Yes, it’s me back again with the Star Wars crap.
If Star Wars the Clone Wars or Rebels ain’t your thing, then completely ignore me if you wish. If you loved the shows as much as I did and still do, then tune in for just a second of your time if you are equally as obsessed with Ahoska and Anakin’s relationship as I am.
I am going to talk about THIS SCENE.
Because watching it as a fangirl and lover of Ahsoka and Ani’s relationship as not only Padawan and Master but also brother and sister (ish), this was huge for me. Finally, they meet again, and honestly, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
True, I would much rather had Ahsoka be able to persuade Anakin back to the the light, but we all knew that wasn’t going to happen.
I want to talk about the eyes. In this scene the eyes of both characters were featured very prominatnly, and I do NOT thing that was a mistake of any kind.
Ths is Ahsoka, after years of thinking him dead or worse, then having doubts on if he was this Sith Lord, firm vertainty of the opposite, and now her fears are coming true. But maybe for just a moment she was filled with filled with a different emotion. A happier one. Maybe for just a milisecond she was relieved because he’s back.
THEN THERE’S ANAKIN.
Yes, I’m calling him Anakin, not Vader, fight me.
Ahsoka says his name and he stops. He halts for a moment and he looks down. He looks away from his opponent as if he’s remembering something. Remembering better times, times when this foe in front of him wasn’t that. Remembering when she was still so small, too small to be fighting in a war.
Maybe he’s remembering his little Snips and it makes him stop.
And there’s doubt. Doubt about what the he’s been taught and what the Empire is telling him to think. Doubt because he loved this kid once. Why would he want to kill her?
And it makes him stop.
And then there’s silence.
It’s only for a moment, but there’s seilcne. Silence for Anakin to think, and silence for Ahsoka to see that there’s still a piece of her old master left in there.
But ten his eyes narrow again and turn angry. Anger at himself for his weakness and anger at Ahsoka for causing these old feelings to erupt. And maybe there’s some anger at the Empire too. He knows what he has to do, and maybe a tiny peice of him is screaming no.
His pupils shrink again and his eyes widen with fury. Anakin is pushed back under the thousands of layers of anger and hate, kept locked away so no one can see him. Because Anakin is weak and weakness can not be allowed in the Empire.
He readies his lightsaber, prepared to do what he has to.
Ahsoka stays. She won’t leave him, not this time.
And she saw it too, the part of her master that no one had seen in years. The small part of Anakin Skywalker that still remained.
She sees in his eyes the man who she loved once, who treated her like his own child, took care of her and trained her. Taught her all she knows. She saw the man who she looked up to and respected above everyone else.
And there is a glimmer of hope.
She will not levee him. Not this time.
And then they fight again, and the door closes on their battle, and we assume that Ahsoka dies, killed by her former master.
But maybe, for just a milisecond, the light that never really left Anakin Skywalker shines through.
Gone in a flash, disappeared without a trace, but I think that Ahsoka sees it too.
Alright, I know that I’m babbling know. I just have a lot of feelings about these two, okay? Sue me.