Ahsoka Episode 6 had a grand return of a favorite Star Wars character and the long-awaited debut of another! Here are some fun details and Easter eggs for "Far Far Away!"
Caution: This article contains SPOILERS for Ahsoka Episode 6
Far Far Away
Obviously, the episode title refers to that iconic line from Star Wars that showed up before every movie. Even better, Hyuang openly quotes the entire line when he begins to tell a story to Ahsoka about the Jedi of the past.
A fun bit is when Ahsoka mentions how Hyuang would tell the Jedi about "The History of the Galaxy Part 1, 2 and 3" and says, "Part 1 was always the best," which seems to hint how fans still love A New Hope.
The Great Mothers
The three Nightsisters (identified in the end credits as Aktropaw, Klothow, and Lakesis) are clearly based on the three sisters from Macbeth as they push their power on the newcomers. The names also pay tribute to the Fates from Greek mythology (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos) as their words on "The Thread of Fate" also play on that.
At long last, Mitth'raw'nuruodo, better known as Grand Admiral Thrawn, makes his live-action debut, played by Lars Mikkelsen, who voiced the role in Rebels. Interestingly, while he says to Sabine, "it's good to see a familiar face," the pair never actually met face to face before. This may be a reference to a similar meeting in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, where Khan claims to recognize Chekov despite his not being in Khan's introductory episode.
When Thrawn sends Sabine out, he tells her to "die well," recalling Darth Maul's mocking final order to Gar Saxon during The Clone Wars episode, "The Phantom Apprentice."
Thrawn makes his grand return aboard the Star Destroyer Chimera, last seen pulled into deep space in Rebels. The detail shows that it still has the same faded lines and engraving. Also, Thrawn's stormtrooper may look offbeat with leader Enoch having a gold faceplate, but it shows how the troopers have had to cobble uniform parts together after so long in exile.
To get to Ezra, Sabine uses howlers, unique lizard-like creatures that debuted in the 2003 Jedi Academy video game. These look a bit different but still the same in how their name comes from their high-pitched cries.
After escaping bandits, Sabine meets the Little Noti, turtle-like aliens who bear crests with a symbol Sabine knows well. That leads her to reunite with Ezra Bridger, looking quite well and eager to get off this world.
Baylan sees the future
As he talks about surviving Order 66 and the fall of the Jedi, Baylan notes how things like the Jedi falling and the Empire rising seem to repeat over time. This clearly indicates how the First Order will be rising up to wipe out the Jedi and the Republic once more and show how history constantly cycles. It also echoes a similar observation from the 2003 video game Knights of the Old Republic on how history tends to repeat.
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