Friday, March 18, 2011

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - ''Citadel Rescue''

Spoiler Level: High

Don't you just hate it when the kids fall in with the wrong crowd?

Anakin has become quite an admirer of Tarkin, appreciating that Tarkin can take the fight farther than the Jedi can.  And they both try to one-up each other on who's more chummy with Palpatine.  During the final battle, Tarkin attempts to shoot Osi Sobeck in cold blood, but Sobeck is too fast for him; in the end, Tarkin's saved by Sobeck being literally stabbed in the back by Ahsoka, something she learned from Anakin.  Yes, things are starting to look very dark indeed.

Again, this series makes me wonder about Ahsoka's fate.  Will she become a full-fledged Jedi, then go off on her own when the series ends?  Will we get to see Order 66 from her perspective?  Will Fives be the one to turn on her? Or will her fate just be ignored? The darker tone the series has taken this season makes me feel like we should get an answer, but we've got at least two seasons to go, and anything can happen in that time.

The battle scenes in space continue to blow me away. While the characters aren't photo-realistic, the ships are, so the space combat scenes really look as good as anything from the movies.

Only two episodes left to go this season, and those aren't airing until April.  Looks like I'm going to need to find some new shows to watch!

As usual, as of this writing this episode is available to view for free at

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