The seventh chapter of Star Wars: Ahsoka is now available on Disney +, and with it a lot of winks and references to the franchise (Beware of spoilers)
Ahsoka episode 7 is packed with Star Wars references and Easter eggs, including some unexpected nods to the Clone Wars. Ahsoka Tano has made her way to Peridea, but quickly realizes that he has arrived too late. Morgan Elsbeth has found Grand Admiral Thrawn, and the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.
However, despite the high stakes, Ahsoka episode 5 revealed that Anakin’s former Padawan learned a lot through her mysterious experience in the World Between Worlds and has finally found peace with her past. She is no longer simply a warrior, focused on the mission above all else; Now, her attention is focused on finding Sabine and Ezra, her friends, first, and only then will they face Thrawn. The character arc reveals that she once again faces the ghosts of her past.
Ahsoka returns to Coruscant, the galactic capital
The opening scenes of Ahsoka episode 7 return to Coruscant, which is indeed confirmed as the capital of the New Republic since this is where the Senate is based. This status was implied in season 3 of The Mandalorian, but now it appears to be official. It’s easy to see why the New Republic chose Coruscant, but this still conflicts with the Star Wars sequel trilogy. In the moment of Star Wars: The Force Awakensthe New Republic Senate had moved to Hosnian Prime.
Hera Syndulla names the imperial remnant
Hera names the Imperial Remnant, much to Senator Xiono’s frustration. The term “Imperial Remnant” was established in Star Wars Legends and is pretty self-explanatory. He was first referenced in canon in episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett, and has now also been referenced in the halls of Coruscant. Senator Xiono hints that he is tied to what he considers a conspiracy theory that Imperial warlords are working together; The Mandalorian season 3 confirmed this to be true, revealing the Shadow Imperial Council awaiting Thrawn’s return.
The timeline that Ahsoka occupies in the Mandoverse is confirmed
Carson Teva interrupts what appears to be a war council from Hera Syndulla, backing up her comment about the Imperial Remnant by mentioning Moff Gideon’s defeat on Mandalore in The Mandalorian season 3 finale. Which sets up the timeline in which Ahsoka takes place, establishing that it takes place after season 3 of The Mandalorian.
Episode 7 of Ahsoka presents a pleasant surprise when Anthony Daniels’ C-3PO makes his appearance as C-3PO, who comes to Hera’s aid following orders from Senator Leia Organa. Confirming that he works with Hera Syndulla, and that he had authorization to investigate what Morgan Elsbeth was planning.
Leia’s role in the New Republic confirmed
Leia is, of course, a senator at this point in the Star Wars timeline. Ahsoka episode 7 confirms that she is the leader of the Defense Council, reminding the senate council that judges Hera Syndulla’s decisions that she must be informed at all times of all decisions that affect the safety of the inhabitants of the new republic Which neither Mon Mothma nor Xiono had done.
Anakin Skywalker recorded 20 holovideos for Ahsoka
Ahsoka episode 7 features another cameo from Anakin Skywalker. In the chapter we can see Ahsoka training her lightsaber katas following the instructions of a holovideo that Anakin left her. Apparently the former Togruta master recorded 20 holovideos during the time of the clone wars, with the holovideo we see in the chapter being the last one that Anakin recorded.
Remembering Grievous, Count Dooku and Asajj Ventress
In the holovideo that Anakin Skywalker recorded, the Jedi remembers some powerful lightsaber-wielding enemies that Ahsoka might have to face during the Clone Wars: General Grievous, Count Dooku, and Asajj Ventress. This was why Anakin taught Ahsoka Djem So, a Form V variant that is excellent for dealing with other lightsaber wielders. Presumably Ahsoka hasn’t practiced and now that he has made peace with Anakin she is preparing for his rematch against Baylan Skoll.
Morgan gives Grand Admiral Thrawn access to the Inquisitorial database
Grand Admiral Thrawn believes that knowing as much as he can about his enemies can give him a strategic advantage in anticipating their movements, so naturally he requests information on Ahsoka Tano. Morgan gives him access to the Inquisitorial Database, a record of Order 66 survivors maintained by the Emperor’s Inquisitors during the time of the Great Purge.
Grand Admiral Thrawn reacts to Anakin Skywalker’s name
Thrawn is somewhat shocked to realize that Ahsoka trained under General Anakin Skywalker. The novel Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn tells the story of Thrawn’s first meeting with Anakin Skywalker, towards the end of the Clone Wars, some time before Thrawn was exiled to Imperial space by his own people. Thrawn’s knowledge of Anakin was what earned him Palpatine’s attention. The Grand Admiral was one of the few to know that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, successfully deducing the truth. No wonder he was surprised to find out that he was facing Anakin’s Padawan.
The empire was defeated at the Battle of Endor
On Peridea, Sabine gives Ezra Bridger a summary of the various galactic events he has missed in his absence. Sabine tells Ezra that the Empire was defeated at Endor, since that was where Palpatine died. Chuck Wendig’s “Aftermath” trilogy revealed that the Galactic Civil War technically lasted one more year after Endor, concluding at the Battle of Jakku.
Sabine reveals that Zeb is training recruits
Zeb first appeared in live-action
Ahsoka is serving as a live-action fifth season of Star Wars Rebels, in which almost all of the members of the ghost have been reunited. Since in Ahsoka the fans have missed Zeb. Character we last saw at Adelphi Base in the third season of The Mandalorian working with Carson Teva. He apparently is training recruits.
The Nightsisters use dark side magic to track Ahsoka
The Great Mothers use the magic of the Nightsisters to track Ahsoka, and their method is fascinating; They stand around a holomap and weave a triangle of energy between them. A red triangle is a traditional symbol of the dark side, typically associated with the Sith. This has always seemed strange, given the Sith’s emphasis on the Rule of Two, but it is likely that they adopted the red triangle of early dark side practitioners, just as they adopted the language of ur-Kittât. The Nightsisters may well be the ones who first used this particular symbol.
Ahsoka and Sabine share a bond of the force
If anyone doubted that Sabine could be a Jedi, the chapter reveals the connection she has with Ahsoka as they share a Padawan bond through the Force. However, this takes place very shortly after Ahsoka’s experience in the World Between Worlds, perhaps suggesting that Ahsoka had been forcibly shut down. Sabine feels something “familiar,” one of her first hints of her Force sensitivity, a kind of awakening moment for her.
And so far all the easter eggs, winks and curiosities that we have seen in the seventh chapter of Ahsoka. So now stay tuned for the last chapter that will premiere next week on Disney +. Many things have to happen. What is Thrwan’s mysterious burden? Will they stop the grand admiral? In my opinion, I believe that they will not be able to stop him, which will leave the story open for Filoni’s film that will end the Mandoverse.