back to free Sato and Rex's ship from the tractor beam.
Meanwhile, Kanan, Ezra, and Chopper arrived at Lothal. The two Jedi started off their search at Ezra’s old house, which was now nothing but burnt rubble. Through the Force, Ezra sensed the presence of the white Loth-cat he saw in his visions. The white Loth-cat emerged from the rubble and ran off on the back of a speeder bike. Luckily, Ezra was able to plant a tracker on it before it got away. Using the Phantom, Kanan, Ezra, and Chopper followed the tracker into the outskirts of Lothal. They reached a remote area and landed where they found the Loth-cat is waiting for them and the speeder it was riding. Suddenly, someone took a shot at them and they took cover. Ezra got a glimpse of their attacker and recognized him as the stranger from his vision.
Ezra introduced himself and learned the man's name: Ryder Azadi, the former governor of the Lothal, who supported Ezra’s parents and the messages they beamed out against the Empire until he was arrested for treason and sent to prison with them. Ryder also knew what happened to Mira and Ephraim afterwards, and what he told Ezra was not what he was hoping for. He learned that the message of rebellion Ezra beamed out was received in many of the Empire’s darkest prisons. Ezra’s parents were inspired by it and rallied others rise up and break out. Those prisoners became free because of his parents, though they themselves didn't make it.
Heartbroken, Ezra turned to Kanan for comfort as he broke down and cried. Later, Ezra reflected on his past efforts to find his parents. Through the Force, Ezra found himself beside his parents and looking out to a peaceful Lothal, reminding him to never give up. Kanan soon approached him explained to Ezra that after death, people like Ezra's parents became part of the Force; Ezra's parents continued to live through him.
- Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger
- Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Kanan Jarrus
- Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla
- Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren
- Steven Blum as Garazeb Orrelios / Imperial Technician
- David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus
- Dee Bradley Baker as Kassius Konstantine / Captain Rex / Ephraim Bridger
- Kath Soucie as Mira Bridger
- Philip Anthony-Rodriguez as the Fifth Brother / Rebel Trooper / Phoenix Squadron Pilot
- Sarah Michelle Gellar as the Seventh Sister
- Keone Young as Jun Sato
- Clancy Brown as Ryder Azadi
- The original title for this episode was "The Secret of Prisoner X-10". It was changed just prior to the start of Season 2.
- Ryder Azadi's name during development was Vol Freilus.
- Ryder Azadi's rifle is the same model as Steela Gerrera's sniper rifle from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
- Kanan Jarrus indirectly tells Ezra about one of the lines in the Jedi Code: "There is no death, there is the Force".
- The look of Capital City in Ezra's vision was it's appearance prior to the Empire's arrival on Lothal.
- The Relentless features tractor beam projectors more accurate to those used in the opening of A New Hope.