Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Clone Wars -- "Evil Plans" (Ep. 3.8)

-- A failure in planning is a plan for failure.

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This episode: Padme throws a party!
Which I don't know how I feel about. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but it seems so sexist to have Padme be throwing a party. A party that just has to be perfect. And she's fretting over it. It seems so cliche.

That's not really what the episode is about, though. It's just an excuse for the droids, R2 and 3PO, to get sent on an errand... so that they can be captured by Cad Bane. Yea! Cad Bane is back! But not really enough in this episode since the action centers around the droids.

The problem here is that Bane is, basically, waiting for the droids so he can capture them, but he had no idea they'd be sent on an errand unaccompanied, so the logic here doesn't work for me.

Nor do I find it believable that R2 just takes off for a droid spa treatment.

[And this is where I got interrupted while writing this and lost my train of thought.]

At any rate, there are a lot of little details like that that don't work if you think about it too hard (or at all), but, still, I liked the episode well enough. I find R2 and 3PO together enjoyable, and there really isn't much of that in Clone Wars. It was a nice diversion that also is setting the groundwork for the next episode.

But that would be telling...


  1. I remember I was a kid and Star Wars was still a new thing. The next-door kid was saying how George Lucas actually planned to make it a 10-part series and that the next movies weren't going to have Han Solo or Luke Skywalker in it. (This was after or around "Jedi"). I said "That's crazy. Who would be in it?" And he said "The droids." I said "It'll never happen."

    1. Briane: Well, it was nine movies. Three trilogies. I've known all of that since Empire or so.

  2. Wasn't such a fan of this one and I wasn't even considering the plot holes you mentioned. Weak dialogue was my issue.

    1. TAS: I had more.
      Interruptions get me every time.