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Star Wars Universe Podcast episode 220

Ahsoka • S1 E5

A Deep Dive into Ahsoka Episode 5: Anakin’s Return, Young Ahsoka, and Clones

In this spoiler-filled discussion of Star Wars: Ahsoka episode 5, host Matthew Fox is joined by cosplayer Erin McGowan and photographer Alex Kormann to unpack everything that happened in this emotional installment.

Topics covered include:

  • Their reactions to seeing Hayden Christensen as Anakin again with Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka
  • How the episode explores Ahsoka’s unresolved trauma and guilt over Anakin’s fall to the dark side
  • The significance of Anakin acknowledging his role as Vader for the first time
  • Appreciating the debut of young Ahsoka in live-action played wonderfully by Ariana Greenblatt
  • Noticing the callbacks to Rebels with Ahsoka’s new white outfit and mention of Kanan Jarrus
  • Speculating on the role of Hera Syndulla’s son Jacen Syndulla as a force-sensitive character
  • Theories about the mysterious Jedi/Sith warrior Tenth Brother and his connections to Dathomir

Whether you grew up on the prequels and The Clone Wars or came to Ahsoka later, this fun back-and-forth covers some of the key themes and powerful moments that made this installment so meaningful. A must-listen for in-depth analysis from three passionate Star Wars experts!

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