‘Ahsoka’s Anakin Reunion Should Have Been Its Own Episode
Ahsoka seems to finally be finding its stride with Episode 5 — perhaps a little late, but fitting given that this is the first real look we’ve gotten into Ahsoka’s (Rosario Dawson) past in live-action. Having Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) here to shepherd us through this stroll down memory lane is both narratively fulfilling and just plain fun. Once you get past the initial jarring impact of witnessing the de-aging tech Star Wars has become obsessed with, it’s easy to get fully absorbed in seeing these two characters reunite. That excitement is cut short, however, when we find ourselves already done with this monumental and revelatory event with half the episode’s runtime left. Ahsoka and Anakin’s reunion deserved to be an entire episode, not just the better half of one.
Ahsoka and Anakin’s reunion deserved to be an entire episode, not just the better half of one.