Star Wars: The Clone Wars—Season 4

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8.0 Overall Score
Story: 8/10
Acting: 8/10
Visuals: 8/10

Enhances the prequels, fun

The clones are still very indistinguishable

 
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He’s back! …and he’s not happy

The battle against the Separatists rages on and instead of getting easier the war seems to be getting harder.  Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are leading the clone army into battle against the forces of Count Dooku.  A combination of mysticism and the power of the Force could return one of the Republic’s greatest enemies to life!

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars—Season 4 aired from September 16, 2011 to March 16, 2012 on the Cartoon Network.  Star Wars:  The Clone Wars—Season 4 also went by the title of Star Wars:  The Clone Wars—Battle Lines.

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Love bounty hunter episodes!

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars has really impressed me.  I wish I had been a kid when this came out because I was dying for Star Wars following Star Wars:  Return of the Jedi…and when the prequels finally came out, they just didn’t cut it.  Star Wars:  The Clone Wars takes away the sting of the prequels by continuing to make the prequels better by expanding on the story and characters.

I like the set-up of The Clone Wars.  There are very few stand-alone episode and most of the episodes create a three episode mini-movie.  This is also where watching the series as a collection makes a difference.  You aren’t forced to wait week to week to see how these mini-movies unfold.

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No matter how much they try to give each clone personalities, it just doesn’t work…

I do think that the story really expands the dimensions of the characters “created” in the prequels.  The prequels didn’t really do a great job in fleshing out the new characters and younger versions of classic Star Wars characters.  Here you get a better feel for all them…plus, you get Darth Maul coming back at the end!

Star Wars:  The Clone Wars—Season 4 is a fun season in a fun series.  If you gave up on this series because of the lack-luster “movie” or you have problems with the animation, give it another chance.  Many enjoyed the traditionally animated Clone Wars stories from 2003, and never checked out this one.  The show is quality and worth the time for fans of Star Wars everywhere.

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

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“Water War”

4.1       Water War Airdate:  09/16/11

The peace between the Mon Cala and the Quarren dissolves after the death of King Kolina and the appointment of his son Prince Lee-Char to the leadership of the Mon Cala.  Separatists led by a Karkarodon named Riff Tamson have teamed with the Quarren to overtake the planet for the Separatists.  Prince Lee-Char finds himself thrust into the role of leadership and battling with the Jedis to liberate his people.  As the battle turns in the favor of the Mon Cala, a new threat emerges from a weapon called the Hydroid Medusaes.

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“Gungan Attack”

4.2       Gungan Attack Airdate:  09/16/11

The Mon Cala find themselves overwhelmed by the Separatists and the Quarren and are forced to retreat.  When the only means of escape is destroyed, the Jedi and the Mon Cala are trapped upon Dac and the only hope might be a rescue squad led by Jar Jar Binks and the Gungans.  As the battle increases, Prince Lee-Char discovers that he might be the only one capable of saving his people.

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“Prisoners”

4.3       Prisoners Airdate:  09/23/11

Only Prince Lee-Char and Ahsoka have escaped imprisonment and now must find a way to rally the people against the Separatists and the rule of Riff Tamson.  Jar Jar Binks, Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, and Kit Fisto find themselves prisoners of Riff Tamson and the Quarren realize their bargain with Count Dooku has strings attached.

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“Shadow Warrior”

4.4       Shadow Warrior Airdate:  09/30/11

Rumors of a Gungan uprising lead Padme and Anakin to Naboo.  When Anakin, Jar Jar, and Padme discover the Gungan ruler Boss Lyonie under the spell of Rish Loo, they discover a Separatists’ plot to start a war between the Gungans and the people of Theed to break the truce.  Jar Jar finds he must impersonate Boss Lyonie to stop the raid, and the involvement of General Grievous and Count Dooku is revealed.  When Anakin is captured by Dooku, Padme must decide if she can give up Grievous to get him back.

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“Mercy Mission”

4.5       Mercy Mission Airdate:  10/07/11

R2-D2 and C-3PO find their transport diverted to the planet of Aleen to help save the people from massive earthquakes.  When R2-D2 and C-3PO discover that the quakes are a result of attacks from beneath the surface, the two droids must find why the creatures are attacking and stop it if they hope to find a way back to the surface.

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“Nomad Droids”

4.6       Nomad Droids Airdate:  10/14/11

Separatists led by General Grievous attack the fleet transporting R2-D2 and C-3PO leading R2-D2 and C-3PO to become lost in space.  Travelling from one planet to the next, R2-D2 and C-3PO can’t seem to avoid adventure and danger…and must make it back to the Republic!

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“Darkness on Umbara”

4.7       Darkness on Umbara Airdate:  10/28/11

Anakin Skywalker is forced to place his Clone Troopers in the hands of Pong Krell as they battle for control of the Umbra System.  The troopers find themselves in danger under Krell’s control and question if Krell is willing to risk their lives for victory.

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“The General”

4.8       The General Airdate:  11/04/11

Ordered on a risky mission by Krell to take an airbase, Rex must decide if he is willing to disobey orders to allow Rex and Fives on a mission to try to steal fighters in order to save clone lives.

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“Plan of Dissent”

4.9       Plan of Dissent Airdate:  11/11/11

The taking of the airbase does not relieve the attacks on the Republic forces and leads Krell to volunteer his clones for a suicide mission.  With a plan to use the ships to shut down the transmission signal, Fives, Hardcase, and Jesse decide to disobey direct orders to save lives…and not all of them will be coming back!

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“Carnage of Krell”

4.10     Carnage of Krell Airdate:  11/18/11

Krell orders Fives and Jesse executed for their disobedience causes problems between Dogma and the clones who refuse to follow the orders.  When Krell orders an attack, Rex and the clones realize Krell might be out of control.

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“Kidnapped”

4.11     Kidnapped Airdate:  11/25/11

Count Dooku takes over the planet of Kiros and leaves a Zygerrian slaver named Darts D’Nar in charge.  As Obi-Wan tries to convince D’Nar to give up the colonist prisoners, Anakin and Ahsoka must try to diffuse the bombs surrounding the city.

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“Slaves of the Republic”

4.12     Slaves of the Republic Airdate:  12/02/11

In search of the missing colonists of Kiros, Obi-Wan, Anakin, Ahsoka, and Rex travel to Zygerria to investigate the slave trade.  Ahsoka and Anakin try to work Queen Miraj Scintel for information by having Ahsoka pose as a slave while Obi-Wan and Rex investigate the holding pits in search of clues to the missing colonists’ location…but best laid plans can sometimes go wrong.

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“Escape from Kadavo”

4.13     Escape from Kadavo Airdate:  01/06/12

Obi-Wan Kenobi has been sent to the slave prison of Zygerria with the colonists of Kiros and learns that his actions could result in the slaves deaths.  Meanwhile, Anakin and Ahsoka are prisoners of Queen Scintel, and a visit from Count Dooku could mean a breaking point in the Queen’s ties to the Separatists.

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“A Friend in Need”

4.14     A Friend in Need Airdate:  01/13/12

A potential truce between the Separatists and the Republic falls through when Lux Bonteri accuses Count Dooku of killing his mother.  Fleeing with Ahsoka, Lux employs the Death Watch to help him…but teaming with the Death Watch could be a dangerous endeavor.

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“Deception”

4.15     Deception Airdate:  01/20/12

Obi-Wan has been killed by the bounty hunter known as Rako Hardeen on Coruscant…or at least that is what he is letting everyone believe.  Replacing Rako Hardeen, Obi-Wan goes undercover at a prison to infiltrate the Separatists.  With Cad Bane and Moralo Eval, Obi-Wan falls himself staging a breakout and trying to earn the trust of Bane and Eval.

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“Friends and Enemies”

4.16     Friends and Enemies Airdate:  01/27/12

Obi-Wan posing as Rako Hardeen has joined Moralo Eval and Cad Bane in their journey against Bane’s wishes.  Anakin plots revenge on Obi-Wan’s killer and urged on by Palpatine.  With Ahsoka, Anakin tracks Rako Hardeen and could end up accidentally killing his mentor.

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“The Box”

4.17     The Box Airdate:  02/03/12

Cad Bane, Moralo Eval, and Obi-Wan disguised as Rako Hardeen have arrived on Serenno for a challenge by Count Dooku.  With other bounty hunters Embo, Derrown, Twazzi, Sixtat, Mantu, Jakoli, Kiera Swan, Sinrich, and Onca, Obi-Wan and Bane learn that they are going to be tested in a complex called the Box which has been designed by Eval.  With only five bounty hunters selected, death is certain.  Meanwhile, Anakin finds himself filled with rage over Obi-Wan’s deception and questions why he wasn’t told of the plan.

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“Crisis on Naboo”

4.18     Crisis on Naboo Airdate:  02/10/12

Bane is leading Dooku’s mission to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine but doesn’t realize that he has a traitor in his midst as Rako Hardeen.  With Obi-Wan disguised as Hardeen, the kidnapping attempt is thwarted…but Dooku has a back-up plan that could lead Anakin to kill.

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“Massacre”

4.19     Massacre Airdate:  02/24/12

Asajj Ventress has returned to Nightsister on Dathomir to join the Nightsisters, but doesn’t realize that Dooku is still seeking revenge for her assassination attempt.  Sending General Grievous, the Nightsisters find they might have to call on the dead to survive and that Grievous attack could cost them dearly.

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“Bounty”

4.20     Bounty Airdate:   03/02/12

Asajj Ventress is seeking a new future with the death of the Nightsisters.  Travelling to Tatooine, Ventress joins up with Boba Fett’s group which includes Bossk, Latts Razzi, Dengar, and C-21 Highsinger.  The bounty hunters are hired to escort a mysterious package on Quarzite by Major Rigosso for Otua Blank…but find the package isn’t what they expect as they fend off attackers.

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“Brothers”

4.21     Brothers Airdate:  03/09/12

Savage Opress’s search for his brother Darth Maul has led him to a junk planet.  Teaming with an Anacondan named Morley, Opress searches the planet for his brother…discovering his brother’s fate after his battle with Obi-Wan.

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“Revenge”

4.22     Revenge Airdate:  03/16/12

Darth Maul has been restored by Mother Talzin and now is teamed with his brother Savage Opress in his hunt for Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Heading to the remote planet of Raydonia, Darth Maul challenges Obi-Wan to fight him to protect the innocents.  Obi-Wan finds himself forced to head into a trap, but finds an unlikely ally in Asajj Ventress who wants revenge on her former servant Opress.

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 2 Review and Complete Episode Guide

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

Star Wars Rebels—Season 1 Review and Complete Episode Guide

Star Wars Rebels—Season 2 Review and Complete Episode Guide

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