While looking for Chewbacca, Leia discovers he has been taken hostage by a wampa deep in the caverns of Echo Base. When awoken by C-3PO’s timely interruption, the snow creature attacks. Leia distracts it long enough for Chewie and R2-D2 to repair a door, sealing the monster behind it.
I’m going to be honest, Chewie stole the show on this one, for me at least. When Leia finds him trapped in a wampa’s arms, the look on his face is priceless. If Chewie looks worried, it’s the proper time to be worried. And as Leia’s communicator goes off, him frantically shaking his head had me laughing.
But back to Leia. When the wamapa attacks she takes charge and holds it off while the blast door is repaired. Needless to say, she fared better than her brother did against one of these things. Some quick moves and a baseball slide is all she needed to evade it and make it out.
I hoped for a moment we might see Han. Even just being his sarcastic self at the very end would have been cool. I also have to wonder if this wasn’t the same door 3PO would use to set a trap for some stormtroopers in a certain deleted scene. But, it was another great episode. Leia rocks, as usual. I know we’ll be seeing her again and I look forward to it.