While Ahsoka never comes face-to-face with Vader, thanks to Rebels, we know that the two will meet down the line. But for now, the show ends in silence.
At the center of this episode’s chaos is the Republic cruiser’s hyperdrive, which Maul completely dismantles with the Force, pulling the ship out of lightspeed and sending it hurtling towards an unknown moon. Star Wars has a real preoccupation with hyperdrives. Since The Empire Strikes Back, hyperdrives have been deactivated, damaged, and repaired.
In the first Star Wars sequel, the Millennium Falcon’s faulty hyperdrive is a running gag throughout. A damaged hyperdrive is one of the main plot points of The Phantom Menace and the reason why Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi make a stop in Tatooine. In The Force Awakens, Rey makes a quick fix to the Falcon that prevents it from exploding while in lightspeed. And there are plenty of other examples, too.
There is another extraordinary example of the power of the Force in this episode: Ahsoka pulling Maul’s escape ship back with the Force. While the young hero is not quite strong enough to completely stop the ship from zooming away, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this particular use of the Force. Most famously, there’s a sequence in the video game The Force Unleashed when Starkiller (who also happens to be played by Sam Witwer, the voice of Maul in The Clone Wars) uses the Force to send a Star Destroying crashing to the surface of Raxus Prime.
Rey also uses the Force to stop a First Order ship in The Rise of Skywalker before zapping out of the sky with Force lightning. She thought she’d accidentally killed Chewie until the lovable Wookiee shows up on a First Order Star Destroyer a few scenes later.