This story contains spoilers for “The Mandalorian”, Chapter 11, “The Heiress”.
The Mandalorian is one more step in the search for the Jedi. Or at least someone who has a way with the Force.
In “The Heiress”, the third episode of the second season of “The Mandalorian”, Mando and the child finally find more Mandalorians. And their leader, Bo-Katan Kryze, of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels,” shares information that could aid Mando in his mission to deliver Baby Yoda to the Jedi.
“The town of Calodan on the forest planet of Corvus,” says Bo-Katan. “There you will find Ahsoka Tano. Tell him you were sent by Bo-Katan. ”
Although Ahsoka is a major character in the “Star Wars” canon, people who have only watched live movies probably don’t know her.
First shown in the 2008 animated film “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, Ahsoka’s attitude towards being a Jedi is complicated. (The movie and television series “The Clone Wars” bridge the gap between the events of “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”.)
Ahsoka was assigned to Anakin Skywalker as a Padawan Apprentice by Master Yoda, who thought it would be a good learning experience for the Jedi Knight with attachment issues. Although Anakin initially objected to having an apprentice, Ahsoka convinced him after saving his life in their first battle together.
Like Anakin, Ahsoka didn’t follow the rules. She was also stubborn, intelligent, a little reckless and very capable. He spent much of the Clone Wars fighting alongside Anakin, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and legions of Republic clone troopers, learning and growing along the way.
Everything changed when Ahsoka was trapped in the bombing of the Jedi Temple. The Jedi Council stripped her of her Padawan status and expelled her from the Order. But Anakin believed in his innocence and worked to find out the truth, which led to Ahsoka’s acquittal.
Ahsoka was fortunate enough to return to the Jedi Order, but she decided to leave.
The Mandalorian Connection
As a padawan, Ahsoka had missions that took her to Mandalore and had clashes with Death Watch, a Mandalorian terrorist group.
After leaving the Order, Ahsoka agreed to help Bo-Katan take Mandalore back from Maul and his crime syndicate. He contacted Anakin, who was happy to reunite with his former apprentice. He returned his lightsabers to Ahsoka and loaned his troops for the mission.
He captured Maul and was in transit with a Clone Army when Order 66, a secret protocol ordering Clone Troopers to kill all Jedi, was executed. But Ahsoka survived and went into hiding.
During the rebellion
In “Star Wars Rebels”, it was revealed that Ahsoka was working alongside the Rebellion as a top secret agent known as Fulcrum. Eventually he crossed paths with Darth Vader and in a duel, he confirmed that he was his former teacher Anakin.
She narrowly escaped death and was last seen with Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian.