“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
As expected, the team at LucasFilm Animation delivered another strong episode in this four part story-arc. I love the tension between the disguised Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cad Bane, who in my opinion is the coolest bounty hunter in the galaxy. I don’t want to take anything away from Boba Fett, but Cad’s voice and his cowboy-like charm are what make him so interesting. Obi-Wan is still doing a good job playing the part of a seasoned bounty hunter, while trying to keep Bane and Moralo Eval on his side.
Did anyone find it interesting that we never saw any of the Hutts on Nal Hutta? I’m not complaining, because the planetary design from the animation department looked superb, but I wanted to see some Hutts. The Hutts are the crime lords of the galaxy and always make for an entertaining viewing experience.
The most interesting aspect of this episode was the brief discussion between Anakin and Senator Palpatine. It’s great that the writers are exploring this relationship in more depth. Anakin has always been impulsive, but where the Jedi Council would teach him patience, Palpatine tells Anakin to trust his impulses and to act on them. I’m curious to see what you all thought of the cantina scene with Anakin and Ahsoka interrogating the bartender. I found it interesting that as Anakin is choking him for information, Ahsoka doesn’t even flinch. I love her strength, but what do you think about the relationsohip between these two? Does her strong devotion for her master blind her from his “darker side?” I hope you all are enjoying this season as much as I am.
-David Griffin (Follow @griffinde on Twitter)