Ahsoka Faces Even More Problems in ‘The Clone Wars’ Episode 6, “Deal or No Deal” — Review

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ahsoka, Rafa, and Trace on their way to Kessel for a special pickup,

We are midway executed with the ultimate season of The Clone Wars and it’s going by quick. With a shortened season and common 20+ minute episodes, it’s virtually somewhat too quick. But, alas, we get what we get, so we have now to cherish each second. And on this episode, Ahsoka finds herself in an uncomfortable and unsafe scenario due to Rafa. Neither Martez sister is especially savvy with regards to the galaxy, which is usually a bit taxing on not solely Ahsoka however the viewers as effectively. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers forward for The Clone Wars Episode 6].

Ahsoka, Rafa, and Trace on their way to Kessel for a special pickup, 'The Clone Wars.'
Ahsoka, Rafa, and Trace on their technique to Kessel for a particular pickup, ‘The Clone Wars’ | Disney+

Ahsoka spends extra time with Rafa and Trace and it’s clear they’re each very naive and dangerous

The final episode ended with Ahsoka making the choice to depart the Martez sisters as quickly as her speeder bike was up and operating. But within the first jiffy of this episode, you may see her and Trace bonding extra. Trace convinces her to remain a bit longer for security causes, but in addition their friendship is rising quick. While it actually isn’t safer with Trace and Rafa, as the remainder of the episode exhibits, it’s clear that Ahsoka additionally desires to stick with Trace a tad longer. 

The title card for this episode reads, “Mistakes are valuable lessons often learned too late.” Well, Rafa brings her sister and Ahsoka into a serious mistake along with her newest scheme to make cash.

This dynamic between Ahsoka and the sisters is hilarious to look at. Ahsoka has method extra expertise and know-how than they may even think about however has to considerably maintain it again. She will get pissed off with each of them for not listening to her recommendation, however she can also be extra focused on serving to them out than bailing as a result of that’s simply who Ahsoka is. 

Anakin and Ahsoka share a second by way of the Force

One of the shortest moments within the episode, however probably one of the profound, is the transient scene with Ahsoka and Anakin. When Trace mistakenly enters a army lane when flying out of Coruscant, Anakin Skywalker simply so occurs to be on the planet, within the patrol tower. They’re virtually arrested, however Ahsoka and Anakin share a second by way of the Force the place it looks as if they sense one another. I imply, it’s apparent that they sense one another, nevertheless it’s not fully clear if Ahsoka is aware of he’s there. 

However, it does appear to be Anakin realizes Ahsoka is on that ship. Dave Filoni mentioned in 2016 that Anakin and his former Padawan know one another so effectively which you could “kind of tell where they are in the Force.” Filoni equated it to when a mother or father will get a sense that their baby is in hassle even when they’re not close to them. “So you extend that to the Force… and there’s always this feeling that Anakin’s around, that he’s alive, that things are going on.”

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While not precisely a reunion — but — it’s the closest we’re going to get proper now. And if that pulled at your heartstrings, think about after they do meet once more. It’s type of like once you’re actually hungry and craving chocolate cake, then you will have a small sliver of it and are dying to eat the remainder. Their reunion can’t come quickly sufficient.

But does this scene with Anakin open a plot gap?

This really opens up a debate on whether or not this scene is a plot gap. Anakin is away within the Outer Rim Sieges for months earlier than Revenge of the Sith. This is why his alone time holo-chatting with Padmé was so vital in Episode 2. And whereas the viewers can see Padmé is pregnant, it’s not clear if Anakin can. But contemplating Revenge of the Sith is his first time studying of it in canon, it’s protected to imagine he can’t inform from his standpoint and Padmé is ready to inform him in individual. 

So, for him to be again on Coruscant would positively retcon that. However, Dave Filoni and The Clone Wars on the whole are actually good about maintaining with canon. Anakin didn’t even meet General Grievous for six seasons in order to not spoil his first assembly with him in Revenge of the Sith.

With this in thoughts, Padmé might be off-planet on an project or talking engagement, as she does usually. Or… it’s a plot gap and we’ll study extra about it later. It’s not an insanely large deal, however one thing to note and ponder for positive.  

Essentially, Ahsoka is far more skilled and should carry this group to security in some way

The job Rafa takes is to run spice from Kessel to the Pyke clan. Now, the inclusion of the Kessel run was a serious shoutout for followers, because it known as out to an iconic line from the unique trilogy. I imply, did you know that Han Solo made the Kessel Run in twelve parsecs? Rounding up, in fact. 

Ahsoka and the Martez sisters encounter the Pyke Syndicate.Ahsoka and the Martez sisters encounter the Pyke Syndicate.
Ahsoka and the Martez sisters encounter the Pyke Syndicate | Disney+

Even earlier than they made it to Kessel, Ahsoka was towards it and cautious of what the implications may very well be. Her worries had been confirmed when the shady Yaruba household wasn’t upfront about the place it was going. It seems they must ship it to the Pykes who, for those who bear in mind, are allegedly liable for killing Master Sifo-Dyas, amongst different horrible issues. Not to say, Kessel makes use of slaves for his or her spice mining. But Ahsoka acknowledges that the Republic lets too many issues slip beneath their noses. She would know, having fought for it for years earlier than leaving. 

Audiences discovered a whole lot of classes on this episode. For one, the Martez sisters are tremendous reckless and really prepared to show a blind eye to bother. Not solely that, however Trace is very immature and really one-track-minded about her ship. She can also be… fairly ineffective with regards to utilizing widespread sense or getting out of robust conditions.  

While Ahsoka main the cost is very rewarding to see once more, it bought somewhat irritating to look at her work together with the Martez sisters and their incompetency. For all Rafa goes on about being a charismatic vendor and whatnot, she’s simply as newbie as Trace. 

We’re heading into the third episode of this four-episode arc subsequent week. Something to stay up for is Ahsoka’s run-in with Bo-Katan within the coming episodes, and her presence on Mandalore. Not to say the entire reunions to return.

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