“Part 5 of Star Wars: Ahsoka is perfection. The music, the visuals, the acting, the story, everything is flawless. This is undoubtedly the best episode of Star Wars live-action. Dave Filoni is a master of Star Wars.”
Last week’s episode of STAR WARS: AHSOKA ended with Ahsoka back in the World Between Worlds and unexpectedly seeing her former master Anakin Skywalker played by Hayden Christensen. This left everyone in awe. It has been a long week of waiting and rewatching episode 4. But, episode 5 is finally here!
THE WORLD BETWEEN WORLDS
This is the episode we were all waiting for and it doesn’t disappoint. Dave Filoni started as George Lucas’ padawan with The Clone Wars and now he is the master at creating Star Wars. What Filoni has done with Ahsoka is truly outstanding. Thank you for this. Undoubtedly, this episode is Star Wars perfection. It delivers in every way. There is a lot to unpack this week even more so than last week.
Seeing Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka interacting with Hayden Christensen as Anakin is a dream come true. If you had told me that we would get this in live-action a few years ago I wouldn’t have believed you. And today, here we are. Last week, we only got a little glimpse of Anakin and Ahsoka interacting. This episode gives us so much more. We see them in the world between worlds, and Ahsoka is here for a reason, she has a lesson to learn from Anakin.
To learn this lesson, they take a trip to some moments from the past. These moments take place during The Clone Wars – the battle of Teth from the film, the battle of Ryloth from season 1, and the Siege of Mandalore from season 7. No matter how prepared you were for this episode, I can tell you, that you are not prepared. Hayden Christensen as Anakin wearing his Clone Wars armor, Padawan Ahsoka (brilliantly played by Ariana Greenblatt), Captain Rex, all of this in live-action feels like a dream. But it’s not a dream, it’s true, all of it.
These are jaw-dropping moments. I’ve been waiting to see live-action Ahsoka with Anakin for so long. Besides, these flashbacks are not just to give us fans of The Clone Wars some nostalgia, no, it does serve a purpose. These are key moments in Ahsoka’s life, it’s all part of the lesson she has to learn. And I have to mention this, Hayden’s performance is exceptional. Everyone in this cast is just so good.
AHSOKA THE WHITE
Moreover, if you have been paying attention to Ahsoka’s role since Star Wars Rebels, she has been the Gandalf of the franchise. And like Gandalf after his fall with the Balrog, Ahsoka after being defeated by Baylan faces a rebirth in the world between worlds. So, when she exists in this world, she comes back as what we can call Ahsoka The White. She is now wearing her white robes. We do need Hot Toys to announce this figure!
This new version of Ahsoka is more hopeful than she was in the previous episodes. All in all, this is what this episode is – it’s hopeful. It’s what Star Wars is all about. This episode marks a new beginning for Ahsoka. This is what she needs to get back to Sabine and face the coming war.
HERA AND THE NEW REPUBLIC
Furthermore, this episode also heavily features Hera and her son Jacen. After this episode, I’m truly convinced that they do have big plans for Jacen in the future. His story is only beginning. He actually plays an essential role in finding Ahsoka. By disobeying orders, Hera is risking a lot along with Carson Teva. With what Mon Mothma says to her, it feels like she is going to be in a lot of trouble. I am excited to see how it will all play out. I have said it before but Mary Elizabeth Winstead is perfect as Hera Syndulla. She really has captured who this character is and you can feel it through her performance. This episode really has everything I love!
It also does a great job of exploring Jacen’s relationship with his mother. And how Hera considers Jacen’s abilities mission. Mother and son really work as a duo. It is so sweet to see this. Additionally, Carson mentions Senator Organa and this begs the question if we will actually see Leia in the Mando-Verse. Whether it happens this mention indicates that she is helping them. And for fans of Star Wars Rebels like me, getting a mention of Kanan Jarrus made me so happy!
Part 5 of Ahsoka is truly Star Wars perfection. The music, the visuals, the acting, the story, everything is flawless. This is undoubtedly the best episode of Star Wars live-action. Dave Filoni is a master at doing Star Wars. It’s an emotional and hopeful episode with so many surprises.
Star Wars: Ahsoka is now streaming on Disney Plus.
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