Clone Wars Season Finale “Brothers”

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The final episode of Clone Wars aired yesterday night. Many praised it as being one of the best episodes this season, while others say its not as good as it could’ve been. Personally, I LOVED It. In Brothers, Maul teams up with Savage Opress to track down and kill Kenobi. They almost succeed, until Ventress, who has come to hunt down Savage steps in and rescues him. Together, though they are outmatched, they barely escape. In the last few seconds of season 4, Ventress and Kenobi are shown flying away together, and Maul and Savage stare after them. It was well made, and the timing was just like in the movies. I rated this episode a 9/10. You can watch this episode online for free here. (If you’re in the U. S. )

So now that season 4 is officially over, what do you think? And does this final episode set up another big conflict between Kenobi and Maul in season 5?

Clone Wars “Bounty”

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This weeks episode “Bounty” showed us more of what Asajj Ventress new life is like, after General Grevious destroyed her home world. She joined Boba Fett’s gang, and assisted them in protecting a secret cargo. Inside the cargo, was a kidnapped girl from a local people on the planet. Asajj, in a turning point, saved the girl and set her free. Also, she only took her share of the credits for the job, instead of taking them all. She left the bounty hunters behind, telling them she wasn’t like them, and that she now had a future.
This was a good episode, with a special guest appearance by Simon Peggs as the bounty hunter Dengar. I rate it a 8/10. You can watch it free online at this website. (if youre in the US that is)
Do you think Asajj is leaving her past behind for good? What will she do now? Become a jedi? Settle down? Who knows; only time will tell for her.

Clone Wars 4.04 review/summary “Shadow Warrior” plus watch for free online link :)

Last week, the citizens of the calamari system crowned a new king, former prince Lee-Char. Thankfully, (we were getting a bit seasick) with this episode, “Shadow Warrior”, things get back on base. From the one minute preview released on http://www.starwars.com, this episode looked amazing! In the preview, dooku and Anakin were on naboo. Anakin is fighting dooku! And as the preview ends, with four magma guards coming towards Anakin, he doesn’t look that excited to face them. The lightsaber fight between Dooku and Anakin in the preview looked fresh and Awesome! It seemed like the fighting animation was more lifelike and fluid. So, we look forward to bringing you our review of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, season 4, episode 4. “Shadow Warrior”. Oh and we also have a new addition to our reviews! In each episode review we will also rate how good the episode was on a scale of 1 to 10. So, without further ado, our review of “Shadow Warriors”. Wait, one more thing. (sorry!) please sign our “Keep Ahsoka Alive petition at http://www.KeepAhsokaAlive.tk. 

As the episode starts out, Anakin and Padme are on their way to naboo to deal with a startling problem. Boss Lyonie of the gungans is threatening to attack thede, the capital of naboo! Padme and Anakin meet with jar jar binks on the surface, and he takes them to the gungans underwater base, where boss Lyonie is under the influence (Or as Anakin says, he looks like he is “possessed”.) of a magic necklace, given to him by Rish Loo, a weird sorcerer gungsan. Anakin senses that the necklace is enchanted and destroys it, showing how wise and “in tune” with the force he is becoming.  Boss Lyonie recognizes that he was being controlled by the sorcerer and he, Anakin, Padme, and Jar Jar go to confront him. He, meanwhile, is in the middle of a holo call with Dooku (I will get a prominent place in your new order, right?) but Rish Loo hears-or senses- boss Lyonie coming and ends the transmission. Boss Lyonie tells him the gig Is up, but Rish Loo doesn’t Know that he’s in trouble-until he sees the magic necklace is not around the leaders neck. He pulls a knife out of some hidden pocket….”something’s wrong” Anakin says to Padme and Jar Jar. They rush in and the evil separatist sorcerer drops about six commando droids from the ceiling. Padme pulls put her blaster, while Anakin is cutting away with his lightsaber. (I’m not really sure what Jar Jar was doing during this time..maybe spitting his gunk on them so they couldn’t see?) Rish Loo manages to stab Lyonie (is that name starting to sound Italian to anyone else?) and runs out, brushing past Padme, who had just barely escaped death by commando droid.  Anakin rushes out after him but is too late, as his ship pulls out of the bubble. 

Boss Lyonie is taken under medical care as they plan what to do next…the gungans are still going to attack thede, as Leoni never ordered them to stop. While Rish Loo is out getting the troops stirred up and ready for a fight, Anakin and Padme notice that Jar Jar has an uncanny resemblance to the leader. (however all gungans look somewhat similar…just sayin’). Jar Jar doesn’t like the idea, but be goes with it, since it is the only way to stop his people from attacking naboo.  He puts on the weird arched hat and walks out of the reeds just when the evil magician tells the rest of the gungans that Boss Lyonie is dead. “Boss Lyonie is alive!” one gungan exclaimed to the rest. (really? We can see that..) Jar Jar, er, I mean “Boss Lyonie” orders the cancellation of the attack and tells the others that Rish Loo lied to them and is the enemy. While the gungan army whispers among themselves like little girls, Rish Loo escapes on his speeder-thing. Anakin, apparently the only one who noticed him getting away, jumps on a stead (that looks like a cross between a seahorse and a watermelon…jk) and gallops after him, quipping to jar jar on the way out, “good job..now try not to mess this up..boss Lyonie!”. Woah. Harsh. 

The droid army arrived, and hearing of the cancelled attack, the tactical droid tells “boss Lyonie” that their commander would like to speak with him. Jar jar goes into the ship with the courageous general Tarpals to find general Grevious waiting for them! Jar Jar, um, boss Lyonie, is speechless at first to see the evil droid army commander here, in his home, but with prodding from the wise general, Finally speaks. He tells Tarpald to “go do that thing” “what did you tell him?!” yells Grevious. (have you noticed that 70% of the time Grevious speaks, he’s yelling?) I told him to..prepare for a gungan-separatist attack on thede, jar jar wisely replies (Jar Jar wise?! Who knew!) 

Meanwhile Anakin has been shot down by two or three surveillance droids and has, um, continued chasing Rish Loo on foot. That’s right. Anakin, the great and wise chosen one, is running after a..speeder. But he manages to keep up…even though I’m not sure if it’s because he is using the force to speed himself, or because this IS a tv show. 

The general, who was issued the whispered commands by Jar Jar, contacts Padme (no he wasn’t commanded to plan to attack Thede, Jar Jar isn’t that dumb) and tells her that General Grevious is here! “You must capture him!” she tells the general. “Grevious is a bombad warrior,” the general says, “but we will do as you ask.” meanwhile, Jar Jar has blown his cover (maybe something to do with saying eveything twice, once in his Jar jar voice, then he repeats it in “bombad leader voice”. Grevious yells (no surprise there) “You’re not Boss Lyonie!” and lunges towards jar jar. Jar Jar rushes outside, where the smart general has gathered his troops and is waiting for Grevious. “You do not know the full extent of my power!” the droid commander taunts…until the general tells him they have shut his droid army down. Cocky as sith always are, Grevious draws two sabers and laughs. (a sign of stress perhaps?) The brave gungans attack and capture Grevious, due to a courageous sacrifice by general Tarpals. This Is the first time I’ve seen Grevious so beat up…they got him! Stabbed him through with spears!

Dooku, who knows that Grevious has been captured (don’t ask me how he knows), holocalls the fleeing sorcerer and tells him to come to his hidden laboratory, where the count is waiting. He Also instructs Rish Loo to leave enough of a path for Skywalker to follow…You see, palpatine, oh I mean Sidious, told dooku to capture Anakin so they could trade him in exchange for Grevius! 

The count is waiting for Anakin and Rish Loo when they arrive and dooku kills Rish when he comes in. “dooku!” Anakin exclaims, “why bring the war to naboo?!” the count says something about the first battle on Naboo. “you were in that first battle?” asks Anakin. “the Sith control everything! You just don’t know it!” dooku says as he engages Anakin with his red saber.  
Anakin fights him (with wonderful animation of course) and seems to be gaining the upper hand when dooku sends In the magna guards. They simply outnumber Anni. So he gets captured. 

The count calls Padme, (yes he has her digits) and tells her the details. At first she refuses to deal, knowing that with the droid general captured, the war could be won! But I’d course they’re married so she gives in…but Anakin will head plenty from her later about it! They trade prisoners and the real boss Lyonie, who is not dead, happily, congratulates jar jar, who is not dead, sadly, on being as he calls it, a bombad leader. They all walk into the sunset…

EPISODE RATING: 8 out of 10

Great animation, great storyline, great characters…I really don’t hate jar jar. That last joke was just that…a harmless joke. (I wouldn’t want him dead!)

The next episode is where we get an epic adventure, think Giligans island, from c3po and r2. Just them. No main characters…darn. Its called “mercy mission”

Watch this episode (4.04, shadow warrior) online at http://www.starwars.com/watch/tcwep_404.html

See ya next time!

Clone Wars season 4 episode 3 “prisoners” review/guide/watch

Last week, separatists invaded the mon calamari system and took Jedi Anakin Skywalker , kit fisto, senator Padme amidala, jar jar binks, and senator tills from calamari. Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano managed to escape with the prince of the calamari, lee chon. What will happen to our Brave heroes? Find out here: at the JediAhsoka review of season 4, episode 3, “prisoners”. 

Count dooku and riff tamson are focusing mainly on finding prince lee char. However the leader of the Quarren is becoming more hesitant to go along with the separatists evil plans. Prince lee char and Ahsoka are in hiding. The prince comes up with a plan and they infiltrate a prison camp in hopes of finding captain Ackbar. The prince meets up with some citizens of calamari and tells them to have hope. A clone spots Ahsoka and the prince and takes them to see ackbar. Before he leaves, the prince says “the next time I appear to you, I will appear as your king”

They locate the captain and form a plan. Lee Char will appeal to the old friend of his father. But droids spot the prince and capture lee Char and Ahsoka, who puts away her blades at the princes request. Meanwhile Anakin and kit have been tortured by electric eels and tamson, in order to get information from Anakin, punctures Padme’s helmet, letting water creep in. The Jedi create an air bubble around Padme’s helmet but are forced to stop when shocked. But before Padme can drown, jar jar binks uses his spit to seal her helmet! Meanwhile the prince and Ahsoka are meeting tamson in the throne room. 

The Prince appeals to the Quarren senator but to no avail. Tamson mocks him and sends the prince away to his execution. Meanwhile droids come to escort the captured Jedi and senators to the execution. “jar jar, I can’t see anything” Padme complains (obviously has been influenced by her husband) “where are they taking us?” jar jar asks the droid who replies “to the execution of the prince” the droid replies in a metallic voice. They all arrive and the execution is beginning. “way to keep the prince safe” comments Anakin when he sees Ahsoka. “it’s all part of the plan master” she replies, showing how they can joke at any occasion. They’ve read the script. “I’m not sure I like This plan” Anakin retorts. The calamari decide that they were wrong and tell captain ackbar and the other prisoners to prepare for a fight. Just as riff tamson’s “friends” are about to eat (or whatever) the prince,   The Quarren leader rockets the prince out of the way. The madness ensues, with clones, calamarins,Quarren , gungans, and Jedi against the droids and shark creatures. Well, ok not the Jedi. They didn’t do much in this episode. Because it was mainly to focus in on lee char ‘s strength, not Jedi. Anyway, the battle is in favor of our heroes (hopefully you are rooting for the good guys here) when riff tamson attacks. He destroys clones and gungans before the prince confronts him alone…”yes it was I who killed your father. And I spared him no mercy!” riff taunts the prince. “then I will return the favor!” says the brave prince boldly. In close combat, lee char takes riffs grenade launcher-thingie and  now, as the hideous and frightening shark charges at him, the prince bravely holds on until the last second and…BOOM.  No more tamson. 

The prince is crowned the new king, with the Quarren pledging to serve him. “and I promise my loyalty to all people of calamari!” the prince-now-king states. Fades to black as the wonderful ending music plays. 

My opinion: I thought it was a great episode. The animation was beautiful as always and the plot was good. I thought that some of it didn’t make sense like why would the prince want to be taken to riff by droids?! And even more so, why would his protector, Ahsoka, allow it to happen?? Oh well it worked out in the end. I can’t wait for next week when we finally get our heads outta the water. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the water wars series but I’m anxious to return focus to the main characters and away from the calamari. So what do you think the next episode is about? It’s called “shadow warrior”!

Here’s where to watch this episode “prisoners” for free:
http://www.starwars.com/watch/the-clone-wars/
It should be posted there soon. 

Countdown to the Clone Wars season 4 premiere “water wars” has begun!

Only a week left to wait! It is soooo exciting!! I know I for one will be watching next Friday 😀 like we said before, I will try to post the one hour premiere online at our main Ahsoka website, http://www.Ahsoka.tk
You can watch all the clone wars episodes there and we plan to keep it that way as the new season progresses. What are you looking forward to most about the premiere?