Ashley Eckstein Addresses Backlash to Ahsoka's First Arc in the Star Wars: Clone Wars Season 7

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Ahsoka Tano continues her story in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It's already known that the show is setting up the long-awaited "Siege of Mandalore," which the fans are already hyped for. However, not everyone isn't particularly fond that the character's arc spanned four episodes, which some people consider as "boring" or "fillers"; but for Ashley Eckstein, the arc with the Martez sisters is important to Ahsoka's story.

"These first four episodes in the final season, the arc with Trace and Rafa, I've been reading a lot of people's comments and everyone wants to make the jump to the Siege of Mandalore," Eckstein said in a recent episode of the Comicbook Nation podcast. "I understand why everyone wants to jump straight to it but I will say these first four episodes where she goes on this journey with Trace and Rafa are so important to her own journey and so they should definitely not be skipped over."

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Eckstein explains that Ahsoka seems "very lost" and is questioning everything she believed in. She doesn't know a different life other than being a Jedi since she was brought to the Jedi Temple at such a young age. "So these first four episodes, of course, you're still going to see her using her Jedi ways because she kind of doesn't know how else to be," Eckstein added. "But then she doesn't really want to act like a Jedi because she's no longer a Jedi. She gave that up." However, Eckstein thinks Trace and Rafa might give Ahsoka "a new purpose."

Aside from that, another reason that Eckstein thinks these episodes are important is because they are airing in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Her favorite line of Ahsoka is "In my life when I find people who need your help, you help them no matter what. I guess it's just who I am," which has become her personal motto and spreads the message of helping one another no matter what.

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New episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars get released every Friday on Disney+.

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