How Sabine’s betrayal might change her and Ahsoka forever

(L-R): Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

“Fallen Jedi” might be one of the cleverest titles for an episode of a Star Wars show as the title could refer to several characters. One can make a case for it referring to Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, and even Sabine Wren. Even though Sabine is still a Padawan learner, she makes a big choice in this episode that can change the entire galaxy’s fate. By handing over the star map to Baylan Skoll, she allows Morgan Elsbeth to obtain the last bit of data required to generate the coordinates to take them to their destination. Their object is to find Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Sabine makes it easier for them by going against Ahsoka’s orders.

Sabine disobeys Ahsoka’s final orders

What makes it worse is that Ahsoka’s fate is unknown and in her final moments, she asks Sabine to destroy the star map. Even though earlier in the episode, Sabine promises Ahsoka that she can count on her, she does the opposite. Sabine has her reasons, but she will undoubtedly end up regretting her choice. She has essentially betrayed her Master and her friends. We know she wants to see Ezra again and understand why she’s so protective of him. Ezra is the only family she has left after her own perished on Mandalore, most likely at the hands of Moff Gideon. It’s a loss that Baylan Skoll blames Ahsoka for because she doesn’t trust Sabine enough.

What happened and why Ahsoka stopped Sabine from going to Mandalore is yet to be revealed. Since these were Baylan’s words and he was trying his best to manipulate Sabine emotionally, we can’t be sure if what he said is entirely true, but this is a line that adds quite a bit more context to Ahsoka and Sabine’s history together. However, by handing over the star map, Sabine makes a selfish decision that will have a rippling effect on everyone.

Ahsoka’s fate is unknown

Ahsoka wakes up in the World Between Worlds, a scene that blew everyone’s mind, but it only got better from there when she was confronted by her former master, Anakin Skywalker. However, it’s only Part Four of the series, and it’s pretty safe to assume that Ahsoka will survive this ordeal. Whenever she returns, she’ll know what choice Sabine made as well as its ramifications. Ahsoka understands Sabine’s attachment to Ezra is very strong, but maybe this time, Ahsoka will be forced to break their partnership for good. Sabine’s choice has put the entire galaxy on the line, and it will be up to Ahsoka, Hera Syndulla, and the fragile New Republic to bear its consequences, that’s assuming that Ahsoka makes it out of the World Between Worlds. Whatever happens, Sabine’s betrayal is something Ahsoka will remember, which can put a permanent dent in their relationship.

Sabine and Ahsoka’s bond in jeopardy

Baylan Skoll has promised Sabine that she’ll get to reunite with Ezra. It seems that he plans on following through on this word, but how long is it before Sabine begins to regret her decision to disobey Ahsoka’s orders? Will she ever be able to look Ahsoka in the eye again, knowing well that she essentially betrayed her master after promising her that she could be counted on? There’s an excellent chance that even if she and Ezra meet, he won’t be too pleased with the choice she made. It won’t be long before Sabine and Ahsoka will come face to face again, but will Ahsoka forgive her for this betrayal? Ahsoka had every intention of training Sabine as a Jedi, but if Sabine can’t follow basic orders and is so emotionally vulnerable that she can’t be trusted, then there’s no point in continuing her training. Ahsoka might as well train Grogu, who has already trained under various masters, and Sabine might be better off sticking to her Mandalorian ways.

Sabine is bound to see the consequences of her actions very soon; when that happens, she’ll regret her choice. This might be what she needs to grow stronger, overcome her weaknesses, and let go of her attachments, but it may come at the cost of her relationship with her master. Ahsoka may hesitate to train Sabine again and decide to walk away, and winning Ahsoka’s trust back could prove to be a big challenge for Sabine.

Ahsoka is streaming now on Disney+.