It seems to be a commonly expressed opinion that the prequel series story is ‘missing’ a story between Episodes 2 and 3. Obviously TCW bridges this gap, which is why it’s so lauded, but I’m curious what an Episode 2.5 would actually look like if a coherent story were taken from TCW or any other source.
I’ve seen EddieDean’s Refocused edit of TCW, which is really great, but I’m hard-pressed to pick a single storyline that would work well if expanded into a full movie. The completely different style of story-telling between an episodic TV show and a feature-length movie make picking a single storyline a bit unwise, not to mention the oft-mentioned strength of TCW being the development of Anakin over time is completely removed.
Personally I would hope that a storyline in 2.5 would have more of Anakin and Obi-Wan working together. It’s a bit disheartening when you think about how few scenes of Anakin and Obi-Wan working together actually exist in both Episodes 2 and 3. By nature of being a main character, Padme would also need to be a part of the storyline.