This week’s The Clone Wars episode’s title, Shattered is perfect. Once you get done with watching this week’s episode you will feel broken. Even though you knew what was coming this season has been gut-wrenching. We all know what happens in Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, but we get to see it from a few different perspectives.
Shattered And Alone
After successfully capturing Maul on Mandalore, Ahsoka plans to deliver him to the Jedi Council on Coruscant. When Order 66 is declared in the midst of her journey, her world is turned upside down. Friends become foes, and enemies become allies in Shattered. The last episode will be a heart-pounding series finale Victory and Death on Monday May 4th on Disney+.
While watching this episode and knowing what happens in Star Wars Rebels I was very curious to see what would happen to Captain Rex. He was one of the main supporters of Ahsoka Tano even after she left the Jedi Order. During the scenes they had together I wanted to see if Rex would turn on his friend when Darth Sidious told the clones to execute Order 66. Dave Filoni and the writers did a tremendous job with the storytelling and dialogue. Ashely Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker who voice Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex respectively did fantastic work as always.
As Ahsoka and Maul, who is still imprisoned in a Mandalorian portable jail cell both feel the disturbance in the Force as the Jedi are wiped out. Tano escapes the threat to her life on the bridge of the ship and looks to free Maul to help her defeat the clone troopers. Maul thinks they will work together, but Ahsoka tells him that they need to split up and for Maul to cause chaos since he is well versed in that area.
Tano is able to help Rex get free of the programming from the Kaminoans. That is where the episode ends and we have to wait for the series finale on Star Wars Day aka May the 4th! Get your popcorn ready because this is going to be one heck of a ride. This episode also had some hidden gems in it that gave nods to other Star Wars movies. One was the detention cell where Maul was in the ship. It looks very similar to the one that Leia was kept in during Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Each time that I re-watch the episode I find more things that Filoni and his team put in there as a sign of respect to George Lucas and the fans of the Star Wars universe.
On another note I was really happy to see Ursa Wren in this episode. She is the commanding force of Clan Wren, Ursa Wren is an unflinching Mandalorian warrior and leader. She is the mother of Sabine Wren who we see in Star Wars Rebels.