Ahsoka Part Five is the fifth chapter of an American scifi space opera miniseries created and written by Dave Filoni for Disney+. It is part of the Star Wars franchise and a spin-off from the series The Mandalorian, taking place in the same timeframe as that series and its other interconnected spin-offs after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983), while also serving as a continuation to the animated series Star Wars Rebels. The series follows Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to the galaxy following the fall of the Empire. (Wikipedia)
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Entitled “Shadow Warrior”, Ahsoka Part Five fails to move the main storyline one iota and this has been a major problem with the miniseries so far. Five episodes in, nothing much has really happened with respect to Ahsoka’s quest i.e. to stop Grand Admiral Thrawn. Though, one might argue that this chapter is a deep dive into Ahsoka’s character development, a more accurate examination will reveal that it was really an exercise in nostalgic fan-service.
First of all, Ahsoka Part Five reunites Ahsoka with Anakin Skywalker her Jedi master, or we are supposed to believe it’s Anakin. But it is Anakin from the time of the Clone Wars, and according to him “Anakin”, he needs to complete Ahsoka’s training. This involves flashbacks to the Clone Wars when Ahsoka was a teenager, and relate to her doubts about being a soldier fighting in a war. The flashbacks resolve in a lightsaber fight between Ahsoka and “Anakin” that ends in the lesson being Ahsoka’s commitment to fight the good fight (?). This leads her to being rescued by Hera to continue to pursue her quest.
In the final analysis, this miniseries is light on plot, heavy on nostalgia but hopefully the final three instalments will be worth the investment. Fingers crossed.
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