Episode 5 will of Ahsoka will go down as one of the all-time great pieces of Star Wars content.
Here we are — Ahsoka and Anakin, meeting in the World Between Worlds. Master and Padawan, separated by decades and a legacy of shame. What is there to say?
Turns out, a lot — though it will take the form of (imaginary?) time travel to enable Anakin teach Ahsoka her final lesson (since she left the Order before becoming a Jedi Knight).
Also, Hayden Christiansen is KILLING it as Clone Wars Anakin! He didn't voice the animated character, but damn if doesn't replicate nearly perfectly.
But first, is the World Between Worlds real? Who can say! Is Anakin a mirage? We don't know! But he serves to help heal Ahsoka in this episode, and that's all that really matters.
These Two Were Children
But watching a young Ahsoka deal with the ravages of war and death was heartbreaking. (Thank God Filoni didn't put this young actress in a skimpy tube top, too).
What Was Wrong With The Jedi?!
Hera Still Searches
Choosing Not to Give In
We're Going A-Whaling!
Baseline score: 9
Bonuses: +3 De-aged Anakin! Young Padawan Ahsoka! Purgill pod!
Penalties: -1 Non-Clone Wars fans won't be as moved, but they'll still understand why this episode is a big deal.
Nerd coefficient: +1 million This was literally our glimpse into a live-action Clone Wars.
Gonk droid count: Nary a one. That's okay, though.
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