Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 2 Episode 25

Children of the Force

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Oct 09, 2009 on Cartoon Network

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • As Cad Bane uses the unlocked holocron and crystal to track down and kidnap Force-sensitive infants, Anakin, Ahsoka, Obi-Wan, and Mace must race to stop him before Bane's employer fulfills his nefarious plans.

    Similarly to the first episode of the season, I found this one to be a bit lacking. It's another one with cool moments that don't quite add up to make a completely solid episode. Seeing Mustafar again is interesting and of course brings back strong imagery from the movie. Cad Bane still manages to get a few moves in and give the Jedi a run for their money. Probably the best, and probably most disturbing scene is the tag team probe of Cad's mind that Mace, Obi-Wan, and Anakin perform together. It's a little frightening to see the Jedi resort to what appears to be some form of mind torture, and I can't help but wonder if that's a commentary on some issues running through the world today. And if it is, it's also interesting that it doesn't completely work, since although Bane leads Mace and Obi-Wan to the holocron, as Mace points out on the way "of course it's a trap". As Yoda has said in the past, in this war, the Jedi risk losing who they are, and one can't help but wonder if the mental attack on Bane is something that is clearly showing that. Other than those moments, however, the episode felt a little disjointed. With the planet jumping, multiple plot threads, and rushed pace, what probably should have felt layered felt a bit shallow. Overall not a bad effort, but still not quite to the quality that was seen in much of season one.