Dave Filoni, the supervising director of the Clone Wars, has given an exclusive interview to Blastr.com! In the interview, he reveals a few thoughts on the finale of Season 5, which airs tomorrow in the US, and shares a never-before-seen clip of the episode.
Read our breakdown of the interview, and watch the new clip, below!
(Our comments will be in parenthesis.)
“It’s definitely the most dramatic arc we’ve ever done involving Ahsoka,” said Filoni in the interview. “There’s definitely consequences for her actions. Fans won’t be disappointed.”
(I’m glad that he said this; that means things won’t just go back to normal. Sure, it’s sad to see Ahsoka leave her old life behind, but is has to happen to move the series forward.)
“We were challenged to do something creative and dramatic this season with the Darth Maul and Ahsoka arcs. Characters are dying off, real things are going down, and [you can see] connections to the Star Wars films,” said Filoni.
“I’ve always said this is a race to the finish.”
Framed for multiple murders, Ahsoka has been on the run and hunted by her own Master over the last three weeks. She was finally captured by the Jedi at the end of last week’s episode. With little evidence to support her innocence, the future looks bleak for Ahsoka.
Filoni, who personally directed the finale, admitted this upcoming episode is one of his favorites of the whole arc because of “how it comes together and seeing Ahsoka make a strong choice for herself and why she makes it.”
(First of all, WOW! That’s cool that he personally directed this final episode. And it’s one of his, and Ashley Eikstein’s, the voice of Ahsoka, favorites! Also, this makes me think Ahsoka might voluntarily leave the Jedi order. He does say she makes a strong choice. It will really have to give us more on why she makes it, though, because right now I just can’t see Ahsoka choosing to leave when she could stay. She was only on the run to prove her innocence, so once that’s been done, I assume she would want to go back to being a Jedi.)
“I’m looking forward to seeing fan reaction to the finale since it’s so different from what’s been done before,” Filoni said.
(It’s ‘so different from what’s been done before’…Hmmm.)
Episodes are created without an order in mind for the series, but when Filoni finally got all the stories together, he said it “seemed so obvious” that this Ahsoka arc should end season five. He compared it to the moment when he realized Darth Maul’s arc should be saved for the end of season four and Chewbacca should appear at the end of season three. Filoni said he tries to “pave a season with something dramatic [which goes] into something lighter and fun, ending with something very memorable.”
From Filoni’s comments, it sounds like the finale will definitely be memorable. So have we seen the end of Ahsoka? Speculation about what happens to Anakin’s padawan has ranged over the years from whether she will be killed off in the animated series, bringing Anakin closer to the dark side, or whether she just dies off screen when Order 66 is enacted in Revenge of the Sith.
Filoni said what ultimately happens to Ahsoka at the end of the finale will be a “dramatic change” and “definitely poses interesting questions” about the future of these characters.
(These comments make it clear she won’t die. As much as an interesting story arc that would make, it would be too dark for a cartoon show airing on Cartoon Network. But, she will face a huge change. Thus, I believe she will either be expelled from the Jedi, or choose to leave the order willingly.
Tell me what you think about all this in the comments below!
You can read the original article, and watch the exclusive clip, by heading over to the Blastr website here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: It has come to our attention that the episode titles 1 through 7 posted here may not be correct. We got our titles from a source we thought reliable, but sometimes even reliable sources provide false information. While I believe the titles 7-22 are correct, the titles for episodes 1-7 may not be. We have listed the titles that are thought to be correct here:
“A War on Two Fronts”
“The Soft War”
“An Old Friend”
“The Rise of Clovis”
“Crisis at the Heart”
Apparently these first seven titles have been revealed in an issue of a magazine by Dave Filoni. We still consider our source reliable though, so who knows? Just wanted to let you know. Now, here’s our original article:
Here are the titles for all 22 (always the same number of episodes in every season, wonder why?) episodes coming this fall! They seem a lot different compared to last seasons titles. Not only are they longer, but they also provide more information as to the content of the episode, unlike the generalist of last years titles like “Deception”.
Here are the titles in order:
Episode 1: Secrets of Darth Plagueis
Episode 2: Ancient Wars of Yoda
Episode 3: Millennium Falcon Liberated Part 1
Episode 4: Millennium Falcon Liberated Part 2
Episode 5: IG88 Loyal to None
Episode 6: First Jedi Revealed
Episode 7: Sith Holocrons of Darth Bane
Episode 8: Young Qui-Gon Jinn on Hancarth Part 1
Episode 9: Young Qui-Gon Jinn on Hancarth Part 2
Episode 10: Rescue of Boba Fett
Episode 11: Lightsaber Construction
Episode 12: Dark Coruscant Underground
Episode 13: Enter the Spice Mines of Kessel
Episode 14: The Journal of the Whills
Episode 15: The Enigma Dilemma
Episode 16: Mysteries of the Rodar Wizards
Episode 17: Ghost of Rage
Episode 18: Terror on Alderaan
Episode 19: Roar of the Wookiees
Episode 20: Kyber Crystal Revelation
Episode 21: Desperation of Grentarik
Episode 22: The Final Sacrifice.
So, first of all, AHHHHHHHHH! The new season is getting closer every day!! I’m very excited! (As you can tell from the long scream of joy.)
Secondly, WOW! Starting from the very first episode, we’re going to be going deep down into Star Wars history and secrets! This isn’t just watching little battles anymore, this is historic content!
Some highlights include learning the “secrets” of ancient sith lord Darth Plagueis in episode one! That will be an amazing start to the season.
Next, we get the priviledge of seeing the “Ancient Wars of Yoda”! I can’t wait to see the lil’ green guy hopping about with his lightsaber! It will be awesome to see Master Yoda in his younger days. Unless of course, this isn’t what the episode is about at all. They could be misleading names on purpose. But I highly doubt it. These names are pretty closed for interpretation.
The next two shows will be part one and part two of the liberation of the Millennium Falcon! OMG! Will we get to see a much younger Han Solo? That would be too amazing for words!
Next we have an episode that is presumably about a droid going rogue. That seems pale next to Yoda’s ancient wars and the secrets of Darth Plagueis, but I’m sure it will be great.
“First Jedi Revealed” is an interesting title, for sure. Could it be an episode about the first Jedi who ever lived? That’s a good guess, which is all we can do for now.
Then in episode seven, we’ll see what some sith holocrons contain. Darth Bane will be involved somehow, so it looks like Dave Filoni and company are trying to get older fans to watch the show with all these long gone sith lords.
Now comes one of the most surprising two-parters of all. “Young Qui-Gon Jinn on Hancarth”! WOW! (I know I keep saying that, but seriously, A YOUNG VERSION OF QUI-GON JINN??!) Apparently we will be watching the master of Obi-Wan when he was younger. I like these kind of big shocks, because normally the Clone Wars focuses on the times during the Clone Wars, but of course sometimes we need a break from that. Bringing in a big character like Qui-Gon and looking at his past will be fantastic to watch, and will be very informative for people who want to know more about the old Jedi.
“Rescue of Boba Fett” is one of the more normal episodes I expect from Dave Filoni. We saw some of Boba in season four, when he hired Asajj Ventress onto his bounty hunting team. Last I checked though, Boba was in prison on Coruscant. This is how he will break out, I’m sure, which will be fun to watch.
Episode eleven, “Lightsaber Construction” is another very interesting title. I suppose we’ll get to watch how a lightsaber is built, something that is clouded in mystery, since lightsaber crystals are very rare. Maybe Ahsoka or Anakin will be needing a new weapon, and will go make one?
“Dark Coruscant Underground” is one that I CAN tell what it will be about. The criminal scum that thrives in the deep down sections of the city of Coruscant. It’s always fun to get an in-depth look as to what it’s like down there. On the surface, Coruscant is a happy, thriving planet, but underneath…it is another story.
The next episode will deal with the underground “spice mines”. This one is perhaps the one that seems the most boring to me, but that might not be the case for you. (Comment below and tell me!)
“The Journal of the Whills”…this is another one that I cannot begin to guess about. So, I did some research into what the “Whills” are, exactly. (See, I come prepared when I write a blog post. No, just kidding.) The Whills are an ancient order of beings who are highly connected with the Force. Yep. That’ll be awesome to watch! This episode would seem to be like the Mortis trilogy from season 3, since it contains beings highly connected with the Force.
Episode fifteen is an “enigma”. (Haha, see what I did there? Used part of the title in a sentence? Yea, I’m cool like that.) Can’t begin to guess what this episode is about…(What do you think? Comment below!)
“Mysteries of the Rodar Wizards” sounds very mysterious. I’m guessing that some mysteries of the Wizards who live on Rodar will be revealed. (Just a guess there.)
Now here’s a fun one. “Ghost of Rage” is the next episode as we start to come to the end of Season Five. Perhaps a ghost will come back to haunt someone…and this ghost isn’t a friendly one either. Perhaps it is the ghost of an old sith? I’m open to speculation on this, so discuss in the comments.
This next one, “Terror on Alderaan” will be scary! It has the word Terror in the title! D: (Actually, it might be! Really!) Perhaps Darth Maul will pay the unsuspecting citizens a visit? Doncha just hate it when Maul comes to visit? Talk about an unwelcome guest…
This episode just sounds plain EPIC. “Roar of the Wookiees”. Can Clone Wars get any more amazing? I think not. Chewbacca has appeared once before, in the last episode of season three. Will he be seen again here? Maybe!
“Kyber Crystal Revelation” is a weird episode title. I’m excited to see what it’s about. Any guesses? Comment and tell me, cause I wanna know!
Now we are almost at the end (WAH!) with episode twenty-one, “Desperation of Grentarik”. (I really had trouble spelling that last word.) I am thinking that perhaps this one might be the trouble Dave Filoni spoke about Ahsoka facing. None of the other episode names really fit with that storyline I think. Also, if this one is the start of Ahsoka’s troubles, then the last one might end the season with an episode starring her! (Which would be awesome, even if it’s about her in trouble.)
Well, here we are…this episode title just sends chills down my back. Ready for it? “THE FINAL SACRIFICE”…Now, I’m going to scare you for a minute here. If you scare easily, then stop reading right now. Okay, here we go… Remember when I wrote a post about the “Fates of Ahsoka”? If you don’t, then go read our old blog posts! (Just kidding, you don’t have too.) But anyway, in that post, I mentioned a possibility my friend suggested to me about Ahsoka Tano’s fate. This idea would also advance Anakin’s fate, by pushing him towards the dark side. If someone died to save Anakin, he would be even more interested when Palpatine talks to him about saving people close to him. What if…Ahsoka DIED, saving ANAKIN SKYWALKER! (Sorry for the caps, I’m all worked up now.) It could happen! Listen to this quote from Clone Wars producer Dave Filoni:
I think that the character development that you saw this season is going to pay off next season, more than it has in any other season. We introduce several ideas about Ahsoka and where she’s going. Ahsoka has a huge year next year. And I think people who have been loyal to the show and have watched it since the beginning and watched this kid grow up, there are definitely… things that are going to happen to her next year that change her forever as a character, relating to the other characters especially. So that’s going to be a big deal.
So…Dave says the new season shows ideas about “where she (Ahsoka) is going”. He goes on to say “people who have been loyal to the show and have watched it since the beginning and watched this kid (Ahsoka) grow up” will get to see something that “changes her forever as a character”. Just think of this: Ahsoka, who has been Anakin’s padawan since the beginning of the show, who loves him as a teacher, she somehow saves him from doom, but in the process gets herself killed, or severely injured. Anakin is distraught, and is pushed towards the fear of losing people he loves. AAAAAHHHHHHHHH! I see Ahsoka’s demise written all over this! Just kidding, actually I don’t predict they will show her fate yet. But, this is very good evidence for her dying or something in the final episode of this season. Think about it…and tell me what you think by commenting belooow!
Well, there you have it. The overview of Season Five, coming this fall. Tell me what you think about all this amazing stuff (and Ahsoka’s demise, perhaps?) by commenting. Oh, and also take our poll below.
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