Friday, January 20, 2012


One of the more complex episodes in my opinion.

The overall idea of a Jedi, Obi-Wan in particular, going undercover posing as a bounty hunter to learn about, and thwart, a terrorist plot against Palpatine reminded me of something that our own CIA might do in the real world.

Seeing Obi-Wan bald and without his signature beard was a little strange for me; and when they transformed his face, I'm assuming with nano-bots, it somewhat reminded me of a scene from "GI Joe: Rise of Cobra".
Seeing him play the villain was very interesting and at one point his morality was, in a way, questioned when he refused to kill a non-clone Coruscant official. How this whole thing plays out will be very interesting.

This episode saw the return of Cad Bane, Boba, and an improved Bossk along with one Eval (his first name escapes me). Boba, who only had one scene, has grown since we last saw him back in Season Two and is now a defensive teenager.
I love the improvements to Bossk's model; now he's much more reptilian whereas in the Season Two finale he looked more like a cheap plastic toy.

Anakin, not being in on the whole ruse, behaved with furious anger towards the whole matter. Some might say his emotions and expressions were overly exaggerated. We saw similar rage in the "Slavers Arc" towards the Zygerrian slavers.

Being the first episode in a four part arc this episode only gave us the initial deceptive rouse of Obi-Wan and the jail break. 

This episode felt hollow. Perhaps because this is only the first episode in a larger story and nothing is really at stake . . . Yet. I'm looking forward to the conclusion of this arc and can't wait until next week. Until then may the Force be with you.

1 comment:

  1. I do not think the episode felt hollow, but some questions are to be asked; How did Anakin and Ahsoka not detect that Obi-wan was still alive? When did the Republic become advanced enough to have "faces changes". WHY isn't the armor Obi-wan used to protect himself not used for clones??



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