In the latest episode of The Clone Wars we start to see things get very serious as well as some old friends reuinte. We are approaching the Siege on Mandalore arc and me and fellow Star Wars geeks are going to lose it. There were some surprises that I didn’t think we might get to see, but Dave Filoni and the crew make this fan very happy. I was delighted to see a reunion between a master and an apprentice.
Old Friends Not Forgotten
Ahsoka Tano reaches out to Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi seeking assistance to secure the capture of longtime adversary and former Sith Lord Maul, but the news of Grievous’ attack on Coruscant and Palpatine’s capture forces a difficult decision for the Jedi in Old Friends Not Forgotten.
When Ahsoka first meets up with Ankain and Obi-Wan I had the same reaction as Anakin did. Matt Lanter, who voices Anakin played that part perfectly. The artists did an amazing job with this scene as well. This encounter gave me all the feels. One was the next time Ahsoka will meet Anakin is in Star Wars Rebels and he is now Darth Vader.
Ahsoka and Bo-Katan ask for the Republic’s help. Anakin wants to help, but Obi-Wan is not ready to help right away. Both Bo-Katan and Ahsoka share their disapproval to Kenobi. Eventually Anakin comes up with a plan to have Captain Rex and half of his men go with Ahsoka and Bo-Katan to Mandalore.
Moments To Remember
There were a lot of emotional scenes in this episode. Besides Anakin seeing Ahsoka for the first time there was a moment where Rex and his men paid respect to Ahsoka. Rex and his men are very thankful for everything that she has done for them and they show that in many ways in this episode.
Anakin really wants to talk with Ahsoka, but every time he looks to talk to her she denies him. She tells him that now is not the right time. Yet Anakin finds time to give her something that is part of her with a few improvements. Each master and apprentice relationship has its own characteristics. We have seen many throughout the Star Wars universe. For me the Anakin and Ahsoka is one of the best. It is sad to think about their next encounter.
Again I applaud the entire Clone Wars crew. This season has been amazing so far. The next few episodes are going to bring out all the emotions. We knew this was coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier. To see my other reviews on past episodes click here.