Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for Ahsoka Episode 7, so read at your own risk!
During the earlier part of the seventh episode of Ahsoka, as Ahsoka Tano was practicing her lightsaber moves in preparation for their arrival at Peridea, she was also playing a hologram recording of Anakin Skywalker.
The titular character's former Jedi master was walking around as if he were watching and teaching her in person and gave her a lesson that included mentions of prequel trilogy/Clone Wars characters such as Count Dooku, General Grievous, and Asajj Ventress.
The namedrop of Asajj Ventress was a significant one for fans since it marked the first time that she was mentioned in the live-action shows and brought up since the Clone Wars animated series.
The Nightsister-turned-Sith apprentice became a fan-favorite character amongst Star Wars fans all over the years and she was prominently featured in stories that were since then deligated as part of "Legends."
Ahsoka Fans React to Episode 7's Mention of Asajj Ventress
Needless to say, a lot of Star Wars fans are freaking over Anakin's casual namedrop of Asajj in the recent episode and it immediately became one of the highlights for fans as they were talking about the episode on X.
One of the fans, @QuiGonJenna, expressed her delight over the Asajj and Grievous namedrop and how the series has been a "gift for Clone Wars fans."
Fans were also happy that Hayden Christensen himself mentioned the character as they never thought that Anakin would mention her in live-action.
While it was just a casual namedrop and it won't have any implications for the upcoming season finale or potential future seasons, it is still a bigger deal for fans as it reminded us of Ahsoka's past and they find it awesome that she was mentioned in the live-action realm.
It also felt fitting to have the character mentioned in that recording and it didn't have an impression of an easy cheap fan service as there was a contextual reason why Anakin would mention her in the recording.
It is interesting to see whether the season finale will also have a reference and easter egg from Clone Wars that fans will also freak out about.
New episodes of Ahsoka premiere every Tuesday night on Disney+.