We were invited to see the first two episodes of the highly anticipated Star Wars series. In episodes 1 and 2, the Ahsoka (Dawson) is introduced through a search for an ancient map. A map that is also in hot pursuit for its whereabouts by the Empire. The prize – locating the Grand Admiral Thrawn, who the Empire believes will reunite the remaining remnants of the Empire, and bring about a new galactic war!

Set after the fall of the Empire, “Ahsoka” follows the former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. 

What unfolds is a chess board of characters, perfectly placed to set the scene from which to spur your imagination. Ahsoka teams up with Sabine, alongside droid Huyang (played by David Tennant); who are set against the late Ray Stevenson’s Baylan Skoll and his apprentice Shin Hati (played by Ivanna Sakhno). 

The episodes themselves were filled with everything that makes fans fall in love with Star Wars. Most importantly was how the first episodes took time to set the scene of what is to come. But at the same time, did not linger on plots, which made the two episodes all the more enjoyable.

The series is streaming on Disney+ from the 23rd August 2023

For those not familiar with the characters, we’ve outlined a few key data points to bring you up to speed:

  • Ahsoka Tano is a former Jedi Knight who served as the Padawan learner to the Jedi Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars. Attuned to the light side of the Force, Ahsoka grew into a formidable fighter before the Empire’s reign changed the course of galactic history.