Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Clone Wars: The Mandalore Plot

My friends and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008 (as opposed to the one that started in 2003).  All are welcome to join us for all or parts of the fun.

Episode: "The Mandalore Plot"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 12
Original Air Date: January 29, 2010
via Wookieepedia
The planet Mandalore is officially neutral in the war between the Republic and the Separatists.  In fact, the Mendalorian Duchess Satine is the leader of The Council of Neutral Systems.  Obi-Wan Kenobi has been sent to investigate claims that the system is leaning towards the Separatists.  Upon his arrival, it becomes clear that he has more than a passing acquaintance with the duchess.  We all know about Anakin's secret marriage to Padme but perhaps the old Jedi Master has a few quasi-romantic entanglements in his own past...

Predictably, the situation on Mandalore is more complicated than initially assumed.  While Satine is firm in her resolve to remain neutral, a local militant opposition group called Death Watch is clouding the situation.  They're not too happy about having a Jedi snooping around either.

The planet Mandalore is connected to Star Wars's second most enigmatic family, the Fetts.  It is the home base of the Mandalorian warriors, an order to which both Jango Fett and his son Boba Fett belonged.  As such, the group's distinctive armor is well known to the devoted.
via Behind the Voice Actors
Duchess Satine is voiced by Anna Graves.  Graves was born May 12, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee.  Apart from her voice work, she made a live appearance on an episode of Two and a Half Men.  Among numerous video games, she has contributed to several Call of Duty titles.

If you would care to join us for all or part of our travels, sign on to the list below.  Please visit the other participants today.  Next week: "Voyage of Temptation."


  1. I think this trilogy of episodes is great in relation to what we learn about Ob-Wan and how he contrasts to Anakin.

    1. I was pleased with this one. I'm looking forward to more.

  2. Oh, this sounds so good.
    I would like to know more about everyone's life.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

    1. This little story arc is excellent for Kenobi development.

  3. It's great that the Clone Wars was able to delve into Obi-Wan's past. There are rumors that he's getting a stand-alone movie and that would be a great plot point for him. (just popping by!)

    1. Pop by any time, Maurice!

      I would definitely be up for an Obi-Wan standalone.