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Star Wars: Ahsoka Episode 6 Review – The Search for Thrawn


Star Wars: Ahsoka takes us to a galaxy even farther away for its biggest episode yet. Our recap…

Shin Hati in Star Wars: Ahsoka
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This Star Wars: Ahsoka article contains spoilers.

Ahsoka Episode 6

It’s been five long years since we saw Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn, zapped into hyperspace seemingly beyond reach in the series finale of Rebels. Bu in Ahsoka’s sixth episode, the nostalgically titled “Far Far Away,” fans finally get to feast their eyes on the reunions they’ve been dreaming about for so long. There was a lot riding on this long-awaited moment in showrunner Dave Filoni’s epic saga, and in most respects it delivers, though one big moment doesn’t feel as, well, big as it should have.

We get to spend a little time with Ahsoka and Huyang to open the episode, and it’s a sweet, fun way to transition from the end of the last episode into this one. As they careen across the galaxy at lightspeed thanks to their Purrgil pals, they share a meaningful conversation that provides further context into where Ahsoka’s head is at the moment. She’s disappointed in Sabine for aiding the enemy in finding Thrawn, risking starting a war that could potentially cost the lives of billions. But she’s more disappointed in herself for not having enough time to help Sabine make the right choice.

“The force provides you with insight, but it does not give one all the answers. Perhaps, for Sabine, it was the only choice,” Huyang interjects, proving once again that he’s the wisest droid in the galaxy. Their wink-wink banter about the first entry in Huyang’s historical “trilogy” of stories being the best is cute, and ending the scene with “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” could have been ultra cringe, but it actually feels warm and sincere here.

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