Episode 7 of Ahsoka includes an important scene that tells us when the series takes place. The show goes back to Coruscant, where Hera Syndulla is in danger of being court martialed as General of the New Republic. She’s questioned by Senator Hamato Xiono, who’s skeptical of the events that took place on Seatos, and of whether the Empire is still a threat to the New Republic. It’s during this scene that Carson Teva mentions an important detail that reveals when Ahsoka takes place.
Carson Teva explains that the conflict on Mandalore proves that the Empire is still very much a threat, to which Senator Xiono replies that “Gideon was a warlord acting on his own.” This line shows that the events of Ahsoka are taking place after the end of The Mandalorian Season 3. The Mandalorians have already taken their planet back and word of Gideon’s activities on the planet has reached every corner of the galaxy, including Coruscant. It’s not surprising to see that the New Republic doesn’t care what happened on Mandalore as they’re obviously very sure that the Empire is finished for good and whatever is left of it doesn’t pose a threat to the New Republic, according to them.
The leaders of the New Republic continue to have their blinders on and are paying no heed to any type of warning of what’s to come. Xiono simply laughs off whatever happened on Seatos as a “fairytale” and it’s not until Senator Leia Organa bails out Hera, with the help of C-3PO, that the situation is resolved, at least for now. But these are temporary solutions to a larger problem, and Hera does her best to warn Mon Mothma that there’s a very real threat out there, and Thrawn’s return is imminent. As it’s been confirmed that the Mandoverse series is taking place chronologically, up till now, it seems that The Mandalorian Season 4 will pick up from where Ahsoka Season 1 ends.
The Mandalorian Season 4 will likely be set after the events of Ahsoka‘s finale, so don’t be surprised if Grand Admiral Thrawn runs into Din and Grogu, or if Din and Grogu run into Ahsoka, Hera, and Carson Teva while trying to deal with Imperial Remnants. At the end of Mando Season 3, Din takes up Carson Teva’s offer of helping to hunt down Imperial Remnants, and with every episode of Ahsoka, it appears more and more like Din’s job in Season 4 will not only be a tough one, but an important one too.
Ahsoka is streaming on Disney+.