Ahsoka episode five recap: 9/10 : Ahsoka Episode Five pumps on the brakes when finding it Esra and Thrawn and instead tells a uniquely intimate story that jumps from past to present. It’s packed with fan service and memorable action, giving us just enough to continue the main story for the next episode. There’s a lot to unpack, so let’s waste no time and dive in.
Warning: Spoilers ahead. Ahsoka episode five recap.
Where do we go from here?
We start, as usual, exactly where we left off. Hera lands near the wreckage, but assumes they “missed the party”, which is correct. She hears something behind one of the rocks (the score works wonders here), but it turns out to be true in the end Flexible, with Sabine’s helmet in hand. He angrily says, “I told them to stick together, but they never listen.”
We go to the World Between Worlds to resume the reunion between Ahsoka and Anakin (Hayden Christensen). Both initially share playful banter, but there is something lurking beneath the surface. Anakin claims he’s here to complete her training, but Ahsoka says it’s a little too late for that. “You’re never too old to learn, Snips,” he answers. Ahsoka accepts, but to what? “Live or die,” Anakin says as he pulls out his lightsaber, it is blue (for now). Ahsoka is hesitant to fight, but he leaves her no choice and a duel begins.
Back to Seatos, Carson warns Teva Hera that they have not had contact for too long, and that this can have consequences. But she is distracted; Jacen, her son, senses something in the water, something they can’t see, but he can hear lightsabers. Hera quickly recognizes it and orders her crew to scan the water further.
Ahsoka holds out as the duel continues, but Anakin gains the upper hand. “I haven’t taught you everything yet,” he says, sweeping the stage beneath Ahsoka. She falls and descends quickly in a purple cloud, but where to? She ends up on the ground, in an orange, stylized, almost dystopian place. Ahsoka stands up,
it’s her younger self (Ariana Greenblatt). Smoke hangs around her and troops pass by with purpose, weapons at the ready. Anakin appears, but he’s in his Clone wars equipment, also with different hair. Ahsoka is lost at this point, “Where are we?” she asks, “That’s your problem,” he replies. Now they both rush into war, lightsabers deflecting incoming fire.
Later, the battle has calmed down and the fallen troops are brought out on stretchers. Ahsoka takes it all in, conflicted. She tells Anakin This is not what she was trained for nor who she wants to be. Anakin scolds her for having to keep up with the changing times. He heads back into battle with the remaining forces, Ahsoka remains there and watches in confusion, perhaps even fear, as Anakin disappears into the smoke, his lightsaber red and a quick shot from Darth Vader shown. This will be one of the most talked about scenes from this series. Anakin’s silhouette transforms into his current self and then into his future self, it’s visually astonishing.
Carson Teva continues his round, Hera and Huyang do the same. Teva tells Hera that they still haven’t found anything, but Hera insists on continuing the search. We are then back to Ahsoka and Anakin. It’s the Siege of Mandalore (yes, that one), Ahsoka takes down enemies. “Good job, Commander, we will secure the perimeter,” says a nearby troop, it is Captain Rex (Temuera Morrison). He marches off, and that’s the last we see of him, but nice fan service.
Anakin and Ahsoka now stand side by side, Ahsoka remains conflicted and doubtful of the good she is doing. Guilt flashes over her, she doesn’t like the amount of war and death in the universe, and her role in it. Anakin says she’s more than that, and Ahsoka says the same for him. “But more powerful and dangerous than anyone realized,” she adds. This is the moment that confirms Anakin’s awareness of his future; his fate, but he is not happy to be reminded of it. He now turns to Ahsoka, “I gave you a choice… live or die.” “No,” she says, and they duel again, Anakin kicks her out of the picture, she ends up back in the World Between Worlds, and she’s back to the present.
Ahsoka says I choose to live
Anakin comes closer, he is angry and his voice is different. “You lack conviction, time to die.” They duel one last time, but Ahsoka finally gains the upper hand. She takes his lightsaber and hovers over him with it. “I choose to live,” Anakin pulls away, the red fading in his eyes. “There is still hope for you,” he says, then disappears. Ahsoka is covered and disappears into the rising water.
Ahsoka is found unconscious but alive underwater; we’re back to the main plot. They take her aboard the ship. She wakes up, dazed but aware of what has happened. Huyang, with a broken sphere in hand, asks if she knows where Sabine is. She uses violence to try to understand what exactly happened, we hear voiceovers from the last episode. Ahsoka understands now, she gets an idea.
They fly into the clouds to meet the purrgil (the star whales) again, but time is limited, the fleet is here to discipline Hera and bring them home. Ahsoka, on the outer edge of the ship, speaks to one of the whales, and just like that, they guide her and Huyang to Sabine. “It could go anywhere,” Huyang says, “I know, but it’s better than going nowhere,” she says. As they fly on, Hera knows she can’t make it. Ahsoka promises her that they will find it Sabine and Esra. “May the force be with you,” Hera concludes, and the episode ends with Ahsoka and Huyang on the road again.
The Verdict: Ahsoka Episode Five Recap
Ahsoka episode five recap Shadow Warrior will certainly satisfy most Clone wars fans while keeping the plot for its own story.