Dave Filoni Season Finale Interview

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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.

“The Wrong Jedi” Official Episode Preview

The first official preview clip for the Season 5 finale “The Wrong Jedi” has been posted, and to make watching it easier, it’s embedded below! 🙂

Thoughts: The clip shows Ahsoka going before the Jedi council. They appear to think she’s suspect, and Mace Windu especially questions her innocence. Anakin appears outraged, yelling at the council that they’ve already made their decision, and that the trial is just a formality. In ways, this arc has been just as tough on Anakin as on his padawan.

Watch the Official Preview for The Wrong Jedi below, and then let me know what you think by commenting!

Brand-New Clone Wars Premiere Clip!

It’s been awhile since we’ve last posted, but we now bring you good news! Lucasfilm Ltd. and Cartoon Network have released a new clip from Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and you can watch it here!
Now remember: The Season Five premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is this Saturday, September 29 at 9:30 a.m. So please tune in. The more people watching, the better ratings. And we want TCW to not disappoint in its new time slot.
Anyway, the story picks up where we left off from the epic Season Four finale, Season Five begins with “Revival.” Darth Maul and Savage Opress are reunited and brimming with rage. They bring terror across the galaxy, invading other worlds and forcibly recruiting Hondo and his pirates into their army. Brave Jedi confront the brothers in an effort to stop them and must fight for their lives while vying to save the Republic.
WATCH IT:

Season 5 Summary: The shadow of the dark side falls upon Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Five as the series moves closer to the grim events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The big-screen action, unforgettable characters, and rousing adventure of the Star Wars Saga continue, as Jedi heroes face a galaxy of foes. With unparalleled visuals, sound, action and adventure, Star Wars: The Clone Wars continues the cinematic saga with the equivalent of a short animated Star Wars movie each week. Season Five is filled with explosive action, exotic worlds, intriguing characters and shocking turns as several major players face their destinies as the galaxy plunges into darkness.
(Pretty cool season summary, isn’t it? Can’t wait to see “shocking turns” of several “major” characters!)