Ahsoka: 5 predictions for Episode 5

(L-R): Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

Ahsoka Episode 4, “Fallen Jedi,” featured shocking twists, a cameo big enough to excite everyone in the fandom, and stakes so high that there’s really no telling what’s coming up next. Still, we’ll attempt to predict what’s next in the series in an episode that’s reportedly nearly 50 minutes long and one that insiders have claimed is truly special and very emotional. Let’s not forget that Episode 5 of Ahsoka is also being screened at select theaters next week, yet another sign that it will be very special.

Here are our 5 predictions for what’s coming in Episode 5 of Ahsoka:

1. A Clone Wars era flashback:

Fans waited and waited for a flashback to the Clone War era in Obi-Wan Kenobi but never got one, but that could change next week. A younger actress has been rumored to be cast to portray Ahsoka from The Clone Wars era, and that might mean that a flashback will happen at some point. Episode 5 seems like a good opportunity for that to happen, especially since Ahsoka ended up in the World Between Worlds at the end of Episode 4, which allows a look into past events.

2. A live-action recreation of Ahsoka and Vader’s duel on Malachor:

The animated version is absolute perfection, but we’ll keep our expectations high and hope that it’s re-created for live-action, so fans can have both versions of it. Hayden Christensen’s impeccable lightsaber fighting skills could get put to good use again. Episode 4 ended on a cliffhanger, and we have no idea where Ahsoka is or how she ended up in the World Between Worlds.

Perhaps this is her final test before she transforms into “Ahsoka the White” and overcomes her guilt. Before Gandalf became Gandalf the White, he faced off against Balrog. In Ahsoka’s case, maybe her Balrog is Darth Vader, and until she defeats him, she can’t come out of the World Between Worlds. It’s hard not to expect Vader after the episode ended with Vader’s theme playing in the background. Is Anakin really Anakin, or is it Vader in disguise?

3. Ezra Bridger’s returns:

Episode 5 could also feature Eman Esfandi’s debut as Ezra Bridger. So far, we’ve only had a small glimpse of him as a hologram in Episode 1. As we’re now entering the second half of the season, it’s the best time to see what Ezra Bridger has been up to all this time and where exactly he is now.

4. Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn:

Grand Admiral Thrawn’s name is mentioned a dozen times, and the entire galaxy’s future depends on what he’s planning to do once he returns. Along with Ezra Bridger, Thrawn’s whereabouts have been unknown for years since they disappeared at the end of Rebels Season 4. What has the cunning Admiral been cooking all this time? How does he plan on taking over the Galaxy and ambush the fledgling New Republic? These are questions that might be answered in Episode 5 of Ahsoka.

5. Hera rescues Ahsoka: 

Based on how “Fallen Jedi” ended, Ahsoka is probably unconscious and could be drowning. Maybe while she’s underwater, her spirit traveled to the World Between Worlds. It seems outlandish, but pretty much anything is possible at this point. There’s also a possibility that she’s dreaming and landed somewhere on land instead of water, but she might be seriously injured. At some point, Huyang will figure out that Sabine and Ahsoka vanished and inform Hera, who will try to find them. There’s a good chance the next episode will end on another cliffhanger as Hera tries to rescue Ahsoka.

Ahsoka Part 4, “Fallen Jedi,” is now streaming on Disney+.