WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the fourth episode of Ahsoka.
The final seconds of this week’s action-packed episode Ahsoka ended on a cliffhanger while also revealing a classic character, which left fans in a frenzy.
The fourth episode, titled Fallen Jedi, marks the season’s halfway point and definitely raises more questions than answers. Here is a summary of what happened.
The episode begins with Ahsoka and Sabine Wren still collapsed on the planet Seatos, so they set off in search of the planet’s home base, where Dark Jedi Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati stand between them and the map they have need to find the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn.
In the episode’s final lightsaber fight between Skoll and Ahsoka, the latter is eventually thrown off a cliff and is only seen or heard in the final moments of the episode. After Sabine retrieves the map, but then hands the map over to Skoll, the villains – with Sabine as their prisoner – set a course and set off for what seems like an entirely different galaxy. More on that, no doubt, in the coming episodes.
Meanwhile, viewers will eventually see Ahsoka no longer hanging from a cliff or at the bottom of the water, but (most likely) in a place known as the “world between worlds.” It’s like a kind of endless void that once appeared in the animated series Star Wars rebels. The fansite Wookieepedia describes it as “a mystical plane within the Force that served as a collection of doors and pathways between time and space, connecting all moments in time.”
There, Ahsoka awakens to the sound of a familiar voice: her former master, Anakin Skywalker, also known as the Jedi-turned-Darth Vader. After he says “Hi, Snips” and “I didn’t expect to see you so soon,” she turns around and sees a young Anakin (remember Episodes II and III), played again by Hayden Christensen , having also done so in the episode prequel trilogy and the series Obi Wan Kenobi.
Anakin gives Ahsoka a small smile and she just stands there staring at him with a look of wonder, awe, amazement and who knows what else, all impressively performed by Rosario Dawson. And then the credits begin to roll.
The ending left viewers on social media with disbelief, excitement and gratitude to series creator and writer Dave Filoni.
The episode also offers fans another glimpse into the past in the form of a classic Star Wars line, retold after it appeared in many films. Voiced here by the Force-sensitive Jacen, played by Evan Whitten, son of Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Hera Syndulla. When they arrive in space above the planet Seatos towards the end to help Ahsoka and Sabine, Jacen says:
“Mom… I have a bad feeling.”
New episodes of Ahsoka appear Tuesdays on Disney+.