The final two Rebels episodes, “Wolves and a Door” and “A World Between Worlds,” will reveal a part of the Star Wars world we’ve never seen before.
The episodes began with Ezra, Hera, Zeb, Sabine, and Chopper making their way across Lothal to its Jedi Temple, where Ezra hopes he’ll find answers about Kanan’s death. On their arrival, they’re greeted by a massive Imperial force led by a mysterious character named Minster Hydan (voiced by Malcolm McDowell). Hydan is an Imperial historical authority on the Jedi and the Force, hired by Emperor Palpatine (voiced, once again, by Ian McDiarmid) to open this temple and unlock its massive secret. However, there is only one person who can actually open it, and that is Ezra Bridger.
When Ezra opens the temple, it’s a dark, mysterious place with voices reverberating all around. The voices of Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Kanan Jarrus, Anakin Skywalker and all the other Jedi who have existed before this moment in time can be heard. We also hear voices from the future like Obi-Wan Kenobi talking to Luke Skywalker, and then Princess Leia.
Then we get to hear Rey and Kylo Ren, two Star Wars characters who won’t exist in this universe for many years to come.
Outside, Hydan explains to Sabine that the temple is a path that leads to time and space. Whoever controls it controls the universe, which explains why Palpatine wants it. Inside, Ezra watches Ahsoka fight Darth Vader and reaching back in time, saves her from the falling debris of that temple.
Rebels has now introduced Star Wars time travel. The temple makes it possible for anyone to change the past, provided they can access it. Ezra even tries to use it to save Kanan, but Ahsoka talks him out of it, which we cannot understand why.
Palpatine then tries to kill Ahoska and Ezra in the temple who escape to their original time and place, with Ezra yelling to Ahsoka where to find him. Right before everyone is captured, Ezra closes the temple by making it sink into the ground, inaccessible to anyone, including the Empire for the time being.
It also raises the question whether Ahsoka been dead all this time or did she get crushed under the temple until Ezra reached back in time and pulled her out. It is also possible that a future Ezra saved Ahsoka at that moment after her fight with Vader.
March 5 will air the final three episodes of Star Wars Rebels back to back making bringing the story to a close. As Dave Filoni never got to end his last series, The Clone Wars, on his terms, he finally gets his chance with Rebels.
Update: In Rebels Recon, it is believed that Ezra “destroyed” the Jedi Temple. So, perhaps, time travel isn’t possible anymore. It also gives an insight on how Filoni got ideas to lead to this place. Either way it’s worth a watch.