The long-awaited final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars began Friday. Here are three reasons the first episode was so much fun
Fans of Star Wars are currently in a lull of new live-action content, with no films on the immediate horizon and the second season of The Mandalorian not hitting until this fall. Thankfully the animation department is here to pick up the slack, as a new season of The Clone Wars dropped Friday morning.
Those who have followed the show closely know the most successful and long-running show in franchise history had a messy ending. An entire season of episodes was canceled when Disney acquired the brand from creator George Lucas. Netflix later ran an abbreviated sixth season of 13 episodes trying to tie up loose ends.
The storylines from that aborted season were spread out across Star Wars mediums. What wasn’t covered in season six was absorbed into novels and comic books, or saved for later. Now, six years after the last episodes were dropped on Netflix, The Clone Wars is back to finish what it started.
That journey with “The Bad Batch” on Friday morning, the first episode of Season 7. Disney+ will carry the entire 12-episode season. If the first episode was any indication, we can expect two things from this season: the production level is exquisite, and the episodes themselves are going to be a lot of fun.
In particular, let’s highlight three things about this episode in particular that were exceptionally enjoyable. We begin with one of the best original characters to come out of the show, Captain Rex.