“Because the reason why [Ahsoka] doesn’t go [through the portal with Ezra] is that she’s savvy enough to know that you can’t. You can’t just leap out of your time.
“Unfortunately, in the middle of this running, I had different bits of exposition–‘ButEzraIcan'tgowith youbecauseifIdothisisreallybad–!’ It’s, like, no! We need to just get away from the fire! Sometimes you write this stuff and then you stage it and you’re watching her running and you’re like, ‘No! When I’m running from fire, I’m just like, “I CAN’T GO! I’LL SEE YOU WHEN I GET BACK!”’ and you have to distill it down to, okay, that’s very real, because if she stops to have an exposition, she could burn up in a blue ball of flames.
“So [Ezra] doesn’t get the explanation, but I tried to portray her– When I talked to Ashley, I was like: She doesn’t know what this place is, but she has kind of instincts about it because she’s older and has experienced more. And she’s been on the weird side of things before, especially. So this is probably, ‘Oh, this is like that weird place I was where they were putting Anakin in a star machine to see if he was the Chosen One [on Mortis]. I’ve been down this road before.’
“She knows that you can’t break those type of continuities, for the lack of a better term. And so she’s pretty much figured out that ‘I have to go back where I came from, you have to go back from where you came from.’ […] If she leaps in there to service the Rebellion where Ezra’s at now, I get that that might be a good idea as a good person, but it’s also cheating. Because she doesn’t know what she’s skipping and who then she’s not going to help, or what she has to do independently of all that. So the only things that were a constant were that she went down that staircase.
“The Topps cards were me trying to explore visually, okay, where are we going with that? I tried to do it all in a very symbolically suggestive way. There are lot of elements in those images that are trying to be evocative of a transformative nature in a journey, which is kind of a symbolic journey of a transition from death back to life. Going through an underworld is a theme in a lot of mythology. Having a great wound, coming to an understanding that challenges you and your makeup, and having to walk through the world of the dead into the world of living. It’s a very hard journey to then make real because it’s a journey that you need to think about more than you actually experience, so that’s why we haven’t really experienced it.“
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