Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Ahsoka episode 4


As Ahsoka hits the halfway point, fans are delighted with the latest developments, with one iconic Star Wars character returning.

Yep, episode 4 not only featured epic light saber battles and Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) expertly taking down the mysterious Marrok, but also featured the return of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen).

Fans were absolutely thrilled with showrunner Dave Filoni (who's set to direct episode 5 himself, by the way). But the long-awaited reunion has fans wondering just how the show fits in with the rest of the Star Wars universe.

Here's here's where the Disney Plus series fits on the Star Wars timeline.

When is Ahsoka set on the Star Wars timeline?

Ahsoka is set shortly after the events of Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, with best estimations placing it around 11 ABY (a marker that stands for After the Battle of Yavin).

The show is also set after Ahsoka's recent cameo appearances in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, picking up on Easter eggs and references dropped in those shows.

Below, we've ordered the recent Star Wars shows on Disney Plus in terms of franchise chronology, including some of the mainline films as reference points.

Here is Ahsoka on the Star Wars timeline:

  • 22-19 BBY: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • 19 BBY: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • 19 BBY: Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • 9 BBY: Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • 5 BBY: Andor
  • 5-0 BBY: Star Wars: Rebels
  • 0 BBY: Episode IV: A New Hope
  • 3 ABY: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • 4 ABY: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • 9-11 ABY: The Mandalorian
  • 9 ABY: The Book of Boba Fett
  • 11 ABY: Ahsoka
  • 34 ABY: Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Sabine Wren in Ahsoka looking determined
Sabine Wren in Ahsoka. Lucasfilm/Disney

Where was Ahsoka during the original Star Wars trilogy?

A big question that demands an answer is where exactly Ahsoka Tano was during the events of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Star Wars: Rebels gives us some insight into what she was up to in the years leading up to A New Hope, but the character's movements during the greatest struggle against the Empire remain unknown.

In her final appearance on the animated show, Ahsoka is saved from certain death at the hands of her former master, Darth Vader, by a time-travelling Ezra Bridger – who later goes missing himself in a sacrificial act to subdue Thrawn.

Ever since, she has sought to locate the plucky Padawan, who could be in grave danger. It's possible that Ahsoka could detail what went on in the years currently unaccounted for.

Ahsoka's whereabouts are similarly unknown in the sequel trilogy later released by Disney, although her voice can be heard in the final confrontation between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid).

Some interpreted this as proof that, by this point in the timeline, she has become one with the force, although creator Dave Filoni has hinted that isn't necessarily the case.

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