Star Wars fans work out which Clone Wars episode the young Ahsoka moment is from

Young Ahsoka in episode 5
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Warning: The following contains spoilers for Ahsoka episode 5! Turn back now if you're not up to date! 

The latest Ahsoka episode sees Snips reunite with her old Master Anakin Skywalker in the World Between Worlds – and Skyguy has plenty left to teach her, putting his former apprentice through her paces until she emerges a changed person, symbolized by her new, white outfit

One of the ways Anakin tries to get his message across is via a trip back in time to a Clone Wars era battle. Ahsoka, now much younger – and played by Ariana Greenblatt – remarks that this is one of her and Anakin's first missions, which puts the moment in The Clone Wars season 1. Some fans, though, have pinpointed the exact episodes, which cover the Battle of Ryloth (season 1, episodes 19-21). 

The biggest clue that this is correct is the presence of Twi'leks in the background of Ahsoka episode 5. This arc of the Clone Wars saw the Twi'lek home planet fighting for liberation from the Separatists – in fact, Hera Syndulla's father, Cham Syndulla, is a major character in this storyline. 

Significantly, one Clone Wars episode in particular has strong links with the Ahsoka flashback. In 'Storm Over Ryloth,' Ahsoka disobeys orders and accidentally leads her men directly into a trap, resulting in heavy losses. Anakin then gives her a speech about the reality of war, which parallels Ahsoka's concerns with the injured clones and being trained to be a soldier in the episode 5 flashback. In The Clone Wars episode, Anakin then pulls off a pretty risky plan that relies on Ahsoka to save his life, restoring her faith in herself – another mirror of Anakin forcing Ahsoka to fight for her own life in the live-action series. 

'Storm Over Ryloth' doesn't actually see Anakin and Ahsoka on the planet's ground, though, so the live-action moment isn't strictly from this episode. But, the parallels between the two shows reveal why this is the battle Anakin decided to transport Snips back to for his lesson to be most effective. 

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Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.