Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Clone Wars: An Old Friend

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: "An Old Friend"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Lost Missions (Season Six), Episode 5
Original Air Date: February 22, 2014
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Padmé is called to Scipio to fund a mercy mission.  Once there, she runs into her old flame Rush Clovis who enlists her help to uncover the corruption of the Banking Clan.  This is the first of a three-part arc.

It's been quite a while since we last had a Padmé-centered episode.  Of course, a Clovis story is really about Padmé's relationship with Anakin, who comes to town when his secret wife is arrested for espionage.  Overall, I think it's just as well that The Clone Wars doesn't devote so much time to the romantic side of the Anakin story but it is humanizing to see him reduced to petty, jealous husband.
via Wookieepedia
This episode is the second of four for Rush Clovis.  His existence helps to flesh out the character of Padmé, just as Duchess Satine does for Obi-Wan.  He is voiced by Robin Atkin Downes.

Next week: "The Rise of Clovis."

6 comments:

  1. The problem with Clovis is that Anakin is right about him. I would have appreciated a "jealous Anakin" story more if the other guy had been a good guy with good intentions and Anakin's jealousy had been JUST jealousy talking.

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    1. Haha! That is exactly my point in next week's post. Spoilers!

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  2. For me Anakin is kind of a petty teen who does what he wants, how he wants, rush to do not alway the best.
    I agree with Andrew.

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. alas, as much as love star wars, I haven't been able to get into this. Glad you guys are enjoying it :)

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    1. I have said it before and I will say it again: Star Trek is at its best on TV. Star Wars is at its best in movies. Everything else is supplementary. I have enjoyed the series but I readily admit that it's uneven. Best for those who have watched the movies repeatedly and are eager to learn something new.

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