In addition to the gigantic return of a certain Jedi in the final moments, Episode 4 of Ahsoka also features a cameo from Kanan Jarrus that you almost certainly missed.
*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Ahsoka Episode 4 and Star Wars Rebels* — In recent years, Star Wars projects like “The Mandalorian,” “The Book of Boba Fett,” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi” have become increasingly popular, featuring huge cameos to delight fans, and the latest, Disney+ series “Ahsoka” is no different. But while Episode 4 sparked discussion about a certain recurring character, there’s another surprise appearance in the episode that popped up under the radar.
Ahsoka Episode 4 features a surprise cameo from Kanan Jarrus
Since the Ahsoka series is effectively a sequel to Star Wars Rebels, the series has numerous parallels to the original animated series.
But while most of these elements are pretty obvious, like the return of Hera Syndulla, Sabine Wren, and the cantankerous droid Chopper, there was another cameo from the Rebels in Episode 4 that’s much harder to spot.
In a miss-it moment, fans are treated to a quick look at the Ghost’s cockpit at the 10:32 timestamp, and next to the central dial in front of the pilot’s seat is a picture of Kanan Jarrus.
Kanan was a key member of the Ghost crew, the love interest of Hera (and father of Jacen Syndulla), and a Jedi mentor to the missing Ezra Bridger.
What happened to Kanan Jarrus in Star Wars Rebels?
The reason we haven’t seen Kanan Jarrus in Ahsoka, aside from this photo and his appearance on Sabine’s mural on Lothal, is because he died in Season 4, Episode 10 of Star Wars Rebels when he sacrificed himself to Hera and the other members rescue the Ghost Crew.
The episode in question began with Hera in Imperial captivity and Kanan, Ezra, and Sabine attempting to free her.
Kanan managed to rescue Hera and planned to meet up with Ezra and Sabine at the Imperial fuel depot on Lothal.
But as Ezra and Sabine loaded Hera onto their stolen gunship, the pursuing Imperials fired at the fuel capsule they were using as a makeshift landing pad, causing it to burst.
Using the Force to protect his friends and bring them to safety, Kanan allowed himself to be consumed by the explosion and became a true Jedi Knight.
Episode 4’s other big cameo
Aside from the split-second appearance of Kanan Jarrus’ image, the big cameo in episode 4 came, of course, from Hayden Christensen, who reprized the role of Anakin Skywalker.
In the final moments of the episode, after Ahsoka loses a duel against Baylan Skoll, she awakens to find herself in the mysterious world between worlds.
As she becomes aware of her surroundings, she realizes that she is not alone and that her friend and former master stands behind her, bringing about the first live-action meeting of Anakin and Ahsoka after meeting each other in the animated series The Clone Wars were presented.
Although it is a joyful moment to see Anakin again, there are still doubts about his reappearance and whether he can be trusted. That’s because the Darth Vader theme plays right as the credits roll, suggesting that this version of Anakin may be connected to the dark side of the Force.
Ahsoka is available for streaming now on Disney+.
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