May 6, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 3 Episode 7

“The future has many paths — choose wisely.”


Tasked to protect Senator Padmé Amidala during a political mission to Alderaan, Padawan Ahsoka Tano is plagued by recurring visions of recently-deceased bounty hunter, Aurra Sing. Unable to clear her mind, Ahsoka worries that the stress of conflict is finally getting to her until her visions indeed prove prophetic. Padmé narrowly avoids death when Aurra Sing attempts to assassinate her. Together, Padmé and Ahsoka trap the hunter, and Ahsoka discovers the true villain behind the plot to kill Padmé: the incarcerated gangster, Ziro the Hutt.

Assassin Commentary, Preview and Episode Guide.

Concept Art and Trivia

A major feature of this episode is Alderaan.

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The dark strip of makeup across Aurra Sing’s eyes is an homage to a similar look worn by Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner.

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Anakin is assigned to Balith, site of a large-scale civil war, where he will take command of the Third Legion. Privy to the script of this developing episode, the cartographers of The Essential Atlas were able to place Balith in the Inner Rim in the online appendix of worlds long before this episode aired.

The visions that Ahsoka has feature the same distorted effect as Anakin’s visions in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.


At one point in early story development, Ahsoka visited Boba Fett in jail to ask for details about Aurra Sing.

Among the criminals on Ahsoka’s computer screen in the library are Bannamu (“last seen on Rodia. Wanted for armed robbery”) and Maysano (“last seen on Rodia. Wanted for murder”) and Aurra Sing.


The dejarik holographic chess game makes a return appearance in The Clone Wars. It is also seen in the episode “The Deserter.”

The helmets used by the Alderaanian guards have a similar tear-drop shaped domes later seen on Rebel Alliance fleet troopers aboard Princess Leia’s blockade runner in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

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