Star Wars: The Clone Wars has given fans an expansive look at one of the most pivotal parts of the Skywalker Saga Prequel Trilogy: the years of war that forged Anakin Skywalker into a Jedi Legend. The final season of Clone Wars expands on Star Wars: Revenge of The Sith's story of how Anakin Skywalker was ultimately turned to the dark side by Emperor Palpatine, and doomed the Jedi Order. Within the expanded lore of Clone Wars, the fall of the Republic left some big questions unanswered - but as the series has now come to an end, Clone Wars answers one of the biggest Star Wars mysteries: How Ahsoka Tano survived Order 66!
In Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 episode 11, Ahsoka Tano seeks to bring the captured Maul back to the Jedi Council on Coruscant. During their duel, Maul warned Ahsoka that Darth Sidious was about to enact his plan to seize control of the universe, and that her master Anakin Skywalker was the Sith Lord's chosen apprentice. Ahsoka doesn't want to believe Maul's claims, but when she catches wind of the Jedi Council's impending confrontation with Chancellor Palpatine, she begins to realize that Maul may not be wrong, after all.
While on the transport ship back to Coruscant, Ahsoka feels a disturbance in the Force, at the moment in Revenge of the Sith where Anakin chooses to strike down Mace Windu instead of Palpatine, starting his fall to the dark side, and transformation into Darth Sidious' apprentice. When Ahsoka realizes that Anakin has fallen, she knows that Maul's prophecy is true, and the balance of the Force has tipped. When Darth Sidious issues Order 66 thereafter, Ahsoka is already on guard and manages to disarm and/or take down all of the clone troopers in the room. She escapes into the ship, and bides her time for an escape.
Thanks to Star Wars Rebels and its storyline set in the early era of the Original Trilogy, fans already knew that Ahsoka Tano survives Order 66, and later comes back to face Darth Vader in a duel. How Ahsoka survived and escaped into hiding was totally unknown, thanks to Clone Wars's incomplete story, but these final episodes are now filling in those all-important gaps.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars will stream its final episode on May the 4th, only on Disney+.