Ahsoka and Sabine are trying to re-acquire the map that may lead them to Thrawn and Ezra Bridger in the latest episode of the Disney+ Original Series, “Ahsoka.” The pair end up on the same planet as the Fallen Jedi they are trying to defeat. It leads to an action-packed battle between the two sides, Ahsoka in a hair-raising situation, a surprising development for Marrok and an even bigger surprise cliffhanger.

This episode had a lot of good in it that re-introduced a lot of the fun aspects of “Rebels.” Marrok is an Inquisitor who emitted a green mist when he was stabbed. That is very reminiscent of the Night Sister Magic shown in both “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels.” While it most likely put an end to some of the wilder theories about who Marrok really was, it was a nice tie-in to Dave Filoni’s animated work.

This episode does a great job of focusing on the flawed hero aspect. Sabine Wren doesn’t listen to Ahsoka, and it leads to Ahsoka being put in a dangerous situation that could’ve easily been avoided. Sabine also chooses to follow Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati because her main motivation is finding Ezra Bridger rather than protecting the galaxy. While Sabine is making the wrong decision, it leads Ahsoka to the world between worlds and a reunion with her fallen Master, Anakin Skywalker. It’s an excellent halfway point for the series.

While the lightsaber dueling is strong in this series, especially by the late Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll, there are some obvious flaws that still hurt the show. The first is that Rosario Dawson is not as handy with her lightsaber as the others are. She put in the effort, but she looks sloppy compared to everyone else. This series also really feels like it needs exposition dumps to help keep people who didn’t watch Filoni’s animated work up to date on what’s going on. These are some great aspects that I’m excited to see in live action, but the set ups need to be better.

I also wasn’t the biggest fan of the deepfake Anakin Skywalker in the world between worlds. Maybe they can try to explain the odd look by the location or some Force description, but it didn’t look right. Some of the deep fakes work, while others don’t. While the technology has improved over time, this one just doesn’t work. It looks better than the 40-year-old padawan in “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” but it’s still just odd.

All in all, there’s a lot more good than bad with this series, but the bad is standing out a lot more than it should. This is the last performance we are going to get from Ray Stevenson, and he is delivering. The villains are compelling, and I can’t wait to see Thrawn. Still, I hope more is done over the last four episodes to get the storytelling across without too much exposition. I’m not sure where this series is going to fall overall, but I’m still enjoying it overall.

Rating: 4 stars

What did you think of episode four of “Star Wars: Ahsoka?”

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Jeremy Brown

Jeremy has been a big Disney fan since he was a kid growing up during the Disney Renaissance. One day he hopes to go to every Disney Park in the world.

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