Dave Filoni, the supervising director of the Clone Wars, has given an exclusive interview to Blastr.com! In the interview, he reveals a few thoughts on the finale of Season 5, which airs tomorrow in the US, and shares a never-before-seen clip of the episode.
Read our breakdown of the interview, and watch the new clip, below!
(Our comments will be in parenthesis.)
“It’s definitely the most dramatic arc we’ve ever done involving Ahsoka,” said Filoni in the interview. “There’s definitely consequences for her actions. Fans won’t be disappointed.”
(I’m glad that he said this; that means things won’t just go back to normal. Sure, it’s sad to see Ahsoka leave her old life behind, but is has to happen to move the series forward.)
“We were challenged to do something creative and dramatic this season with the Darth Maul and Ahsoka arcs. Characters are dying off, real things are going down, and [you can see] connections to the Star Wars films,” said Filoni.
“I’ve always said this is a race to the finish.”
Framed for multiple murders, Ahsoka has been on the run and hunted by her own Master over the last three weeks. She was finally captured by the Jedi at the end of last week’s episode. With little evidence to support her innocence, the future looks bleak for Ahsoka.
Filoni, who personally directed the finale, admitted this upcoming episode is one of his favorites of the whole arc because of “how it comes together and seeing Ahsoka make a strong choice for herself and why she makes it.”
(First of all, WOW! That’s cool that he personally directed this final episode. And it’s one of his, and Ashley Eikstein’s, the voice of Ahsoka, favorites! Also, this makes me think Ahsoka might voluntarily leave the Jedi order. He does say she makes a strong choice. It will really have to give us more on why she makes it, though, because right now I just can’t see Ahsoka choosing to leave when she could stay. She was only on the run to prove her innocence, so once that’s been done, I assume she would want to go back to being a Jedi.)
“I’m looking forward to seeing fan reaction to the finale since it’s so different from what’s been done before,” Filoni said.
(It’s ‘so different from what’s been done before’…Hmmm.)
Episodes are created without an order in mind for the series, but when Filoni finally got all the stories together, he said it “seemed so obvious” that this Ahsoka arc should end season five. He compared it to the moment when he realized Darth Maul’s arc should be saved for the end of season four and Chewbacca should appear at the end of season three. Filoni said he tries to “pave a season with something dramatic [which goes] into something lighter and fun, ending with something very memorable.”
From Filoni’s comments, it sounds like the finale will definitely be memorable. So have we seen the end of Ahsoka? Speculation about what happens to Anakin’s padawan has ranged over the years from whether she will be killed off in the animated series, bringing Anakin closer to the dark side, or whether she just dies off screen when Order 66 is enacted in Revenge of the Sith.
Filoni said what ultimately happens to Ahsoka at the end of the finale will be a “dramatic change” and “definitely poses interesting questions” about the future of these characters.
(These comments make it clear she won’t die. As much as an interesting story arc that would make, it would be too dark for a cartoon show airing on Cartoon Network. But, she will face a huge change. Thus, I believe she will either be expelled from the Jedi, or choose to leave the order willingly.
Tell me what you think about all this in the comments below!
You can read the original article, and watch the exclusive clip, by heading over to the Blastr website here.