Huyang and Ahsoka don’t have much screen time in Ahsoka Episode 6, “Far, Far Away.” They’re seen aboard Ahsoka’s ship on their way to Peridea, inside a Purrgil. This was disappointing as Huyang and Ahsoka’s conversations are some of the highlights of the series. Nevertheless, it makes sense because the two didn’t have much to add to the episode, and the focus needed to shift to Peridea, the duo’s destination.
But in the brief time we spent with the two in Episode 6, Huyang and Ahsoka ended up having a very interesting conversation. The two talk about Sabine’s decision to go willingly to the other galaxy in her quest to find Ezra Bridger, and the topic clearly upsets Ahsoka. She changes the subject and asks Huyang to tell her one of the stories he used to tell younglings at the Jedi Temple. Huyang is thousands of years old and has an archive full of stories about the Jedi and Galactic history, separated into three parts, the first of which is Ahsoka’s favorite.
Huyang begins his story by saying a line fans are very familiar with, taken from the Star Wars opening crawl:
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.”
It is a heartwarming way to start a story, but considering Huyang’s age and knowledge, it begs the question of whether there’s more meaning to this line than would appear on the surface. Is Huyang the one who’s narrating the Star Wars saga from his point of view, based on all the history of the Jedi Order that’s stored in his archives? Huyang has been around for as long as the Jedi have existed. He was there for the High Republic era, the prequels, the original trilogy, and is still around in the Ahsoka timeline.
If Huyang is the narrator of Star Wars, there’s reason to believe he will be around for much longer to record even more history, and eventually, narrate everything from his point of view. Regardless of whether this is true or not, it does give us something to ponder. Huyang is a very special droid, and he’s seen much more than anyone in the galaxy, including Ahsoka, can imagine. Ahsoka is very lucky to have him by her side as he offers insights that are based on thousands of years of experience, and Ahsoka will undoubtedly need her trusty companion in the testing times that lie ahead for her and the galaxy.
Ahsoka is streaming on Disney+.