What actually changes between the situation before Anakin opens the holocron and the situation after he has opened it that makes him decide to attack then rather than before?
Answer: nothing . . .well except him betraying the entire Jedi Order that is.
Both Anakin and Ashoka are terrible Jedi -both couldn't even realize that their arch enemy was standing right next to them, Anakin continued down the Sith paved road by selling out every known potential Jedi to the Sith and Ashoka let him.
Do Anakin, Ashoka and co. lie in their reports to the counsel?
Because with all the non-Jedi things Anakin has been doing, you'd think someone on the counsel would have had the competence to recognize that there is something wrong with him and take appropriate action.
As the series moves into season 2, the creators were given the greenlight to get into a more darker atmosphere. During their small off season, they improved animations and character designs.
This episode has it's intense and fast paced moments, but also does a good job at playing mind games, especially from the villain, Bane. Anakin and Ashoka really have to defeat his mind games to stay on top of the ball game. They can not afford to lose in this episode.
The improved animation is evident in this episode, and if you are a Star Wars fan, you will either see this series as something you despise, or something you can delve deeper into in the Star Wars universe.
Anakin and Ahsoka track Cad Bane down to Devaron, where the bounty hunter has taken a Jedi prisoner in order to open his stolen holocron. As the Jedi board to get the holocron back, Bane hatches his own sinister plan.
The second part of the two-part premiere gave a higher amount of action and thrill than the first episode, not to mention a few less logic defying choices as far as the story goes. It's a more straightforward story than the first episode and a bit simpler, which I think actually helped it play to its strength. Anakin and Ahsoka are together again, fighting beside Rex and his boys with Yularen shaking his head at the insanity of it all. It's similar to some of the season 1 formula, but at a larger scale as the production team gets more experienced and more resources to draw on.
We get the return of battle droid humor, which really isn't that grating, while at the same time getting a somewhat effective use of the droids when Bane gets a large number to take on Anakin and his small number of troops. The zero gravity scene may be the highlight of the episode action-wise, as we see our heroes adapt to it and Bane try to turn things to his advantage. It's cool to see. The other major part of the episode is the climax, as Ahsoka disobeys orders (again, much like last ep) to go after Bane only to get overmatched by the hunter's deception. And that leads to Anakin presenting one of his major flaws, his attachments to others and willingness to sacrifice the many to save the few. Or the one. After a very positive, heroic portrayal through much of the first season, it's good to get the little hints such as here that we know will one day lead Anakin to his fall. A tense escape from the exploding ship wraps up a very entertaining episode.
Cad Bane has stolen the holocron and captured Bolla Ropal and he intergoates him into opening the holocron which fails. Anakin and Ashoka are out to try and stop Bane and get the holocron back, but will this work to Bane's advantage.
In my opinion this is one of the best episodes of both seasons because it has everything you want in a star wars show, its action packed, has lots of humour, it has a great storyline plot and much mystery and shock at what happens in this episode. Cad Bane is the best villain so far in the clone wars series, he's malevolent and he will stop at no ends just to get his money which is why his task is always completed. Also this episode tells me how the jedi are in jeopardy which is great to know because I think last season there were too many times when the jedi won easily and that's not right.
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