Wow, talk about coming to a screeching halt. After two really great story arcs, we arrive at this trio of episodes. Ones that genuinely almost put me to sleep while I was watching them. Then again, it was pretty late, so I wasn’t doing myself any favours there.
A story featuring a love triangle and a finance dispute… It’s no wonder this was initially a B-plot in another storyline, one broken off into its own story arc.
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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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.