Shir and Rin confront Caster and Kuzuki, who engage them in battle. Meanwhile, Lancer overwhelms Archer with his attacks, after which Archer mocks his sense of loyalty and honor, thus infuriating him. As a result, Lancer tries to use his powerful Noble Phantasm to strike him down, but Archer is barely able to counter it with a magical barrier, which expends most of his strength in the process and destroys the church. After praising Lancer's power, Archer reveals he staged his betrayal of Rin so he could take advantage of Caster when she had her guard down, prompting Lancer to leave. Back at the church, Shir and Rin are both overwhelmed by their opponents, but Archer suddenly appears and ambushes Kuzuki, firing several swords at his direction. Caster shields Kuzuki from the swords and is impaled herself. As she dies, she confesses to Kuzuki that her wish was already granted. Kuzuki then tries to fight Archer, explaining that since he had helped in disrupting the usual proceedings of the Holy Grail War, he had to finish what he started. He is then stabbed by Archer and crushed by a collapsing pillar. As Shir attends to the captive Saber, Archer suddenly traps Rin inside a cage of swords and declares his intention, as a \"Guardian\", to kill Shir.
Ahsoka's motivations for overthrowing the Magistrate aren't entirely humanitarian. Although she absolutely wants to free the innocent prisoners being held captive, she also wants to press Elsbeth for information on a figure called Grand Admiral Thrawn. The most important Star Wars villain never to appear in the big screen, Thrawn's extensive story has been told in Star Wars Rebels and a litany of popular novels, establishing the bright blue brute as a major player. The head of the Imperial navy, Thrawn was last seen vanishing by Ezra Bridger's side, but The Mandalorian strongly implies the villain is back and deeply involved with the Imperial remnants, perhaps even in cahoots with Moff Gideon. \"The Jedi\" doesn't reveal what the Magistrate spills, but it's looking increasingly likely that The Mandalorian will feature both Thrawn and Bridger in an upcoming episode. 59ce067264