If you’ve watched the latest episode of Ahsoka which dropped on Disney Plus this week, and felt that the trip that Ahsoka and Sabine took to discover what the Sith were cooking up out there in the galaxy, felt really familiar, then you weren’t alone.
Because you were right.
The episode begins with Ahsoka trying to advance Sabine on her training by throwing a darkened helmet on her and testing her sensitivity to the force. This follows the exercise that she had with the droid which we’ll also get back to.
In episode IV “A New Hope” (or the first Star Wars movie made, to my non obsessed fans) we observe Luke Skywalker training aboard the Millennium Falcon, also wearing a helmet that makes it impossible to see. Obi Wan Kenobi, also does this to enhance Luke’s sensitivity to the force. And there is also an automated assistant trying to attack him.
Later in that same film, we observe a dogfight in space that sees Sabine take the rear guns, just like Luke had to do with Han Solo piloting the Millennium Falcon.
We all know the mythology here.
Obi Wan Kenobi gave us Anakin Skywalker, who gave us Ahsoka Tano, who has met Luke Skywalker, although its unclear how deep their conversations have gone, or if Ahsoka met with Obi Wan again before the events of a New Hope. There might have been some note sharing. We can’t be sure.
But that’s the sign of a rich mythology.
And now it looks like we’re headed towards a two on two match up between Masters and Apprentices in the last few episodes of the show.
Still, it’s moments like these that are thrown in to reward fans that have been paying attention.
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