Star Wars: Tales Of The Jedi Reveals Ahsoka Tano Attended A Devastating Prequel Event

There will be spoilers for "Tales of the Jedi"

For the longest time, Ahsoka Tano's fate was always up in the air. As fans watched her fate unfold in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" everyone assumed her death prior to the end of the series was a foregone conclusion. No one expected her to survive Order 66, let alone help form the Rebellion. Thanks to "Star Wars Rebels," we got to see how she helped the galaxy long after she left the Jedi Order and we got to see how she confronted her former master, Anakin Skywalker, after his turn to the Dark Side. But we have never seen Ahsoka deal with the grief of Padmé's loss. 

Anakin and Ahsoka were close friends and went on missions together. As Anakin Skywalker's closest connection outside of Padmé, it's no wonder Ahsoka and Padmé would find common ground and friendship too. In fact, the way Ahsoka turns out, it feels like she gives us an idea of what might have happened to Luke and Leia if Anakin and Padmé got to raise the twins themselves. They tempered each other's worst impulses in Ahsoka, but they also taught her everything she needed to know.

With "Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi" we finally get to see Ahsoka process some of that grief in surprising ways.

Ahsoka attended Padmé's funeral

The final episode of "Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi" opens on the remote planet of Naboo, the home planet of Padmé Amidala, and we see the funeral of the Senator from a very different angle. This time we see Bail Organa and Mon Mothma there, attending the funeral together and Bail catches a glimpse of something he doesn't quite believe, especially after his help in rescuing Jedi during the great purge that Palpatine initiated.

There, he sees Ahsoka Tano, shrouded in a hood, paying her last respects to Padmé Amidala, the deceased wife of her former master. Bail Organa is able to catch her in the hallways and ask her what she's doing there. Ahsoka's tears get the best of her as she mournfully reminds Bail Organa that Padmé was her friend. That does nothing to save her against the danger of appearing in public, and when Clone Troopers arrive to question Senator Organa, she's forced to vanish. But in this grief, Bail offers her a chance to join him in fighting the good fight against the Empire. She's just not ready to take it yet. Is anyone really ready to take on the next challenge when they've just attended the funeral of a friend? Ahsoka's heart is broken and seeing this breaks our hearts, too.

All six episodes of "Tales of the Jedi" are now streaming on Disney+.