Some sad news to start this off: The Clone Wars was removed from Netflix in early April. I actually watched these episodes before then but had such a hectic April that I couldn’t carve out time for the write-up. I’m bummed that my challenge will have to take a detour around this series and Rebels. If I ever get more settled where I am, I *might* be able to take them out of a library but I can’t make any promises. I thought we’d have a little longer especially since Disney+ isn’t going up until November. *grumble*
Anyway, here goes!
The final episodes of season 2 involved Anakin (Matt Lanter) and Mace (Terrence C. Carson) visiting the Clone Youth Patrol. This was the first time we’ve seen this particular set of clones and one definitely caught my eye. The one named Lucky and I know it’s silly because they’re clones but he was pretty distinct. And it turned out I was right. We see little Boba (Daniel Logan) after losing his dad! And he’s a little shit! He only wants revenge on Mace (valid) but he’s also being manipulated by Aurra Sing (Jaime King)! So many bounty hunters, like Bossk (Dee Bradley Baker)! Mace was mean to R2 and I disapprove. However, I really wish Mace had survived past RotS. Ahsoka (Ashley Eckstein) returned and teamed up with another Jedi to find Boba. I’m very intrigued by Aurra Sing and Hondo’s (Jim Cummings) relationship.
The next batch started back in Mandalore with Satine (Anna Graves)! Easily my new favorite character. She and Padme (Catherine Taber) got to spend time together and figure out who was hurting the Mandalorian children. It was a pretty dark episode. Then, Ahsoka comes and teaches a class because Yoda (Tom Kane) trusts her and oh my heart! She does seem to have problems with keeping her saber. The cadets were such trouble, especially Satine’s nephew. Mandalore adventures end and Ahsoka is now protecting Padme on Alderaan. She keeps having Force dreams involving an assassination attempt on Padme. My favorite parts of this episode were that Padme considers Ahsoka a friend AND they played “Leia’s Theme” on the approach to Alderaan. *sobs*
The final episode I’ll discuss for now is another Kamino adventure with the Clones. Ventress (Nika Futterman) came back. 99 was there. Obi-Wan (James Arnold Taylor) and Anakin got to do something together. All my favorite things! And another Obi-Wan/Grievous match-up! YESSSSSS! Also, Anakin and Ventress’ duel was nice. But it ended on a bit of a sad note for me.
So, there we are. To be honest, I’ve been jumping all over the place anyway with Resistance (still waiting for the season 2 airdate) and I saw Return of the Jedi at Celebration plus I got sucked back into fan fiction. I’ll skip The Clone Wars and Rebels on the canon timeline for now so this feature will still be updated somewhat.