Wren recovers and informs Ahsoka of her findings, and also traces the droids that attacked her to Elsbeth’s factories on Corellia. Seeking the star map, Ahsoka and Syndulla travel to the Corellian shipyards in time to see a massive hyperdrive built for Elsbeth’s ship to travel to Thrawn’s location in Peridea, a neighbouring galaxy. The transport carrying the hyperdrive escapes, but not before Chopper attaches a tracking device. After arresting the shipyard workers as spies for the Empire, Ahsoka is contacted by Wren who is ready to become her Padawan again and find Bridger. Elsbeth is contacted by Skoll, Hati, and Marrok who obtained the hyperdrive so they can finish building her ship, the Eye of Sion, and find Admiral Thrawn.
* * *
AHSOKA: I found it.
HUYANG: The map?
AHSOKA: This one holds the secret Morgan’s after.
The location of the last missing Imperial Grand Admiral. Thrawn.
You know who could help you with this?
AHSOKA: I’m not sure she’ll want to help.
HERA: She’ll do it. For Ezra.
(MACHINE POWERS ON)
EZRA: Sorry for disappearing on you.
But I’m counting on you to see this through.
I think I know how to find Ezra.
Can I take this?
I’m not sure that’s a good idea.
This isn’t just about finding Ezra.
It’s about preventing another war.
You think I don’t know that?
The map stays here.
She took the map off the ship when I explicitly told her not to.
HERA: But you and I both know Sabine gives you the best chance of reading that map.
Think I’m going on a trip.
We’ve been looking for this.
(BREATHES OUT HEAVILY)
(SOFT TENSE MUSIC PLAYS)
SABINE: You really think Ezra’s still out there?
EZRA: I’m counting on you to see this through.
AHSOKA: This isn’t just about finding Ezra.
AHSOKA: It’s about preventing another war.
SHIN: We’ve been looking for this.
SABINE: That’s too bad.
The droids. They took the map.
You don’t understand. I… I unlocked it.
There were two galaxies.
And then a pathway appeared between them.
Where did the path in our galaxy begin?
They took the map before I could decipher it.
Did you keep a record of what you found?
The droids destroyed it.
How many droids were there?
Two. I took one out.
Get some rest.
Wait. You need my help.
No. You’ve done enough.
(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYS)
Tell her I believe we have located the reflex point on Seatos.
(FAINT LIGHTSABERS CLASHING)
SHIN: We’ve been looking for this.
SABINE: That’s too bad.
(FAINT LIGHTSABER CLASHING)
I was hoping you were still here.
As long as you didn’t short out its capacitors when you sliced it up, I should be able to work with it.
Are you sure you’re up to this?
Like me, this kind of droid is incredibly resilient.
Take off an arm or leg and it just keeps coming.
That means they have several built-in backup systems, and as a result…
Its memory core stays partially active even after termination.
And if you get the power levels right, you can recover the droid’s memory.
And find out where it came from. Very clever.
So, what happens if you get the power levels wrong?
The head will explode.
Calm your circuits. I can pull the plug before it gets to that.
Perhaps we should perform this somewhere else.
I say go for it.
Because you’re a hologram.
There’s no time to relocate.
We’re falling behind as it is.
It’s now or never.
Here we go.
(DISTORTED DROID CHATTERING)
The circuit temperature is rising.
(DISTORTED DROID CHATTERING)
It’s encrypted. I need a minute.
I’m not sure we have a minute.
It’s overheating. Switch it off.
We are out of time!
I’m pulling the plug!
(DROID CHATTERING CUTS OFF)
What is it?
This droid came here from Corellia.
The New Republic shipyard?
Morgan Elsbeth had factories on Corellia.
Her Imperial operations should have been dismantled after the Rebellion.
Anyone check on that?
I’ll meet you there.
Let’s get going.
No. You need to recover.
You did good.
Tell that to her.
I do. But she’s not the one who needs to hear it right now.
I haven’t seen her in years and the first thing I do goes sideways.
You’re both difficult.
I always thought that made it work.
Until it didn’t.
You need to help each other.
You heard her. She doesn’t want my help.
Yes, she does.
Now get some rest.
You’re gonna need it.
(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYS)
(RUMBLE IN BACKGROUND)
Show me what you’ve found.
This place was not built by the Jedi.
Whose work is it?
An ancient people from a distant galaxy.
Would you like to see it?
This is our galaxy.
That is our destination.
(SIGHS) Where Grand Admiral Thrawn is banished.
Pathway to Peridea?
Some call it that.
The children at the Jedi Temple call it that.
It comes from old stories, fairy tales.
Tales which are based on truths.
You’re certain of this?
I feel the path forward is clouded.
(MYSTERIOUS VOICE) Morgan… (INDISTINGUISHABLE WHISPERING)
Thrawn calls to me.
Across time and space.
You speak of dreams.
Vague and fractured hopes.
The threads of fate do not lie.
The Eye of Sion is on its way here.
Make sure that everything is ready for its arrival.
Marrok will complete his task.
See that he does.
What happens when we find Thrawn?
For some, war.
For others… a new beginning.
And for us?
Power. Such as you’ve never dreamed.
(VEHICLE POWERING ON)
Go to Corellia. Assist Marrok with the final transport.
Ahsoka Tano, this is Myn Weaver, Regional Supervisor.
I was just telling General Syndulla that when the Empire fell, all Imperial assets were dissolved and redistributed including those held by Morgan Elsbeth.
All the same, we’d appreciate a look at her former facilities and operations.
Well, I am quite busy at the moment.
I could make this a more formal inspection, if you’d like.
That won’t be necessary, General.
Please, this way.
MYN: This was one of Morgan’s facilities.
She supplied raw materials used in the construction of hyperdrive generators for Imperial-class Star Destroyers.
Now we’re taking them apart and using the cores to power the new ships in the defense fleet.
Do the facilities still employ any of her former staff?
Of course, there was no other way to remain operational.
An Empire doesn’t just become a Republic overnight.
You will still find ex-Imperials at every level of the New Republic government.
Don’t you worry about their loyalty?
Not at all.
The average worker doesn’t care about the nuances of galactic politics.
They have loyalty so long as they’re paid.
I’m a businessman, General. My loyalty is to my investors.
I’ll leave the politics up to you.
(PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYS)
(INDISTINCT BACKGROUND CHATTER)
Looks like connecting with Sabine paid off.
Until she lost the map.
Well, at least she unlocked it.
Which doesn’t do us a lot of good if we don’t have it.
She got us here.
What are you getting at?
I was wondering if you would consider bringing her back on as your apprentice.
Maybe we’re both past that.
I think she could use some structure.
And so could you.
She’s not ready.
What makes someone ready?
You just know.
So do they.
I heard your repairs were complete.
Ah! I see you still have your lightsaber.
True, he constructed it, and by all accounts it served him well.
Then he passed it on to you.
You have since made your own modifications.
So it is now your lightsaber.
For all the good it did me.
Have you kept up with your training?
Well, perhaps it is time to begin again.
I don’t think that’s up to me.
I can’t train if Ahsoka doesn’t want to teach me.
That is an excuse, and a poor one.
Hey. She quit on me.
The past is the past. Move forward.
Okay, but answer this.
If you could’ve unlocked the map yourself, would Ahsoka have come here?
It’s very relevant.
Was I part of the plan?
Was she going to tell me about Ezra or was this little reunion Hera’s idea?
General Syndulla thought your insights would be valuable.
And Lady Tano agreed.
She doesn’t want me back.
She wasn’t even thinking about me.
To be fair, you have never indicated that you wanted to come back.
Forgot how annoying you are.
It doesn’t matter.
I never had the talent, the abilities.
Not like Ezra.
That much is true.
I have known many Padawans over the centuries, and I can safely say your aptitude for the Force would fall short of them all.
I won’t waste any more of her time.
The only time you are wasting is your own.
(UPLIFTING MUSIC PLAYS)
Welcome to the control center.
From here, we keep track of the entire inventory being created from the dismantled Imperial Fleet.
We’re able to find a use for everything in many different sectors.
The profits generated from a single Star Destroyer are enough to fund various New Republic reconstruction programs, among other things.
Other things like?
Well, our board and primary investors have first look at all unique hardware, its price point, and distribution.
Is that a hyperdrive core?
Refurbished from an SSD, ready for its new life serving the Republic.
This facility has produced nine of these new models.
The New Republic defense fleet isn’t building anything that big.
What class of starship are they for?
Uh. Let’s see. (CLEARS THROAT)
Oh, there it is.
I’m a General. Nothing’s classified to me.
I’m sorry. I cannot unseal a document without authorization.
Well, then I’m authorizing it.
(CHUCKLES) I’m not sure you can.
C-1, can you come over here, please?
Perhaps you can help with the protocol here.
What other types of droids do you have in operation?
Standard protocol types as well as CCLs, IW-37s, HV-7s, and other load lifters.
Why do you ask?
Assassin droids? (CHUCKLES)
I should think not.
Not even repurposed? You know, to stay on schedule?
No, I’m sorry.
DROID: I have seen such a droid.
I catalog inventory on arriving transports.
An HK-class droid recently prevented me from completing this task.
When was this?
Five rotations ago.
Why didn’t you log a report?
The droid carried a high-level security clearance.
I could not object.
Where is this droid now?
I believe it is departing on that transport.
(SHIP ENGINE IGNITING)
HERA: Stop that ship.
I can’t do that, General. They’ve been cleared for departure.
I said, stop that ship! That’s an order!
For the Empire!
Get the Phantom.
Fire up the engines, Chop!
(ENGINES POWERING ON)
(TENSE MUSIC PLAYS)
Transport CT-05, this is General Syndulla.
I order you to stand down and return to port immediately.
I repeat, CT-05, return to port.
Keep your lid on, Chop.
I can’t just shoot it down, it would crash into the port city.
Just ready a tracking device. And don’t miss this time!
No, I did not go through your stuff.
Did you look under the backup battery?
Great. Now hurry up, they’re gonna make the jump into hyperspace as soon as they clear the atmosphere.
Good work, Chop. You got them.
Tell me you have good news.
We got a tracking device on that transport.
All right, then.
(CONTEMPLATIVE MUSIC PLAYS)
(INDISTINCT CROWD CHATTER)
What a mess.
How can they still be loyal to the Empire?
Let’s go, move. Move.
It’s not loyalty.
Hey, Chopper, what’s the update on that tracking beacon?
Well, keep working on it.
When Chopper has something more definitive, I’ll let you know.
It’s more me.
I have just received a transmission from General Syndulla.
It appears the transport was traced to the Denab system.
It has remained in orbit around the planet Seatos.
We better get moving.
(SHIP ENGINES STARTING)
Calculations are complete. You may proceed.
Take us out.
(SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS)
Installation of the final hyperdrive has begun.
Soon the Eye of Sion will be complete and we shall deliver Grand Admiral Thrawn from his exile in the far galaxy.
The sooner the better.
The appearance of Ahsoka Tano on Corellia troubles you?
We made a clean escape. She couldn’t have tracked us here.
Baylan, what do you see?
Her presence in the Force is elusive.
Yet her determination is vivid.
She is coming.
Nothing can prevent our journey.
To kill her will be a shame.
There are so few Jedi left.
(END THEME MUSIC PLAYS)