The trailer for the final (for real this time) season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars dropped this morning, and here’s my thoughts on Ahsoka’s final mission with former master Anakin Skywalker.
AHSOKA TANO: MORE BELOVED THAN REY
First, let me say that there’s been no greater reward I’ve gotten from the over 15 year history of this great series, than by getting a character like Ahsoka Tano to exist. She may very well be the single most fleshed out character that we’ve gotten in Star Wars history, mostly because she’s the creation of one man and one man only, Dave Filoni. There was no endless novelizations needed to flesh her out after a few movies. No lore to establish with her background or her future. We saw it all on screen over the course of 5 season of Clone Wars, 2 seasons of Rebels and a surprise cameo in The Rise of Skywalker.
Ahsoha has grown in so many ways and an entire generation of kids have grown up with her. She’s the type of character that I’m certain even the harsh critics of recent Star Wars would have a hard time hating on. Saying she’s beloved would be a massive understatement.
So it’s bittersweet to once again be forced to goodbye to her. It’s something we’ve had to do too many times, but who knows what will happen. The powers-that-be seem to find ways to bring her back.
THE TIMELINE OF THE STORY
It’s a bit jarring to reconcile that a lot of the action will be taking place within the midst of what was happening in Revenge of The Sith. Clearly, Padme is very pregnant, definitively places the timeframe with that film. Anakin of course looks to be more aggressive here, and the Jedi themselves are scrambling to uncover a plot to destroy them. A sentiment Mace Windu said in Revenge of The Sith. Could the series be acting as a means to expound upon that film to fill in plot holes? Maybe? Could it muddy up the story a bit more? Definitely. We’ll see what happens there.
Look, he’s a cool villain and all, but this is ridiculous. The Star Wars creators can’t seem to get anyway from him, and that’s pretty sad. To have him in the shadows of all thats going on, when according to this timeframe, they were still chasing down General Grievous (Dooku should be dead by the time this series starts), as well as dealing with Palpatine’s machinations. I guess they needed someone to mix it up with…by why did it have to be him again?
Either way, its hard to say I’m not looking forward to this collection of episodes to close the book on The Clone Wars saga. It’ll be out this February so its only a short few weeks away! What were your big takeaways from the trailer? Please leave us a comment below!