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Okay! And that’s a wrap for The Clone Wars. (Took a month to watch the first half of the show, then finished off the rest in three days. I always do this.)

  • Asajj Ventress might be my favorite Star Wars character, period, now. I love her. Lady villain who goes through hell and slowly becomes more morally grey? Sign me up. Not good—never good—but not evil, either. And always with such style.
  • Ahsoka! Ahsoka was wonderful. She’s my child. Even if she could beat me up with ease. Impulsive and kind of reckless, strong and confident, you get to see her really grow up. (And then that last episode of season 5, ugh.)
  • I can’t believe I kind of like Anakin now. This is ridiculous. He’s just—they do such a good job portraying him in The Clone Wars—fallible, with hints of what push him to the dark side, yet still a hero with bravery and hope and optimism. And all of these more or less believably mixed together into a character with, well, character. (I’m still kind of disturbed by the fact that he’s my age, though.)
  • Padme was lovely, when we actually saw her, but she just didn’t seem to show up enough.
  • Obi-Wan was great. Obi-Wan is always great, but there’s more time to shine in 6 seasons vs 6 movies, half of which you’re a ghost in.
  • The clones, though. They do so much to humanize them, yet in the end, it’s all for naught, since, well, everything that is to come is still to come. And while they do occasionally tackle some ethical dilemmas, the entire concept of a clone army, basically enslaved to the Republic, could stand a whole lot more attacking. They made the clones people, but still people happy to follow orders without question outside of extreme circumstances (like Krell).
  • And I’m not even going to get into droids
  • I came out of The Clone Wars shipping more weird ships than I thought possible. Most involve murder.
  • Now to go watch Rebels. Probably won’t catch up by this week’s episode, but maybe next week’s.