Ahsoka: Did Dave Filoni confirm Sabine Wren’s Jedi status?

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. /

One line that stood out to me in Ahsoka Episode 6, “Far, Far Away,” was from the Nightsisters on Peridea while talking about Sabine Wren. Brought to the planet by Baylan Skoll and Morgan Elsbeth, Sabine Wren stands before the trio of Nightsisters and one of them says regarding Sabine, “She reeks of Jedi.”

At first glance, this may not seem to be of any significance, but if you have watched The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated series, you have come to learn that Dave Filoni rarely does anything just because. It may not have the direct connection you seek right then and there, but that loose thread does have a connection somewhere, somehow.

What it means

This line of dialogue means one of two things:

1) Sabine Wren is confirmed as a Jedi by the words of the Nightsisters.

2) Sabine has spent time around Ahsoka, the Jedi, and they sense Ahsoka in the Force around Sabine Wren.

Both are very realistic possibilities. Filoni is typically pretty direct in his writing but has also been known to throw curveballs into the mix every now and then, just to keep fans and writers like myself on their toes.

It’s a sign of a good story writer, which most Star Wars fans consider Filoni to be. Either he’s hiding something in plain sight for us, or it’s a misdirection to usher in a separate story item later. Either way, we, as fans, are winning.

Let’s look at each possibility and see what it could mean for the series at hand.

Sabine Wren is a Jedi

It would be a logical conclusion to feel that Episode 6 of Ahsoka confirms Sabine as a Jedi. Her Force abilities may be dormant to her only, just as they were in Rebels when Kanan Jarrus also tried to train her. Sabine never purged herself of her guilt for working for the Empire and building weapons that would eventually be used against her homeworld. The sequels showed us how guilt affected Luke Skywalker and how he shut himself off from the Force. Sabine could be doing the very same thing and not allowing the Force to operate with her or through her, unknowingly even.

Couple her guilt with her Mandalorian disposition, and she may just be a tougher nut to crack, so to speak. But she would make an excellent Jedi. Mandalorian training, weapons training, and then add the Force? She would be impressive.

Sabine Wren is NOT a Jedi

It would be a logical conclusion that Sabine is not a Jedi and that the Nightsisters simply sensed Ahsoka around her in the Force, perhaps as a Force memory. Ahsoka’s time with her on the ship and on the planet of Peridea would allow her to be seen through the Force as the loose thread, Ahsoka Tano, approaches. Sabine has shown a clear issue with her and the Cosmic Force and the ability to wield it. Huyang even commented that she was the worst padawan candidate to that point. Jacen Syndulla showed natural abilities and was also mentioned by Huyang as having these skills.

Speaking of Jacen, the line uttered by the Nightsisters may also pertain to Jacen Syndulla. He is an untrained Force user who was using their abilities around Sabine while on the Ghost and searching for Sabine on Peridea. So it may be that the Nightsisters sensed not one but two Jedi. Therefore, Sabine “reeked of Jedi.”

So, in the end, whether or not Sabine Wren was confirmed as Jedi was in this episode. We just now have to be patient for episodes 7 and 8 and their story to unfold. As Dave Filoni has shown us, it will be worth our wait.

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