Monday, September 26, 2011
I'm very pleased with the resolve and how this episode wrapped up last week's premiere.
I liked how the tension what built and sustained here, although I felt that there could have been a little more build up to the final battle. And speaking of battles . . .
Riff Tamson's death at the hand of Prince Lee-Char was by far one of the best I've seen thus far and made for a fitting climax.
Our primary cast of Anakin, Padm`e, Fisto, and Ahsoka were rather secondary, and the story mainly focused on Lee-Char's development into the future ruler of Mon Cal. There was one small humorous moment with Jar-Jar during the torture scenes which really lightened up the increasing tension.
The resounding message though out this arc is one of coming of age and taking up a larger mantle of responsibility, very similar to last Season's finale with Ahsoka. I hope to see the young prince again sometime, if not this Season the next.
I caught small references to the Bible story of Moses and the Original Trilogy; the latter being Riff's altering of deals and the former being the young prince asking Tamson to free his people.
As always the animation was nothing short of spectacular and the general underwater feel added a certain weighty feel to the episode which played along with the growing tension. The only thing I had a problem with was the way, rather the lack of, Jar-Jar's spit moved though the underwater environment.
The fact that Anakin, Padm`e, and Ahsoka's air-tanks seemed to told in infinite supply of oxygen struck me as being a little odd.
I can't wait for next week's episode and I'm sure we, the fans, won't be disappointed. Until next time.