IN REVIEW: STAR WARS: AHSOKA (S1 – EP 8) – The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord

The heroes race to prevent Grand Admiral Thrawn's escape.

Synopsis: In The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord, The heroes race to prevent Grand Admiral Thrawn’s escape.


The Story

Having reunited in the last episode. Ahsoka, Sabine, and Ezra Bridger make plans to attack Grand Admiral Thrawn’s Star Destroyer and prevent him for leaving. But before they can get underway they are attacked by a pair of Tie Fighters, which damage Ahsoka’s Jedi shuttle. Thankfully Ahsoka and her team have alternate means of travel, which allow them to follow through on their plans while Huyang makes repairs to the shuttle. 

As Ahsoka and the gang make it to Thrawn’s base they pretty much wipe out an entire troop of Stormtroopers, which are suddenly transformed by the Night Sisters into Zombie Storm Troopers. As they manage to do away with the Walking Dead Troopers. Ahsoka has the duel to end all duels with Morgan Elsbeth while Ezra and Sabine attempt to board Thrawn’s Star Destroyer so they can hitch a ride home. However, when Sabine sees that Ahsoka is in trouble she chooses to help her while Ezra goes home. 


The Acting

Eman Esfandi is fantastic in the role of Ezra Bridger and is an incredible likeness to how you’d imagine an older version of the animated character would be. I particularly enjoyed the scene Ezra has with Huyang where Ezra is building himself a new Lightsaber but is struggling to find a key component. This allows for a nice reference to Kanan Jarrus who taught Ezra in the ways of the Jedi during the entire run of Star Wars: Rebels. We also get great performances from Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka and Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth who have perhaps one of the most epic duels you’ll see. Added to this is a great performance from Lars Mikkelsen as the cold and calculated Grand Admiral Thrawn.



The series ends on a cliffhanger as we see Ezra make it back home while Ahsoka and Sabine wind up stuck on Peridea with Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati still elsewhere on the planet. We can only really assume that if a second season happens. It will involve Hera and Ezra making their way to Perida to get Ahsoka and Sabine back.

Overall. This was a pretty solid season finale that had some nice action scenes and a really cool duel between Ahsoka and Elsbeth. However, I think they might as well just have called the show Star Wars: Rebels season five as it relied heavily on key characters from that series for the plot to move forward.

STAR WARS: AHSOKA (S1 – EP 8) - The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord
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  • Acting
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  • Incidental Music

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