By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Ahsoka – Part 7
The penultimate episode of Ahsoka has arrived, and with it plenty of neat easter eggs and references. Check out all of the easter eggs, references, and trivia facts we noticed in Part 7: Dreams and Madness below.
The beginning of Part 7 takes place on Coruscant. It is implied that the New Republic capital is based on Coruscant at this time, as indicated by the Senate’s presence on the planet. This is in contrast to the time of the sequel trilogy in which Hosnian Prime is the capital of the New Republic.
During her hearing, Hera Syndulla mentions the rise of the Imperial Remnant and Carson Teva brings up the conflict on Mandalore. This conflict he is referring to is depicted in The Mandalorian Season 3 in which Moff Gideon, with the backing of the Imperial Shadow Council, try to eliminate the Mandalorian covert led by Bo-Katan Kryze. Teva’s mention of the Mandalore conflict also confirms that the Ahsoka series is chronologically set after the events of The Mandalorian Season 3.
Making a cameo appearance in Part 7 is C-3PO, played once again by the delightful Anthony Daniels. Threepio is reporting on behalf of Senator Leia Organa, who at this point has a substantial role in the government of the New Republic as the leader of the Defense Council.
Fan favorite Admiral Ackbar also makes a cameo appearance as a member of the New Republic Senate.
The title ‘Dreams and Madness’ refers to a line spoken by Ray Stevenson’s Baylan Skoll in Part 6 about the wasteland of Peredia.
Hayden Christensen appears again as Anakin Skywalker in a training recording for Ahsoka. Anakin is wearing his Clone Wars armor again.
Anakin mentions that, in the Clone Wars, Ahsoka may face the likes of General Grievous, Asajj Ventress, and even Count Dooku on the battlefield. These three villainous figures should be familiar to fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. At different points throughout the series, Ahsoka crosses paths with each of these villains.
After Thrawn requests information about Ahsoka Tano, Morgan Elsbeth delivers him a tablet with intel on Ahsoka from the Inquisitorial Database. The Inquisitors were Jedi hunters for the Empire, who have appeared in the likes of Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Thrawn is taken aback when he discovers that Ahsoka was trained by Anakin Skywalker. Thrawn and Anakin have crossed paths a number of times in canon. The two first met during the Clone Wars as depicted in Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Alliances novel. The same novel also follows Thrawn and Darth Vader on a mission together during the events of Star Wars Rebels.
Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that Jabba the Hutt (seen below) makes a cameo appearance in Part 7.
Sabine tells Ezra that the Galactic Civil War ended with the Battle of Endor. In The Rise of Skywalker, Finn also refers to Endor as the place where the last war ended. Technically, however, the war came to an end a little later with the Battle of Jakku. This is depicted in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy and the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II.
Ezra asks Sabine about the status of the Empire. In posing the question that the Emperor is dead, Sabine responds. “That’s what they say.” As we know, Palpatine somehow returned and did not die (or, technically, stay dead) after his clash with Darth Vader on Death Star II. Sabine’s line here suggests that, although Palpatine has been declared dead, not everyone is exactly certain about the fate of the Emperor.
Ezra mentons that Zeb is training recruits. In The Mandalorian Season 3, Zeb is seen on Adelphi Base speaking with Carson Teva. At this point, Zeb is the only character from the Rebels crew alive at this time to not appear in Ahsoka.
Ahsoka finds Sabine by using their bond through the Force. This ability to communicate across distance using the Force has been seen several times throughout Star Wars, including Luke and Leia, Ahsoka and Anakin, and Rey and Kylo Ren.
One of the Noti uses a slingshot to attack the chasing raiders. It’s likely that the Noti learned this trick from Ezra, who similarly used a slingshot in Star Wars Rebels. Shoutout to Twitter user Trevin for the spot!
Ezra uses the Force to hold back Shin Hati’s lightsaber. Kylo Ren uses a similar move against Rey in The Rise of Skywalker.
Ahsoka reunites with Ezra in an interesting parallel to an event from Star Wars Rebels. In Rebels, Ezra saves Ahsoka from the World Between Worlds. In Ahsoka, Ahsoka saves Ezra from Peredia.