The penultimate episode of Ahsoka featured another Anakin Skywalker appearance, with Hayden Christensen this time reprising the role in a training hologram aboard Ahsoka Tano's ship.
She reveals that these words of wisdom are from the final message the Jedi left his Padawan. Reminding her that she'll "face more than just droids" during The Clone Wars, we see Anakin reel off lightsaber-wielding baddies such as General Grievous, Count Dooku...and Asajj Ventress.
For fans of the latter character, this was a huge moment because it's the first time she's been mentioned in a live-action project.
The character developed a huge fan following after first appearing in 2008's The Clone Wars movie. She'd later appear in the TV series of the same name and was a former member of the Nightsisters of Dathomir, the sinister witches who have been taking centre stage in Ahsoka courtesy of The Great Mothers and Morgan Elsbeth.
Trained in the ways of the Dark Side by Count Dooku, she was a crucial part of The Clone Wars' first five seasons but didn't appear after that. 2015 novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple adapted an 8-episode arc meant for the show's final season (which was ultimately shortened and released on Disney+). However, fans have been left wanting more.
It's worth noting that Ventress is supposed to be dead at this point in the Star Wars timeline but, as we saw in Tales of the Jedi with Ahsoka's episodes, Dave Filoni is more than willing to retcon what we've read on the page if the story calls for it!
Could she be residing on Peridea or is the former villain - who later found some level of redemption - being teed up for a live-action debut in a future story? That obviously remains to be seen but Star Wars fans are already going nuts about what was ultimately a simple, albeit awesome, name-drop.
You can check out some of those reactions below.
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