Star Wars: The Clone Wars—Season 2

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7.5 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Acting: 7/10
Visuals: 8/10

The bounty hunters, good visuals

Die hard classic series fans may still not enjoy it

 
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I hate dust!

The Clone War rages on and the Jedi find themselves and the clone troopers spread thin by the Separatists.  With rising fatalities, bounty hunters begin to surface and cause problems for the Jedi, and a return to Geonosis exposes a darker evil.  The uncovering of creature called the Zillo Beast threatens to destroy Coruscant, and Mace Windu finds his past coming back to haunt him with the return of a young clone named Boba Fett.

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars—Season 2 aired on Cartoon Network from October 2, 2009 to April 30, 2010.  The subtitle for the series was “Rise of the Bounty Hunters” and the series was met with relatively positive reviews.

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It might not be Boba Fett, but it’s close…

I enjoy Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  I had heard some negative stuff about this season when compared to the first season, but I felt it maintained a good storyline.  What was nice about this season is that the writers are doing a good job keeping the multiple characters going.

While a lot of the first season dealt with the relationships between Anakin and Ahsoka, this season broke them up multiple times and allowed them to have their own adventures.  Ahsoka is a likeable character and I enjoyed the little adventure that she had with her fellow Padawan, and I’ve enjoyed the fact that Anakin has allowed to branch off and work with other Jedi instead of just Obi-Wan.

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I’m gunning for the Jedi now!

I am also a huge bounty hunter fan so it gets me excited to see some of my childhood favorites like Bossk showing up…I look forward to possibly seeing some of the other bounty hunters including more Boba Fett in action.  I have to say since her cameo introduction in Star Wars—Episode I:  The Phantom Menace, Aura Sing has also moved up the list of popular bounty hunters.

The series also really looks great.  What makes the series interesting is that the show doesn’t really compromise shots or style.  The backgrounds and camera shots really match the style of the films…In some cases, I think they look better.  I don’t always love how the characters look, but in the context of the show, they are ok.

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars continues to impress and entertain me.  I hope that plans for a finite amount of episodes isn’t changed and feel if the series can wrap itself up in a nice way, it would be good.  I worry with Disney’s involvement with the Star Wars series that it might not come to pass.

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars—Season 2 Complete Episode Guide:

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“The Holocron Heist”

2.1       Holocron Heist Airdate:  10/02/09

Ahsoka disobeys orders on Felucia and is placed on guard duty as punishment. Ahsoka is assigned to guard the Jedi Archive holocrons with Jocasta Nu but is unaware that Darth Sidious has hired Cad Bane to infiltrate the Jedi Temple with his agent shapeshifter Cato Parasitti. As the Jedi search for the intruders, the purpose of Bane’s mission is questioned.

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“Cargo of Doom”

2.2       Cargo of Doom Airdate:  10/02/09

Bane kidnaps Master Bolla Ropal to unlock the holocron crystal needed to find the location of all the potential Jed but kills him while trying to force him to break. In need of another Jedi, Bane sets out to locate another Jedi…and Ahsoka is his target.

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“Children of the Force”

2.3       Children of the Force Airdate:  10/09/09

Bane has escaped with the list of future Jedi and is setting out to kidnap them for Dark Sidious. As the Jedi set out to save the potential targets and recover the holocron, the race to capture Bane begins.

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“Senate Spy”

2.4       Senate Spy Airdate:  10/17/09

When the Jedi suspect Senator Rush Clovis is working with the Separatists, they ask Senator Amidala to reignite her relationship with Clovis to find out the truth.  Travelling to Cato Neimoidia to meet with the Trade Federation, Anakin tries to keep his jealousy in check as Padme undertakes the dangerous mission.

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“Landing at Point Rain”

2.5       Landing at Point Rain Airdate:  11/04/09

The Separatists are gaining ground on the Republic, and the Jedi lead an all-out assault on Poggle the Lesser’s new factory on Geonosis.  When the first phase of the attack goes poorly, it is up to Skywalker and Ahsoka to try to save the mission.

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“Weapons Factory”

2.6       Weapons Factory Airdate:  11/13/09

The final assault on Poggle the Lesser’s weapon factory on Geonosis is occurring, and Skywalker and Ahsoka have teamed with Luminara Unduli and her Padawan Barriss Offee.  Against Anakin’s wishes, Barriss and Ahsoka have been sent into the factory to destroy it as he and Luminara try to create a distraction.

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“Legacy of Terror”

2.7       Legacy of Terror Airdate:  11/20/09

Luminara sets out to locate Poggle the Lesser as he flees into the desert.  When Poggle becomes lost in a Geonosis temple, Obi-wan loses contact with her.  Now Anakin and Obi-wan are on a rescue mission that leads them face to face with zombie-like Geonosians and the Geonasians’ queen.

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“Brain Invaders”

2.8       Brain Invaders Airdate:  12/04/09

Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Luminara rush Poggle the Lesser back to Coruscant for questioning and send Barriss and Ahsoka to meet with Kit Fisto on a supply delivery mission.  When one of the clone troopers is infected with Queen Karina the Great’s mind worms, Ahsoka and Barriss find themselves fighting for their lives.  Anakin must take whatever means possible to get Poggle to tell him how to stop the worms.

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“Grievous Intrigue”

2.9       Grievous Intrigue Airdate:  01/01/10

General Grievous attacks the ship of Master Eeth Koth and takes him hostage.  Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Adi Gallia plan a desperate rescue attempt, but find Grievous is ready for their attack.

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“The Deserter”

2.10     The Deserter Airdate:  01/01/10

Obi-Wan Kenobi leads a group to Saleucami where General Grievous and his fleeing troops have landed.  When Captain Rex is injured, he finds shelter at a farmer’s home only to discover that the farmer is a clone deserter named Cut Lawquane.  When Cut’s children accidentally activate battle droids, Cut and Rex must team-up to protect the farm.

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“Lightsaber Lost”

2.11     Lightsaber Lost Airdate:  01/22/10

While searching for an arms dealer on Coruscant, Ahsoka has her lightsaber stolen and sold by a thief named Bannamu.  Teaming with Jedi Master Tera Sinube, Ahsoka seeks out a pair of girls named Ione Marcy and Cassie Cryar before killings occur with her lightsaber.

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“The Mandalore Plot”

2.12     The Mandalore Plot Airdate:  01/29/10

Obi-Wan Kenobi travels to Mandalore to learn Duchess Satine is planning to join the Separatists.  Satine reveals that within the Mandalore there is a group called the Death Watch which wants to enter the war.  Now Obi-Wan and Satine must root out the Death Watch to find the traitors.

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“Voyage of Temptation”

2.13     Voyage of Temptation Airdate:  02/05/10

Duchess Satine Kryze heads to Coruscant to deny Mandalore’s activity in the war.  When the ship is invaded by spider-like assassin probes, Obi-Wan uncovers a threat within the Duchess’ party that could threaten the entire ship.  Anakin learns the truth about the past relationship between the Duchess and Obi-Wan.

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“The Duchess of Mandalore”

2.14     Duchess of Mandalore Airdate:  02/12/10

Death Watch works with the Separatists to spark Mandalore into joining the Separatists fight against the Republic as the Duchess of Mandalore speaks to the Senate in an attempt to keep the Republic off Mandalore.  When the Duchess becomes a target and a recording of a high Mandalore official appears to encourage joining the Separatists, the Republic decides to step in.  The Duchess finds herself accused of murder as she tries to get the truth to the Senate before a war erupts on Mandalore.

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“Senate Murders”

2.15     Senate Murders Airdate:  03/05/10

A push for more clone troopers is opposed by Senator Amidala, Bail Organa, Onaconda Farr, Lolo Purs, and Mon Mothma.  When Onoconda dies under mysterious circumstances, Inspector Tan Divo is brought in to find a murderer.  Amidala and Organa set out to find who is responsible for the attack and wonder if it is tied to the Senate bill.

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“Cat and Mouse”

2.16     Cat and Mouse Airdate:  03/19/10

Anakin is given a new cloaking ship to test in a relief run to Bail Organa on the planet Christophsis.  When Admiral Yularen realizes that the leader of the Separatist attack is Admiral Trench, Skywalker decides he can’t pass up the opportunity to test out the new ship on Trench.

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“Bounty Hunters”

2.17     Bounty Hunters Airdate:  03/26/10

When Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka crash on Felucia during an investigation, they find a group of farmers waging a war against Hondo Ohnaka over their crops.  With hired bounty hunters, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka begin to train the farmers to fight back against big odds.

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“The Zillo Beast”

2.18     The Zillo Beast Airdate:  04/03/10

An experimental new electro-proton bomb is tested in a battle on Malastare and accidentally awakens an ancient creature called the Zillo Beast.  The Dugs tell the Jedis that the Zillo Beast must be killed due to an ancient prophecy but the Zillo Beast’s strong skin is determined too valuable for destruction…now Senator Palpatine has different plans for the Zillo Beast.

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“The Zillo Beast Strikes Back”

2.19     The Zillo Beast Strikes Back Airdate:  04/10/10

The Zillo Beast has been taken back to Coruscant to find a way to synthesis its skin.  When Senator Palpatine decides that only death can unlock the secrets, Amidala and the Jedi object.  The Zillo Beast is loose on Coruscant and searching for Palpatine.

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“Death Trap”

2.20     Death Trap Airdate:  04/17/10

Boba Fett has returned and is looking to even the score with Mace Windu for the death of Jango Fett.  When Boba’s assassination attempt aboard a cruiser fails, he must destroy the ship and try to blend in with the other cadets to escape.

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“R2 Come Home”

2.21     R2 Come Home Airdate:  04/24/10

Anakin and Mace travel to Vanquor to see if Admiral Kilian survived the crash of his ship after Boba Fett’s attack.  Mace and Anakin learn it is Boba after Mace when they arrive on the planet and become trapped when an explosive buries them in the burning ship.  Sending R2-D2 for help, R2-D2 must find a way to outmaneuver Boba Fett, Aura Sing, Bossk, and Castas to get a message to the Jedi.

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“Lethal Trackdown”

2.22     Lethal Trackdown Airdate:  04/30/10

Aura Sing, Boba Fett, Bossk, and Castas have made hostages of Admiral Kilian and clone troopers and intend to execute them if Mace Windu will not meet Boba Fett face-to-face.  The Jedi decide not to risk Mace and send Plo Koon and Ahsoka to try to locate the bounty hunters.  As Aura threatens to kill the hostages, Boba questions if he’s on the right side.

Related Links:

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars (2008)

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars—Season 1 Review and Complete Episode Guide

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars—Season 3 Review and Complete Episode Guide

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars—Season 4 Review and Complete Episode Guide

Lego Star Wars III:  The Clone Wars

Star Wars Rebels—Season 1 Review and Complete Episode Guide

Star Wars Rebels—Season 2 Review and Complete Episode Guide

 

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