'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 7 Episode 9 Preview: Anakin and Ahsoka finally meet again amid a violent war
The previous arc of the show was a bit of a letdown and didn't quite live up to the standards that fans would have wanted from the final season of such an iconic show
We've been waiting for this moment for a very long time. Ever since Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) left the Jedi Order, one thing that has clearly been bothering her is the distance that has come between her and her former master Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter).
Now in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 7 Episode 9 'Old Friends Not Forgotten', master and padawan finally meet again. However, they're not going to get a lot of time to reconnect as their reunion is happening in the midst of one of the bloodiest campaigns of the Clone Wars.
A trailer for the final arc of 'Clone Wars', which will see Ahsoka, Anakin, Captain Rex (Dee Bradley Baker), and Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor) deal with the Siege of Mandalore, has been released and it teases a lot of epic action to come. In a heartwarming moment right at the beginning, the trailer reveals that the Clone Troopers have painted their helmets with Ahsoka's facial markings in honor of their long-lost comrade.
The episode will see Anakin and Obi-Wan feeling pretty conflicted. On the one hand, they want to help Ahsoka overthrow Darth Maul (Sam Witwer) and free Mandalore but on the other, once they discover that Chancellor Sheev Palpatine (Ian Abercrombie) has been abducted, they are duty-bound to save him.
From the 'Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith' movie, we know that they will opt to go rescue Palpatine, which starts Anakin's final descent into the dark side and transformation into Darth Vader. By the end of this arc, we're pretty sure we'll see the execution of Order 66 and the fall of the Jedi but knowing that it's coming doesn't make it any less painful getting there.
The previous arc of the show was a bit of a letdown and didn't quite live up to the standards that fans would have wanted from the final season of such an iconic show. But based on everything we've seen and heard about the upcoming arc, it looks like the show's going out with a bang.
New episodes of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 7 air Fridays on Disney+.