It’s been almost a week since the season five finale of The Clone Wars, and there’s still a lot to talk about! You’ve probably already gotten my take on what transpired in those last few episodes (or last few minutes of the last episode, ‘The Wrong Jedi’), but there’s a lot of other good news and discussion out there, and I’ve picked out some of the best here. Again, here be spoilers.
On the official blog, Ashley Eckstein shares some of her email back and forth with Dave Filoni about Ahsoka’s fate at the end of ‘The Wrong Jedi’ when she first got the news more than a year ago. Ashley also did an interview at IGN, and talks a little about Ahsoka walking away, and all the betrayal she feels. She also chats with the fine folks at Full of Sith.
Looking at the episodes from a legal perspective, the Legal Geeks bring on one of their favorite judges who discusses the episode, though they do spend some time building up the show in general for an audience isn’t as familiar with the show, before diving into issues of electronic evidence, Bariss Offee’s EU fate in Order 66, and the trial’s Perry Mason finish.
And there’s plenty of reviews that draw out some good ideas:
- Amy Ratcliffe was surprised with the Jedi Council’s actions and also focuses on the notion of betrayal and doubt, and calls the final scene: “most emotional and heavy moment the series has had”.
- Megan Crouse at Fangirlblog focuses on the growing and changing of characters Barriss Offee and Ahsoka Tano, pointing out that maybe Ahsoka has felt like an outsider all along
- Eric Goldman at IGN focuses a bit more on Anakin and his temper as well as picking up on a detail of Ahsoka’s body language as Mace Windu tries to explain.
- Chris Seekell at Star Wars Underworld looks at a variety of characters, including Ventress, Offee, and Tarkin to see what makes them tick, as well as Ahsoka Tano.
- Bry Dean at Knights Archive looks at it all coming full circle from Anakin first getting an apprentice, and how Barriss Offee’s appearances in the MedStar duology fit with this recent action of hers, but really sums it up with: “Watch the episode. Words will never do it justice.”
- Skuldren at Rooqoo Depot was actually surprised by the traitor being Barriss Offee, but focuses on the true failure of the Jedi in this episode, and gives it 5/5.