Recent series, including The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, and The Book of Boba Fett have shown that the concept of settling in one place and having a home is becoming more common in Star Wars, might Ahsoka be the next to find herself a home? Although going on adventures and living on fancy ships are things that fans have always associated with characters in the galaxy far, far away, this is beginning to change. The concept of having a permanent place to live and a family can be seen in shows like The Bad Batch. Hunter wants to settle down in one place so Omega can have a normal childhood. In The Book of Boba Fett, Boba is done being a bounty hunter and seems ready to stay on Tatooine for as long as he has to. The Mandalorian, whose lead character, Din Djarin, spent most of his life traveling from one planet to the next more often than he probably took his helmet off, now has a home on Nevarro. From season one it was clear that a permanent home and normal childhood are things that Din deeply desired for Grogu to have, and now he has them.
In Part 1 of Ahsoka, fans were treated to several conversations between Ahsoka and Sabine. In one such conversation, Sabine asked Ahsoka “Where do you call home these days?” Ahsoka replied that her ship serves her well, an answer which surprised Sabine. Sabine further asked, “Don’t you get tired of moving from one place to another?” Ahsoka said she goes where she’s needed. While their conversation touched upon this subject for a very short time, it was a way to go inside the mind of a character like Ahsoka who has spent decades living out of a ship. Sabine is living on Lothal in the old communications tower, and while it’s an odd place it live, it gives her some sense of stability and belonging. She even has a Lothcat to keep her company. Even though Ahsoka seemed surprised by Sabine’s questions, the series should delve into this aspect of Ahsoka’s life because it is a key area that hasn’t been covered. Will she always live out of a ship or is there a home out there for her?
Ahsoka may have a change of heart by the end of the season and decide to call one place her home. Someone like Ahsoka, who’s been on her own for so long, deserves a home and a sense of permanence. She seems comfortable with her lifestyle, but maybe that’s because she’s afraid of change. This lifestyle has become all too familiar to her and that needs to change, otherwise, what’s the point of a series about a character if she doesn’t change her mind about anything and goes through any significant growth? This is an aspect The Mandalorian did a fabulous job of addressing Season 1, as it started with Din Djarin living a lifestyle as nomadic as Ahsoka’s, and ended with him maturing into a father figure. By the end of Season 3, Din brought a home on Nevarro where he lives comfortably with Grogu.
As awesome as Ahsoka is so far, it can only be considered a masterpiece if the main character goes through growth and ends up somewhere very different from where she was at the beginning of the first episode. Hopefully, for Ahsoka, that will be in a place she can call home, and not a ship she lives in to travel to places where she is needed. Just because she’s a Jedi, or assuming that she is, it doesn’t mean that a Jedi can’t have a permanent home. More importantly, Star Wars’ latest message is that you can be a hero and still want normal things in life, like a place to come home to. Traveling from planet to planet and living on a ship is fine, but that isn’t the only thing that makes a character interesting, and it’s certainly more relatable when a character fans love wants the same things as them, things like a permanent place to live and a family.
Ahsoka is streaming now on Disney+.