Updated: Nov 30
This recap of the Disney + series Star Wars: Ahsoka Season 1 Episode 3, “Time to Fly,” contains spoilers.
Ahsoka's third episode, "Time to Fly," offers a spectacular visual experience that continues to evoke those Star Wars emotions long after the credits roll. It's unfortunate that Ahsoka is available for streaming only because its stunning and awe-inspiring visuals deserve to be enjoyed on the largest screen possible.
It's worth mentioning that the intro title is now outlined in yellow.
Star Wars: Ahsoka Season 1 Episode 3 Recap
The episode opens with Huyang in a toxic work environment, telling Wren that she's the worst Mandalorian in training he's ever seen. Ahsoka then challenges Wren to practice blindly. (This is a reference to A New Hope, where Luke sparred with a droid while wearing a blast shield helmet.)
Wren employs various maneuvers, but Ahsoka effortlessly avoids them all. Ahsoka secures victory in the sparring session by simply tripping her young trainee, Wren, who has a long way to go in completing her Jedi training.
Frustrated, Wren acknowledges that she doesn't feel the Force as strongly as her mentor, Ahsoka.
Who does General Hera report to?
Hera reports to the Lady Chancellor and Senators present on the council that Thrawn might still be alive, based on the escape of a registered transport from Corellia. The Senators, including Hamato Xiono, are skeptical, leading me to speculate that Thrawn might be an Imperial informant.
Xiono suspects Hera's intentions are linked to locating former Republic Commander Ezra Bridger. This elicits an emotional response from Hyra, prompting the Lady Chancellor to request her to step outside.
Regrettably, Hera and the fleet decided not to join them on the mission. The Senate committee refuses to provide support as Ahsoka, Wren, and Hyuang reach the Denang system.
Who follows Ahsoka and Wren to the Denang system?
Upon exiting hyperspace, Shin and two squadrons of Imperial fighters approach. Wren takes position at the back of the T-6 Jedi Shuttle to provide blaster support. Initially missing her targets, Wren gains confidence with Ahsoka's encouragement.
Huyang expresses concern that Ahsoka's inaction will diminish morale. Eventually, they manage to down three Imperial fighters. However, Shin and Marrok retreat when Ahsoka and the team appear in a hyperdrive ring on Lady Morgan.
Lady Morgan attempts to use her laser blasters to eliminate them but only succeeds in crippling their ship, including Huyang, who is now nonfunctional. Ahsoka has Wren attempt to repair the ship before addressing the droid, and then Ahsoka departs.
How does Ahsoka defeat Shin and Marrok?
In a remarkable moment, Ahsoka dons a spacesuit, walks on the T-G Jedi Shuttle wing, ignites her white lightsabers, and engages the starfighters as they fire. Displaying impressive Jedi techniques, she deflects their shots and successfully removes the wing of the third Imperial fighter.
Ahsoka finds herself floating in space. Wren restarts the ship and repositions it vertically, allowing Ahsoka to enter and evade Shin's attacks. Navigating through the fog and accompanied by numerous flying Purrgils (creatures resembling whales with octopus-like tentacles), they infiltrate the Denang system planet.
This scene is magnificent and visually stunning, with exceptional special effects. They successfully escape and take cover in the forest to elude pursuit by Shin and Marrok.
What does Huyang find?
Huyang believes Morgan's ship is indeed a hyperdrive ring, but it's not yet complete. They have six engines, with the last one being built. The ship has the power to hyperdrive between galaxies.
Presumably, this could be the "Eye of Sion" that Morgan was talking about previously, and they will use the star map to travel to Thrawn.
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What does Baylan direct his men to do?
Baylan says that Ahsoka and Wren are hiding in the forest. He then orders his men to go and find them. Baylan stands there stoically, looking as menacing as ever.
Grade: 8/10 "It's too bad Ahsoka is stuck on streaming because the stunning and jaw-dropping visuals in the episode "Time to Fly" demand to be seen on the biggest screen possible."
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