The story of Ahsoka continues with one other episode of the hit Star Wars present streaming on Disney+. We choose up the place we left off in “Half Six: Far, Far Away,” with Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Huyang (David Tennant) touring via hyperspace. She reveals to Huyang that Sabine (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) went with the enemy willingly. She agrees to listen to one among Huyang’s tales, which he begins with the long-lasting, “A very long time in the past in a galaxy far, distant…” Ahsoka Episode 6 is one other robust installment of the collection, though it goes in an sudden route.
That first scene with Ahsoka is her solely scene within the episode. Whereas the earlier episode was very centered on her character, delving into her previous with Anakin Skywalker and her resolution to reside, Half Six focuses on the characters who had been absent from Half 5. This time, we’re locked in on Sabine’s story as she is imprisoned by Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson). That is an attention-grabbing selection, and it really works nicely for the story. Whereas Half 5 was full of attention-grabbing character moments, the story could be summed up pretty simply. Half Six strikes the story ahead whereas Ahsoka stays offscreen, touring to Peridea.
We’ve gotten to some extent within the present the place Sabine is the voice of the viewers. She desires to see Ezra Bridger; we need to see Ezra Bridger. The episode additionally offers a larger perception into Skoll’s historical past and what he desires for the way forward for the galaxy. As he states his mindset, he stands out extra amongst different Star Wars villains. He’s a Jedi who’s conscious of the limitless cycle of the galaxy and desires to forge a special path. He’s a serviceable villain. The secondary antagonists like Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto) and Shin Hati (Ivanna Sakhno) are much less attention-grabbing, however they could have their moments to shine in later episodes.
Our villains and Sabine arrive on Peridea, the place we’re launched to a military of Night time Troopers rallying behind our large dangerous. Grand Admiral Thrawn makes his live-action debut on this episode. He was the primary villain of Star Wars: Rebels, and he has been delivered to life by his voice actor, Lars Mikkelsen. Seeing his return is sufficient to make any Rebels fan ecstatic, whereas these unfamiliar with animated Star Wars content material will surprise why blue Elon Musk has joined the present. Both manner, viewers are in for a deal with as Mikkelsen expertly portrays the character he has been identified for for years.
Sabine is off on a mission to seek out Ezra Bridger. She is ambushed by bandits, and we get a wonderful motion sequence. This scene feels straight out of Rebels, with Sabine’s blasters getting her out of her scenario. It’s good to see her should depend on what she’s used to earlier than pulling out the lightsaber. When she brings out the lightsaber, her abilities have improved. Bordizzo’s portrayal of Sabine is absolutely turning into great, the identical manner Stevenson’s presence as Skoll has gotten higher because the present went on. Bordizzo is enjoying a personality who makes tough selections, however she must navigate these powerful character decisions with out getting the viewers to activate her. To date, it’s been working nicely.
Ultimately, we lastly see the return of Ezra Bridger, portrayed beautifully up to now by Eman Esfandi. He captures the voice and essence of an older model of who we grew up watching in Rebels. Ezra is a unbelievable character, and audiences are certainly going to be pleased to see extra of him within the coming weeks. Seeing live-action Ezra and Sabine embrace is a deal with, as followers have been handled to a different jaw-dropping episode of Ahsoka. If there are any viewers who aren’t acquainted with Star Wars: Rebels, I’m shocked they’re nonetheless watching. That is basically Rebels Season 5, and I’m not complaining. Half Six is yet one more great addition to a galaxy far, distant.
As ComingSoon’s overview coverage explains, a rating of 8 equates to “Nice.” Whereas there are just a few minor points, this rating signifies that the artwork succeeds at its aim and leaves a memorable influence.