When I first dove trio of episodes, the first of which was called “Evil Plans”, I’ll admit that I wasn’t expecting a collection of stories about Hutts and bounty hunters. In a universe where objective evil does exist, the shades of grey cast over the criminal underworld seem to be getting a bad wrap when described as “evil”.
Not that I’m complaining, I love the criminal element of the Star Wars universe, so a few more episodes that focus on them are more than welcome in my book.
Season 3 seems to be the part of the series where the writers began to get more creative with the continuity of their series, as they started to tell belated sequels and prequels to episodes from earlier in the show. The episodes I’m covering here both connecting to episodes from the first season. One showing the return of Fives and Echo, while the other coming back to the blue skinned race of Pantorans, who are unfortunately not the Chiss.
Sometimes I forget to link this, but if you want to see the other parts of this series, then the link’s right here.
There haven’t been any genuinely bad episodes of the Clone Wars. I’d say there have been a few missteps and less interesting stories told, but on the whole I’ve enjoyed what I’ve watched. This is the rare case where I feel like these three episodes in a chunk that didn’t really do it for me for some reason or another.
Maybe I was in a rotten mood. Maybe this is the show’s turn from anthology storytelling into crafting a longer, more developed storyline. I don’t know, I can only talk about what I see in front of me. So let’s get into that.