We’ve finished Season 6 and are into Season 7 now.
The Inhibitor Chip episodes were pretty good, I liked the use of the sassy medical droid and the amount of intrigue. It’s just a shame that it makes the Jedi Order look even more incompetent than in the movies since now they know of the anti-Jedi defect in the clones.
We decided to watch the Clovis Arc even though we hadn’t seen his previous episodes. It’s a strangely adult-themed arc with brutal jealous violence, a financial plot, and melodrama galore. It’s not terribly relevant and Padme continues to be wasted potential.
The Lost One feels peculiar. On the one hand it’s nice to have answers to AOTC’s dropped plotline, but on the other hand…the Jedi now have answers to AOTC’s plotline. Again they seem totally incompetent for not putting two and two together that the clones are an anti-Jedi weapon. Points for the mysterious sandstorm opening.
To wrap up the show, Yoda goes on an excellent adventure which becomes sort of a bogus journey until he has to face the music. It’s nice to see the show experiment with grand philosophical questions about the nature of the Force and immortality, and some of the imagery is great. The masked beings are striking and it’s good to see Yoda realizing that he has a dark side that he’s been repressing. The Sith episode doesn’t make much sense to me, but at least it’s trying to wrap up the story in a somewhat hopeful way before ROTS.
So there’s another season.
The Bad Batch is fun.
That’s all. It just sort of ends. The drama of the bomb is diffused pretty quick and Trask feels like an afterthought. Echo’s torture is pretty dark for the show, which actually feels at odds with the lighthearted Rambo action.
Here’s to seeing how this final final season ends.