Ahsoka episode 4: Fallen Jedi picks up where last week’s episode left off. Sabine Wren, Ahsoka Tano and Huyang are stranded on Seatos with Morgan Elsbeth’s forces after them. We also see Ahsoka in a mental place that makes her uncomfortable, making tough choices. She tells Sabine that since their enemies have the map, they must decide whether to save Ezra Bridger or let Thrawn wage war upon his return.
This is the theme throughout Fallen Jedi, as her decision to leave the Jedi Order all those years ago is brought up a few times. Also, the episode’s title is a nod to Baylan losing his way and Anakin’s fall to the dark side, which we’ll discuss later.
It’s Down Hill For Huyang
Huyang goes to reactivate the ship and is attacked, causing Ahsoka and Sabine to investigate. They’re forced to go after Marrok and Shin Hati. Ahsoka takes Marrok, who is revealed to be no one of importance and seems to have been created by Nightsister magic or was altered as his body melts away in a cloud of green dust.
Sabine, meanwhile, takes on Shin and manages to hold her own better than she did the last time she went up against her. After she takes a fall, Sabine tries to use the Force but is unable.
Hera Defies The Senate’s Orders Not To Get Involved
Back on Home One, Hera Syndulla, her son, Jacen and their astromech, Chopper, are cornered by Lieutenant Hawkins, who questions where they’re going. Hera tells him she can’t sit back and do nothing while her friends are in trouble. She then instructs Hawkins to make up some excuse as to why she’s not there for a meeting.
Hera recruits Carson Teva, who has repeatedly popped up in The Mandalorian for help. On board The Ghost, Jacen asks why his mother gets to break the rules, and he doesn’t. Hera tells him she’s a general, meaning she occasionally gets to break the rules.
Baylan Taunts Ahsoka, And The Hyperspace Jump
Back on Seatos, Ahsoka, fresh from her fight with Marrok, confronts Baylan Skoll, who mocks her for leaving Anakin. She manages to get the map, but it burns her hand, leaving her to fight with one lightsaber.
Skoll takes full advantage of this and backs her off a cliff in front of Sabine. Baylan then manages to get Sabine to hand over the map. He guilt trips her with her desire to bring Ezra home and that her family presumed died on Mandalore. Shin shows up and then starts force-choking their newest prisoner. Baylen has to tell her to stop.
Onboard the Eye of Sion, the ship enters hyperspace just as Hera and the Phoenix Squadron arrive. The hyperspace jump is so strong that it knocks several members of the Squadron off course, causing them to crash into each other, killing several pilots. Shocked, Jacen turns to his mother and, in a small voice, says, “Mom, I have a bad feeling.” This nods to the well-known saying, “I have a bad feeling about this.” It also indicates that Jacen may be Force-sensitive like his father, Kanan.
Welcome Back, Skyguy
The Fallen Jedi ends with Ahsoka waking up from her tumble off the cliff. She sits up and finds herself inside the World Between Worlds. Tano hears a familiar voice call her Snips, a nickname she has not heard in years. She turns to see her master, Anakin Skywalker, standing behind her, appearing as he did the last time she saw him in person before he became Darth Vader.
This episode was AMAZING! The emotion is high, and the satisfying ending is just a chef’s kiss. Well done, Dave Filoni, for the incredible writing and Peter Ramsey knocked it out of the park with the direction.
Given how the episode ends, we’ll likely pick up next week in the World Between Worlds. The next episode might be where we get the confirmation that Savannah Steyn is playing young Ahsoka. We’ll have to wait and see; this episode was next level. I admit this show had a bit of a shaky start, but every episode makes it more robust. Every episode is taking a risk, and it’s paying off. I was hoping we’d see or get a reference to our boy, Zeb, but it didn’t happen, and that’s okay. We still have four episodes to go.