AHSOKA Introduces Thrawn's New Right-Hand Man(?) As Baylan Skoll's Mission Becomes Clearer - SPOILERS

AHSOKA Introduces Thrawn's New Right-Hand Man(?) As Baylan Skoll's Mission Becomes Clearer - SPOILERS AHSOKA Introduces Thrawn's New Right-Hand Man(?) As Baylan Skoll's Mission Becomes Clearer - SPOILERS

Last night's episode of Ahsoka was absolutely fantastic, and we're now taking a closer look at a couple of compelling new mysteries, including Captain Enoch and Baylan Skoll's plans for the Galaxy...

By JoshWilding - Sep 20, 2023 11:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: SFFGazette.com

This article was originally published on SFFGazette.com.

Baylan Skoll has been one of Ahsoka's most compelling characters from the start, but his mission becomes slightly clearer in last night's episode of the series.

Explaining to Shin Hati that, following Order 66, he came to the conclusion the Jedi were always destined to fall, he expresses a desire to move beyond the Galaxy's inevitable cycle of violence and the  rise and fall of entities like his former allies and the Empire. He tells Shin Hati that he's trained her to be something more than a Jedi but now we know he doesn't share a history with Thrawn, what exactly does the former General want? 

It's difficult to say right now, but we do learn that there seems to be a rare source of power on Peridia calling out to him. 

With it, it seems Skoll can reshape the Galaxy as he wishes and there's every chance he's going to be a bigger threat to his home than even the Grand Admiral. For those of you who have read Timothy Zahn's "Heir to the Empire" series, we're sure you're getting serious Joruus C'baoth vibes, though we don't anticipate the villain's arc playing out in quite the same way.

For the time being, both he and Shin have been tasked with killing Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger, with Thrawn making it clear to Morgan Elsbeth that he has no qualms about killing them as well or simply leaving them behind in an ancient Galaxy once thought to be a myth. 

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Elsewhere in the episode, it's all but confirmed that Sabine is a Jedi (even if she still hasn't quite mastered the Force), while Thrawn's new ally - Captain Enoch - has immediately generated discussion among fans online. 

Played by actor Wes Chatham, he's decked out in Stormtrooper armour but has a gold face mask, suggesting he's more than just a normal soldier who rose up the ranks. Some believe this could be Ensign Eli Vanto from Zhan's canon Star Wars novels and other suggestions range from him being a clone to another member of the Chiss.

If Thrawn's people do somehow factor into this story, they may well be whatever is inside those pods. On the page, there are Chiss with Jedi-like navigational powers and even just an army of beings with the same skill as the Grand Admiral...well, that's a scary thought. While it's doubtful they were found on Peridia, we can't discount the possibility they've been hidden away on the Chimaera this entire time.

With only two episodes left, it's unclear when or where the many years Thrawn spent in exile will be explored and elaborated on. 

Going back to Enoch, though, he's clearly the new Marrok when it comes to wild fan theories. However, one thing this episode does seem to make clear is that Thrawn's army of Stormtroopers/Night Troopers isn't quite what they seem. Are they also zombified soldiers forced to do the villain's bidding by The Great Mothers? We'd say it's likely and that could have major consequences for Star Wars moving forward.

You can also see a handful of spoiler stills from the latest episode of Ahsoka below.




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santoanderson - 9/21/2023, 12:09 AM
OT Stormtroopers: “I only joined the Empire to help pay for college, and none of us can aim for shit.”

Ahsoka Stormtroopers: “Cultish zombie Nazi shit.”
Forthas - 9/21/2023, 12:22 AM
One of these days I am going to rank the Storm Trooper outfits!
Forthas - 9/21/2023, 12:26 AM

whoknows - 9/21/2023, 2:10 AM
@Forthas - How do you post pictures, sorry im a novice here lol I actually love what theyve done with these Night troopers. I drew Enoch after the episode, came out pretty nice
Forthas - 9/21/2023, 6:41 AM
@whoknows -

Whatever picture you want to place in the comment box....right click on the picture. The option for "Copy Image Adress" should appear. Then just paste it in the comment box

The URL should end with .jpg or .png. If it is a gif (animated picture) it should end with .gif
dragon316 - 9/21/2023, 10:09 AM
@Forthas - that will be good list
McMurdo - 9/22/2023, 1:52 PM
@dragon316 - miss you bro hope you are well
AC1 - 9/21/2023, 12:26 AM
Can't wait for the theories about how Captain Enoch is actually Starkiller, Finn's grandpa, Phasma's uncle, Rex, Han Solo's long lost twin brother, etc
AC1 - 9/21/2023, 12:27 AM
@AC1 - oh and of course Mace Windu and Supreme Leader Smoke, how could I forget?
batmanink - 9/21/2023, 7:29 AM
@AC1 - wasn’t Supreme Leader Smoke an original member of Wu-Tang?
dragon316 - 9/21/2023, 10:11 AM
@AC1 - people who make theories get proven wrong they never post there reaction when they are proven wrong that is something I like to see
AC1 - 9/21/2023, 1:26 PM
@batmanink - oh I think you're right!
AC1 - 9/21/2023, 1:27 PM
@batmanink - I just realised that was a joke about the typo I hadn't noticed until just now, well played 😂
TyrantBossMedia - 9/21/2023, 12:34 AM
What a horribly boring show and series.
harryba11zack - 9/21/2023, 5:00 AM
@TyrantBossMedia - but..but she crossed her arms like the cartoon!!!
batmanink - 9/21/2023, 7:31 AM
@TyrantBossMedia - but she’s a Jedi with a complicated past looking for a map, or a schematic, or a hard drive. That’s… that’s… that’s classic Star Wars, man!
GhostDog - 9/21/2023, 12:34 AM
That helmet is too cold
JFerguson - 9/21/2023, 1:14 AM
The show could use some heavier stakes like andor had, but so far I’m digging the translation from animation to live action elements
TheShape9859 - 9/21/2023, 1:16 AM
Thrawn will kill Baylan Skoll and Shin...mark my words
Weightgame - 9/21/2023, 1:18 AM
Sabine is NOT a jedi. She puts her hand out. Tries to open the door. But the door shakes and up above is the chimera, Thrawn's ship. It caused the whole building to shake. NOT Sabine.Get your bad fan theories out of here Josh.
JonC - 9/21/2023, 11:51 AM
@Weightgame - The witches said she was a Jedi... she doesn't doesn't know how to tap into it yet reliably.
malschla - 9/21/2023, 1:55 PM
@JonC - No... they did not. They said that she stinks of the Jedi. That's not the same thing.
NinnesMBC - 9/21/2023, 1:32 AM
Baylan describing Ezra's training as something that makes him into a "Bokken Jedi" (aka away from the Jedi temple) was interesting, but wished it was more elaborated. By that definition I guess that it makes Luke and also Grogu into that: "Bokken Jedi". (And Rey too)

Funny enough Shin believed she was the same except he quickly corrected her saying her training was for her to be "something more" and I doubt he meant mercenaries as Morgan dubbbed them. Putting all of Baylan's vagueness of that aside for a while (including how his interest in whatever he is feeling is calling him in Peridia which the Nightsister and Thrawn want nothing to do with in juxtaposition) I liked how much Shin was this time questioning things in this episode, it gave her a lot more of agency as a character, especially how she has her own doubts of starting over in a place that looks so void and dreadful like Peridia. I thought it was a nice little clash of POVs between master and apprentice.

BTW Enoch's existance in this episode was confirmed by a previous scoop from that scooper MyTimeToShine, this one turned out to be correct and I remember that user spoiled some things about Ezra too regarding his Force-sensitive abilities. I guess that's coming next week but I watched the episode with subtittles and they described the Stormtroopers and Night Troopers, seemingly almost confirming that yes, these could be undead soldiers just like Marrok was powered by the Great Mothers' dark magick.

Maybe Baylan wants something of that dark magick? Maybe that would make him a "Dark Jedi".

No idea why Enoch's face is hidden, but the battle worn star destroyer Chimaera was covered in gold to replace some of the damaged parts, as well as it was missing some ion engines. Likely from the hits it took from the Purrgils that Ezra summoned in the SW Rebels series finale.

I think the gold covering some parts of the ship it's a reference to the Japanese art of Kintsugi, where you repair broken pottery by mixing (usually) gold dust into the glue.

Can't wait to see what happens next.
AnthonyVonGeek - 9/21/2023, 1:53 AM
Excalibur did it better
Fogs - 9/21/2023, 3:41 AM
@AnthonyVonGeek - immortals from 300
batmanink - 9/21/2023, 7:34 AM
@AnthonyVonGeek - fantastic comment. That is creepy!
Onislie - 9/21/2023, 3:27 AM
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WhatIfRickJames - 9/21/2023, 7:57 AM
Like pics of ghost peppers and shit? Count me out
StSteven - 9/21/2023, 5:31 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - Count me in! Like what are we talking here? Tabasco? Chulula? Sriracha? Frank's Red Hot? Hell, I put that shit on everything! The next day, though, ay caramba!
harryba11zack - 9/21/2023, 4:58 AM
he's like og boba fett but 2 billion times stronger and way more mysterious. I hope he turns out to be a female woman.
Truoptimusprime - 9/21/2023, 5:23 AM
Star Wars can bite any brand it wants and everyone accepts it. We had ninja turtles and the immortals from 300 in this episode 😆
ClintThaHamster - 9/21/2023, 8:42 AM
@Truoptimusprime - They were crabs, not turtles, and even if they were turtles . . . you know that those are real things, right? The Ninja Turtles didn't invent turtles, or even the concept of turtles walking on their hind feet.
WhatIfRickJames - 9/21/2023, 7:55 AM
grif - 9/21/2023, 10:36 AM
absolute train wreck
jst5 - 9/21/2023, 10:43 AM
Dave has been killing it with this show...tip of the cap to him!Episode 7 and 8 have been said to be the two best episodes....and if that is true the next two weeks are going to be fun!
MrKayDeeBee - 9/21/2023, 11:19 AM
Give me a series on Baylan Skoll's backstory. He's one of the most interesting characters in Star Wars lore in a long time!
HxCorbett - 9/21/2023, 1:19 PM
@MrKayDeeBee - does he know? :/

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