I rewatched it today to process it better. What a fantastic episode, its lackluster length notwithstanding. I’m glad the plot is finally moving forward and loved seeing Bo-Katan. Also it surprised me that Bryce Dallas Howard directed this chapter. A very nice step-up from her previous one.
I can’t speak for those who haven’t seen the Filoniverse since literally everyone at my home is familiar with Ahsoka and Bo thanks to Clone Wars. But I’d say this chapter explains itself pretty well for casual fans. I felt Bo-Katan’s appearance is justified and I’m really hyped for the possibility of her facing Gideon and how the Darksaber is going to factor in all of this.
I had dismissed the rumors of Bo-Katan appearing, even though the possibilities got higher after Boba and Cobb appeared in chapter 9. So seeing her was, in words of Palpatine, a surprise to be sure but a welcome one. Bo’s armor looked fantastic in live action, and the fact they got Katee Sackhoff to play her is enough for me to forgive the issues with her age.
I’ll admit I went apesh*t when Ahsoka got name-dropped, though my expectations for her debut remain tempered once again. I really hope they knock it out of the park and do Ahsoka justice without compromising the quality of the show. As I mentioned earlier, Bo-Katan was a good enough example of how to do it.
Also let’s acknowledge some love for Mr. and Mrs. Frog, the best live action Star Wars couple since Han and Leia.