Star Wars: Ahsoka Episode 3 Review – Space Suit Shenanigans

Star Wars: Ahsoka returns with “Time to Fly” and the very best space sequence of the Disney+ era!

Star Wars: Ahsoka Episode 3
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This Star Wars: Ahsoka review contains spoilers.

Ahsoka Episode 3

Ahsoka’s third episode largely focuses on its climactic multi-stage starfighter battle, which is eye-poppingly entertaining and worth watching the episode for alone. But there are actually several notable interpersonal moments that dovetail nicely with the two-episode premiere and set up what’s yet to come.

Rosario Dawson and Natasha Liu Bordizzo continue to click as Ahsoka and once-again Padawan Sabine, playing naturally off of one another and conveying that their characters are on good terms but still very much readjusting to the master-apprentice dynamic. Huyang adds a bit of humorously toxic pragmatism to the dynamic (“She is not an acceptable candidate,”), which sets Sabine up as a compelling underdog and makes Ahsoka’s belief in her friend and student mean that much more.

The sparring session between the three of them is a cool throwback to Luke and Obi-Wan, and it’s nice to see practical-effects Huyang filmed so…conventionally? In other words, seeing Huyang presented with such tactility helps tremendously in grounding him in the scene and connecting him to David Tennant’s voice. His master proficiency with lightsabers makes him such a unique droid character, and he’s quickly become an essential element of the show despite being a supporting role.


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