**Warning: This post will contain spoilers and Fallon's opinions of Massacre**
I'll be honest and say that I outright hated this episode. I did not like any of it. I was thoroughly disappointed. And I am not usually one to "hate" on any TCW episodes, so this is a big deal. I also promise that I WILL find a few good things to say about the episode, despite how much I disliked it.
One must let go of the past to hold onto the future.
Okay, great. That fortune cookie was pretty cool sounding, I could see a lot of possibility to work that into an episode. But I didn't see this in Massacre at all. Perhaps at the very beginning when Ventress spoke with Mother Talzin, but after that, the plot was eaten by zombies and witchcraft and voodoo.
From a Christian standpoint, this episode had a bit of questionable stuff in it. I wasn't to pleased with the witchcraft (it makes me feel uneasy, no matter what shape or form it's in...I don't like Harry Potter for this reason), nor did I like the voodoo that Mother Talzin used on Dooku. I found both gross and disturbing. I also very much HATED the zombies, but I'll get into that in a moment.
Another thing from a Christian standpoint that didn't sit well with me was when toward the beginning, Mother Talzin makes Ventress a full Nightsister, and she says this:
"You are now reborn, a sister of the night. Now we shall feast, to celebrate the baptism of our newest sister!" (or something like that, I didn't catch the full quote on my notes).
Using those words in particular with a ton of witchcraft made me literally sick to my stomach. I did not like that at all.
I don't want to be super negative, so I will point out a few things I DID like. First thing I liked was the Nightsister's weapons. I love their bows and arrows, and seeing them in action was really cool. I also liked the planet of Dathomir and the home of the Nightsisters. I really loved the animation and thought it was beautifully done, as always.
Now I'll hate a bit more....the zombies. Oi vey. Seriously? I didn't like the zombies when they had them in the Geonosis arc, but it wasn't that bad. The Nightsisters Zombies threw me over the edge. As if I didn't already dislike the episosde enough.....
I'll let you know now that I am NOT a fan of anything scary. Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires, Witches, Ghosts, Halloween....I HATE IT. I don't do horror, I don't do freaky, I don't do scary. It's just not my thing.
Now. Grievous has never been my favorite character of TCW, but I don't hate him! And his little duel with Ventress was pretty cool, except that the zombies took over and screwed it up for me.
I feel really bad for Ventress though. It's failure after failure after death after failure for her. Why can't she WIN once? Why?? At the end she was practically in tears, and I felt awful for her. (see, i have a heart)
I did not like this at all. My notes included multiple "ew" and "gross" and "%^&*" in it. Not good. I'd give this episode a 4/10 stars. Not an episode for young kids, and not one for me.
This is just my opinion and I'd love to hear your opinions on the episode!! Let me know what you think!! Savanna and I vary in opinion this episode, so check her blog for her thoughts.