Ahsoka's latest episode, "Dreams and Madness," kicks off with Hera Syndulla forced to answer for her decision to ignore the New Republic's orders by helping Ahsoka Tano make that journey to Peridea.
Senator Xiono is out for blood and wants the former Rebel to be punished, but it's then that a familiar droid arrives to save the day. Anthony Daniels' C-3PO makes an unexpected cameo appearance to inform Mon Mothma and her fellow Senators that Senator Leia Organa gave Hera the green light (which isn't strictly true).
Named as leader of the Defence Council, Leia's role in the New Republic sounds crucial, and her intervention proves vital for the Ghost pilot. However, during a brief conversation with Mon, it's clear the Rebel Alliance's one-time leader is terrified of Grand Admiral Thrawn's possible return, further cementing him as a huge threat.
Elsewhere, we find Ahsoka Tano training aboard her ship and being mentored by a hologram of Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker. Once again decked out in his Clone Wars armour, the Jedi offers his Padawan some words of advice and name-drops some familiar characters, including Dooku and Grievous.
Ahsoka mentions that she has more than 20 of those recordings, so something tells us this might not be the last we see of Anakin.
Perhaps even more interesting, though, is Thrawn's reaction to learning Anakin was Ahsoka's Master. He appears genuinely disturbed and suggests she is likely to be "unpredictable and quite dangerous."
For those of you who have read Timothy Zahn's recent Thrawn novels, you'll know that the Grand Admiral actually met and teamed up with Anakin during The Clone Wars. He was also tasked with working alongside Darth Vader by Emperor Palpatine and successfully deduced that Anakin and the Sith Lord were one and the same.
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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.
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.
Seven of eight episodes of Ahsoka are now streaming on Disney+.