SOME OF THE OVERWEIGHT GLOB OF GREASE’S GREATEST ACTS.
R2-D2 is, without any doubt, one of the most loyal, courageous, and trustworthy companions in the Star Wars saga. He witnessed the secret marriage of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala, traveled with Yoda to the eerie Wellspring of Life, and was Luke Skywalker’s sidekick through galaxy-changing adventures. He may have been called an overweight glob of grease, a nearsighted scrap pile, and a malfunctioning little twerp by his best friend. But R2-D2 is so much more than that. Here are five of his greatest moments.
1. “Show me what you have on your rebels.” — Bail Organa
About five years before the destruction of the Death Star, R2-D2 and C-3PO were sent to Lothal by Bail Organa to assist Governor Arihnda Pryce in settling an Imperial arms deal between Minister Tua and the Aqualish Amda Wabo. The droids were taken from Garel to Lothal by the crew of the Ghost who were stealing deadly T-7 ion disrupters from the Empire. At the end, R2-D2 didn’t just help the crew to defend their position against Agent Kallus and his troops at Cikatro Vizago’s rendezvous point — he had been secretly gathering intelligence on the rebels on behalf of Bail Organa, who kept watching their activities along with agent Fulcrum. (Star Wars Rebels, “Droids in Distress”)
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