Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Dave Filoni Discusses The Reveals Of "A World Between Worlds"

By: Dominic Jones

SPOILER ALERTIf you have not seen last night's Star Wars Rebels two-part episode, "Wolves and a Door" and "A World Between Worlds", stop reading now.  This article will address what happened in those episode in depth. 
Tonight's Star Wars Rebels episodes, the final pair before before next week's three-part finale, showed us a place in the galaxy that crosses the boundaries of time and space.  In the episode, Ezra Bridger travels to the Jedi temple on Lothal and, once inside, is able to reach into the past and save Ahsoka Tano from what seemed to be certain death at the hands of Darth Vader.  In doing so, Rebels answered one of its longest standing mysteries about what truly happened on Malachor in the season two finale "Twilight of the Apprentice".

Rebels co-creator and executive producer Dave Filoni spoke about how this all tied together during a Q&A which took place following a screening of the episodes at Lucasfilm.  Filoni explained (via Nerdist),

"Kanan makes a decision on Malachor not to go with his gut–which is that Maul’s going to betray them. Because he’s not willing to step up and say, ‘No, this guy is evil. Let’s get out of here, let’s walk away from this,’ everything bad [falls like] dominoes after that. And Ezra says it. He says, ‘That’s when everything changed.'

In a way for Kanan, it’s like a big failure. He doesn’t pass this test of believing in himself and committing to what’s he willing to trade off to defeat evil in this moment. They should have just walked away from Malachor. But they didn’t. So, the only thing Kanan really engineers, that I think is questionably a little bit selfish, is he engineers the rescue of Ahsoka. He wants to see if Ezra can figure out that’s what he’s capable of doing in that moment. So, he puts him in this place where he can do that. That’s why the big wolf is saying restore the past and you redeem the future. Kanan’s correcting that thing where she otherwise dies. Now she’s back in play which is, I think, a good thing because she’s an interesting character."

So, in essence, Kanan's final act (through the Loth Wolf, Dume) was to lead Ezra to the Jedi Temple so that he could access this "world between worlds" and save Ahsoka from Vader.  It begs the question of what her role is now?  We last saw her entering the Sith temple on Malachor, and there are those trading cards which Filoni released that appear to tell the story of what happened to her there.  Does she have a role to play in the finale, or is her story with Ezra and the Ghost crew done fore now?  Seeing as Ezra told her to find him, it seems like a strong possibility she'll be back next week.  But with so much to wrap up in just ninety minutes, it may be that the rest of her story is being saved for another time.

You can see Filoni and other members of the Rebels crew discuss this and more on the latest episode of Rebels Recon below,

The Star Wars Rebels series finale "A Fool's Hope" and "Family Reunion and Farewell" airs next Monday, March 5th at 8:30pm on Disney XD.

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