Posted by Eric on March 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM CST |
The intriguing partnership of Mace Windu and Jar Jar Binks worked very well in an unusual story that offered a break from the traditional battlefields of The Clone Wars while reinforcing the centrality of the Force.
Posted by Eric on March 26, 2014 at 01:00 PM CST |
The third time was the charm for this story arc. After two interminable episodes setting up a banking scandal of galactically boring proportions, "Crisis at the Heart" delved deeper into the Sith's role in orchestrating the crisis, revealing a Machiavellian masterstroke that would have impressed even House of Cards schemer-in-chief Frank Underwood.
Posted by Eric on March 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM CST |
Clovis may have risen, but it wasn't thanks to him that the excitement level of his story arc rose. Instead, "The Rise of Clovis" achieved a moderate, watered-down version of success thanks to its focus on Sith machinations and Anakin's emotions.
Posted by Eric on March 17, 2014 at 01:00 PM CST |
Thanks to emotionally compelling moments, exquisite foreshadowing, and a fresh look at Palpatine's shrewd machinations, "Orders" made a serious mark on the franchise and ranks as one of the best episodes in the history of The Clone Wars.
Posted by Eric on March 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM CST |
"Fugitive" was a filler episode that nonetheless filled its time well. It expanded on the key themes of the Order 66 story arc and ended on a dark note that promised an exciting conclusion to Fives' dangerous search for answers.