As much as I love the Star Wars movies, I am eager for The Clone Wars series to have a life of its own. Therefore, the more intriguing stories for me are the ones exploring aspects of the saga beyond the basic Jedi vs. Sith premise. So far, the best theme going is the relationship between the Jedi and the clone troopers who serve them. The United States was still in two wars at the beginning of the series's run and the plight of the common soldier was a relevant point of discussion. We've also had welcome glimpses of Star Wars's seamy underworld, an important part of the original trilogy. I am hoping for more of the same in seasons to come.
Favorite Episode: "Rookies"
Least Favorite Episode: "Cloak of Darkness"
Favorite New Character: Hondo Ohnaka
Season 1 ended in March 2009. Real pirates were in the news in April when a band of Somalis gained control of the Maresk Alabama, captained by Richard Phillips. In June, the world lost the King of Pop. The Clone Wars returned with Season 2 in October.
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