Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

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 by way of hyperspace. She reveals to Huyang that Sabine (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) went with the enemy willingly. She agrees to listen to considered one of Huyang’s tales, which he begins with the enduring, “A very long time in the past in a galaxy far, far-off…” Ahsoka Episode 6 is one other robust installment of the collection, regardless that it goes in an sudden path.

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 stay, Half Six focuses on the characters who have 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 fascinating selection, and it really works effectively for the story. Whereas Half 5 was crammed with fascinating character moments, the story will be summed up pretty simply. Half Six strikes the story ahead whereas Ahsoka stays offscreen, touring to Peridea.

We’ve gotten to a degree within the present the place Sabine is the voice of the viewers. She needs to see Ezra Bridger; we need to see Ezra Bridger. The episode additionally offers a higher perception into Skoll’s historical past and what he needs 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 infinite cycle of the galaxy and needs to forge a distinct path. He’s a serviceable villain. The secondary antagonists like Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto) and Shin Hati (Ivanna Sakhno) are much less fascinating, however they might have their moments to shine in later episodes.

Our villains and Sabine arrive on Peridea, the place we’re launched to a military of Evening Troopers rallying behind our massive dangerous. Grand Admiral Thrawn makes his live-action debut on this episode. He was the principle 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 approach, viewers are in for a deal with as Mikkelsen expertly portrays the character he has been recognized for for years.

Sabine is off on a mission to search out Ezra Bridger. She is ambushed by bandits, and we get a superb 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 must 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 basically turning into great, the identical approach Stevenson’s presence as Skoll has gotten higher because the present went on. Bordizzo is taking part in a personality who makes tough selections, however she must navigate these robust character selections with out getting the viewers to activate her. To date, it’s been working effectively.

Finally, we lastly see the return of Ezra Bridger, portrayed fantastically to date 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 absolutely going to be completely satisfied 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 usually are not acquainted with Star Wars: Rebels, I’m shocked they’re nonetheless watching. That is primarily Rebels Season 5, and I’m not complaining. Half Six is yet one more great addition to a galaxy far, far-off.

SCORE: 8/10

As ComingSoon’s overview coverage explains, a rating of 8 equates to “Nice.” Whereas there are a number of minor points, this rating signifies that the artwork succeeds at its objective and leaves a memorable impression.

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