Ahsoka Episode 3 Evaluate: A Gentle Enchancment

The third episode of the brand new Star Wars TV collection Ahsoka has arrived on Disney+. “Half Three: Time to Fly” continues the story of Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) as she makes an attempt to coach Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) within the methods of the Power. The episode begins with Sabine receiving coaching from the droid Huyang (David Tennant). Sabine is having hassle utilizing the Power, and we’ve an episode that pushes issues in the fitting path for a collection that’s nonetheless discovering its footing.

This is among the extra nostalgic episodes of Ahsoka, combining previous Star Wars with new Star Wars. Sabine’s coaching at the start of the episode is harking back to Luke Skywalker’s coaching below Obi-Wan Kenobi within the unique 1977 Star Wars film. That is evident in how Sabine should learn to see utilizing solely the Power. It’s additionally fascinating to see how Ahsoka has stepped into her position of (sort-of) Jedi Grasp, as most of her appearances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars featured her as a Padawan to Anakin Skywalker.

Later within the episode, Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has a gathering with a couple of senators. This scene options the return of Genevieve O’Reilly as Chancellor Mon Mothma. O’Reilly has performed the position in lots of Star Wars movies and reveals, most not too long ago in Andor. The scene the place Hera is attempting to persuade the senators of the looming risk of Imperial remnants is efficient. It offers a show of Hera’s historical past as a Insurgent and her private purpose for wanting to stop Thrawn’s return.

Hera’s son Jacen says he desires to be a Jedi. It is going to be fascinating to see if this storyline will proceed and if he will likely be used additional in Star Wars media. Fairly quickly, the episode enters a dogfight, with Ahsoka and Sabine needing to learn to talk with one another. This looks like a traditional Star Wars battle, at instances harking back to the battle between the Millennium Falcon and the TIE Fighters within the unique movie. Whereas this episode will not be as groundbreaking as different Star Wars media and is finally quite simple, it will get to the DNA of what makes the franchise work with some wonderful concepts.

The most effective a part of “Half Three” is when Ahsoka arrives on the wing of the shuttle in a spacesuit. That is one thing that we’ve seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, and seeing one of these motion in live-action is good. That’s what the present has been doing one of the best of taking a few of the greatest animated Star Wars content material and translating it completely to live-action. It’s additionally good to see Ahsoka and Sabine studying learn how to work collectively because the chase goes on. Though the emotional beats want a bit extra work, it’s simpler than it was within the first two episodes.

The episode ends with Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) ordering his troops to seek out the Jedi within the forest, ending one of the best episode of the collection thus far.

SCORE: 7/10

As ComingSoon’s overview coverage explains, a rating of seven equates to “Good.” A profitable piece of leisure that’s price trying out, however it could not enchantment to everybody.

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