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Easter Eggs, References, & Trivia Facts in ‘Ahsoka’ Part Five

By George Bate & Josh Bate

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Ahsoka – Part Five

Dave Filoni returns to the director’s chair with one of the most epic and breathtaking episodes of Star Wars television to date. Check out all of the easter eggs, references, and trivia facts from ‘Part Five: Shadow Warrior’ below.

This episode of Ahsoka shares the same title (‘Shadow Warrior’) as The Clone Wars episode ‘Shadow Warrior’ from Season 4. This Clone Wars episode follows Jar Jar Binks as he tries to sway the Gungans from rising up against the Naboo and stop a Separatist invasion led by General Grievous.

In The World Between Worlds, Ahsoka initially refuses to battle Anakin by saying, “I won’t fight you.” Anakin replies, “I’ve heard that before.” This is a reference to Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi telling Darth Vader, “I will not fight you, Father.”

Ahsoka is taken back to the Clone Wars in ‘Part Five.’ The Clone Wars were first referenced by Ben Kenobi and Luke Skywalker all the way back in 1977’s Star Wars and served as the basis for two acclimated animated series. They began in Attack of the Clones and concluded in Revenge of the Sith.

Clone Wars-era Ahsoka is played by Ariana Greenblatt. Greenblatt starred alongside Kylo Ren himself Adam Driver in the dinosaur sci-fi film 65, played young Gamora in the MCU, and most recently appeared in Barbie.

As Ahsoka wakes up to find herself in the middle of a Clone Wars battle, she sees various Clone Troopers run past her. These Clone Troopers are wearing Phase I uniforms, which were used during the earlier parts of the three-year war.

Anakin is seen wearing his Clone Wars armor for the first time in live-action. He first wore this outfit in The Clone Wars film from 2008.

Ahsoka and Anakin fight alongside Clone Troopers and Twi’leks in the flashback/vision. This likely indicates that the battle Ahsoka and Anakin are engaged in is part of the liberation of Ryloth campaign. Ryloth has featured prominently in The Clone Wars and Rebels, and also appeared in The Bad Batch and the novel ‘Lords of the Sith’ by Paul S. Kemp.

Ahsoka also relives the Siege of Mandalore. This epic battle served as the concluding arc of The Clone Wars series and saw Ahsoka team up with Bo-Katan Kryze and Mandalorian rebels trying to liberate their planet from Maul and his followers.

The 332nd Company, informally known as Ahsoka’s Clone Troopers, make their debut in live-action.

Anakin’s eyes turn red and yellow at one point, which signify his turn to the dark side. These have been referred to as “Sith eyes” in the past.

During the Siege of Mandalore, Ahsoka interacts with none other than Captain Rex. Temuera Morrison returns to voice live action Clone Troopers, but this time voices one of the franchise’s most notable soldiers.

Ahsoka takes down various Mauldalorians in this flashback. Their armor is notable for integrating typical Mandalorian design with Darth Maul’s trademark horned red and black look.

Ahsoka’s near death experience sees her finally become Ahsoka the White in live-action. This costume was first seen in the epilogue of Star Wars Rebels and is inspired by Gandalf the White from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series.

Ahsoka once again uses the Psychometry Force ability used by Cal Kestis in the Star Wars Jedi games.

Carson Teva notes that “Senator Organa” is covering for Hera’s rogue mission to help Ahsoka and Sabine. Teva is referring to Leia Organa here, one of Star Wars’ most notable characters.

Teva mentions the Adelphi Base, which appears in The Mandalorian Season 3. Here, Teva speaks with Zeb, a veteran from Star Wars Rebels who has yet to appear in Ahsoka.

Huyang mentions that Jacen Syndulla has powers like his father Kanan Jarrus. Jarrus made his debut in Star Wars Rebels and became a member of the rebellion against the Empire with his partner Hera, before sacrificing himself for the cause in a heartbreaking season 4 episode.

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