What did you think of the Plot?
Oky: Like in the previous episode, the story was pretty cliche: the protagonist gets accused of murder and escapes in order to prove their innocence. That’s pretty much it, but it was executed quite well. It was interesting to see the Republic starting to turn against the Jedi (or one of them at least), showing that we are indeed getting pretty close to the Rise of the Empire era. It was also intriguing because it’s hard to say who the real murderer was, and on top of that, someone helped Ahsoka escape, so not only is there an unknown enemy, but an unknown ally as well. Could Palpatine have something to do with this? I guess we will find out at the end of this arc.
Masked Builder: I felt this seemed more like a filler episode, but then again, I didn’t see the first one so I’m not sure how qualified I am to say that. I also thought that the plot was a bit predictable in this episode. Come on guys, can’t we do a little better? It was so obvious that the clones were going to think Ahsoka killed the girl.
CloneyO: Now here’s what I thought we were going to get last time! This episode really picked up, with tons of great action and mystery. The chase sequence was one of the best this show has ever done. The whole thing got me quite excited to see what would happen next time.
What are your thoughts on the Characters?
Oky: There were some great character moments here for Anakin and Ahsoka. You could really see how determined Ahsoka is to prove her innocence, and Anakin, once again close to losing someone he cares about, tries hard to protect her while not succumbing to the dark side and has to learn to trust Ahsoka to take care of herself. The voice acting on them was pretty good here, but most of their emotions are conveyed throught their expressions, so kudos to the animation team for this one. Tarkin, now an admiral, was pretty great here too. He was almost as despicable as he was in Episode IV.
Masked Builder: It was really great to see a new phase of Fox. I was wondering what had happened to him. He looks really great in the new armor. I agree with Oky about Tarkin. He really was much more menacing than he was in season three.
CloneyO: Ahsoka’s character is quickly getting fleshed out more than ever before, and I love that. It’s interesting to see how she wouldn’t even go with Anakin; his headstrong tendencies clearly have rubbed off on her. At the same time, it’s great to watch as Anakin loses power of his padawan, somebody who he thought was basically in his control. He seems to handle it without too much anger for now, but we’ll see how long that lasts.
What is your opinion of the vehicles and locations?
Oky: The very Death-Starish cell block really helped to give the feel of the rising empire, and the rest of the Republic military base was pretty neat too, although not unlike other Republic bases we’ve seen before. The Geonosis Battle Memorial was a nice touch. Also, those silly Republic Spotlight-ships made a return, but at least they made sense here.
Masked Builder: Again, Oky is quite right about the cell block. It really had a very “Imperial” feel to it, and seemed to go on forever.
CloneyO: Yep, the prison looked just like the Death Star. Instead of being a dumb reference (as many of the references in Clone Wars are), this one was quite enjoyable AND made sense – the look of the Death Star had to come from somewhere.
Oky’s Rating: 5/5 – There’s not much to say about this episode. It had a nice dark tone, some decent action, and an intriguing story to boot. Plus it actually had clones! It’s just odd how it seemed to just stop without any kind of resolution. It may not stand well on its own, but on the other hand, the open ending just makes me the more curious to see the next episode. Well done, Clone Wars team!
Masked Builder’s Rating: 5/5 – I may have originally said this felt like a filler episode, but looking back on it, there’s not much at fault with this one. Great to see some new clone armor and it moved quickly enough. Great job Star Wars team!
CloneyO’s Rating: 5/5 – It’s hard to even remember the first three lame arcs this season. This is another great one right here!