"As for me, I used to think that Ezra was counting on me to protect Lothal, the planet and the people he cared for so much. But one day, I realized there was more to it. There was something else I was meant to do. Ezra's out there somewhere, and it's time to bring him home."
―Sabine Wren[7]

The search for Ezra[1] was a voyage into the Outer Rim Territories[4] and the Unknown Regions[5] undertaken by the Mandalorian Spectre Sabine Wren and former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano to find Ezra Bridger, a Padawan and friend of theirs.


"Whatever happens next happens to both of us."
"That's the idea."
―Thrawn and Ezra Bridger[src]

Thrawn is pulled to the Unknown Regions by the purrgil

Years earlier during the Liberation of Lothal, Bridger had summoned a pod of purrgil to defeat the Seventh Fleet, and, after those starships were dealt with, the animals attacked the Star Destroyer Chimaera, pulling it, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Bridger away into hyperspace[7] to deep space.[1]

Because of this, Bridger[7] and Thrawn were absent throughout the rest of the Galactic Civil War, though the Grand Admiral's legacy in the Empire lived on.[8] During Bridger's absence, Wren had initially thought he had wanted her to protect his homeworld of Lothal, but she eventually realized he wanted her to find him.[7]

The mission[]

"Where is your master? Where is Grand Admiral Thrawn?"
―Ahsoka Tano, to Morgan Elsbeth[6]

The mission began five years after Ahsoka Tano's promise to Ezra Bridger that she would find him when she returned, a pledge she made during their time in the World Between Worlds.[9] Tano eventually met up with Sabine Wren and led her aboard a T-6 shuttle[1] on a search to find Bridger[9] and bring him home to Lothal.[7]

At some point after Ezra's disappearance, Tano followed a lead to the planet Corvus[4] where she sought out Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth under the presumption that she was serving under Thrawn's command.[6]

Behind the scenes[]

"So, how soon can we expect the Sabine Wren Ahsoka Tano show, is my question."
Donald Faison[src]

The search for Ezra first appeared in the series finale of Star Wars Rebels, "Family Reunion – and Farewell".[7] It was later identified in the reference book Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition.[1] One year after the Rebels finale, executive producer Dave Filoni tweeted out an image of Sabine Wren and Ahsoka Tano during their search.[10]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
  2. Last Shot
  3. The epilogue of "Family Reunion – and Farewell" occurs after the end of the Galactic Civil War, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 5 ABY, so the epilogue must take place during or after that year. The Liberation of Lothal occurs prior to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which Galactic Atlas dates to 0 BBY, so it must take place during or prior to that year. The liberation takes place between "Wolves and a Door" and "Family Reunion – and Farewell"'s epilogue, which Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy establishes there is a five-year gap between. Therefore, the epilogue must take place in 5 ABY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 AltayaCite.svg "Ahsoka Tano and Other Force Users" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Star Wars Book
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 13: The Jedi"
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Family Reunion – and Farewell"
  8. Star Wars: Squadrons
  9. 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy
  10. TwitterLogo.svg Dave Filoni (@dave_filoni) on Twitter: "#RebelsRemembered" (screenshot)

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