This opening allowed the Lothal resistance on the ground to free the planet by destroying the Imperial dome.
After the fall of the Empire, Wren and Ahsoka Tano set off on a journey to find Bridger and bring him home.
While the pilot was bewildered at how Bridger managed to survive the shot, the boy knocked him out with his energy slingshot, and strutted away with his prize.after a Star Destroyer flew over in Lothal's Capital City, Bridger went to the city and prevented a merchant from being imprisoned by Imperials, just before witnessing Kanan Jarrus and his team executing a heist, and intervening to steal one of the crate-carrying speeder bikes they were after.During their escape, however, Bossk was injured and convinced Bridger to help him by offering the boy all the content of his strongbox onboard the Tooth.In the course of an hour, Bridger took the Trandoshan to his tower and tended to his wounds, before the bounty hunter woke up, "disguised" himself as a blind Trandoshan and almost immediately prompted Bridger into leading him to a posting agency at the spaceport, where he accessed the Imperial Enforcement Data Core to check records on Herdringer.In 1 BBY, Bridger managed to free his people from the Empire's control during the liberation of Lothal.
Towards the end of the battle, he and Thrawn were taken into hyperspace by the purrgil.
After grabbing Rudor's helmet for his collection, Bridger quickly left the wreckage, while revealing his thievish intentions.
Rudor, not meaning to be outsmarted by a kid, attempted to kill him with his fighter's lasers, but the boy's latent Force-sensitivity alerted him to a laser blast from the vengeful pilot.
In 4 BBY, Bridger learned that his parents were killed while attempting to escape from prison.
The young Jedi, already having struggled with his dark side, became more conflicted, coming to a head on the ancient Sith world of Malachor where he recovered a Sith holocron in the hopes of destroying the Sith.
As Ezra tried to help Baron Valen Rudor, he was rebuked for touching the starfighter.