As I had hoped, The Clone Wars takes on more of a life of its own in Season Two. While there are still plenty of straight-up, Jedi/Sith stories with Anakin as the focus, we are allowed more avenues of exploration. There is even one episode, "Senate Murders," that includes no Jedi at all. Many of the more interesting stories take us into the seamy Star Wars underworld of pirates, thieves, assassins and especially bounty hunters. In fact, many of the threads ultimately connect back to the Galaxy's most famous bounty hunter: Boba Fett. The young Boba himself makes his first Clone Wars appearance in "Death Trap."
Favorite Episode: "Bounty Hunters"
Least Favorite Episode: "R2 Come Home"
Favorite New Character: Duchess Satine
The droning buzz of vuvuzelas filled the air during the summer of 2010 as South Africa hosted soccer's World Cup (though I suppose it was technically winter in the southern hemisphere). In July, WikiLeaks published 90,000 internal reports from the US-led War in Afghanistan. The Clone Wars launched Season Three in September.
There's a lot to look forward to in Season Three. The first episode, "Clone Cadets," is a prequel to what is still my favorite episode of the series: Season One's "Rookies." Duchess Satine returns as well.
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