One important thing to remember about the plot of the Ahsoka finale…

Ahsoka season 1. Image courtesy
Ahsoka season 1. Image courtesy /

There is one thing to keep in mind about the Ahsoka finale that I feel is important to talk about. When it comes to season finales, the hype train is flying off the rails. Expectations can be in the stratosphere, which can make or break a series. It’s vital to keep in mind one thing going into the last episode:

Ahsoka probably won’t fully wrap up the story’s plot because it’s setting up Dave Filoni’s movie.

The Mandalorian is an ongoing series, so it makes sense for each season to have a bit of an open ending and not tie up each plot point. Andor will get a season two of its own before its finite end in Rogue One. The ongoing shows function in this way. At this time, we have no confirmation if Ahsoka will get a second season and become an ongoing show. This could be it for the series.

There could always be a second season. Still, there is nothing at the moment that says this series will continue for another outing. It means that Ahsoka probably won’t follow in the footsteps of Obi-Wan Kenobi either, which tied up its plotline in its finale.

The key here is Grand Admiral Thrawn, who Dave Filoni has heavily hinted as the big bad of his movie. This means Ahsoka’s finale is about moving the chess pieces into play and bringing Thrawn back to the known universe. More than likely that will be the most significant plot line that gets resolved in the finale. Thrawn might attack some New Republic ships to show he’s a real threat, but for the big overarching narrative of Star Wars, that’ll probably be it.

Regarding the main characters, Ahsoka will probably narratively function closer to The Book of Boba Fett. Ahsoka’s character journey will come to a close, and we’ll hopefully get some answers to whatever Baylan Skoll is up to. With or without Thrawn, the heroes will also somehow get home to move those few chess pieces. It’s important in the bigger Mandoverse story like Boba Fett’s tale, but it’s not the end of the story.

Overall, this series had two functions: Ahsoka’s character journey and bringing Thrawn back to the galaxy. As someone who is a die-hard believer that character development is plot, this is plenty for me, but I understand if there are fans who want more than that. We have to remember that there’s still another series, Skeleton Crew, to come in the Mandoverse before we get the complete conclusion of Filoni and Jon Favreau’s overarching story.

So be patient, and enjoy whatever the ride that’s the Ahsoka finale.