Like srsly why was this not done yet. Why. On the subject of Thrawn: It's such a slippery slope bringing him back. There's a reason he's a fan favorite. Dude is clever and classy as hell. He looks and acts weird to boot. Rebels could have made do with giving him a cameo here and there, but clearly they were bitten by the bug and couldn't stop, cuz Thrawn's such a fun scene stealer. But alas, now they used him to the point they have to give him a fate. Like the argument goes, it's either going to be death or... exile? Lead up to villain role in next TV series? I would most prefer the latter. Even if Ezra isn't Snoke and Kanan isn't Jerec, Thrawn could be a villain on a sequel-show a couple decades in the future with whoever else is bad at the time. Heck he could be on the Centrist side of the whole Bloodline/New Republic political issue. Which would be neat... Rogue Pirate Thrawn could work too I guess. It is certainly in his power (re: Thrawn book/Mist Encounter), although he seems to like to protect order rather than create disruption if given a choice. He's not malicious.