Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Clone Wars: A Friend in Need

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: "A Friend in Need"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 4, Episode 14
Original Air Date: January 13, 2012
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Lux Bonteri is back and he's out to avenge his mother's death.  He believes, correctly, that Count Dooku was behind the assassination of Mina Bonteri, a Separatist Senator.  After a public accusation, Lux is brought before a holographic projection of Dooku who commands Lux be executed for treason.  Fortunately, Lux's old pal Ahsoka is on hand to help get him out of the jam.

The story brings back a lot of strong narrative threads from Seasons Two and Three.  In addition to the Bonteri family, we venture back to the Mandalore saga as well.  In his efforts to get back at Dooku, Lux has fallen in with Death Watch, a Mandalore splinter insurgence group.  We are soon reminded, they're not so nice.
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In "A Friend in Need," we hear the voice but don't yet see the face of Bo-Katan, one of the Death Watch fighters.  She will be a more significant character with a more interesting back story when she returns in Season Five (I peeked).  She is voiced by Katee Sackhoff.

Katee Sackhoff was born April 8, 1980 in Portland, Oregon.  She was a competitive swimmer with a promising future before those ambitions were derailed by a knee injury.  At that point, her interests turned to yoga... and acting.
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Sackhoff is best known in the geekverse as Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica.  Other television work includes the Robot Chicken, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and 24.  Big screen credits include Halloween: Resurrection, Riddick and Oculus.  Sackhoff is a thyroid cancer survivor.

Next week: "Deception."


  1. Not that I like Death Watch, but I like episodes with Death Watch in them.

    In my house, now, we would be making knee injury jokes based on that video game thing, "I took an arrow to the knee."

  2. Development of the villains has certainly been a strength of the series to this point.