Here’s my idea for a story. I don’t know what a good title would be, but I’m open to suggestions.
We open up wt an Imperial fleet in formation in deep space. Cut to a screen shot displaying the Ghost, plus pictures and information on the crew. Then we pan around and reveal that the one reviewing the information is no one but Thrawn himself.
The next scene shows the rebel fleet in space and a moving in shot of the flagship. We then see commander Sato, captain Rex, and the crew of the Ghost around a holo table. They’re talking about a new shipyard being constructed by slave labor on Lothal to build new star destroyers and other escort ships. They then discuss how to destroy the shipyard and free the slaves, which include Lasats and Wookies among other aliens.
So they then land on Lothal and they infiltrate the shipyard. Sabine starts planting charges while Kanin, Ezra, and Zeb look for where the slaves are being held. Then, we zoom out until we get to a sniper armed with a slugthrower. He communicates with another sniper likewise armed. They countdown 3, 2, 1, BANG BANG. Kanan and Ezra both flinch; Kanan pulls a dart from him neck while Ezra pulls a dart from his arm. With Zeb realizing what just happened, Kanan and Ezra both pass out. Zeb gets on his comlink telling Sabine and Hera what just happened.
Then Stormtroopers flood the area and a massive firefight ensures. Kanan and Ezra are dragged off and Zeb is unable to rescue them. Sabine and Zeb regroup just as the Ghost arrives. They’re picked up and fly into the night sky. We then see an Imperial officer in full battle armor get on the comlink, “Admiral, they’re heading into orbit. I recommend we begin phase 2”.
Meanwhile, Sabine and Zeb inform Hera that the mission was a failure and that Kanan and Ezra have been captured. As they reach space, they see star destroyers, interdictor 416s, escorts, and TIE fighters. A firefight ensures and as they’re about to enter hyperspace, the 416s knockout their power and they’re pulled into a star destroyer. Naval troopers board the Ghost and after a firefight, Sabine, Zeb, and Chopper are all stunned. They’re then restrained and dragged off the ship. We then see Thrawn walk into the hangar bay, congratulates his men on a job well done, looks at the crew of the Ghost as they’re waking up and orders them to their cells under triple guard.
I believe this would be a great start to a possible two or even three part episode. It’d also be interesting seeing Admiral Thrawn and Captain Rex going head to head on strategies.