Star Wars Day 2020: Dave Filoni bids farewell to 'The Clone Wars' with a simple 'Thank you' sketch to fans

Dave Filoni's goodbye to the series is simple and evocative of the end's most powerful moment


                            Star Wars Day 2020: Dave Filoni bids farewell to 'The Clone Wars' with a simple 'Thank you' sketch to fans
Dave Filoni (Getty Images)

Spoilers for 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 7 Episode 12

After a long, delayed journey, 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' has come to an end. The series covered the untold stories of Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), his padawan Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Ecsktein) and the Jedi as they fought against Separatist forces with their clone army before the rise of the Empire.

Helmed by Dave Filoni, who wrote and directed most of the series, it was highly acclaimed for adding depth that had been missing from the prequel series, fleshing out the clones, the Jedi and Anakin himself. 

The series' final episode aired on May 3, on Disney+, and in honor of the final episode, Dave Filoni shared a sketch of one of the episode's finale moments — Ahsoka Tano and Rex (Dee Bradley Baker) walking away from her lightsaber, and her life as a Jedi. Included in the sketch was a simple message for the fans — "Thank you." 

The tweet has resonated with the fans, already devastated by the series' end. It's a powerful image that perfectly encapsulates the series' end.

Having aspired for most of the series to join the ranks of the Jedi Order, the fall of the Jedi and the rise of the Empire — as well as Ahsoka's own disillusionment with the Jedi Order — see her leaving that life behind forever.

Dave Filoni has been a major part of the extended 'Star Wars' universe — though he nearly missed out on his opportunity to do so — and he has now moved on to live-action storytelling with 'The Mandalorian'. 

He's not the only one to have said his farewells to the franchise. The stars of 'The Clone Wars' took to Twitter to say their goodbyes as well.

"Here’s to today's release of the epic, devastating, spectacular finale the fans longed for & 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' always deserved. Deep gratitude to the masterful George Lucas, @davefiloni& their army of technical & artistic wizards," wrote Dee Bradley Baker.

Baker had the heroic role of voicing every single clone on 'The Clone Wars' through its seven-season run. 

The voice of Darth Maul, Sam Witwer, posted his appreciation for co-star Ashley Eckstein, writing, "How wonderful is [Ashley Eckstein]? Ahsoka is the lens through which we see #TheCloneWars Thank you for creating my favorite audience point-of-view character since Luke Skywalker."

All episodes of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' are now available to stream on Disney+.

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