“The penultimate episode of STAR WARS: AHSOKA delivers an action-packed adventure with very nice surprises!”
Last week’s episode finally brought back Grand Admiral Thrawn, giving fans his live-action introduction. It also featured the long-awaited reunion between Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger. This was a big episode introducing fans to this new galaxy. And now, we are in the endgame. After today’s episode, there is only one episode left.
The last time we saw Hera, she was asked to return to Coruscant to face the Senate Committee which would decide whether she should be stripped of her rank of General. Today’s episode sends us back to the capital of the New Republic with Hera. The more we see Senator Xiono, the more we hate him. He is the perfect description of what a bad senator is. Indeed, he refuses to see the truth and seems to be on a vendetta against Hera.
Thankfully, C-3PO on behalf of Senator Leia Organa is here to save the day. This was a nice surprise. It feels good to see our favorite golden droid again! His appearance, and the involvement of Leia from behind the scenes, it is all building up to the Mando-Verse film that will see the conflict between the Remnants of the Empire versus the New Republic.
Moreover, I’m always happy to see Mon Mothma. With this series, this is the first time we see her on-screen as Chancellor. Even though it’s not a big role, I find it so interesting to learn more about how she is as the leader of this New Republic. You can tell she wants to do good and she believes Hera but she has her hands tied with bureaucracy. What we have seen happening with the New Republic in the Mando-Verse foreshadows its fall two decades later in The Force Awakens. But more imminently, it foreshadows the coming war with Thrawn.
Ahsoka finally arrives on Peridea in this episode. But before she does, we get a bit more of Anakin. Indeed, she is playing one of the recordings that he made for her training during The Clone Wars. This allows us to see Hayden Christensen in Anakin’s Clone Wars costume again. It’s amazing how Anakin has been a seamless part of this series. After all, he was Ahsoka’s master, so he had to play a role.
Obviously, Ahsoka’s trip to Peridea isn’t without its troubles. Thrawn was ready for her arrival. And we see him being the mastermind that he is, always calculating a plan, always trying to be a step ahead of everyone. He is a powerful enemy. It’s like seeing an episode of Star Wars Rebels in live-action. In addition, Ahsoka gets a rematch with Baylan Skoll. It’s not exactly a victory but it’s not a defeat either. Baylan’s true goal is taking shape. It’s exciting to see where this will lead him. He seems to have his own journey away from the rest of the other characters.
Furthermore, the dynamic between Sabine and Ezra feels like it was in Star Wars Rebels. It may be live-action but they haven’t changed, they’re still the same. This is why it’s perfect casting. Both Eman Esfandi and Natasha Liu Bordizzo have captured what their characters are all about. They have become the characters. It’s good to see them fighting the enemy together again. Ezra is using the force now to fight, no lightsaber. To be honest, it’s a skill that suits him. This is definitely an action-packed episode.
And Ahsoka isn’t the only one getting a lightsaber fight. Sabine and Shin go at it again. One of my favorite scenes of this episode is definitely when Ahsoka arrives and just stops Shin with her hands. Shin may be powerful against Sabine but she is no match for a proper Jedi like Ahsoka (yes, technically Ahsoka isn’t a Jedi anymore but she very much represents what Jedi should be and she had the proper training). If you had any doubt, this episode pretty much confirms what I suspected Shin is very much going to be a part of Thrawn’s forces. She seeks power and Thrawn can give her that.
Finally, this episode features another reunion scene – the one between Ezra and Ahsoka. Like the reunion scene with Sabine, it’s a sweet one. It just feels so good to see these characters interacting in live-action. This fills my heart with joy.
The penultimate episode of Ahsoka delivers an action-packed adventure with some really nice surprises!
Star Wars: Ahsoka is now streaming on Disney Plus.
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