Episode aired September 12, 2023
While investigating Ashoka’s disappearance, Jacen and Syndulla sense that Ahsoka is in the ”World Between Worlds” due to the former’s connection with the Force. Anakin explains he had been watching over Ahsoka through the Force and deduces that her loss with Skoll is partially due to her unresolved guilt over the events that drove them apart. Ahsoka looses a duel with Anakin and falls into her younger self durjng the early years of the Clone Wars to the Siege of Mandalore. Ahsoka refuses Anakin’s teachings to not be held back by the past leading to another duel against them which Ahsoka wins accepting that she wasn’t part of the reason for Anakin’s downfall and chooses to live, giving hope for Anakin to her. Ahsoka is rescued by Syndulla’s forces who is contacted by Mothma informing Syndulla that the New Republic are enroute to take her and Ahsoka into custody. Just before they do so, Ahsoka recruits a pod of Purrgil to take them to Ezra with Syndulla staying behind.
* * *
Your legacy, like your Master’s, is one of death and destruction.
You and I share a common goal. To make this journey.
You, to be reunited with your long lost friend, and I, to serve a greater good.
Come with me. Willingly.
No one will be following us.
What can you tell me?
HUYANG: The enemy has built a massive hyperspace ring.
Do not let it escape.
Engage the hyperdrive.
That’s a tremendous surge in power.
They’re gonna jump.
Mom. I’ve got a bad feeling.
MYSTERIOUS VOICE: Hello, Snips.
I didn’t expect to see you so soon.
(SOFT ETHEREAL MUSIC PLAYING)
Carson, come in.
I got nothing down here. Looks like we missed the party.
CARSON: Copy, General, there’s nothing on the scope.
Where is everyone?
That’s what worries me.
Do a full sweep and report back.
CARSON: Copy, over.
Can I come out now?
But don’t wander off too far.
We don’t know this planet, so keep Chopper with you.
Come on, Chop.
I told them to stay together.
But they never listen.
They never listen.
(ETHEREAL MUSIC PLAYING)
You look the same.
You look old.
(SCOFFS) Well, that happens.
Actually, what happened?
You lost a fight.
I don’t remember.
So, you do remember.
It means you still have a chance.
Tell me what’s going on.
I’m here to finish your training.
It’s a little late for that.
One is never too old to learn, Snips.
What’s the lesson, Master?
Live… or die.
I won’t fight you.
I’ve heard that before.
No, I’m afraid the map is broken beyond repair.
Wherever their destination was, we have no hope of following.
Well, once we find Sabine and Ahsoka, we can worry about that.
Unless the one thing answers the other.
You think they were aboard that ship?
Every minute that passes without finding them here, the alternative becomes less desirable.
We’re overdue at HQ.
Senator Organa says she can only give us cover for so long.
Well, we’re not going anywhere until I know exactly what happened here.
If we stay out here any longer without reporting in, people are gonna start asking questions.
Not now, Jacen.
Well, we might benefit from people asking a few more questions.
Not if we don’t have any answers.
But, Mom, there’s something about the water.
What is it, Jacen?
There’s something out there, Mom. I can feel it.
Jacen, if there was anything out there, Chopper would pick it up on his scanner.
General, we need to figure out what we’re gonna tell command.
I’ll cover it. What good is a high rank if you can’t use it every now and then?
No, listen to the waves.
What are we listening for?
Don’t you hear it?
The waves crashing?
No. The lightsabers.
(WAVES AND LIGHTSABERS CRASHING SOFTLY)
(WAVES GROWING HARSHER)
(DISTANT LIGHTSABERS PULSING)
(DISTANT LIGHTSABERS SMASHING)
Carson, get your squadron airborne.
I need you out over the ocean, low altitude, full sweep.
We already did that.
Well, we’re doing it again.
Huyang, you’re with me in the Ghost.
Jacen, good work. Chopper, stay with him.
What am I missing? What just happened?
Jacen has abilities.
His father, Kanan Jarrus, was a Jedi.
Okay. We better get on it then.
Lander, get everyone moving, we’re going back up again.
Looks like you don’t have much left to offer.
I haven’t taught you everything yet.
ANAKIN: Come on!
Hurry up, Snips!
This is the Clone Wars.
Yeah, no kidding.
This was one of our first missions. Why are we here?
You tell me.
(EXPLOSIONS AND FIRING)
I don’t understand.
That’s your problem.
Gotta keep up!
What about my training?
This is your training!
(ETHEREAL MUSIC PLAYING)
I’ll be right back.
Come on, Snips.
The battle’s not over yet.
There are more Separatist droids approaching.
Is there a problem?
We lost so many.
There’s always a price to be paid.
It was my fault.
They were following my orders. I got them killed.
This is war, Ahsoka.
As Jedi, it’s our job to lead.
That doesn’t mean we don’t make mistakes.
But our mistakes cost lives.
That doesn’t bother you?
Of course it does.
This isn’t what I trained for.
We must adjust to the times.
Look, when Obi-Wan taught me, we were keepers of the peace.
But now, to win this war, I have to teach you to be a soldier.
Is that all I’ll have to teach my own Padawan one day?
How to fight?
Do you even want a Padawan?
You know, teaching’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
Really? What makes you say that?
Yeah, I’m joking.
How can you joke at a time like this?
What would you prefer?
I don’t know.
Tell me. What do you want? You want me to be more serious?
I’d prefer it.
Listen, I’m teaching you how to lead, how to survive, and to do that you’re going to have to fight.
What if I wanna stop fighting?
Then you’ll die.
(SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING)
General, how many more times are we gonna make this circuit?
There’s nothing out here.
HERA: Try widening your sweep along the coast.
We’re gonna press our fuel reserves.
HERA: I appreciate that, Carson. Now, widen your search.
Carson’s not wrong.
Sabine and Ahsoka seem lost and soon we’ll be stranded out here.
Luckily, the New Republic is only a short transmission away.
I was surprised they changed their mind and approved your mission.
Oh, they never changed their mind.
No, I just came anyway.
For all the good it did.
I see. So, this mission is unauthorized.
Yeah. Some General I am.
Maybe those Senators were right.
I got us out here chasing ghosts.
You do things your way because you care.
This is why people like you.
Huyang, where are they?
People don’t just vanish into thin air.
Well, no. Normally, no.
Is there a chance they’re out here?
Always. Especially with Lady Tano.
Yeah, she is tenacious.
So was her Master.
Yeah? What was he like?
Yes, Jacen, what is it?
JACEN: Chopper thinks he has something heading…
Three-two-three mark one-five-seven.
Copy, we’ll check it out.
JACEN: Chopper says you’re gonna have to get low.
JACEN: She wants to know how low.
JACEN: Pretty low, as low as you can. Just go, Mom, please.
HERA: All right, the droid said low.
HUYANG: Oh, wonderful.
(FIRING AND EXPLOSIONS)
REX: Nice work, Commander.
We’ll secure the perimeter. Come on, come on, let’s go!
I don’t know this battle.
This was the Siege of Mandalore.
We had parted ways by now.
You did well.
You’re a warrior now, as I trained you to be.
(SCOFFS) Is that all?
Ahsoka, within you will be everything I am.
All the knowledge I possess.
Just as I inherited knowledge from my Master and he from his.
You’re part of a legacy.
But my part of that legacy is one of death and war.
But you’re more than that, because I’m more than that.
You are more, Anakin.
But more powerful and dangerous than anyone realized.
Is that what this is about?
If I am everything you are…
You’ve learned nothing.
Don’t say that.
Back to the beginning.
I gave you a choice.
Live… or die.
(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)
You lack conviction.
(STRAINING AND GRUNTING)
Time to die.
(INTENSE MUSIC PLAYING)
I choose to live.
There’s hope for you yet.
(CELESTIAL MUSIC PLAYING)
CARSON: We got her, we got her.
HERA: Get her inside.
CARSON: Copy. You are clear. Repeat, clear.
They got her, Chop!
Welcome back, Lady Tano.
How long have I been out?
However, you might have been lost for good, if not for Jacen.
Jacen is here?
With his mother and a squadron of X-wings.
All unauthorized, of course.
No, we have not found her.
We were hoping you could explain what happened.
I owe you my thanks.
I heard you fighting.
Yeah, lightsabers. Who were you fighting with?
Hey, I have an idea.
Huyang, why don’t you show Jacen inside your starship?
I’ve been in a starship before.
A Jedi starship?
Come along. I’ll show you the training room.
You have a training room in your starship? Will you train me?
Do you know how to build a lightsaber?
Will you teach me?
I know you’ve just recovered, but I have to ask.
The last time I saw Sabine, she was holding this.
And that’s significant?
She might have left an impression on it. Like a memory.
So, we’ll know what happened.
Step away from her!
AHSOKA: Sabine… Destroy it!
BAYLAN SKOLL: But you’re not like her though, are you?
SABINE: More than you know.
BAYLAN SKOLL: You and I share a common goal.
To make this journey.
Come with me. Willingly.
And I give you my word, no harm will come to you.
Sabine, you will be reunited with your friend.
Do it. For Ezra.
They took her with them.
Then she’s alive.
Yes. At least she was when she left Seatos.
We have to go after them.
I’m afraid… it’s not that simple.
General, we have a problem.
It’s the fleet. They’re on their way.
They’re a little late.
I don’t think they’re coming to help.
I’ll deal with this.
You can work out a way to find Sabine.
(DISTANT PURRGIL CALLS)
You can’t be serious.
Do you have Morgan Elsbeth in custody?
Do you have evidence of Imperial Remnant activity or of Grand Admiral Thrawn’s return?
Then I’m afraid there’s nothing more I can do.
You and Ahsoka Tano are to return to Coruscant with the fleet.
I’m not sure she’ll agree to that. I’m not sure I agree to that.
Hera, the Senate oversight committee is going to determine if your command should be permanently suspended.
You are going to need her testimony to help you.
I don’t know how you score this, but we’re losing right now.
I know how to follow Sabine.
I’m not sure I like this plan.
Yes, I would like to second that.
There’s no other way.
Without the map, we don’t have the proper hyperspace coordinates.
HERA: And you think they do?
Only one way to find out.
(ENCHANTING MUSIC PLAYING)
Up ahead. I think that is one of the larger ones.
Wish me luck.
CARSON: General, we got incoming.
No good, Carson. They can’t interrupt, they’ll frighten the pod.
How much time do you need?
I don’t know.
Just don’t let them approach.
This is Captain Teva out of Adelphi Base, please identify yourself.
Captain Teva. My, aren’t you far from home?
CARSON: Repeat, please identify yourself.
Captain, you know very well who we are and why we are here.
Now, where is General Syndulla?
CARSON: I’m afraid that’s classified information.
In fact, you’re gonna have to halt your approach to the planet until I receive confirmation that the general has indeed completed her mission.
Captain, the reason we are here is because there was no mission.
I respectfully disagree.
Look, we’re all on the same side here.
Tell us what Ahsoka Tano and General Syndulla are up to, and perhaps we can help.
The best way you can help is to maintain your distance until I can confirm that General Syndulla has completed her mission.
Arm the tractor beam.
Tractor beam powering up, Captain.
I’ll give you one last chance, Captain Teva.
Explain the nature of this mission or I will see to it that you are stripped of your rank for resisting a direct order from Fleet Command.
Okay, but you’re not gonna believe me.
Mom, is she really gonna talk to them?
That’s the idea.
It’s just like the stories you told me.
How the whales took Ezra and the bad guys far, far away.
And they saved us.
Now they’ll take Ahsoka to where Ezra is?
That’s the hope, kiddo.
(HOPEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)
Get in there.
Move us in.
All right, all right. But you best come back inside.
You’re certain they know where Sabine was taken?
I have no idea.
We’ll just see where it goes.
It could go anywhere.
But that’s better than going nowhere.
CARSON: Correct. The whales will transport her and her ship.
Or, at least, that’s the plan.
Captain, I’m receiving a signal from the Ghost.
Captain Girard, this is General Syndulla.
I’d move your fleet out of there if I were you.
Evasive maneuvers, get clear of their path.
Ahsoka, looks like they’re about to jump.
AHSOKA: Sorry you can’t make the trip.
Nah, it’s all right. Jacen’s too young to travel between galaxies.
Hera, I’ll find them.
May the Force be with you.
(END THEME MUSIC PLAYS)