Ahsoka episode 6 Runtime, Easter Eggs, Cast
Last week, Ahsoka graced us with the triumphant return of Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker, in what made for the actor’s best performance throughout his entire tenure with Star Wars. Trekking across memories of battle and tutelage, Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) was cast into her younger self (portrayed by Ariana Greenblatt in another impressive, career-budding move), resuming her training and healing old wounds with her former Jedi Master.
This week’s episode, aptly titled “Far, Far Away,” brings us to a whole new galaxy for the first time ever in the franchise. Ahsoka, now figuratively reborn and sporting her Gandalf-esque white garb, trails behind the enemy through intergalactic hyperspace, in pursuit of Sabine (Natasha Liu Bordizzo). Fans seem to be falling more and more in love with what Dave Filoni is giving us in this series, in large part thanks to all the thirst for nostalgic Star Wars lore that it’s been able to quench. With that comes a slew of references and Easter eggs, and this episode is no exception. Here’s everything you may have missed!
As Ahsoka and Huyang (David Tennant) ride inside the mouth of a purrgil, traveling through intergalactic hyperspace, Huyang offers to pass the time by recounting aloud an old story from his memory archives. “Ah, yes. History of the Galaxy, Parts One, Two, and Three,” as he recalls. “One being the best, of course,” Ahsoka adds, lovingly mimicking the way fans themselves debate the hierarchy of Star Wars films.
After some diversion, with Huyang pulling information from Ahsoka regarding Sabine’s choice to comply with the enemy, Ahsoka tells her elder droid ally to recite one of those stories. “Very well,” he replies, before starting off with an ever-familiar prologue. “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” The iconic words that have begun every Star Wars iteration from the beginning finally exist within the story itself, as if George Lucas himself penned the History of the Galaxy.
We’ve seen characters make the jump into hyperspace for decades, aboard everything from the smallest X-wing to the Millennium Falcon itself. Now, with the Eye of Sion and the pod of purrgil moving to a new galaxy far, far away, we get to see what intergalactic hyperspace travel looks like for the first time. We’re used to the image of bright white stars whizzing swiftly by, bright white lines stretched across a stark black backdrop, but intergalactic hyperspace has its own unique look. Marked by a rainbow of colorful streaks, curving and flowing like strokes of an interstellar paintbrush, a whole new staple of Star Wars visual canon has been introduced.