Now that Ahsoka ended on that cliffhanger, we’re all ready to see what Thrawn has in retailer. We didn’t get a lot perception into his masterplan however the truth he determined to go straight for Dathomir tells us he’s bought one thing wild up his sleeve. The one drawback is, Darth Maul might have scuppered a few of it.
Star Wars has a deep historical past. So deep, the Star Wars films so as solely contact on a sliver of it. One thing that’s not talked about a lot between the Jedi of the Sith are Nightsisters – primarily Drive witches (sure, they’re cool AF). Among the many greatest Star Wars characters, they’re mysterious entities that Thrawn has at his disposal.
The Nightsisters come from Dathomir, the homeworld of Darth Maul, and a location seen in a few Star Wars collection now, significantly Rebels. The planet’s use within the latter may feed into no matter Thrawn’s plan is, since a slightly necessary location bought tousled.
Particularly, the Nightsisters lair, one of many final strongholds of Nightsister spirits. Maul brings Ezra Bridger there as a way to use darkish magic to trace down Obi-Wan Kenobi. It’s primarily an outdated cave, that’s filled with highly effective magical vitality that may be channelled to make use of all kinds of skills.
It’s additionally residence a slew of vengeful spirits, who possess Ezra’s pal Sabine, in addition to his grasp, Kanan Jarrus. Maul and Ezra escape the following battle, however Ezra proves he’s one of many nicest folks within the Star Wars forged by refusing to go away his buddies.
After Maul heads off, Ezra returns to rescue Sabine and Kanan. He manages to take action by providing his physique for Kanan’s. The sisters, fancying a duel, problem Ezra to beat his grasp earlier than leaving Kanan’s physique. Ezra wins, and as soon as the three friends are reunited, they wreck the altar, making it not possible for spirits to return once more.
As an offhand storyline, this was simply good, spooky enjoyable. However Thrawn doubtless doesn’t know this has occurred. So if he’s searching for extra Nightsister magic, Dathomir could have lower than he bargained for. Likewise, he’s down one useful resource for summoning historical forces.
After all, Thrawn is a grasp tactician, so possibly he’s deliberate for all of this. I wouldn’t be so positive, although. Even one of the best Star Wars villains have suffered from being smug, and Thrawn has positively by no means contemplated defeat.
That will likely be his downfall, and none apart from Darth Maul could have contributed to it. Scrumptious, scrumptious irony. Ahsoka is now streaming on Disney Plus now. Take a look at our guides to the brand new Star Wars films, as properly the Skeleton Crew launch date and the The Acolyte launch date. Or, stay up for different new films, like The Marvels for extra intergalactic enjoyable.