We're now four episodes into Ahsoka, and with what we're expecting to be Anakin Skywalker-heavy instalment set to hit Disney+ on Tuesday, many fans are understandably concerned about Grand Admiral Thrawn's continued absence from the show.
The villain has been mentioned plenty of times, but halfway into the season, it's a little disappointing to have seen nothing of him! Still, with Morgan Elsbeth successfully taking the Eye of Sion into that neighbouring Galaxy, it feels like we're finally going to see Thrawn and the missing Ezra Bridger.
They both vanished at the end of Star Wars Rebels after being pulled into hyperspace by the Purrgil, but what happened next?
According to one reliable scooper, we'll discover that "Thrawn is using [Nightsisters] and an army of zombie [Stormtroopers] in the other galaxy to find a way back. Thrawn has a henchman named Enoch with a golden mask."
"Ezra is not with him they split ways a long time ago and Ezra developed a new Force power. A Force Karate. The season ends with Thrawn winning. He's back in the main Star Wars galaxy and is ready to take over."
This lines up with what we heard several months ago, albeit with a handful of additional details. The Nightsisters hailing from another Galaxy is intriguing, though this obviously explains Elsbeth's comments that she could hear Thrawn calling to her (likely with the help of their magic).
Where things get particularly interesting, though, is with the mention that "they are teasing an even greater threat that will come soon. Greater than Thrawn."
We've all assumed Supreme Leader Snoke was a failed Emperor Palpatine clone, but what if the villain actually hailed from another Galaxy and simply had his mind taken over by Darth Sidious? @MyTimeToShineH has seemingly been teasing Palpatine's return and we're still waiting on an origin story for the First Order, so something tells us the dots will soon start connecting, particularly with Dave Filoni's Star Wars movie on the way...
Set after the fall of the Empire, Ahsoka follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.
In addition to Rosario Dawson in the title role, the series stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, the late Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll, Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati, Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth, David Tennant as Huyang, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Eman Esfandi appearing as Ezra Bridger.
Ahsoka was written by Dave Filoni, who executive produces alongside Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, and Carrie Beck. Directors include Filoni, Steph Green, Peter Ramsey, Jennifer Getzinger, Geeta Vasant Patel, and Rick Famuyiwa.
The first four episodes of Ahsoka are now streaming on Disney+.