This article contains spoilers to Ahsoka episode 8.
Ahsoka, Sabine, and Huyang watched helplessly as Thrawn’s ship shot away into hyperspace, stranding them on Peridea with no way home. Sabine takes heart in the fact that Ezra was able to escape and make his way home but worries that her decisions have led her galaxy to face unprecedented dangers. As bleak as everything appears for them, Ahsoka remains calm, saying “Ezra is where he needs to be and so are we.”
At the beginning of the episode, Ahsoka counseled Sabine to trust in the Force. She has long relied on the Force for guidance and strength. It is possible that her statements are a reminder of her continued faith that the Force has led them to stay on this planet, even if the reasons remain unknown. Ahsoka knows she can depend on Hera and Ezra to face this threat, having done so many times during the Rebellion. However, her declaration could mean something far more important.
Being stranded on this planet provides them with the opportunity to work against Thrawn from the other side of the galaxy. His final order before the victorious departure was to destroy their fortress. In addition to targeting his enemies, his aim could have been to destroy evidence of his plans. Within the ruins, Ahsoka and Sabine could discover something that could change the tides of the conflict if they find their way back to their home galaxy.
Furthermore, in their time on Peridea, they may need to protect the Noti from people like Shin, who appears to have joined the dangerous hunters roaming the plains. Jedi have always stood in the path between oppressors and those who may not be able to defend themselves. Ahsoka and Sabine could be called to stay in this galaxy to guard the beings they have come to call their friends.
Another possibility was hinted at when Ahsoka and Sabine rejoined the Noti. Ahsoka turned to see an owl-like bird, called a convor, watching her. She becomes very thoughtful after this sighting, showing the convor’s presence may have been a message to her. This bird is likely Ahsoka’s companion Morai, who has followed her around since the Clone Wars. The fact that Morai has joined her on Peridea is a major hint at the fight she could face next.
During the Clone Wars, Ahsoka, Anakin, and Obi-Wan discovered the Mortis gods, a trio of Celestial beings that represented the Force. The Daughter represented the Light, the Son represented the Dark, and the Father was the balancing force between them. Our heroes got caught up in the battle between these beings, resulting in Ahsoka’s death. When all hope seemed lost, the Daughter gave up her lifeforce so that Ahsoka could live, resulting in the purest form of the Light side residing within Ahsoka. After this event, Morai, a representation of the Daughter, became Ahsoka’s companion.
If Morai is on Peridea, this could be a warning of a new conflict brewing between the three aspects of the Force. As the finale episode draws to a close, Baylon Skoll stands atop a statue of the Father. His intentions remain unknown, but if he is seeking out something related to the three Celestial beings, Ahsoka needs to be there to help stop his plans. When Morai appeared to Ahsoka, it could have been a message that she needs to prepare for a battle on Peridea related to the Mortis gods and their powerful connection to the Force.
Fans of Ahsoka will likely be waiting quite a while to discover exactly what awaits Ahsoka and Sabine on Peridea, but if Ahsoka feels she is where she needs to be, we can trust in the hope for her future and the future of her galaxy.