Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Clone Wars: A Necessary Bond

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 Necessary Bond"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 5, Episode 9
Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
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War makes strange bedfellows.  At the beginning of this week's episode - the finale of a four-part arc - Ahsoka and her younglings are still in the thick of it with Hondo and his pirates.  But soon Grievous arrives with a droid army in tow.  Faced with a common enemy, Team Ahsoka and Team Hondo join forces.  Once again, in the end we are left wondering what this Hondo guy's really all about.  Sadly, this is the last Clone Wars episode for him (unless you're going in DVD order as Andrew is).  Not to worry, he comes back in Rebels!

Overall, this youngling story is a decent one.  It's great to see some of the Jedi training and Huyang, the lightsaber building droid, is a lot of fun.  It's a good Ahsoka story and, of course, Hondo shows up.  Last week's traveling circus was an unfortunate misstep but overall, Season Five continues to be strong.  Next week, a droid story.  Groan...
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Ganodi, a Rodian female, is the best pilot among the younglings so she drives the getaway car... er... ship.  This arc marks her first appearance in the series.  Ganodi is voiced by Georgina Cordova.
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Cordova was born January 2, 1980 in Los Angeles.  She also has credits under the name Georgie Kidder, her married name.  She is best known for her voice work on Justice League: War, The Tale of Despereaux, The Lion of Judah and the video games The Sims 3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  She and her husband, actor Ross Kidder, have two children.

Next week: "Secret Weapons."


  1. X-men Origins, that's why she's familiar.

  2. Having seen what happens with Ahsoka, it's interesting to watch these again. The Ahsoka development really took over the show in a lot of ways.

    1. Knowing a little of what is coming, I expect I'll look back on the whole series differently once it's over.

  3. Interesting to watch these.

  4. I had caught up once and now far behind again.
    Ahsoka is a favorite of mine.
    These reviews of yours are always a great read.

    cheers, parsnip