Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Clone Wars: Sabotage

Andrew Leon and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008.

Episode: "Sabotage"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 5, Episode 17
Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
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"Sabotage" kicks off the final story arc of Season Five.  I haven't watched ahead but I know what's coming.  The series has been gradually building towards a climax for a long time and the payoff is nearly upon us.  We'll have plenty to talk about once it's over.

Anakin and Ahsoka are summoned to investigate a bombing at the Jedi Temple.  Given the near-impenetrable security, the Council fears the job was carried out from within, perhaps even by a Jedi.  As rumors swirl, the political pressure mounts from both the civilian population and the Repulican Senate.  The truth must be found quickly.

Soon, a suspect emerges: a civilian technician, Jackar Bowmani.  But he's nowhere to be found.  Next, his wife turns up and that's when things get really interesting...
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Letta Turmond is Jackar's wife.  She is a human Coruscan citizen.  I hesitate to share any more details just yet for fear of spoiling but she is sure to be a character of great consequence in this story.  She is voiced by Kari Wahlgren.
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Kari Wahlgren was born July 13, 1977 in Hoisington, Kansas.  After graduating from the University of Kansas as a theater major, she found some radio work in Kansas City before heading to Los Angeles.  On-camera work was scarce so she focused on voice-overs.  Her career took off.  She has had major roles in several animated series: Witch Hunter Robin, Last Exile and Samurai Champloo among others.  Star Wars has been especially good for her, with work in television and video games. 

Next week: "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much."


  1. The interesting part to me is that this wasn't meant to be the climax of the series. As you know, season six was already under production and season seven in pre-production when they found out that Disney wasn't renewing their contract with the Cartoon Network, so it leaves me wondering where they were heading. Not that we don't get some clues in what was finished of season six, but, still...

    1. Unlike a lot of shows, though, the Star Wars franchise does have the power to complete its Clone Wars stories someday, in one medium or another. The Ashoka story definitely resonates with the 12-year-old boy demographic.

  2. Don't you just despise it when they stop a series, before the projected end and you have to guess what they wanted to do.
    I was watching two interesting show from the UK and they just stopped.
    They for me were more interesting than anything on TV now.
    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

    1. We recently watched Firefly and have nearly finished Freaks and Geeks with our daughter. Both shows deserved much longer lives than they got.