Ahsoka season 1 episode 6 recap: Rebels rewards

Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

This recap contains full spoilers for Ahsoka Episode 6, “Far, Far Away.”

Picking up after the events of Episode 5, “Shadow Warrior,” the episode opens with Ahsoka and Huyang riding inside the Purrgil in an attempt to follow Baylan Skoll, Morgan Elsbeth, and Shin Hati have taken Ahsoka’s padawan, Sabine Wren.

Ahsoka muses on the stories of the Purrgil Huyang told the younglings, and he asks for a story. Ahsoka shares that Sabine went willingly with the enemy. Ahsoka feels guilty that she didn’t prepare Sabine better to make the choice. Huyang offers a perspective that maybe to Sabine, that was the only choice she felt like she could make.

As Huyang begins a story, the title card for the episode comes up saying, “Part VI: Far, Far Away.”

Shifting to Sabine, she’s in a prison cell on the enemy ship. Baylan checks in on her but leaves her in the cell. Sabine takes this as him going back on their deal for her to see Ezra again. Baylan tells the other baddies on the bridge that he believes she can still be of use to find Ezra again.

Then, coming out of hyperspace, they arrived in another galaxy at Peridea. Morgan says it’s the ancient homeworld of the Dathomiri. The Nightsisters were supposedly the first to ride the Purrgil to the known galaxy. Baylan adds that Purrgil came here to die, and it’s a space whale graveyard.

They pick up a beacon from the planet’s surface and check it out, bringing Sabine along with them.

Breaking through the clouds, they find ancient ruins of civilizations from a bygone era and fly until they see a tall structure built into a mountain. Landing, they’re greeted by a group of Nightsisters on an ancient ruin. They welcome Morgan and say they told her and Thrawn about each other.

The Nightsisters then notice Sabine, calling her a Jedi. They reveal three orbs that circle Sabine and drag her into the building, leaving her once again captured.

Shin notices Baylan’s unease, and he says they’re basically living a legend. This planet was folktales told in the Jedi temple. Baylan tells her about how the Jedi fell and how it affected him as a person. Groups rise and fall, and power rises and falls. Shin wonders if it’s their time for power, but Baylan says it’s fleeting. He sees the beginning to bring the cycle to an end.

In her new jail cell, Sabine tries to work her way to escape. She focuses and tries to use the Force. For a moment, it seems like it works…

…until she realizes the rumbling around her is the arrival of the Chimaera, Grand Admiral Thrawn’s ship, pulling up to meet them.

There are rows of what are called Night Troopers lined and waiting, with the leader in a gold mask named Enoch.

And in the midst of them, strolling to greet the bad guys, is Thrawn arriving into live action. He thanks the Nightsister witches and Morgan. Enoch prepares to move cargo from one ship to another, something Morgan notes will take three days.

The Nightsisters bring up Sabine, which is Baylan’s time to slide in and introduce himself to the Grand Admiral. Thrawn is aware of Baylan’s name but is even more aware of who Sabine is. He welcomes Sabine’s use as a prisoner.

Sabine is brought before Thrawn. Sabine is blunt with Thrawn, despite his willingness to help Baylan honor his agreement with the Mandalorian. Apparently, Ezra isn’t there anymore as he, at some point, parted ways. Thrawn agrees to provide her with his last known whereabouts and warns her that once their ship leaves, she will be stranded there and that Ezra might be dead.

She dons her Mando armor, is given a fuzzy wolf-like creature called a Howler, and gets a warning from Enoch. There are nomads on this planet, and they will kill her. Giving her back her weapons, including her lightsaber, she rides out.

The baddies watch her go. Thrawn tells Baylan and Shin to follow Sabine. They will honor Sabine finding Ezra. When she does, Baylan and Shin are then to destroy Sabine and Ezra.

Out in the wilderness, Sabine is ambushed by said nomad bandits. They messed with the wrong target, as she showed off her flashy Mandalorian and Jedi lightsaber fighting abilities to scare them off. She continues on foot with Shin and Baylan in pursuit without her mount, which was frightened off in the fight.

Thrawn commands Enoch to send two attack squads to assist Baylan in his attack. He says their goal is to escape, and Thrawn is willing to leave Ezra, Sabine, Baylan, and Shin behind in the process if necessary.

Sabine finds her mount, who she’s miffed at. But the loyal wolf creature follows and warms up to her. She trusts the Howler to guide her, letting it take the lead.

It picks up the scent of a crab-like creature in a little suit called a Noti, but it speaks an alien language. But then, the Noti recognizes the Rebellion symbol on Sabine’s Mando armor. The Noti is also wearing the symbol, which shouldn’t be possible unless Ezra gave it to him.

Other Noti pop up, gathering together to converse. The Noti know of Ezra and decide to lead her and her Howler.

Baylan and Hati still follow her trail. Shin wonders if she was trained like Ezra, and Baylan says he trained her to be more than a Jedi. Shin worries about staying on the planet and wants to flee. However, something is calling to Baylan amid all of this. They spot a group of bandits and decide to team up with them.

Back with Sabine, the little Noti leads her and her Howler to their village. She passes among their people, who’re kind enough to offer her food.

Then, a familiar voice says, “I knew I could count on you.”

There is Ezra Bridger, finally found and sporting a glorious beard!

The two friends banter before embracing each other tightly. They hold off on catch-up questions for later, as the Noti must pack up being little nomads.

The well wishes aren’t long, though, as Thrawn and Morgan meet with the Great Nightsister Mothers, who warn of Ahsoka coming. Thrawn isn’t too happy with Morgan, who thought Ahsoka had died. Thrawn wants to know everything Morgan knows about Ahsoka to prepare for her.

And if a Purrgil approaches the planet, he wants Morgan’s Eye of Sion to destroy it.