Victory in any war will always be mired in darkness, which is a lesson Ahsoka must learn in this week’s episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, entitled “Tipping Points.” As Steela was hanging off the edge of the cliff, I had my doubts as to the possibilities of her death. Remember, just a few short years ago, SWTCW was advertised as a show for young children, but with the death of heroes comes a more adult themed viewing experience. It’s a theme that’s heartbreaking to watch, but I’m thankful that the people at LucasArts aren’t shying away from the horrors of war. Lux Bonteri said it best, “We all knew what it would take to free Onderon.” I hope he and Ahsoka can remain friends throughout the war between The Separatists and The Republic.
This 4-part story was necessary to help develop Ahsoka’s character as she nears the end of her training. As we know, life is only going to get harder for the young padawan and her master, Anakin Skywalker. From the comments I’ve seen, it appears that many of you are hopeful for Ahsoka’s survival after the Clone Wars series is complete, and I would have to agree with you. However, if “Tipping Points” is any indication, no character on this show is safe, which makes me nervous. What are you looking forward to seeing in the weeks to come? Personally, I can’t wait to see what Asajj Ventress has been up to, and the story involving Darth Maul and Savage Opress is always entertaining. This season has yet to disappoint, and I can’t wait to talk with you all next week. Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below.
-David Griffin (Follow @griffinde on Twitter)