Monday, September 4, 2023

Ahsoka - Time to Fly

As the slow build-up to the search for Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi) and Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) begins (that's right, more than a third through the series it still hasn't actually started yet for an ongoing story that is already longer than the original Star Wars), "Time to Fly" at least sees Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) and Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) get to the right planet and observe our baddies building a giant hyperspace drive. We do get a little action as they get shot down, but the episode's bulk is internal discussions and training involving Ahsoka and Sabine and Hera Syndulla's (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) inability to get the New Republic leadership to take the threat seriously.

Building on events of Attack of the Clones and the staggering ineptitude we saw in Andor, it's hard not to conclude that Star Wars doesn't really believe in any kind of organized government (especially democracy). Although you wouldn't see our two heroes arriving on the planet Seatos, the truth is this entire episode could be skipped and you wouldn't miss anything of importance. It's still well made in terms of character (with my quibble about one important casting and the confusing attempt to turn Sabine into a Jedi). And there's a nice moment where the show reintroduces the Purrgil, and we get that short space battle, but that's about it.

  • Title: Ahsoka - Part Three: Time to Fly
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