As I get into season four, I realise that a lot of these episodes are coming in four-episode blocks. Given how long my previous post was, just for three pretty inconsequential episodes in the series, I flat out refuse to talk about any more than three in one go. Which means, going forward you’re going to be getting a lot of these storylines being split into two parts. It might not work as smoothly as before, and if that turns out to be the case I’ll do something different, but until then, this is how we’re doing it.
So, The Umbara storyline… Every time I think there aren’t any more episodes I’ve already seen, another bunch come along and flood my patchwork brain with once forgotten memories.
Watching the first two of these episodes, following by a third from the second season helped me realise the jump in quality the series had taken suddenly in the third season. Pivoting from what was a relatively simplistic and almost childlike approach to the stories and adding a little more complexity and maturity to it.
I’ve never gone out of my way to criticise the series for being a show with a young audience demographic, but the realisation that it could go a little darker helped the series turn a corner and make me enjoy it even more than I had been before.
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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.