Warning: Spoilers for Ahsoka episode 5 ahead!


We knew Dave Filoni had something big planned for Ahsoka episode 5 but fans have still been left speechless by the new instalment - particularly one chilling shot of returning Star Wars legend Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen).

Episode 4 left Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in the World Between Worlds with Anakin, with episode 5 showing the padawan confronting her former master during the Clone Wars and the Siege of Mandalore.

With Ahsoka telling Anakin that she doesn't just want to be a solider, he insists she must learn to fight or die. She watches him walk away from her with his lightsaber at his side as explosions crash around the pair of them.

One terrifying shot sees Anakin lit up by an explosion and, in a flickering transition, briefly transform into Darth Vader, foreshadowing the horrifying events to come.

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Some fans have hailed it as the best ever shot in Star Wars history, with one writing on Twitter, which was recently rebranded to X: "Dave Filoni just casually dropping one of the hardest transitions in Star Wars."

Another added: "This is probably the best shot i have ever seen in star wars."

One more said: "This transition is incredible yet terrifying and I love it!"

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Christensen's return to Star Wars in Ahsoka has been long awaited by fans, with episode 4 director Peter Ramsey recently breaking his silence on the moment.

He described it as "a foolproof episode" in an interview with IGN.

"I so lucked out because I got the one where all these different strands of the story kind of converge and it blows up," he continued. "You'd have to really mess up in order for it not to be compelling in the end."

Ramsey added of the returning star: "He’s a really sweet, low-key guy. He was pretty happy about being there after all this time. It had a lot of meaning for him."

It's a profound return for both the actor and his character, who was torn apart from cherished padawan Ahsoka when she left the Jedi Order after being framed for a heinous crime. He fell to the dark side not long after, becoming Darth Vader.

“We just talked about what it's like for him to be seeing Ahsoka after all this time, that it's a reunion for them,” added Ramsey. “And I just told him, 'It's like you haven't seen your daughter in two years.

"'She'd gone off to college and you're seeing her again and she's like a different person but still your daughter.'"

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