This week’s episode of The Clone Wars, “Sabotage,” begins the four-part finale arc to Season Five. After a police-procedural start, the trailer promises much more intensity to come. In her review, Megan writes:
Another important theme in this episode is the pall of the dark side. Although it isn’t stated, it’s possible the Council called Anakin back because the Chosen One has the best chance of seeing through that pall, and it explains why the council can’t sense when someone is lying. Mace does offer the alternate explanation that he picked Anakin and Ahsoka because they’re blameless since they weren’t present. (We don’t find out what happened on Cato Neimoidia after they left, though.)
“Sabotage” pays more attention to the Force’s non-martial uses than most. “I can still hear the screams” is one of the better lines – a creepy acknowledgement that Anakin can sense a Force-echo of the attack. His scrunched-up face at the end of the scene reinforces that he’s not happy. In fact, Anakin is by far the most perceptive person in the episode, talking often about what he feels in the Force.
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