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Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1

1x06 Downfall of a Droid

  • 2008-11-07T00:00:00-05:00 on Cartoon Network
  • 25 mins
  • United States
  • English
Trust in your friends, and they'll have reason to trust in you. During a battle with the Separatists R2-D2 is lost and they must find him before the Separatists do because of the military secrets locked inside the droid.

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Eh, perfectly fine. Probably a 6.5/10. The pacing was strange, with what felt like 3 different stories in the episode's three acts -- the first space battle with Grievous and the asteroids, the adventure on the scavenger ship, and Anakin's solo fighter pilot battle with Grievous. All were fine, if lacking in particular imagination. R2D2 being lost is as good a story-motivator as any, but Anakin's whininess about it and the cartoonish incompetence of the R3 unit took away from it. Also, the score was strangely plinky (I suppose to convey that this is a droid-focused episode), and it came off as pretty odd. And Grievous continues to be a cackling, largely ineffective villain, who doesn't begin to convey the menace his 2D Clone Wars counterpart did.

Again, nothing offensive here, but nothing really compelling either.

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