Ahsoka Episode 4 pushed the plot more and ended with a huge moment fans were waiting for. Here’s a quick look at some of the unique Easter eggs scattered throughout the episode!
Caution: The article contains SPOILERS for Ahsoka Episode 4
The Wolf names
If the names of Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati sound a bit familiar, that’s because you know Norse mythology. Skoll means “The One Who Mocks,” while Hati is “The One Who Hates.” They’re wolves who chase the sun and the moon, trying to devour them. According to legend, they’ll be present at Ragnarok, the end of the world and plunge Earth into darkness.
So naming these fallen Jedi after those figures makes sense as they also wish to bring down the galaxy around them and create a new Empire.
Heir to the Empire
Ahsoka says finding Thrawn is critical to stop him from becoming “the new heir to the Empire.” This, of course, references Timothy Zahn’s 1991 novel that introduced Thrawn and kick-started the entire Star Wars EU. It’s no shock the series pays tribute to Thrawn’s creator.
Hera decides to buck orders to help Ahsoka and Sabine with a cadre of loyal pilots, which includes recurring Mandalorian face Carson Teva. He calls her “Phoenix Leader,” a classic call sign for an elite Rebel flight squadron. Hera had served as leader during the Rebellion and it looks like she still retains that sign.
Ahsoka and the masked Marrok battle it out with Ahsoka stabbing Marrok. He strangely lets out some green energy before dissolving into dust. This seems to confirm the theory Marrok was resurrected by Nightsister magic and never a real person.
The Pre-Holdo maneuver
One of the best moments of The Last Jedi is when Admiral Holdo sends her ship on hyperdrive dead at a First Order fleet, tearing it to pieces. This episode offered a take on that as the Eye of Sion flies dead on at Hera and her ships. The Ghost and a couple of X-Wings survive, but the rest of the squadron is smashed apart, showing how dangerous being caught in front of a ship jumping to hyperdrive can be. Maybe Holdo had this in mind when she pulled her maneuver.
A Bad Feeling
It wouldn’t be Star Wars without someone intoning “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” The line has popped up in just about every movie and show and this time, it’s Hera’s son, Jacen, who says it when the Ghost is left dead in space, keeping up a classic tradition.
The World Between Worlds
The final scene shows Ahsoka, having been pushed off a cliff, finding herself in the World Between Worlds. First showing up in The Clone Wars and later Rebels, this strange dimension links together windows to different time periods and once allowed Ahsoka to be saved from a battle with Vader.
This sets up the big moment as Hayden Christensen returns as Anakin, looking more solid than a typical Force ghost. However, the fact the classic Imperial March is playing in the background hints this may not be a happy reunion.
Ahsoka is now streaming on Disney+.