Ahsoka review: Episode 6 is the beginning of the end

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. /

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for Ahsoka Season 1, Episode 6.

Is Dave Filoni having fun yet? The answer is yes. This week’s episode of Ahsoka proves once and for all that letting Filoni go a little off the rails every now and then has its perks. The man has definitely seen Frozen at least twice, he can’t hide that from us anymore, and that’s good.

It was nice to give Ahsoka time to herself with droid and whales, et al., while Sabine got to shine for an episode. I did not expect both Thrawn and Ezra to make appearances this early on, but so far, it works.

Speaking of Thrawn — he looks great. Even if you’re not totally vibing with this show’s storyline, you have to admit that the work put into making these originally animated characters look spot-on in live-action is 100% paying off. (Okay, it helps that models of Thrawn have been around since the 1990s, but still.)

The same goes, of course, for our boy Ezra (not technically a boy anymore, but he’ll always be our favorite annoying little brother with a big heart no matter what). He looks and sounds perfect. Even his mannerisms are on point. The moment he and Sabine reunite did have me tearing up, and I’d worried the moment would fall flat for me (it did not).

As I’ve said in previous reviews, however, I can’t speak to whether or not that moment matters to you if you’ve never seen Rebels. I have a strong feeling it didn’t quite hit you the same way, but I hope you still enjoyed the moment anyway.

I have no idea what’s in store for the next two episodes of this show. I don’t know where they’re going with it. Presumably, two things still have to happen: Ahsoka has to show up, and most of our heroes have to get off this planet. I will be upset if someone dies — not in an “I’m never watching another Star Wars ever again” kind of way, life’s too short for that. I just don’t think the emotional gut punch for the end of this series needs to involve someone actually dying, not an Ahsoka isn’t actually gone situation.

But what else are we in for here? What has Ezra been doing this whole time? What’s his plan? Does Sabine get to keep her new pet? And are we finally going to figure out why Ahsoka really has beef with Thrawn?

Since I always say you can’t harshly judge a series before it ends, I’m just going to assume everyone involved knows what they’re doing and it will all make sense after the finale. I’m having a great time, but I also don’t know where we’re headed, and naturally, that makes me a little nervous. But that’s not a commentary on the show’s quality, and I encourage you not to confuse uncertainty with dissatisfaction like so many Star Wars fans do.

New episodes of Star Wars: Ahsoka drop Tuesdays exclusively on Disney+.

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