In “Front Runners,” the character dynamics from “A War On Two Fronts” continue to be developed. Saw’s and Lux’s interactions remain a bit testy, with Lux succeeding at taking out a droid and Saw pushing him around. Saw and Steela also show some sibling rivalry, which comes to a head at the end of the episode. His line “I was gonna do that” sounded sincerely brotherly. Steela throws the gauntlet down by calling Lux “handsome”, and again I’m struck by the apparent age difference between the two. Even if he is a few years older than Ahsoka, it still feels a little awkward to have an adult ogling a teen. Ahsoka and Anakin get their own little side story as he tells her that he knows what it’s like to lose focus – code word for “want to be in a relationship with someone” – during wartime. Obi-Wan, standing right next to him, doesn’t comment.
Megan’s full review discusses much more about the characters and their interactions in this episode.