So what do you guys think? I am on the fence here.
On one hand the ending of the finale seems to point towards her metaphorically walking into darkness (death). But if taken literally she could just be walking down some dark steps.
I think the one thing that may indeed convince me she is alive is the idea that she is Gandalf.
This episode reeked of Lord of the Rings references: From Gollum-like Maul to the Ezra's seduction by the ring of...errr the Sith holocron to the massive underground city/temple charred from a battle. But the one that stuck out to me was Ahsoka being the Gandalf of this story as stated by Filoni himself.
Vader, like the Balrog is a foe far beyond any of our heroes. And Ahsoka all but says "Fly you fools" to Kanan and Ezra as she makes the ultimate sacrifice.
As we know Gandalf descends through fire and water and into darkness before emerging as Gandalf the White (I mean come on Ahsoka even has white sabers). If I recall correctly we do see a lake on the surface of Malachor that they go underneath to find the Sith temple (Water). And Vader is very much (like the Balrog) an embodiment of flames (Fire). Now as Ahsoka descends into Darkness I wonder if she will, like Gandalf, reemerge.
All I know is, I ****ing hate ambiguous endings like this..
__________________ "[…] I was up against…yeah, he musta been the fastest gunman alive. Gallandro had me dead to rights. I was just thinking how impressed he would be when I got the blaster aimed at him…when I smelled something burning. It was me."