Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 4, Episode 20
Original Air Date: March 2, 2012
As I started this Clone Wars adventure, I was hoping the series would develop stories beyond the usual Skywalker family, Jedi vs. Sith adventures we get in the movies. After all, the format of weekly episodes offers the opportunity to probe more deeply into more remote corners of the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Four seasons in, I can say that several such threads have been developed. The best of them, as I've written before, are the adventures of the clone troopers themselves. The Mandalore story line is a strong one, as are the various bounty hunter tales. The Asajj Ventress thread is pretty good - partly for the fact that she leads us to Dathomir and the Nightsisters but for other reasons, too.
Lost souls are an essential element of the Star Wars saga: Anakin, Luke, Rey, Han Solo, Finn, Jyn, etc. They all struggle to find their place in the world, in the fight. We usually see the story from the hero's perspective. In Asajj, we get the antagonist's point of view.
Next week: "Brothers."