Best Episodes in the "Clone Wars" Series

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Best Episodes in the "Clone Wars" Series

 

“Clone Wars” is back for its seventh season.

Calling it a surprise is an understatement, surely, but its return is strategic in a sense that Disney wants to offer old and new fans a common ground to enjoy. And the “Clone Wars” is as common a common ground could get, what with it being set between crucial Prequel Trilogy movies and explaining a lot of the terrifying years of war that have transpired between the live-action movies. 

In its long journey from cancellation to highly anticipated comeback, it’s high time to look back at the many episodes that have elevated the series into a place of honor for almost every Star Wars fan. 

 

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Grievous Intrigue

General Grievous has always looked the coolest with his cyborg heart, cyborg eyes, not to mention the four lightsabers he always brings with him. With them, he is often a formidable foe—except when he isn’t. According to IGN, an American video game and entertainment media website, the “Grievous Intrigue” episode helped reconcile “the differing portrayals of the droid general.” 

 

 

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Voyage of Temptation

Since we are on the matter of characters having relevant backstories, it’s also a good time to talk about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s episode “Voyage of Temptation” with Mandalorian Duchess Satine. This episode is a good character study almost of Obi-Wan because it helped really flesh out his character. 

 

 

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The Lawless

Anyone up for a little side dish of nostalgia? What about making it the main course? This is arguably one of the most daring episodes that the “Clone Wars” has ever done, mainly because of Darth Maul’s surprise appearance after being thought dead greatly confused and excited fans in equal measure. According to the official Star Wars website, this huge gamble dove into “Maul’s machinations and masterful look into villainy.” 

 

 

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To Catch a Jedi

Everyone knows that Anakin and his apprentice Ahsoka’s relationship in the “Clone Wars” is one of the most important storylines in the series. But why? “To Catch a Jedi” aimed to really dig into the meat of their relationship, as well as into Ahsoka’s psyche and anxiety with “running out of space.” The storytelling also touches on certain overlooked themes in the strictness of the good and bad themes in Star Wars. 

The episode bravely looks into Asajj Ventress’ sympathetic side, even the impersonal approach of the Jedi sometimes, as well as the shortcomings of a Republic military that has gone oppressive. 

 

 

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Darkness on Umbara

Of course, since it is the “Clone Wars,” the clones are as much part of the storytelling as Yoda or Obi-Wan or Ahsoka or the rest of the Jedi Council. In “Darkness on Umbara,” the tensions and entangled problems of war were described through the clone troopers’ perspective, following iconic trooper characters, such as Rex, Tup, and Fives, into the differing “opinions and feelings on combat, strategy, and what it means to follow orders.” 

 

 

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Rookies

There are many themes that the “Clone Wars” has decided to expound on with so much attention and care, and one of these is the “Rookies” episode in season one that sought to take up the difficult task of humanizing the troopers. To many, they are a nameless, brainwashed army, but this episode aimed to make people look at what makes them individuals.

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