Ahsoka Lives in New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Tease, ‘Forces of Destiny’ Short
Star Wars Rebels hasn’t long to hide before its fourth and final season reveals the ultimate fate of Ahsoka Tano, but there’s reason to hope in the meantime. Not only does a new Forces of Destiny short return to The Clone Wars, but Dave Filoni offers a cryptic hint hidden in Rebels Season 2.
You’re warned of potential Star Wars Rebels spoilers from here on out, but while fan-favorite Ahsoka won’t be inhabiting the body of a wolf in Star Wars Rebels’ final season, it remains frustratingly opaque what became of the character after her Season 2 showdown with Darth Vader, AKA her former master Anakin. Rebels boss Dave Filoni isn’t willing to confirm either way, but tellingly tweeted a Season 2 meeting with the “Bendu” that makes misdirection a bit obvious:
For clarity’s sake, Bendu didn’t first appear on Star Wars Rebels until the Season 3 premiere, which took place after Ahsoka’s ambiguous exit. The tweet sees Filoni recounting an Ahsoka-Bendu meeting that would have buttoned Season 2’s “Mystery of Chopper Base,” as the Force-neutral entity seemed cryptically uncertain of Ahsoka’s death at Darth Vader’s hand:
Bendu: “You are set on this confrontation then?”
Ahsoka: “I have to know the truth.”
Bendu: “So be it, but understand this, much will change as a result of this encounter, including you.”
Ahsoka: “Isn’t that true of all things, as time advances?”
Bendu: “My dear, when I say change, I mean death.”
Ahsoka: “So I will die?”
Bendu: “Will you? I didn’t know that. Goodbye then, Ahsoka Tano, former Jedi Knight.”
Bendu was known to speak in riddles, but whether or not Filoni’s tweet implies the scene was actually cut from Season 2, it would seem a little on-the-nose as confirmation of Ahsoka’s death. Either way, it’s no accident Filoni teased as much the same day Forces of Destiny debuted a new Clone Wars-era short (above) featuring Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter, and Tom Kane back in their roles as Ahsoka, Anakin and Yoda.
We’ll likely hear more from Star Wars Rebels’ final season at Comic-Con 2017, but how long until Ahsoka’s return is confirmed? Stay tuned in the meantime.