Last week’s episode of The Bad Batch left me very underwhelmed. I can honestly say that I was not as disinterested in this week’s plot as last week’s and yet, when the credits began to roll, I still felt a sense of emptiness.
This post will contain spoilers so continue reading at your own peril.
I’ve been wanting to do a post highlighting Kanan Jarrus and why I think he’s the perfect Jedi but then I watched The Clone Wars the other day and I realized that he and Ahsoka are both fine examples of the perfect Jedi. And it is two distinct scenes that I think of to prove this point.
SPOILERS FOR The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels AHEAD!
So I decided to watch the last three episodes of The Clone Wars last night and I think I kind of forgot just how epic and fantastic the end of the seventh season truly is.
Revenge of the Sith is pretty much my favorite Star Wars movie because it is the darkest Star Wars movie. The tragedy of the Jedi and their instant fall as Emperor Palpatine has his diabolical plan realized is unlike any other event in Star Wars. It affects all Jedi and turns the story of Star Wars into something very serious and interesting, leading into the aftermath which sees the likes of Kanan, Ezra, Cal Kestis, Ahsoka, and Luke Skywalker having to navigate their way through a galaxy whose entire goal is to see them destroyed.
The Clone Wars is regarded as one of the best things to ever happen to Star Wars because it doesn’t take itself lightly. There is sadness weaved throughout the series and the last three episodes of The Clone Wars completely embrace the darkness of Revenge of the Sith in both tone and circumstance in a way that is astounding.
It’s a piece of the puzzle that I didn’t know I needed but now I can’t imagine not knowing about Ahsoka/Rex and how they both dealt with the events of Order 66.
It’s sad, it’s appropriately dark, and it actually makes Revenge of the Sith better.
The Mandalorian may be over but my Star Wars adventure is far from complete. After the exciting inclusions to the series that featured direct nods to the cartoons which I have been faithfully watching over the years, I decided, once Season 2 had ended, to watch The Clone Wars over again and then Star Wars: Rebels.
I’m so excited to be nearly through the first season already. Seeing “Snips” at the time be so reckless (like her master, honestly) and unsure of herself is kind of wowing. She has grown so much over the years and when I think of her inclusion in The Mandalorian it’s just stunning to think how much she has matured and become a different person.
Plus, I just really love the banter between Anakin and Obi-Wan in this show. It’s really fun (and funny.) As I finish each season, I’ll update you and share my thoughts.
Until then, I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day. May the Force be with you.
Watching Revenge of the Sith this past weekend reminded me of the startling realization of a single line that Ahsoka Tano says to Mando when speaking about the chance a Jedi can teach Baby Grogu in Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian: “Then again, there aren’t many Jedi left.”
Yes, there are barely any Jedi that exist (even less so in 1983 when a dying Yoda told Luke Skywalker, “When gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be.”) but there are a chosen few that, thanks to Disney, could answer Grogu’s call and save him from a dismal fate. The question is, who could that be? The first obvious answer is Ahsoka.
It’s another week of beautiful art but this week I wanted to change the pace a little and share both original and fan art. Enjoy!
In the top left piece we’ve got a sketch of Mando wielding his new Beskar staff. I already know Favreau and Filoni are giving him this weapon as a setup for his imminent duel against Moff Gideon later this season. That’s a confrontation that I am so freaking excited to see, if that does in fact happen.
The next piece is also inspired by the latest episode of The Mandalorian but what I love about it is how it not only highlights Ahsoka Tano, the bad*** that she is, but this newcomer, Morgan Elsbeth who simply oozes coolness.
And last but not least, this stunning and very lovely picture of Jyn and Cassian. There are so many romantic pieces drawn for the likes of Rey and Kylo Ren (geez, it’s overwhelming…and not in a good way) but I think people are sleeping on one of the best romances in the franchise: Jyn and Cassian. There’s nothing complicated or nonsensical and even though they’re only given one movie to build a foundation on their relationship I love their story more than every other couple in Star Wars (besides Kanan and Hera of course.) Hence, I love this piece! They, as well as this movie, deserve more love from the fan art community!