Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi got here to Disney Plus on Wednesday, giving us six CGI animated shorts within the fashion of The Clone Wars. Half of the tales are dedicated to legendary Jedi Ahsoka Tano (lengthy earlier than her alliance with The Mandalorian), whereas the others deal with future Sith Lord Dooku throughout his time as a Jedi.

They’re written by Clone Wars govt producer Dave Filoni, who’s at the moment engaged on the live-action Ahsoka series that is scheduled to hit Disney Plus subsequent yr.  

These are all set within the prequel era, many years earlier than the occasions of unique Star Wars film A New Hope (and present live-action present Andor). Let’s use the Pressure to dive into every episode’s SPOILERS.

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Life and Dying

On her homeworld Shili, previous to the occasions of The Phantom Menace, an toddler Ahsoka (Ashley Eckstein) is taken by saber tooth and appears doomed. When she instinctively tames it with the Pressure and rides it again dwelling, the village elder acknowledges her energy and declares her a Jedi.

Infant Ahsoka Tano looks at something off-camera in Andor

The Pressure is robust with this one.


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We all know from The Clone Wars that she’s introduced into the Jedi Order by Grasp Plo Koon, and turns into Padawan to Anakin Skywalker.

Justice

Jedi Grasp Dooku (Corey Burton) comes near killing a corrupt Republic senator after witnessing the struggling of his individuals. His Padawan Qui-Gon Jinn (Micheál Richardson, son of live-action Qui-Gon actor Liam Neeson), manages to save lots of the senator by releasing his kidnapped son, whose love for his father helps Dooku snap out of it. 

This takes place years earlier than The Phantom Menace, and highlights Dooku’s disillusionment with the Republic (a narrative that is additionally advised within the audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost). We additionally get to see Dooku’s blue lightsaber, which has an superior curved hilt just like the one he’ll wield as a Sith.

Selections

Despatched to retrieve a lifeless Jedi’s physique together with fellow Grasp Mace Windu (T.C. Carson), Dooku takes the mission within the course that leads to a corrupt senator’s loss of life. He identifies with the insurgent group accountable for the incident, echoing its mistrust for the Republic and its management over the Jedi. 

Masters Dooku and Mace Windu wield their blue and purple lightsabers in Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi

Masters Dooku and Mace Windu crew as much as face a risk, however really feel fairly in a different way in its aftermath.


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Mace is given the fallen Jedi’s place on the Council, which annoys Dooku. He presumably sees it as Mace taking part in politics to rise inside the Order and the Republic system, within the years earlier than The Phantom Menace.

The Sith Lord

This one is about throughout occasions of The Phantom Menace, after Qui-Gon encounters Darth Maul on Tatooine however earlier than the return to Naboo. Dooku deletes the planet Kamino from the Jedi archives, hiding the conspiracy to create the clone military (it will not be found for an additional decade, in Attack of the Clones).

He additionally has his final encounter with Qui-Gon earlier than his former Padawan is slain by Maul.

Within the wake of Qui-Gon’s loss of life, Jedi Council member Yaddle (Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed episodes of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett) follows Dooku to a secret assembly with Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid). Confronted with a selection between Jedi and Sith when she’s found, Dooku sides with Sidious, kills Yaddle and turns into the Sith Lord’s apprentice — Darth Tyranus.

This reveals the destiny of Yaddle, who’s of the identical species as Yoda and Grogu. She beforehand solely made a quick look in The Phantom Menace and had vanished by Assault of the Clones. It is unclear if the Jedi ever found her destiny.

This episode additionally means that Sidious took benefit of Dooku’s grief over Qui-Gon’s loss of life to seduce him fully to the darkish aspect. He’ll in the end discard Dooku in favor of Anakin in Revenge of the Sith.

Follow Makes Excellent

After the occasions of The Clone Wars film, Anakin (Matt Lanter) brings Ahsoka to a clandestine coaching session through which she tries to deflect clone troopers’ blaster fireplace for so long as potential earlier than being shocked. 

Padawan Ahsoka wields her green lightsaber as a clone trooper aims in Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi

Ahsoka works on her survival abilities.


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She continues that coaching all through the conflict, and it in the end permits her to survive Order 66, through which Sidious makes clone troopers throughout the galaxy to slay their Jedi allies.

This episode was the first one Filoni wrote for the sequence. It additionally encompasses a cameo from a young Caleb Dume, a Padawan who’ll make it via the destruction of the Jedi Order. He’ll tackle the title Kanan Jarrus and turn into the Jedi hero of Rebels.

Resolve

After the rise of the Galactic Empire (seen in Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars finale) Ahsoka quietly attends Padmé’s funeral on Naboo, and future Insurgent Alliance chief Bail Organa (Phil LaMarr) offers her a communicator. 

Residing in hiding on an agricultural world, Ahsoka finds employment in farming till she blows her cowl by utilizing the Pressure to save lots of a coworker and attracts an Imperial Inquisitor (Clancy Brown) to them. 

She slays the Inquisitor along with his personal red-bladed lightsaber and contacts Bail to rejoin the battle. It is unclear how this matches with the 2016 Ahsoka novel, which tells an analogous story, however any contradictions might be defined as an alternate telling.



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