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Ahsoka: Where do we go from here?

That’s a wrap on season 1 for Ahsoka. In the eyes of many fans, this has been peak Star Wars, and has thrilled many as we have gone along throughout the season. Sure, there are always going to be those who have something negative to say. But as I bask in the glow of the series that has passed us by, I will mention the highs, and the lows, and try my best to answer the question left at the end of episode 8 last night, “Where do we go from here?”
And if it’s not obvious – spoilers ahead.
The highs
There are so many, to be honest, that I am sure that we will not touch on them on. If I missed some, let me know in the comments and we can talk about them. Here we go, in no particular order.
1) Sabine is a Jedi. This has been in the works since the Rebels episodes where Kanan is trying to get Sabine to unlock and let go. Learn to wield the Darksaber. It is nice though, to see it come to a conclusion in such a cool way.
2) Anakin and Ahsoka’s reunion. I think there was more to this than what we see on the surface and I think we will find out more about that with the last scene we see Ahsoka in on Peridea. Not to mention that including the World between worlds and the flashbacks to early Clone Wars era stuff was just super cool for us animated series fans.
3) Return of the Blue Man. Thrawn is back! He will certainly be the big bad in the Holy Filoni’s (hallowed be thy name) upcoming Mando-Verse movie, and I do not expect him to live through it. He will win the battles, but he will lose the war.
4) Ezra Bridger has been found. What role he will play, and what will happen to him, we aren’t sure. We do know that the majority of these characters are not around for the sequel-era movies. Are they dead? Are they just off conveniently on another planet?
5) The return of the Nightsisters. They are an interesting inclusion. They have a deep background with the Force and will add a lot of confusion into the mix, particularly if they stay sided with Grand Admiral Thrawn.
The lows
Again, we can easily find things to nitpick or to fuss about, but overall, this show was particularly strong for the recent Star Wars offerings. However, there are a few things that irked me. Again, in no particular order.
1) Ahsoka doesn’t hold her Shoto Lightsaber, the one in her left hand, in reverse like she often does. It’s a small thing. VERY small thing. But many Ahsoka fans are used to seeing her use the Shoto blade in a defensive way and her regular blade in an offensive way. Eventually, she switches to both held in regular style, but very often starts with the Shoto blade held in reverse. Except for in this show.
2) When Thrawn sends the Gun Ships out to attack Ezra and Sabine. What are they called? GUN SHIPS! They are gunships that never fired a shot. They were used for transport only. If that was what they were needed for, then call them transport ships! Seriously, I was expecting the ships to make a crater out of the ground around Ezra and Sabine. Clearly, they can’t do that, they have plot armor and have to survive. So yes, it’s a little thing. But, it’s a little thing that annoyed me.
3) We needed more than 8 episodes to tell the story we were given. There are some points where I feel the story is unnecessarily rushed, and although I really don’t want the Kenobi or Boba Fett chase scenes again, Baylan and Shin needed more screen time and a better explanation of who they are and how they came to be.
4) Speaking of needing more screen time. Marrok! Who are they? We heard them speak, we saw them die. We saw the green mist leave their chest. It’s Darth Maul in the Phantom Menace all over again. Got played up. Got very little screen time. And now they are dead? Or can the Nightsisters help with that? Maybe season 2 will hold an answer for us.
Predictions for what comes next –
What about Hera, Chopper, Zeb, Ezra, and that Thrawn dude?
Hera, Chopper, and Ezra will meet up with Zeb to reform the Ghost crew. They will find and fight Thrawn. I expect all except for Hera and possibly her son Jacen to be dead by the end of the Mando-Verse movie. That, or they have to have a Thrawn and Ezra-style vacation to explain their absence during the sequel era.
What about Ahsoka & Sabine?
Ahsoka and Sabine will spend them on the planet of Peridea communing with the Force. We will learn more about the Mortis Gods and how the owl of the Daughter plays into all of this. Sabine and Ahsoka will return after the sequel era to help Rey start her new Jedi Academy. And of course, Huyang will be there too.
What about Baylan & Shin?
It depends on whether or not they recast Baylan. I hope they do. If anyone from Disney / Lucasfilm is reading this, might we suggest Leiv Schrieber? If they don’t recast him, he will be lost in the Force, looking for the legends and things of children’s stories. If they do, he will have a role to play in the story of the Mortis Gods, which will also include Anakin Skywalker. Shin Hati is the wildcard. I am unsure what will become of her. She is not Captain Phasma. Phasma had no force powers and was significantly taller than Shin. But here’s a thought. Shin Hati takes her band of warriors, trains them, and returns to the main galaxy with her new Knights. They work with her until she meets up with Snoke. Realizing that she is lost and alone, he promises to be a better master than Baylan and finish her training. He renames her Ren and does away with her name of Shin. This is how the Knights of Ren form.
Season 2?
There is a lot of material to cover before we can get to these predictions coming true. That’s why we need a season 2 of Ahsoka. Now, if Disney / Lucasfilm is still reading this …. PAY YOUR ACTORS! We need our Star Wars because in order to fix this, the solution is simple. Just give us more Star Wars!

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