Tragedy and loss are nothing new in Star Wars, but will Ahsoka follow in the footsteps of almost all other shows and movies that have come out of the franchise? Even The Mandalorian Season 1 showed the deaths of IG-11 and Kuill. Andor showed the death of Maarva Andor, and the Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, and Sequel Trilogy are full of deaths. Star Wars can be pretty sad, so will Ahsoka leave fans in tears too?
At least the lead character can be assumed to be safe, at least for now. Rosario Dawson is hoping for another season of the show, so Ahsoka will be around for more and will probably be one of the main characters in Dave Filoni’s Mandoverse movie. However, what about other characters? The Ghost Crew, including Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, and Hera Syndulla, are making their live-action debut. Does that mean they’re safe?
It’s hard to say. Dave Filoni is the leading writer of Ahsoka, and Filoni’s work is usually very emotional. Kanan’s death was somewhat unexpected. Will Filoni pull off a similar move here? Some fans have been drawing parallels between Sabine and Kanan. Even the shot of Sabine sitting in a cave and getting ready to cut off her hair is a call back to Rebels, when Kanan did the very same, not long before he died a hero.
The Mandalorian Season 3 marked the end of Paz Vizsla. Ahsoka will see the introduction of many new friends and foes, plus some old ones who’ve been around for years and contributed to the Rebellion. Now, the Galaxy is under threat again, and many heroes will have to step up. Perhaps, someone may have to sacrifice themselves the way Kanan did. Thrawn is coming, and he’ll be itching for victory this time around. The threat for our heroes should be very real, especially after how easy it seemed for Mandalorians to reclaim their planet in The Mandalorian Season 3, after years of living in exile. Undoubtedly, the real fight is yet to begin.
Will everyone be able to make it out of the events of Ahsoka? Only time will tell. Ahsoka premieres August 22 on Disney+.