Warning!!! This post DOES contain spoilers for the latest Clone Wars Episode, Escape from Kadavo!!!!!!!
After five long weeks without a Clone Wars episode, Escape from Kadavo comes back with a bang. I personally loved this episode, it was exciting, action packed, and creative, and it really felt like a good 'ole Clone Wars episode!
The "fortune cookie" for this episode was "Great hope can come from small sacrifices". I think the ending tied in with this very well, with Ahsoka talking to the Governor of the Torgruta people.
I loved a lot of the little details in this episode, like the light-whips, Dooku's ship, (it look JUST like it did in the movie!!!!!) and some of the animals on Kadavo.
Our favorite characters are all back in action in this episode.....everyone from Rex to Artoo!! I personally am a huge Captain Rex fan, and seeing him in action and actually having lines in the episode was enough to make me love it. Ahsoka was heroic and very Jedi-like in this episode. She and Anakin worked very well together, and I enjoyed seeing their teamwork.
Our lovely Queen is back.....and gone, in one episode! I personally did not like her character, she was slightly annoying and really creepy. She gave a speech to Dooku here about breaking a Jedi's spirit that made me shiver. I am glad she is dead. Plus, to die by way of Force Choke is pretty darn awesome.
Now...back to things I loved.....
OBI-WAN AND REX. OH MY GOODNESS. I loved the action with Obi and Rexy. The scene where they kill the slaver (or rather, Rex kills the slaver) makes me very excited for some reason...maybe because Rex does it! I really love his character, and this episode really showed it off nicely, compared to other episodes (not including Umbara, people...) where he doesn't do much at all.
Obi-Wan's emotion was excellent in Escape from Kadavo. He was forced to be selfish, versus being selfless, in order to protect the lives of others. It must have been hard for him, since Obi-Wan is probably one of the most compassionate (not romantic but compassionate) Jedi I can think of. He sincerely cares about others, and their health/lives/etc. The queen obviously knew that, and used it against him. Very smart of her, in a villainy sort of way.
I love it when we see use of the Force. Force choke, Force Lighting, Force Jumps, Force Leaps, Force Lift, FORCE FORCE FORCE! Anakin, Dooku, Ahsoka, Obi-Wan, they all used the Force! Which is pretty cool to see animated, if you know what I mean.
Two words. PLO KOON. He comes and saves the day!!!!! YAY PLO!!!!!! Another fan favorite is back! Plo!!!!!! I litearllly screamed PLO at the TV when I saw him come onscreen. I was excited to see him back, next to Shaak Ti, he's my favorite Jedi (who's not part of the 'classic three' (Obi-Wan, Anakin and Ahsoka)). Also, there were the epic clones, WOLFFE, and Warthog! (Yay Warthog!) Wolffe is Savanna's favorite clone....so we mention Wolffe for her. I do like the Wolfpack however, they are really epic.
We had a space battle, a battle in a room, and a battle for the lives of the slaves, which held the drama and suspense in the episode.
Looking at it from a writers perspective (which I often do when watching movies/shows) it was very well plotted out. The characters had their moments of triumph, there was great dialogue, the music was amazing as always (still hoping for a TCW Series soundtrack someday!) and the overall plot was great!
Was there anything I didn't like? Hmmm....I'm still buzzing from the episode, so I can't really think straight. I'd give this episode an 8/10 stars.....because there is always room for improvement!
What did you all think of tonight's episode?