Friday, August 25, 2023

Ahsoka - Toil and Trouble

In typical Disney fashion, which we've seen playout with the Marvel series especially, the second episode of Ahsoka finishes the preamble allowing the story to actually kick off in the next episode. "Toil and Trouble" ends with Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) and Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) back on the same page and the show finally catching up with the final scene of Star Wars Rebels as fans watched the pair of them sail off into the unknown seeking Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi) and Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen). Getting that search finally started seems to have given Sabine back some energy in the final moments of the episode (and got her back into her trademark Mandalorian armor) as sticking her in a hospital bed sidelining her for an entire episode doesn't do much for either the character or the series at this point.

While solid, with some fun moments here and thre, much of the episode is filler with Ahsoka and Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) chasing down a lead which we know won't lead to immediate answers without Sabine's involvement. However, Chopper's ability to tag one of evil minion's ship will give Sabine and Ahsoka a place to start. As for our evil trio of Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto), Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson), and Shin Hati (Ivanna Sakhno), they continue to make preparations for the jump across galaxies to find Thrawn. While these scenes provide some of the more visually pleasing effects of the episode, things aren't advancing very quickly on their end either. With only six episodes remaining, and hopefully a good chunk of that featuring Ezra and/or Thrawn, let's hope the pace picks up before we get to the halfway-point of the series.

  • Title: Ahsoka - Part Two: Toil and Trouble
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