When Star Wars: Rebels ended in 2018, fans were left with a satisfying yet seemingly incomplete conclusion to a beloved story. The series concluded with an epilogue that closed off many characters’ stories, at least for the time being (Hera Syndulla, for example, would go on to appear in several books and a video game that took place later on in the Star Wars timeline). Some characters, such as Sabine Wren, left viewers with more questions than answers.
Now that Sabine Wren is expected to appear in the Star Wars: Ahsoka series, it might be a good time to revisit how her Rebels story ended. Even if you’re on your fourth or fifth series rewatch by now (no judgment here), a refresher never hurts.
There are SPOILERS ahead for the ending of Star Wars: Rebels! You have been warned.
The third and fourth seasons did much of the heavy lifting when it came to rounding out Sabine’s character and pushing her to reach her full potential as a warrior and leader. Wielding the darksaber allowed her to reconnect with and save her family, and handing the saber off to Bo-Katan Kryze taught her that her capabilities were best served with the rebellion against the Empire … and with her friends.
So it’s fitting, then, that her story ended on a similar yet more pressing note compared to where it began. Having done her part to aid the rebellion in its ultimate victory against the Empire, Sabine is coaxed into one more mission – but this one won’t be anything like even she has experienced before.
At the end of the Rebels epilogue, Sabine encountered Ahsoka Tano, whom most at this point assumed was still deceased. But Ahsoka isn’t there to catch up with an old friend.
Rebels ended with Ezra Bridger sacrificing himself to save his friends and largely the rebellion as a whole. But he was transported to an unknown location, not killed. Both Ahsoka and Sabine formed close bonds with the Jedi over the course of the series, and it ends with Sabine vowing to find him no matter the cost.
“Ezra’s out there somewhere,” Sabine’s voiceover says as she gives Ahsoka an understanding glance before putting on her iconic helmet. “And it’s time to bring him home.”
The two fly off in Ahsoka’s ship, and at last, the credits roll.
It’s assumed at this time that the Ahsoka series will likely leave off where Rebels ended, though some time could pass as Sabine and Ahsoka search the galaxy for Ezra (and, sure, Thrawn too). We don’t know much about the series, especially in terms of plot. But if Ahsoka and Sabine are teaming up in starring roles in the Disney+ show, there’s no better story to lead with than this.
All seasons of Star Wars: Rebels are free to watch for all Disney+ subscribers.