Warning: spoilers ahead for Ahsoka episode 4.
In episode 4, Ahsoka fans finally witnessed a long-awaited moment that left them ecstatic.
The latest installment, available on Disney Plus, introduced a fascinating concept known as the ‘World Between Worlds.’
However, the highlight of the episode was undeniably when Ahsoka (played by Rosario Dawson) turned to see her former master, Anakin Skywalker (played by Hayden Christensen), standing before her.
A mysterious voice greeted her with ‘Hey Snips,’ referencing Anakin’s old nickname for her, and then the Darth Vader actor appeared on screen.
Fans had been eagerly anticipating a live-action reunion of Ahsoka and Anakin since Ahsoka’s debut in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
But how could Anakin be there, considering the storyline should have him deceased after becoming Darth Vader?
Let’s first delve into the incredible reactions from dedicated fans who, despite anticipating the Ahsoka and Anakin reunion, couldn’t contain their excitement:
‘Maan, the return of Anakin is even better than I was expecting it 😭🙏,’ one person wrote.
‘They recreated their meeting in Clone Wars, but from a different perspective, I love it 💞.’
‘Anakin: “Hello, Snips.” I am in shambles rn, clone wars fans ATE good. Dave Filoni really delivered,’ another fan praised, acknowledging Ahsoka creator Dave Filoni.
— 𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 ☾︎ 𝑆𝑇𝑊 🪐 💫 (@micha_kara) September 6, 2023
— Leah Palmer (@Leah____faith) September 6, 2023
— ً (@R10UTD) September 6, 2023
Wait. So is this the first time Ahsoka’s seen Anakin since they fought in this scene? Imagine all the emotions she’s feeling!?#Ahsoka #AhsokaTano #TanoTuesday #Anakin #DarthVader #StarWars pic.twitter.com/M7hHCeHncX
— Amáia ⵣ (@AmaiaNurea) September 6, 2023
— cai (@IllegalCai) September 6, 2023
Another grateful fan expressed, “Hello Snips.” It was at this moment my whole childhood has now been complete.
‘Hayden Christensen back as Anakin Skywalker talking to Ahsoka Tano in live action has me in TEARS of absolute joy. Dave Filoni you have done IT.’
Now, speculation runs wild among Star Wars enthusiasts about the explanation behind Anakin’s appearance and what it means for Ahsoka.
What is the ‘World Between Worlds’ in Star Wars?
In the latest episode of Ahsoka, the lightsaber-wielding warrior is presumed dead by her apprentice Sabine (played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo) after a duel with the antagonist Baylan Skoll (played by the late Ray Stevenson).
However, Ahsoka awakens in a mysterious dimension known as the World Between Worlds after falling off a cliff into rocky waves below. In this enigmatic realm, she hears Anakin’s voice and sees him standing before her, followed by Darth Vader’s music playing before the credits roll.
The World Between Worlds, previously featured in the animated series, is intricately connected to the Force as a pocket dimension.
This Force-connected plane exists alongside the real world and links all places and times, which explains the possibility of Anakin reuniting with Ahsoka.
In the animated series Rebels, Ezra Bridger used the World Between Worlds to save Ahsoka. Therefore, some fans theorize that Anakin may have done the same after her lightsaber duel, strongly indicating that Ahsoka may still be alive.
Why does Anakin call Ahsoka ‘Snips’?
Ahsoka’s nickname ‘Snips,’ given to her by Anakin shortly after they first met in The Clone Wars animated series, has a long history.
When the two characters were initially introduced, they didn’t get along well. Anakin was reluctant to take Ahsoka as his Padawan, while she was eager to learn and train as a Jedi.
— Dai Shan (@3point4km) September 6, 2023
The nickname ‘Snips’ was originally meant as an insult, describing Ahsoka’s snappy attitude when she challenged him and voiced her opinions.
Over time, ‘Snips’ transformed from an insult into an affectionate moniker, making it meaningful for fans to hear Anakin use it towards Ahsoka once again.
Ahsoka is available to watch on Disney Plus, with new episodes released on Wednesdays.
Source My Celebrity Life.