In the season 1 finale of Ahsoka, the Jedi makes one final attempt to stop Thrawn with the help of Ezra and Sabine. The episode is streaming on Disney+.
Episode 8 recap: The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord
Enoch tells Thrawn that they have located the Jedi transport and Thrawn orders him to send out two TIE fighters to engage. Morgan Elsbeth tells him that the cargo transfer is complete so they are ready to leave.
The Great Mothers tell Morgan that they appreciate her efforts that helped get them this far and so they reward her by giving her magic of the shadows. They also conjure a sword named the blade of Talzin after Mother Talzin of the Nightsisters.
Ahsoka’s ship is hovering above the Noti caravan and inside, Ezra is attempting to build a lightsaber for himself with Huyang observing. Ezra has his methods which Huyang doesn’t agree with until he learns that Ezra’s master was Kanan Jarrus.
Ezra asks Huyang what happened between Sabine and Ahsoka, and the droid tells him that after the Siege of Mandalore, Ahsoka was worried that Sabine was training for the wrong reasons.
Sabine and Ahsoka talk about her decision to go with Baylan instead of destroying the map, and Ahsoka tells Sabine that she made the right decision because it led them to Ezra.
The TIE fighters arrive and take out the ships stabilizers so Ahsoka and Ezra rush underneath to hold it steady. Sabine diverts power and uses the ship to take out the fighters, but the ship is momentarily grounded.
Huyang and the Noti work on repairing the ship while Ahsoka, Ezra and Sabine head to the temple on howlers. Thrawn foresees a ground assault and tells Enoch to be prepared accordingly. A squadron of volunteers get ready to defend the entrance to the temple, knowing that they face their deaths.
Thrawn calls for the Eye of Sion to be brought into the atmosphere so that the destroyer can be attached for their jump. The Jedi arrive at the temple and manage to evade the blaster fire of the destroyer.
Ahsoka, Sabine, and Ezra face off against the nighttroopers and dispatch them quite easily, However, the Great Mothers use their powers to bring the dead back to life for one final stand.
They get closer just as Thrawn is ready to leave and he tells Morgan to hold them off and buy more time. Ahsoka and Morgan face off while Sabine and Ezra go on ahead.
Ahsoka season 1 ending explained in detail:
What happens to Morgan Elsbeth?
Morgan wields the blade of Talzin and duels Ahsoka. They are evenly matched until the nighttroopers arrive and overwhelm the Jedi. She reaches the main platform and sees Thrawn’s ship leaving.
Morgan slices one of Ahsoka’s lightsabers but in the end, Ahsoka prevails as she vanquishes Morgan. The Great Mothers aboard the Eye of Sion sense her fall and Thrawn commends her sacrifice.
Do Ezra and Sabine escape?
Sabine and Ezra go ahead to the main platform where they face off against two undead nighttroopers. The troopers appear to possess immense strength and the two of them aren’t able to get through.
Sabine drops her lightsaber and is getting choked by the trooper, but she manages to use the force and pull her blade to her and impale the trooper in the head. Ezra is also temporarily disarmed but with Sabine’s help, he regains his weapon and beheads the trooper.
Ezra doesn’t think he can make the jump between the edge of the platform and the ship but Sabine convinces him that they can do it together. He makes the jump and she uses the force to push him the rest of the way.
He gets onto the ship but Sabine stays behind to help Ahsoka. Ezra goes into hiding onto the ship and when they are back in their galaxy, he steals a ship and comes face to face with Hera once again.
Thrawn heads to Dathomir with the destroyer and cargo full of something that will be significant in the next phase of his plan.
What happens back on Peridea?
Ahsoka and Sabine chase after Thrawn and he escapes after sending one last parting message to Ahsoka. They head back to the planet’s surface and reconvene with the Noti.
While they are camped somewhere, Sabine looks out into the distance an senses something, something that Ahsoka senses too but cannot see. Anakin’s force ghost is seen watching over them.
Baylan finds himself into the mountains where a shrine dedicated to the Mortis Gods exists. Shin goes back to the bandit camp and decrees herself as one of them.
- This episode asks viewers to overlook the incredibly convenient circumstances that the Jedi often face. It is not the first time that a Jedi has jumped over the edge, only to appear on top of a ship that arrived just in time for them. It’s a minor issue that makes for a cool moment.
- The duels are well choreographed, and the background score remains as stellar as ever. Ahsoka’s character has been involved in some of the most iconic lightsaber duels in the franchise, and while her duel with Morgan isn’t spectacular, it is still impressive.
- The Mortis Gods are part of deep Star Wars lore and will not be immediately recognizable to casual audiences. It is a cool reference and maybe some more focus on Baylan’s journey would have been beneficial but viewers who have watched the animated shows will really appreciate the reference.
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