The Clone Wars Rewatch: Ahsoka is “Gone with a Trace”

The former Jedi meets the Martez sisters on a journey all her own.

To celebrate the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+, we’re undertaking a full chronological rewatch of the five original seasons, The Lost Missions, and the theatrical release. We’d be honored if you would join us for the weekly #CloneWarsRewatch — you can watch this week’s episode on Disney+ now — and share your thoughts on the award-winning series.

122: “Gone with a Trace” (Season Seven, Episode 5)

“If there is no path before you, create your own.”

A scene from "Gone with a Trace"

Synopsis:
Ahsoka Tano, no longer part of the Jedi Order, finds herself in the lower levels of Coruscant.

Analysis:

The Jedi are pretty much the only family Ahsoka has ever known and forging a new path to find her identity separate from the Order is no easy task.

A scene from "Gone with a Trace"

Back on level 1313, where she hid when she was on the run from false accusations of treason, Ahsoka is completely out of her element. She once dwelled on the surface, now she’s thrust into darkness. She once had a master to guide her, a man she regarded as family and something of a brother. Now she’s totally alone.

In contrast, the Martez sisters have each other. And Ahsoka’s introduction to the orphans gives her a fresh perspective on the Jedi at a time when she’s still grappling with her own wounded view of the peacekeepers of the galaxy.

A scene from "Gone with a Trace"

Although she still believes in the morality of the Force wielders, she quickly learns that the Jedi aren’t always seen as heroes. And although her surreptitious use of the Force saves Trace’s life, Ahsoka knows enough to keep her past and her abilities hidden, literally and figuratively so far below the surface.

A scene from "Gone with a Trace"

Ultimately, Ahsoka’s journey and the Martez sisters themselves must confront two essential questions: What are you willing to sacrifice for the life you lead? What makes it worth it?

Trivia from "Gone with a Trace"

Intel:

  • When this arc began production in 2012 it was missing two pretty major characters: the Martez sisters.

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Next up: Come back next Thursday when Rafa lands a dangerous job in “Deal No Deal.”

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Associate Editor Kristin Baver is a writer, host of This Week! In Star Wars, and all-around sci-fi nerd who always has just one more question in an inexhaustible list of curiosities. Sometimes she blurts out “It’s a trap!” even when it’s not. Want to talk more about The Clone Wars? Hop on Twitter and tell @KristinBaver what you thought about today’s episode.

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