‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Friends and Enemies’ Review

Photo Credit: http://www.daemonstv.com/2012/01/27/star-wars-the-clone-wars-friends-and-enemies-season-4-episode-16/The current story arc of Clone Wars is certainly interesting, but I feel some more should be coming from it then what we have gotten so far. For example the first half of tonight’s episode was completely unnecessary. Yes, the ending was absolutely fantastic, but I am already feeling that this arc could have been less episodes.

The first half saw Obi Wan betrayed by Cad Bane and Morallo Eval and left in the custody of the Hutts. This could have been interesting if it wasn’t undone fifteen minutes later. But Obi Wan won over the Hutts and they attacked Eval’s ship. For some reason this meant that Cad Bane and Obi Wan, in disguise, were even and on good terms. Since that doesn’t make sense lets just get to the good part of the episode.

Once Anakin became more involved in the plot, this episode got a whole lot better. Firstly, we got that great scene between Anakin and Palpatine. This show has made more sense out Anakin’s transformation into Darth Vader than the prequels ever did. Then, Anakin and Ahsoka tracked down the bounty hunters and attacked their ship. The action sequence was one of the best of the season as Anakin had an awesome mid air fight as the two ships collided. Then Obi Wan got out of the ship and tried to calm Anakin down. Putting him in a choke hold, Cad Bane was about to finish him off, but just in time Ahsoka came to her masters’ side. It was exciting by itself, but instert thick fog into the entire fight and you have one hell of a finish.

The episode ended on a positive note with Anakin feeling Obi Wan’s presence and needing to figure out what is going on. If Friends and Enemies had a better beginning this would have been a perfect episode, but the second half of it more than made up for it. Can’t wait for the next two. (8/10)


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