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Exclusive: Star Wars Rebels season 3 Blu-ray shows a different side of Mon Mothma

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:38 AM EDT (Updated)

Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 29, and the thing I'm looking forward to most is the bonus features. For me, bonus features are the best part of a Star Wars home-video release because of all the interesting tidbits that pop up.

Which is why I love this new clip from the upcoming release about the incomparable Mon Mothma. 

Mothma's appearance on the series not only doubled her screen time within the Star Wars universe, but it gave us a look at a Mon Mothma we'd never seen before: the leader who doubts herself and, somehow, seems all the stronger for letting that side of her show through.

The clip takes a look at key moments between Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Reilly, who also plays Mothma in Rogue One) and Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall) in the episode "Secret Cargo." Creators Dave Filoni and Carrie Beck both share their thoughts on Mothma and why they feel her appearance in Rebels is so important. 

My personal favorite moment of the clip is right at the end, when you can see Dave Filoni getting caught up in the emotion of Mon Mothma's speech to the nascent rebellion and taking her place as the leader we all know her to be.