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Tales Of The Jedi Episode 5 Features A Blink-And-You'll-Miss-It Kanan Cameo

"Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi" is an animated anthology series that explores the lives of two Jedi who would later end up abandoning the order: Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Count Dooku (Corey Burton).

Animated in the style of the beloved "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" television series from Dave Filoni, the six episodes of "Tales of the Jedi" explore a variety of never-before-seen stories from the perspective of Ahsoka and Dooku. They chronicle Ahsoka's struggles as a padawan under Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and her later life outside of the order. The series juxtaposes her story against Dooku's descent into the dark side of the Force.

Although much of what we see in "Tales of the Jedi" explores completely new material, Episode 5 (titled "Practice Makes Perfect") ought to seem familiar to fans of the original "Clone Wars" series, as it primarily concerns the unique pupil-teacher relationship between Anakin and Ahsoka. What's more, the episode also includes a brief cameo from an extremely important "Star Wars: Rebels" character: Kanan Jarrus (Freddie Prinze Jr).

A young Kanan Jarrus can be seen watching Ahsoka train

Fans of "Star Wars: Rebels" will remember Kanan Jarrus as a fugitive Jedi Padawan who escaped the massacre of Order 66 after his Master, Depa Billaba, laid down her life to protect him. Following a lengthy time in exile (in which Kanan all but abandoned his Jedi past), he later became the de-facto master and teacher of the force-sensitive Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray) — and went on to play an essential role in the earliest days of the fledgling Rebel Alliance.

At the very beginning of Episode 5 of "Tales of the Jedi," we get a brief glimpse of a young Kanan Jarus watching Ahsoka Tano spar against several spherical training droids. He sits on a bench beside his Master Billaba and smiles in amazement as Ahsoka flips through the air deflecting blaster fire from every angle. Although there are a few flashbacks to Kanan's youth scattered throughout "Rebels," it's certainly quite surprising to see him once again as a child in the Jedi Temple.

Indeed, although this anthology series includes a variety of cameos from iconic "Clone Wars" and "Rebels" characters, the brief appearance of Kanan Jarrus is undoubtedly the most surprising.