There would be no Ahsoka without Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen). Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) was just an apprentice like any other but as Anakin’s padawan, we got to see her grow and learn under the tutelage of people who let her think for herself, so much so that she eventually left Anakin and the Jedi as a whole behind. As such an integral part of her origins, it was inevitable Ahsoka would confront him and his legacy in her own show. But what some may not know is that this is not the first time Ahsoka has seen Anakin since she left the Jedi. In fact, Ahsoka was one of the few people to know Vader’s true identity and see him at his lowest. While Episode 5 of Ahsoka gives us a neat reunion that doubles as some necessary exposition on their past, Star Wars Rebels delivered an action-packed reunion for the two ex-Jedi years ago–and with much more flair.
While Ahsoka Episode 5 gives us an Anakin reunion, Star Wars Rebels already delivered a more action-packed version — and did it better.