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Old March 2 2013, 06:18 PM   #691
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I called it! I predicted the story arc would end with Ahsoka alive but no longer a Jedi, and there ya go. And I can't blame her. The Council and the Senate were both way too quick to make up their minds. (In fact, I find that rather implausible. Just because they found her in the same warehouse as the nanodroids, they assumed they belonged to her? Didn't they run any forensic analysis of the warehouse to check her story about being attacked there?) Indeed, the Senate seemed so quick to railroad her that I wonder if this was some master plan of Palpatine. I mean, Palps, who was sitting in the role of judge, was himself giving argument for the prosecution! What do they call a kangaroo court in the Republic?

But then, it seems that Barriss was acting against Palps's agendas, since she saw -- rightly -- that the Jedi had been drawn off their path by the Dark Side, manipulated into waging an unnecessary war. So it's odd that Palps and Tarkin were so eager to find a scapegoat.

They certainly pulled out the stops production-wise on this. I was particularly impressed by Kevin Kiner's musical score, which was richer and more memorable than his usual work. More, it sounds like they sprung for a real orchestra in at least the final minutes (I didn't notice before then), which really lent it a more poignant, cinematic quality.

Tim Curry did a decent job of adjusting his voice to sound somewhat like Abercrombie and McDiarmid. But his own distinctive rhythms and habits of speech still came through clearly. I'm not sure he's really the best choice to take over here. Abercrombie was good at playing both the kindly facade and the sinister Sith Lord underneath, but "kindly" isn't a word one associates with Tim Curry's voice. I think Palpatine is going to come off as a harsher character from now on.

Is this the only time we've seen Padme all season?
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Old March 2 2013, 06:24 PM   #692
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I called it! I predicted the story arc would end with Ahsoka alive but no longer a Jedi, and there ya go.
Weren't you disappointed that it was so predictable?

And "Jedi Knight" +1
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Old March 2 2013, 06:42 PM   #693
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I called it! I predicted the story arc would end with Ahsoka alive but no longer a Jedi, and there ya go.
Weren't you disappointed that it was so predictable?
No, because it fits with what I felt was the best way to deal with the requirements of the situation. It's what I would've done, so I'm in agreement with it.
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Old March 2 2013, 06:52 PM   #694
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^^ heh, well at least you're honest

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Old March 2 2013, 07:25 PM   #695
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Episode 20 was fantastic. I would have no problem if Ahsoka never comes back in this series. This ep works perfectly as an end to her arc. Hell, it would work as a series finale.

I love the look Ahsoka gives Windu when he spews that bs about this being your great trial and as a half assed way to sorta make her an official Knight. Now when you take into account everything that happens during Clones Wars, it makes Mace's death in ROTS a bit different. It makes you want to cheer when he gets shot out the window since he's really been a prick to Ahsoka and Anakin since the beginning of the Clone Wars. he's completely full of himself and believes he's infallible. a prime example of why the Jedi fall.

The music score was great. i especially liked the track during the end credits. The animation was superb. I loved the design of the Jedi security guards. The double bladed yellow light saber/nightsticks were cool. Not too sure I like Curry as Palps.
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Old March 2 2013, 07:28 PM   #696
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A little thing but I liked that Ahsoka still called Anakin "Master" after she quit the Jedi.
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Old March 2 2013, 07:32 PM   #697
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The scene outside the Temple between Anakin and Ahsoka was very well done. Kudos to the writers and animators.
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Old March 2 2013, 07:42 PM   #698
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A little thing but I liked that Ahsoka still called Anakin "Master" after she quit the Jedi.
Did she? I specifically noticed it when she addressed him as "Anakin" at one point in that final scene. I don't recall if she also used "Master."
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Old March 2 2013, 07:46 PM   #699
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A little thing but I liked that Ahsoka still called Anakin "Master" after she quit the Jedi.
Did she? I specifically noticed it when she addressed him as "Anakin" at one point in that final scene. I don't recall if she also used "Master."
You're correct but there was a "master" in there before that. Actually not in the final scene but after her resignation.
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Old March 2 2013, 09:23 PM   #700
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But then, it seems that Barriss was acting against Palps's agendas, since she saw -- rightly -- that the Jedi had been drawn off their path by the Dark Side, manipulated into waging an unnecessary war. So it's odd that Palps and Tarkin were so eager to find a scapegoat.
Maybe he foresaw Anakin bringing her in in time? I mean foreseeing is supposed to be one of his more notable powers, no? On the other hand having Ahsoka convicted or executed would certainly help push Anakin further towards the dark side. Even as it stands with Barris captured the reputation of the Jedi has been further tainted, making the purge all the more justifiable. So basically he had no reason to interfere as he wins either way.

Apropos of nothing, I like how they intimated that Ahsoka knows about Anakin and Padme. I wondered when they were going to get around to that.
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Old March 2 2013, 09:50 PM   #701
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Wait Curry is already voicing Palpatine.

I thought he would have been starting next season.
I wondered that, since they said that Ian Abercrombie had already recorded all of his dialogue for S5 before he died.
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Old March 2 2013, 09:53 PM   #702
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I think everybody knew about Anakin and Padme.
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Old March 2 2013, 11:21 PM   #703
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This felt oddly like a series finale to me... I really hope we don't get the "Clone Wars is on indefinite hiatus so that everyone at Lucasfilm/Disney can focus on 7,8,9 etc." I know movies are the real moneymakers where the TV series' get brushed under the rug.

We now know that the game 1313 went the route of Battlefront III... proving Lucasarts can't get their shit together on the corporate side (the games are great) to release substantial in the gaming world.
http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/s...zen_150508.asp

I thought that Ahsoka leaving the Jedi was likely the emotional climax of the series so far. I could actually feel something as she left. She was right to leave the Jedi.

It also suggested to me some rational reasons to serve behind Ahsoka's complete absence in ROTS... maybe another several months will pass before ROTS begins with Ahsoka out of sight/mind to Anakin.

How awesome will it be to have another season of Ahsoka going rouge, taking smuggling and/or bounty hunting jobs next season? Will she reconcile with Ventress? Fight Maul? Secretly have contact with Anakin/Obi-Wan?

Oh, and Dr. Frank-n-Furter as Palps was weird but not so bad on the rewatch. He's got the pitch and inflection but not the pacing... he's going too slow.
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Old March 2 2013, 11:24 PM   #704
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I think Ahsoka outside of the Jedi Order has a lot of potential and gives the show the unpredictability it's had difficulty obtaining. A Jedi leaving the Order is something I've wanted to see. Someone said it would be awesome if Ahsoka and Ventress joined up as Badassess for Hire. I suspect though that Ahsoka might end up Onderon with her "close friend" Lux.
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Old March 2 2013, 11:25 PM   #705
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I kept thinking that Anakin was going to call Ahsoka back and tell her to put on a jacket. Ahsoka still looks like she should be walking the streets in that outfit.
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