After 12 long years and a cancellation, the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars finally gets its long awaited finale, plus it happens on Star Wars Day! As with all of the episodes in this story arc, the action picks up exactly where the previous episode did. With “Order 66” now activated, Ahsoka and Captain Rex are stuck in the medical bay, surrounded by Clone Troopers, with Darth Maul also free onboard to wreak havoc as a distraction for their escape.
The episode is jam packed with action, with both Darth Maul and Ahsoka Tano fighting with the Clone Troopers on many occasions. However with Ahsoka unwilling to kil, which isn’t something Darth Maul has an issue with.
We get to see the Clone Troopers fully embrace their new orders, without any hesitation, regardless of their previous loyalty to Ahsoka. Which is even more noticeable due to many of them wearing her colors. This loyalty is even more difficult for Captain Rex, seeing him crying over the fact he has to fight with his “brothers” and seeing how conflicted he is. It’s truly fantastic writing and leading up to the final couple of scenes, with them standing over the graves of fallen Clone Troopers really hits hard. You can just feel that internal conflict within them and it’s so touching.
The final scene is fantastic, it’s giving me chills just thinking about it while writing this review. It is so chilling, you know everything that’s happened, but the shock of the Snow Troopers and Storm Troopers, then the heavy breathing kicks in, which resulted in me having a real gasp. It’s an amazing way of finishing off this show.
Once again the artwork in this episode is superb, you can see every small detail on the characters faces and bodies, their markings, even the brush strokes on the Clone Troopers armor. Especially in the final scene, which just looks stunning! As with the previous episodes in this story arc, the music just kept giving me goosebumps.
Now that the final series of “The Clone Wars” is over, it’s hard to not look back at the past twelve episodes and think, I wish they had just released the four final episodes as an Disney+ Original movie. The four episodes together would be an amazing movie and I’m sure more people would watch it. The first eight episodes were just two random stories that hadn’t been included in previous episodes, but these final four episodes are just on a completely different level.
The Clone Wars finale did everything I could have wanted and delivered a fantastic experience. I absolutely loved it.
Rating 5 out of 5