- Ahsoka episode 7 confirms the timeline of the collection, setting it shortly after the conclusion of The Mandalorian season 3.
- The point out of Moff Gideon’s demise locations Ahsoka round 9 ABY, one 12 months after the Battle of Yavin.
- This improvement means that the post-Return of the Jedi timeline is shifting ahead, probably permitting for the live-action debuts of characters from The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
Regardless of complaints from some viewers that Ahsoka episode 7 on Disney Plus did not advance issues a lot, it seems prefer it did accomplish one essential objective. It made a selected and definitive assertion on exactly when the collection is about within the Star Wars timeline.
Ahsoka episode 7, titled “Goals and Insanity,” noticed an early scene that includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Common Hera Syndulla dealing with a little bit of a tribunal concerning her earlier disregard of New Republic rules to assist Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) seek for an outdated buddy and a terrifying outdated enemy. However other than Ahsoka setting a brand new cameo file on this episode, it is also notable for declaring the present’s timeframe. That reply got here from Paul Solar Hyung Lee’s New Republic pilot Carson Teva, who virtually appears to be turning into the Star Wars equal of Marvel’s ever-present Sorcerer Supreme Wong.
Throughout the committee, Senator Xiono (Nelson Lee) pushed again in opposition to Hera’s insistence that remnants of the Imperial forces have been gathering energy even after the Galactic Empire’s sound defeat in the course of the Return of the Jedi. As famous by The Direct, Carson’s response to Xiono’s objection subtly however definitively pinpointed Ahsoka‘s close to actual place within the Star Wars canon. “What concerning the battle on Mandalore?” Carson requested, prompting Xiono to reply, “Gideon was a warlord performing on his personal.” Followers who’ve stored up with Star Wars reveals as of late ought to instantly acknowledge the occasions referenced right here.
Season 3 of the significantly rewatchable The Mandalorian noticed Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon as the primary antagonist for its story arc, which culminated in a last battle on the closely scarred planet of Mandalore the place Gideon tried to gentle the spark of the Empire’s return earlier than finally perishing in that means solely a blazing inferno can pull off. The precise point out of this second proves that Ahsoka takes place shortly after the conclusion of The Mandalorian season 3. Gideon is listed as having died in 9 ABY, or 9 years after the Battle of Yavin (seen in A New Hope). So this new data locations the timeline of Ahsoka at roughly that very same time or presumably one 12 months later.
That is an fascinating improvement, as Ahsoka was beforehand thought by many to happen concurrently The Mandalorian season 3. But it surely appears as if Star Wars is lastly, if granularly, shifting the post-Return of the Jedi timeline ahead. This may very well be nice information for followers of characters from The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, as many have but to make a live-action debut regardless of canonically being round.
Regardless of the case, this additionally gives the chance for large adjustments within the period of The Mandalorian and Ahsoka. After all, what these adjustments will probably be remains to be anybody’s guess. However this is hoping followers can lastly get that live-action Captain Rex look they have been dying for. (No, the Clone Wars flashback does not depend. Beard or nothing.)
Ahsoka will launch its season finale on Disney Plus on October 3, 2023.
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Supply: The Direct