Padmé visits her old mentor Mina Bonteri, who has chosen the side of the Separatists but is urging for peace talks. But the Banking Clan and several corrupt senators conspire against this initiative.

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Padmé Amidala / Voe Atell (voice)
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Ahsoka Tano (voice)
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Mina Bonteri / Mon Mothma / Maiden #1 (voice)
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Gume Saam / Bail Organa / Orn Free Taa (voice)
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Nix Card / Count Dooku / Engineer (voice)
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Lott Dod / Kerch Kushi (voice)
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Mas Amedda / Senator (voice)
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Lux Bonteri (voice)
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Halle Burtoni / Maiden #2 (voice)
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Padmé visits her old mentor Mina Bonteri, who has chosen the side of the Separatists but is urging for peace talks. But the Banking Clan and several corrupt senators conspire against this initiative.

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First appearance of the new design for Anakin and Ahsoka. There has been a jump forward in time since previous story, as Ahsoka has aged and added a Lightsaber Shoto to her arsenal. See more »

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Ahsoka Tano: I'm the first Jedi you've ever met, aren't I?
Lux Bonteri: Well... ehm, yes.
Ahsoka Tano: Look at me. I'm not so bad, am I?
Lux Bonteri: [a beat] No, not bad at all.
Ahsoka Tano: Ugh. Well, it seems boys are the same whether they're Republic or Separatist.
Lux Bonteri: Wait. How many Separatists have you met?
Ahsoka Tano: What?
Lux Bonteri: Well, I mean, you think we all are the bad guys. But how many of us have you actually met? And droids don't count.
Ahsoka Tano: Well, other than military officers like Grievous and Ventress, none, I guess. You and your mother are the first.
Lux Bonteri: Well, look at me. Am...
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Can't keep a good story down
19 November 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode really made me blink.

It was an easy to follow demonstration of corruption in war, and it follows exactly the manner in which the current political and economic situation is playing out here in the real world.

I really think that the Star Wars franchise was derailed with the Phantom Menace exactly because fascism was put in the cross hairs, and the parallels with corruption were in danger of being revealed in a very popular story universe.

But where the three newest films suffered from plot holes and various weaknesses stemming from Lucas' not being on his best game, (due to many reasons), the Clone Wars has grown strong with clean and smart story-telling. This latest episode was of particular interest, explaining the reasons behind such false flag operations as 9/11, the bank's desire to keep wars going and that the conflict is really about profit and control while the little people who are directly affected have no real control over the situation.

For this, Lucasfilm should be congratulated.

This series, however, does remain very simple in its scope, and it does not approximate the complexities of the situation out here in the real world. Religion and everything it implies is left out of the Clone Wars narrative. This is probably smart, because it would mean examining the three major religious groups in Earth culture, which is generally considered career suicide for the media to touch, despite how fundamental a driving force religion is toward driving the insanity of war. It also leaves out other important particulars. But it does enough for what it is; for a children's program, The Clone Wars is remarkably insightful, more so that any news channel today. It is actually something from which kids and adults alike can glean valuable insight about the workings of the real world.

Keeping in mind, however, that different writers bring different ideas to the table. There have been episodes of the Clone Wars which are little more than propaganda. It seems that there is some disagreement in the halls of Lucasfilm as to which direction to take. But this episode was definitely one of the more enlightened.

Highly recommended!


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