The fifth episode of the Ahsoka TV series has been released and it features Ahsoka taking advanced training alongside her master. After four successful episodes of Ahsoka, the fifth episode is also quite popular.
So far Ahsoka has been a mediocre experience. The bad guys have discussed the return of Throng one of the most notorious bad guys in Star Wars history. The heroes have discussed how to stop it and divert a conflict All of this involves using a map and a sizable circular structure to Traverse across galaxies because thrawn can’t be reached by making a straightforward hyperspace jump anywhere.
Ahsoka was able to kill Maroc but she was ultimately vanquished by Balin and cast out into the world Between Worlds where she eventually ran into Anakin Skywalker. In the hopes of meeting Ezra Sabine joined the villains and blasted off into hyperspace through the eye of Siam. Ahsoka finds herself in the middle of the Clone Wars. When Hera Jason and Chopper arrive at Cetos for the first time in episode 5 of Ahsoka. they learn from Hyang that Sabine and Ahsoka have disappeared Into Thin Air. The episode then shifts to the force-based universe to see Ahsoka and Anakin Skywalker discussing their ages.
Anakin summarizes the lesson as being essentially a choice between living and dying when asked about its nature. Ahsoka is forced to fight Anakin when he draws his lightsaber even if she doesn’t want to It’s disappointing to see that this results in yet another lackluster lightsaber combat between the two characters considering these characters. Have been in some well-choreographed fight scenes in both live-action and animated mediums. I genuinely don’t understand what’s going on with the fight sequences in Ahsoka. Do they look dull Filoni wants to show the faces of the actors but the actors aren’t all that good when it comes to swinging their lightsabers. Is that why they have to speed up their Moves In order to make them look quick but that makes it all look so janky and amateur? what are they thinking? anyway, the episode Cuts back to Hera, Jason, Chopper, and Hyang as they have no idea what to do or how to find Ahsoka and Sabine.
Jason uses his Jedi powers to access the world Between Worlds and tells hair of that the waves of the oceans in cedos are masking the sound of Anakin and Ahsoka’s lightsaber battle. Based on that information Hera orders Captain Carson Tiva to do a sweep of the oceans again for any signs of Ahsoka. Talking about the lightsaber battle Ahsoka manages to get the better of Anakin but Anakin cuts off the pathway underneath their feet to send Ahsoka into a flashback of the Clone Wars. Now this could have just been a cool throwback but for a change, Filoni decides to not only create some haunting visuals of the war but also question a Jedi position in all this. Ahsoka and Anakin actually talk about how the Jedi started off as flag bearers of peace and how they’ve been turned into super-powered soldiers. Since Anakin has that violent streak in him that eventually turned him into Darth Vader he is okay with it. However, Ahsoka isn’t okay with the death and the violence and she doesn’t want her Padawan to do something similar. That means Ahsoka is having second thoughts about teaching Sabine and she’s afraid that Sabine will become just like her while Ahsoka will probably become like Anakin. By the way, there’s this amazing shot where Anakin morphs into Darth Vader and back again between explosions on the battlefield. while Ahsoka stares in horror Ahsoka and Anakin walk through the siege of mandala Hera and Hayang discuss carrying out this unauthorized expedition to capture Ahsoka. It’s beautiful how Hyang reassures Hair that what she’s doing is okay because it demonstrates how much she cares about Ahsoka.
I appreciate that the show dwells on Hera’s reaction rather than just cutting to her reply. You can see her considering the praise before she asks how a Droid could possibly have empathy. They continue moving toward the waves of the ocean as they search for Ahsoka. Ahsoka’s recollection of the siege of Mandala is the next one that we enter. Anakin or his Force ghost isn’t aware of this part of Ahsoka’s life because they had parted Ways by then but he applauds Ahsoka’s growth for doing such a great job of Waging War. Ahsoka is clearly ashamed of it but every time she wants to disassociate from it or be apologetic about it. Anakin seems to normalize her actions.
He isn’t helping her grow. He is taking her regress into something she doesn’t want to be When Ahsoka confronts Anakin about this he turns into the Sith version of himself and battles Ahsoka. Ahsoka is knocked out of her flashbacks and back into the world Between Worlds by one of Anakin’s blows. Another incredible shot occurs when Anakin enters switching between his pre-darth Vader appearance and his Darth Vader appearance. Even his voice has a hate-in-Christensen and James Earl Jones mash-up quality to it. Ahsoka protests Anakin’s brutality and declares her desire to survive. Yes, she is actually referring to avoiding drowning death. But I believe she is also referring to not passing away without making amends for her contribution to the extensive Legacy created by Qui-Gon Jin Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.
All of those men have made horribly wrong decisions and the galaxy has faced their consequences. Ahsoka is in this unique position to do something significantly different by teaching Sabine how to use her powers for the good of the Galaxy instead of feigning neutrality or simply giving into the dark side for the sake of true power. I think this is the closest to the Star Wars property has come to echoing the values of The Last Jedi which spent a lot of time critiquing the ways of the Jedi and how they can learn from the past to create a better future. How does Ahsoka intend to reach Sabine? we see this stunning image of Ahsoka floating in the water as a rescuer helps her as she regains Consciousness in the ocean. For a brief time, it appears as though Filoni will quickly move on to the storyline. Now that the period of reflection has ended.
Interestingly he chooses not to do that. He gives Ahsoka time to consider everything that has happened while also giving us time to accept that this Ahsoka isn’t the same Ahsoka who had plunged into the abyss. We get an arc shot of Ahsoka as she tries to put together everything that has happened since she was knocked out because she is a little more enlightened than she was a few hours earlier. Given that Hera is on an unauthorized Mission she is forced to deal with Mon Mothma who tells Hera to return to base or face permanent suspension. Hera doesn’t have any proof of Imperial activity or the threat of Thrawn’s re-emergence but since she believes in Ahsoka she doesn’t want to abandon her during a time when she’s desperately searching for Sabine. So Mon Mothma warns her about the consequences and hangs up. Ahsoka evidently hears all this.
She seems glad that someone is concerned about the fact that she is concerned about a larger problem that is taking shape. at the conclusion of episode 5 of Ahsoka, the titular Jedi unveils her bold scheme to utilize the Purgil’s wandering cedos to lead them to where the bad guys may have gone and then rescue Sabine. Carson stops Ahsoka’s plot from being interfered with by the new Republic forces. Hera, Jason, and Chopper observe everything from a distance. so that they can intervene if Ahsoka’s plan fails. and Ahsoka persuades one of the largest portals in existence to enter hyperspace and transport to Sabine. without using any words amazingly it succeeds Anasoka and Hyang Venture into the unknown as the others gape in amazement.