'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 7, Episode 11 Preview: One last moment of quiet for Order 66 ends it all
Order 66 — a moment both dreaded and highly anticipated — finally comes into play and the galaxy will never be the same again
One way or another, everything's been leading to this. Order 66 — the command switch hidden inside every single one of the clones forcing them to kill the Jedi and spend the rest of their lives working for the Empire — will end the Clone Wars, the Jedi Order and the era of the New Republic.
It is the galaxy's most historic shift, and Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Rex (Dee Bradley Baker) share one final, bitterly ironic moment together in appreciation of the clone troopers before everything comes to an end.
Ahsoka got her first hint that something larger was going on in last episode's confrontation with Darth Maul (Sam Witwer), but her rejection of his visions is a sharp reminder that the clones aren't going to be the only betrayal in store for her.
While the turning of the clones was devastating, it was Anakin Skywalker's (Matt Lanter) turn to the Dark Side that ultimately sealed the Jedi's doom. Ahsoka's unwavering loyalty and trust are going to be her undoing, as the moment fans have been dreading since the series began is finally coming to pass this episode.
'Star Wars' has released a poignant clip from the episode which sees Ahsoka and Rex talking about their lives as soldiers. Rex and the rest of the clone troopers owe their very lives to war, as much as they wish for it not to have been necessary.
Ahsoka counts the existence of the clones to have been the one good thing that the war has produced, and the two share a salute as they head through hyperspace on to the Jedi Council. You can watch the clip here below:
The official synopsis for the episode reads: "After successfully capturing Maul on Mandalore, Ahsoka plans to deliver him to the Jedi Council on Coruscant. When Order 66 is declared in the midst of her journey, her world is turned upside down. Friends become foes, and enemies become allies in 'Shattered'."
This episode of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' airs on May 1 on Disney+.