Ahsoka Part Four, “Fallen Jedi,” gave fans chills, thrills, and a lot to dissect. It also answers important questions regarding the characters, including Jacen Syndulla. Last week’s episode revealed live-action Jacen Syndulla, who made his wish to be a Jedi clear to his mother, Hera. This week, during a crucial moment in the episode, Jacen says something that Star Wars fans are very familiar with, and it may have confirmed that he’s Force-sensitive, just like his father, Kanan Jarrus, before him.
After Baylan seemingly gets rid of Ahsoka Tano and convinces Sabine Wren to hand over the star map, Morgan Elsbeth is able to calculate the coordinates to escape into another galaxy using the newly constructed Eye of Scion. Hera chases them and is completely unaware that Sabine is on board Elsbeth’s ship. The situation is beyond help, and Hera watches as Elsbeth’s ship disappears and unleashes havoc. Elsbeth’s jump using the hyperdrive unleashes a destructive impact that takes down several New Republic ships, stopping Hera, who watches it all in horror.
It’s at this moment that Jacen says a familiar Star Wars line that has been uttered by many characters, including Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, “Mom. I’ve… I’ve got a bad feeling.” Hera is too shaken to answer him, but she knows that he’s right. Jacen can sense that something very bad has happened, and maybe there’s even more to come. Jacen’s “bad feeling” is probably due to his Force sensitivity. Like all Force-sensitive beings, Jacen’s is able to sense that he and his mom are in terrible danger and that something isn’t quite right. It might be due to what just happened to them, but it might also be Jacen’s ability to sense a more significant threat lying ahead, which he’s too young to articulate properly. Perhaps Jacen can sense that his friends are in grave danger. Sabine has been captured, and no one knows where exactly Ahsoka is, but she’s probably drowning underwater. All these events, combined with any looming danger, must contribute to Jacen’s “bad feeling.”
It’s interesting how quickly Jacen’s desire to be a Jedi and his Force sensitivity have both been established. It’s only a matter of time before he begins his training, but the question is, who will train him?
Ahsoka, Part Four, “Fallen Jedi,” is streaming now on Disney+