Synopsis: After rescuing a fellow Jedi from the highly secure prison known as the Citadel, Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka must escape it! However, their nemesis will stop at nothing to capture them! Will the Jedi's combined powers and intelligence be enough to emerge victorious?
The Good: As usual, this was full of action, and featured great animation.
The Bad: One episode of the Citadel was enough; I got tired of this story arc halfway through this one. Let's hope the next one is better...and that it ends there.
Content Concerns:Sex: None.Nudity: None.Language: Name-calling, at worst.Violence: Fantasy action violence throughout, including the death of some Clone Troopers.Drugs: None.Frightening/Intense Scenes: Along with what was listed under "Violence," a scary villain, emotional intensity, and scenes of peril.
5.7/10. Not my favorite episode. There were some nice details at the margins. Anakin and Tarkin finding that despite their differences, they have some common ideas about the Jedi's methods being too conservative to really make a difference is some nice foreshadowing, as is the way Tarkin admires The Citadel's construction and design in a way that presages his interest in the Death Star.
The rest of the episode is mostly empty calories though. The folks behind the show shoehorn more disobedience and spunkiness from Ahsoka; there's some amusing interplay between R2-D2 and his battledroid infiltrators; and some cool, semi-tragic clone trooper deaths. (Though they'd be more tragic if I could tell most or even many of the clones apart -- I assume Echo was one of the ones we met in episode 301 which, given that I'm proceeding in chronological rather than episode order, was quite a while ago.)
But for the most part, this just continued the video game storytelling, with our heroes progressing through different levels and different assortments of bad guys without much to distinguish one sequence from another beyond providing a different flavor of flash and whiz-bang action. There's nothing wrong with it exactly, it just gets kind of dull and indistinguishable over time. Hopefully the finale of this little arc can end on a higher note.