Warning! This article contains spoilers for Ahsoka episode 4.


  • Ahsoka and Sabine find themselves stranded on the planet Seatos, facing off against Nightsister Morgan Elsbeth and her mercenaries.
  • Hera disobeys New Republic orders to investigate suspicious activity on Seatos, bringing X-wing pilot Carson Teva along for the ride.
  • Sabine’s family was killed on Mandalore, and she is forced to make a difficult decision that results in her helping the villains in order to bring back Ezra Bridger.

Ahsoka episode 4 reaches the show’s midway point, with several major events reshaping the future of Star Wars. Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) find themselves stranded on the planet Seatos, their T-6 shuttle temporarily out of comission after a skirmish in orbit. With Nightsister Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto) making final preparations to find the location of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Ezra Bridger, her mercenaries are tasked with preventing the Jedi from thwarting her plans.

Former Jedi Baylan Skoll deploys his apprentice Shin Hati (Ivanna Sakhno) and the Inquisitor Marrok to intercept their adversaries in the forest, where multiple epic lightsaber duels ensue. Ahsoka and Baylan finally meet, and they battle over the galaxy despite having similar pasts. Things go poorly for the titular character, and Sabine is forced to make a terrible decision. While all seems lost for the heroes and the New Republic is none the wiser to a serious emerging threat, Ahsoka finds aid through the shocking return of an old friend. Here are 11 major Star Wars reveals from Ahsoka episode 4.

Hera Disobeys New Republic Orders & The Ghost Takes Flight

Hera with Jacen in Ahsoka Trailer

Despite being a general in the New Republic, Hera Syndulla doesn’t have leeway to come and go as she pleases. In Ahsoka episode 3, the New Republic Senate Committee rejects Hera’s request to send a task force to Seatos, where Morgan Elsbeth is suspected of troubling activity. Unwilling to leave her friends hanging, Hera elects to disobey orders, bringing her son, Jacen Syndulla, and Chopper aboard the Ghost to investigate with a small team of X-wings. While her career might be in jeopardy, Hera is seemingly unconcerned, telling Jacen he, too, can bend the rules when he becomes a general.

The Mandalorian’s Carson Teva Joins The Fight

Carson Teva in The Mandalorian.

Joining Hera in her journey to the Denab system is X-wing pilot Carson Teva. A recurring character in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, Teva is the surprising bridge for the three New Republic-Era Star Wars shows. Concerned that an Imperial threat is looming in the Outer Rim, the pilot would naturally follow Syndulla’s lead to investigate suspicious activity. Teva’s appearance raises questions about the Star Wars timeline, as his role in The Mandalorian season 3 was presumed to overlap with Ahsoka. With his latest appearance, however, it’s possible that Ahsoka has now pushed the era ahead in the timeline.

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Marrok’s Identity & Fate Are Revealed

Marrok Inquisitor in Ahsoka

After months of speculation, the mysterious Inquisitor Marrok’s identity was revealed: nobody. Intercepting Ahsoka in the Seatos forest, Marrok engages the former Jedi in a lightsaber duel. His spinning red blades don’t deter Ahsoka; with patience and concentration, she easily dispatches Marrok, slicing him across the midsection. Marrok’s body emits green mist and deteriorates, indicating that he was under the influence of Nightsister Morgan Elsbeth’s magick. While it’s possible Marrok himself was a Nightbrother of Dathomir, he was just as likely a reanimated corpse doing Elsbeth’s bidding.

Baylan Wants To Build Something New

Baylan wields a lightsaber in Ahsoka.

After killing Marrok, Ahsoka reaches the cliffside where dark sider Force-user Baylan Skoll protects the star map. Baylan introduces himself by revealing that Anakin Skywalker spoke highly of his former apprentice, though Ahsoka takes a shot by noting she’d never heard of Skoll. Before engaging in a vicious lightsaber duel, Baylan explains that he has no desire to start a war, and that Grand Admiral Thrawn’s endeavors are tragic, but necessary. Rather, Baylan sees the new galaxy as an opportunity to rebuild, fulfilling a mysterious objective that eluded him as a Jedi.

Sabine’s Family Was Killed On Mandalore

Sabine Wielding Lightsaber in New Ahsoka Trailer

While working to tempt her, Baylan Skoll discovers that Sabine’s family was killed on Mandalore. Clan Wren, featured in Star Wars Rebels, was presumably destroyed in the Mandalorian genocide committed by the Empire, known as the Night of a Thousand Tears. The reveal further explains why Sabine remained on Lothal years after the Battle of Endor – she had nowhere else to go. Star Wars also tied Ahsoka to the fall of Mandalore, as it was revealed that she didn’t heed Sabine’s warnings about the threat to her homeworld, and the end result shattered their relationship.

Sabine Joins The Villains – But Isn’t One Herself

Sabine debating whether to give the map Baylan Skoll in Ahsoka episode 4

In possession of the star map, Sabine Wren is faced with a terrible choice: give up the map and help Baylan Skoll, or lose Ezra Bridger forever. Baylan takes advantage of Sabine’s loneliness, promising that he can see her reunited with the missing Jedi. For Sabine, Ezra is the only family she has left. Reluctantly, she hands the map over to Baylan, allowing the villains to complete launch calculations. Baylan notably honors his word, preventing Shin from killing Sabine with a Force choke. Though she’s seemingly given up her Jedi path, Sabine has no desire to join the antagonists, motivated solely by the personal desire to bring Ezra home.

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The Eye Of Sion Jumps To Hyperspace

The Eye of Sion in Ahsoka.

With construction of the Eye of Sion complete, Morgan Elsbeth begins final preparations to set the hyperspace ring into action. The star map acquired by Ahsoka is lined up with the Eye of Sion, where the machine calculates coordinates to reach the exiled Grand Admiral Thrawn. Hera and her New Republic forces arrive in time to witness the Eye of Sion, but they’re too late to stop it. With Sabine helping Baylan with the map, final calculations are completed by Elsbeth’s droids. The Eye of Sion jumps into hyperspace towards an unknown galaxy, the speed leaving destruction for the X-wings in its wake.

Jacen Syndulla Is Force-Sensitive

Jacen Syndulla in Ahsoka Episode 3

Immediately after the Eye of Sion jumps into hyperspace, Jacen Syndulla tells Hera that he’s “got a bad feeling.” The delivery of the line isn’t a riff on the classic “I’ve got a bad feeling about this” quote that persists in Star Wars. There’s genuine fear on Jacen’s face, an indication that he can feel a disturbance in the Force. While it was presumed that Jacen would be Force-sensitive as a result of being Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus’ son, his moment aboard the Ghost is the first official confirmation that he can use the Force.

Did Ahsoka Die?

Ahsoka Tano in the World Between Worlds at the end of Ahsoka episode 4

After falling off the cliffside on Seatos in her duel against Baylan, Ahsoka isn’t seen until the episode’s final moments. Though a drop into the ocean wouldn’t typically kill someone of her skill level, there’s something bigger at play for Ahsoka. The heroine awakens in another realm, all signs of Seatos and the water left behind. Unable to make sense of where she is, there’s an impression that Ahsoka has entered the Netherworld of the Force, where she’s joined others who have passed on. Her journey isn’t complete, however, as this experience will lead to Ahsoka the White as seen in Rebels.

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The World Between Worlds Returns

Rosario Dawson in Ahsoka episode 4-1

Ahsoka’s location becomes clearer as she inspects her surroundings: she’s in the World Between Worlds, a realm between time and space. Previously saved through a portal in the World by Ezra Bridger, Ahsoka’s fate seems intrinsically tied with the mysterious stronghold of the Force. The same bridges and arches in Rebels’ stylized animation can be seen in live-action, somewhat different in appearance due to lighting, but still the same place. How Ahsoka entered and will exit the World Between Worlds remains to be seen, but her path forward requires lessons that only one can teach.

Anakin Skywalker Reunites With Ahsoka

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in Ahsoka

Hearing “Hello Snips,” Ahsoka briefly thinks she’s sustained a head injury before realizing there’s a figure behind her. The person is none other than Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker, her former Jedi master. Ahsoka is elated to see her friend, who smiles warmly to her in return. Anakin appears as Ahsoka remembered him, donning his dark Jedi robes with his lightsaber at the hip. Before returning to her quest to find Ezra and Thrawn, Ahsoka will have the opportunity to make peace with Anakin. Ahsoka is a series about masters and apprentices, and Anakin Skywalker’s presence is critical in ensuring that Ahsoka Tano grows into who she needs to be.

Ahsoka releases new episodes Tuesdays at 6pm PT / 9 pm ET on Disney+.

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