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Ahsoka episode 4 brings back Anakin Skywalker in a huge moment – but it also features a second, far more hidden cameo.
If you look closely at Hera Syndulla's ship the Ghost, a familiar Star Wars Rebels face can be spotted in the cockpit. A picture of Kanan Jarrus, her lost love and her son Jacen Syndulla's father, is on display. It's pretty hard to see, so it's impossible to make out if there's a live-action actor standing in for Kanan or if it's a still from Rebels, but it is very much the fallen Jedi (H/T Gizmodo).
just found out hera has a picture of kanan on her dashboard in the ghost, nobody touch me #ahsoka pic.twitter.com/jdCcvfEnYgSeptember 7, 2023
Kanan has so far been referenced before already in Ahsoka thanks to a heart-breaking detail in Jacen's clothing, but no one has said his name out loud just yet. For the uninitiated, Kanan sacrificed his life in Rebels season 4, holding back a fiery explosion to let his friends escape – but the flames ultimately engulfed him.
Ahsoka episode 5 is getting a limited theatrical release – the first time this has happened for a Star Wars show – and is also directed by Dave Filoni, so we can probably expect huge things when it arrives next week.
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