Episode: "Plan of Dissent"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 4, Episode 9
Original Air Date: November 11, 2011
Haha! Just kidding! Wouldn't that be boring? The climactic scene is highly reminiscent of "Rookies," still my favorite single episode of the series. There's also a nice little gift for the devotees, a recreation of Han Solo's intercom riff during the prison break scene in A New Hope. I've said it before and I'll say it again: stories about the clone troopers themselves are the best thread going in The Clone Wars. Still true, four seasons in.
"Plan of Dissent" was directed by Kyle Dunlevy. It is the ninth of 17 episodes he directed. Prior to Star Wars, Dunlevy worked with C.A.G.E. Digital.
Over the course of the series, The Clone Wars used 15 different episode directors. While Dunlevy directed the final two episodes of this four-part arc, chapter one was directed by Steward Lee, chapter two by Walter Murch. It seems a strange way to divvy up the work but I supposed you do what you have to in order to meet deadlines. Meanwhile, the same writer is credited for all four episodes: Matt Michnovetz. I suppose that makes sense.
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