Episode 4 of Disney+'s latest live-action Star Wars series, Ahsoka, is now streaming, and "Fallen Jedi" left us with a lot to discuss, including what has been perceived as an underwhelming reveal for the mysterious masked Inquisitor known as Marrok.
If you haven't watched the episode yet, major spoilers follow.
Ever since the character first appeared on screen, there's been rampant speculation about his true identity, with the most popular theory pointing to him being unveiled as Star Wars Rebels' Ezra Bridger, who was transported to an uncharted galaxy with Grand Admiral Thrawn in the series finale of the animated show.
There were several other theories (Starkiller, Barris Offee), but it's probably fair to say hardly anyone expected Marrok to be... a random, faceless Inquisitor.
During Ahsoka's lightsaber battle with the villain, she slashes him across the mid-section, and he succumbs to his wound after a cloud of dark green smoke bursts forth from his armor.
While many will no doubt be disappointed by this development, it really shouldn't come as much of a surprise. At this stage, we've seen fans make numerous assumptions about certain characters and scenarios in various different TV shows (remember how certain everyone was that Mephisto had to be behind the spooky goings-on in WandaVision?), and when they turn out to be wrong, some react like the series in question failed to deliver on something that was never actually teased in the first place.
While Disney+ and Lucasfilm were no doubt delighted by the extra attention generated by the Marrok speculation, we were never really given any indication that he was going to be anything other than a minor antagonist to add some excitement to the action sequences before being dispatched by one of the heroes.
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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.
The series stars Rosario Dawson in the title role, with Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth, Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati, Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll, David Tennant as Huyang, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn, with Eman Esfandi appearing as Ezra Bridger.
Kevin Kiner was announced as the series' composer.
Ahoska is written by executive producer Dave Filoni, alongside executive producers Favreau, Kennedy, Wilson, and Beck. Gilchrist is co-executive producer. The series’ directors include Filoni, Steph Green, Peter Ramsey, Jennifer Getzinger, Geeta Vasant Patel and Rick Famuyiwa.