Episode: "The Disappeared, Part I"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Lost Missions (Season Six), Episode 8
Original Air Date: March 1, 2014
On the peaceful, neutral world of Bardotta, the spiritual leaders are disappearing, one by one. Queen Julia calls on the Republic for help. Those on her world don't trust Jedi so she requests Jar Jar and only Jar Jar be sent. Seriously? Jar Jar? The characters in the story are just as baffled as I am. As it turns out, she doesn't merely trust Jar Jar. She loooooooves him. They get their smooch on pretty early. Then Tai Chi, of course.
Mace Windu tags along to guide and assist. The Windu/Binks pairing is a bit puzzling in itself but we'll roll with it. As Windu predicts, everyone's favorite Gungan is quickly in over his head. The story is reasonably interesting but as expected, Jar Jar is all kinds of annoying. There is a bit of a video gamey feel once the truth is revealed and the swashbuckling begins. Season Six has been so strong that I suppose a narrative dip is to be expected. Thankfully, this story is only two episodes long. Jar Jar is still better than droids.
Next week: "The Disappeared, Part II."