Followers had been eagerly awaiting Ahsoka’s live-action debut — and the sight of her twin lightsabers — and it did not disappoint, because the title character lastly discovered her and introduced the Baby to her. By way of her Jedi powers, she was capable of talk with the child, revealing his title — Grogu — and the truth that he had been educated as a Jedi earlier than the rise of the Empire, hidden for his safety when the Jedi have been routed.
Ahsoka stated she would not proceed that coaching, suggesting that Grogu had already fashioned a powerful attachment to the Mandalorian. As a result of the kid felt concern, she stated, there could possibly be harmful penalties, noting that she had seen what concern can do “to the perfect of us” — a reference to Anakin Skywalker’s fall to the darkish aspect of the Drive in changing into Darth Vader.
The episode — which additionally featured “The Terminator” actor Michael Biehn in a visitor function — closed with Ahsoka sending the Mandalorian on a brand new stage of his quest to discover a dwelling for Grogu, whereas leaving the door open to her return. Within the climactic sequence, she talked about her pursuit of Grand Admiral Thrawn, a villain from “Star Wars Rebels.”
Whereas advancing the story on a number of fronts, “The Jedi” was notably slim on particulars about what Ahsoka had been doing since followers noticed her final. Based mostly on the preliminary response, that would appear to create quite a few potentialities for her future and previous adventures — establishing another piece of ammunition, doubtlessly, for Disney’s “Star Wars” universe.
“The Mandalorian” is offered on Disney+.