'After five seasons, we finally know what has happened to Ahsoka Tano.' As I briefly set up two weeks ago for my finale review today, I went to see The Clone Wars at the first showing at 10:05 am before my first college class. While I was annoyed by the demographic the movie was marketed to, I dealt with it because I knew an interesting story line connected to my favorite Sci-Fi universe would eventually progress from the childish plot of the movie. Today, Ahsoka's saga ended. It shouldn't be a shock to those but for anyone who hoped to see a mature ending will be disappointed as you have to remember the Clone Wars is a Saturday morning cartoon.
Never give up home, no matter how dark things seem.
'The Wrong Jedi' wrapped up a four episode series that all started with the Jedi Temple's bombing. The episode named "Sabotage" marked the first episode that Ian Abercrombie, the voice of Lord Sidous or Chancellor Palpatine, wouldn't be involved in the series after his unexpected death, but popular British actor Tim Curry filled in his shoes to wrap up the season.
The episode opened with a very strict Admiral Tarkin ordering the expulsion of Padawan Tano for a military tribunal as clones were killed in the bombing. I won't dive into the story line anymore as anyone who reads this really needs to just go watch the episode instead of listening to what I may insist them do. As watching the seasons progress with the end of season five, I'm happy to say that the expansion of animation is incredible and the production crew behind the series has done a brilliant job bringing what would have been a very difficult story to tell without their artistic vision.
While there have been obvious flubs in the voice over work as comparing the characters to those portrayed in the prequel trilogy, this episode doesn't disappoint when it comes to audio other than Tim Curry's voice will be a notable difference that every fan should know before watching the episode as it'll take away from the moment of Palpatine's lines. The musical orchestration was the outstanding highlight of the episode though as when the credits when flying through, the traditional Clone Wars theme was not played but instead a solemn remembrance of the painful anguish experienced through the season played off to the end.
If you are a fan of the Star Wars series and have been skeptical or you have friends that have avoided the show because its break from the Star Wars canon, you need to watch episodes 16 through 20 of season five to make you understand why the Clone Wars was one of the best Star Wars story lines outside of the two trilogies.
See you all hopefully in the fall. For those still holding unto LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, I'll be finishing my tutorials as I started before. I'm sorry for abandoning that project and I'll explain later on why I left it where I did.