IN REVIEW: STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: SEASON 7 – Old Friends Not Forgotten

Ahsoka & Anakin Skywalker are together again...

Synopsis: Anakin and Obi-Wan must decide whether to help Ahsoka pursue Maul or rescue Palpatine.

The Story

Having just won a victory for the Republic Anakin and Obi-Wan’s celebrations are cut short when they get a communication from Ahsoka who has found out that Darth Maul has been hiding on Mandalore. Ahsoka and Bo-Katan Kryze try to get the Jedi to help in their mission to go after Maul, but Obi-Wan refuses to take the mission on without approval from the Jedi Council. Things get more complicated when the Jedi learn that Palpatine has been kidnapped.

 

The Voice Acting

Ashley Eckstein makes the most of this episode as she gets to play some really tense scenes with Obi-Wan. The moment where Ahsoka accuses Obi-Wan of playing politics instead of doing the right thing and helping her and Bo-Katan was absolutely superb.

I also enjoyed the little competition that Ahsoka has with Rex when they eventually get to Mandalore.

Matt Lanter also does a great job of Anakin in this episode. The scene at the beginning where Anakin acts out his plan to defeat the droid army and draw out their leader was brilliant. I particularly enjoyed the rather smart ass way in which Anakin kind of gloats about having pretty much turned the tide in the battle while pretty much leaving Obi-Wan and the others in the background.

The scenes where Anakin and Ahsoka reunite are also really well played.

 

Overall

This was a great episode, which does a great job of reuniting Ahsoka, Obi-Wan, and Anakin Skywalker, and also does a superb job of illustrating how much of an important player Ahsoka was to the Jedi before she left the order.

I enjoyed the fact that we got some tension between Ahsoka and Obi-Wan, which made sense given that Obi-Wan was always far more by the book than Skywalker was.

The episode ends on a cliffhanger, which will keep fans on the edge of their seats for an entire week. I can’t wait to see how this will play out as these final few episodes draw us closer to the May 4th finale.

9.7
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: SEASON 7 – Old Friends Not Forgotten
  • Story
    9.6
  • Voice Acting
    10
  • Animation
    10
  • Incidental Music
    9.3

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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