Chances are, if you subscribe to Disney +, it will be primarily for one show:The Mandalorian. It̵
Note: The Mandalorian is an ongoing show and season 2 is currently airing. While we try to keep spoilers to a minimum, we’ll cover events through Episode 3 of the current season. However, we’ll avoid plot points from the latest episode for those who haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. We will also discuss plot points from The Clone Wars and Rebels closer.
“Do you expect me to search the galaxy for this creature’s home and deliver it to a race of hostile wizards?” In a nutshell, this line sums up Din Djarin’s current mission (aka the Mandalorian and played by Pedro Pascal). At the end of Season 1, the Armorer (Emily Swallow) orders him to return the child to his people.
Djarin seems to have the wrong impression that the Jedi and the people of the Child are one and the same. His last clue in finding the Jedi is to search for a person named Ahsoka Tano in the city of Calodan on the forest planet Corvus.
While The Mandalorian introduces several new characters in the Star Wars universe, you may be surprised to learn that Ahsoka is not an invention of the show. Like Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff), the other Mandalorian who put Djarin in charge, Ahsoka comes from The Clone Wars animated series. (Not the cartoon that followed the style of Samurai Jack, but the later CGI series.)
So is Ahsoka a Jedi? No, but she wanted to be. In The Clone Wars, she is padawan to none other than Anakin Skywalker. (That’s right; she’s Darth Vader’s old student.) Under Anakin’s tutelage, she grows up from a young and whiny child (so classic Star Wars) to a dual lightsaber-wielding, power-explosive, butt-kicking Togruta (that’s her race) who can stand toe-to-toe with the likes of Darth Maul.
But she doesn’t finish her Jedi training. In season 5 of The Clone Wars, someone berates her for murder. Many Jedi don’t believe she’s innocent, and although Anakin catches the real culprit, the situation leaves her disappointed with the Jedi Order.
Ahsoka returns in the newer series Rebels, albeit as a much older and more hardened person. She now wields two white lightsabers and at one point participates in an epic duel with Darth Vader. At the start of the fight, she only suspects Vader’s true identity, but towards the end she discovers the truth. And thanks to some, she barely escapes with her life Star warsstyle time travel (yes, really).
However, that escape is trapping her on a spiritual plane (it’s … complicated), and she no longer appears Rebels until the last episode. When we leave with Ahsoka, she embarks on a journey to find the most important one Rebels character, Ezra, who is lost somewhere in a remote part of the galaxy.
You may be wondering if Bo-Katan really knows Ahsoka – and the answer is yes, she does. They first meet as enemies in Season 4. But this year The Clone Wars got a surprising seventh season after a six-year hiatus. During the final season, Bo-Katan and Ahsoka meet again and fight side by side (more or less) to defeat Darth Maul, who has overthrown Mandalore, the home of the Mandalorians.
What we don’t know is whether Ahsoka really knows where the remaining Jedi are. We haven’t found out if she met Luke or any other Jedi in hiding – except the one in Rebels (most of whom are dead or missing). However, shHe has stimulating knowledge of the Child. After all, she met Yoda and fought alongside Yoda during her years as a padawan. She may be one of the few remaining people who still remember Yoda’s people.
But we’ll have to wait to find out. If Djarin has proven one thing, it is that he has a habit of deviating from his main task. He’s almost always on a side quest. It’s not clear yet when Ahsoka will appear, but it looks like Rosario Dawson will play the character.
Our money is on episode 5. After all, Dave Filoni directed that episode and created Ahsoka (alongside George Lucas). Don’t miss it as Ahsoka is one of the most interesting characters of all Star Wars. You can see its full history by looking Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels on Disney +.