Star Wars sequence Ahsoka has been anticipated ever because the titular Jedi Knight made a scene-stealing look within the Pedro Pascal-led The Mandalorian. The sci-fi sequence set after the autumn of the Empire, follows Ahsoka Tano as she offers with a brand new menace to the fragile peace within the galaxy. The present written and created by Dave FIlloni options Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson and extra.

Earlier than the live-action sequence, Ahsoka, who was Anakin Sywalker’s Padawan in the course of the Clone Wars solely to stroll away from the Jedi Order, has been via plenty of Star Wars historical past. So it isn’t shocking that the present is stuffed with Easter eggs and references that one may need missed, beginning with the premiere. When you’re left with an overlord of lore after the premiere episodes, right here’s a fast run-through of what went down.

Star Wars opening crawl in purple

Like all Star Wars titles, Ahsoka opens with Lucasfilms’ basic opening crawl that we often see within the films. The sequence has a purple opening crawl like The Return of the Jedi. It’s related to evil and hints at a gritty chapter from the franchise. Whereas the primary episode, Grasp and Apprentice didn’t have the quickest lift-off, the opening units up the present’s darkish themes.

Woman Morgan’s getaway and a darkish new hope

The primary episode sees Baylan Skoll, a Darth Vader-esque Darkish Pressure person who alongside together with his Padawan Shin Hati, breaks right into a New Republic jail transport to interrupt out Woman Morgana, an Imperial prisoner. Whereas the scene options the villains of the present, the jail break could be very A New Hope-coded harking back to Princess Leia’s rescue by Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and co.

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David Tennant returns as droid Huyang after Star Wars: The Clone Wars

David Tennant voices droid Huyang in Ahsoka. He reprises his position after Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The droid has the Jedi protocol and data of previous lightsabers that assist him determine Baylan Skoll. In addition to, listening to Tennant’s acquainted voice is a pleasant bonus for Clone Wars followers.

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Clancy Brown returns as Governor Azadi after Star Wars: Rebels

Clancy Brown who voices Governor Ryder Azadi in Star Wars: Rebels makes a comeback because the heroic character in Ahsoka. Later within the first episode, we’re launched to a free planet Lothal the place Azadi is revealed to be a key determine within the motion that liberated the now-bustling planet.

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Star Wars Rebels mural

Probably the most heartfelt nod comes within the first episode the place we see a mural made by Sabine Wren that includes her closest mates – Ezra, Zeb, Hera, Jedi Kanan Jarrus, Chopper and lothcats and lothwolves. It is a fantastically performed Rebels reference that attracts inspiration from the unique’s artwork. The mural was teased within the promotional belongings of Ahsoka.

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Sabine’s Star Wars Rebels-inspired Jedi transformation

Sabine becoming a member of the Jedi is among the greatest elements of the Ahsoka premiere. The Easter egg in query is a scene the place Sabine will get the customary haircut. It’s a reference to Jedi Grasp Kanan Jarrus’ ritual. The hair transformation is a marker of a Jedi’s willingness to pledge their life to the Jedi order. Sabine does this to indicate that she is able to rejoin Ahsoka as her padawan.

Ahsoka is presently streaming on OTT.