I won't mince words. Season Four was disappointing. I was feeling so great about the series after such a strong Season Three but here, it stumbled. Formula is starting to creep in. Too many droid stories, too. A character is resurrected unnecessarily. There are good stories here and there but it seems to me like the series has passed its peak and is now on the way down.
Favorite Episode: "Plan of Dissent"
Least Favorite Episode: "Nomad Droids"
"Nomad Droids" is the second part of said arc. Artoo and Threepio escape in a Y-wing when their cruiser comes under attack. They find adventures laced with Wizard of Oz and Gulliver's Travels allusions. Normally, I'd be giddy about Oz references but here they just leave me tired. Enough with the droids already!
Favorite New Character: Pong Krell
On to Season Five next week. I'm definitely hoping for improvement. Hondo Ohnaka is back in the first episode. That seems like a good sign.
Please visit my friend Andrew Leon today for his Season Four recap. Next Tuesday: "Revival."