“You must face death, Ahsoka. Do not fear it.”
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It’s Life and Death
Tales of the Jedi is six episodes, three following Ahsoka, and three following Count Dooku. They both begin in their earlier years. For Ahsoka, literally as she’s born and Count Dooku, when he was a Jedi Master teaching Qui-Gon Jinn. Ahsoka learns from an early age what death is and how she must face it, which does a nice circle as she ends up at Padme’s funeral.
With Dooku, you see some small instances of how he starts to question the Jedi Council and turn to the dark side. Some of his arguments I could also agree with.
Meanwhile, other characters are part of the stories, like Qui-Gon, Anakin and how he pushed Ahsoka in training, and Yaddle, who we’ve been sleeping on this entire time. She truly was one of my favorite parts.
The day before the episodes premiered, I saw people on Twitter wondering how she was going to talk.
The episodes aren’t long. They can range from 13-20 minutes with credits so it’s easy to get through them all in one sitting. Although, you don’t have to be up to date in Star Wars to watch it, it’s still good to know some background, especially with Ahsoka.
Ahsoka is one of my favorite Star Wars characters so of course I liked seeing more of her, but I wasn’t expecting to like the Dooku episodes as much as I did. I liked seeing him slowly change over the years and question the rules and how the Jedi should help people. Of course, in the end, as everyone knows, we know which road he goes down, but I like seeing characters get to that point and this allows you to understand him more.
I hope they do more of these tales for other characters. Yaddle needs her time.
The animation is great and six episodes makes it easy to get through it all without committing to a 20+ episode season. It gives some more background to characters that need it but also to characters we love.
I’m looking forward to more.