Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Episode 11 review: Good soldiers follow orders

Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 711 “Shattered” - Image Courtesy Disney+
Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 711 “Shattered” - Image Courtesy Disney+ /

It’s the Star Wars Clone Wars episode you’ve been waiting for, but you’re still not prepared for what’s coming. None of us are.

The Siege of Mandalore has ended. Maul has been captured. Ahsoka and her clones are on their way back to Coruscant to deliver their catch.

And that’s when everything falls apart.

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It doesn’t matter how much you already know about Order 66. It doesn’t matter how much you may have mentally and emotionally prepared yourself for Rex to receive his orders from Palpatine.

It doesn’t matter. Because it still hurts to see everyone turn on Ahsoka in the blink of an eye knowing she might have been able to stop it from happening, but didn’t.

She just barely managed to fend for her life and escape long enough to find a temporary place to hide. All thanks to Rex, who technically gave the order to have her executed.

But it’s not his fault. It never was.

It’s because Rex hesitated that Ahsoka had the split second she needed to prepare for the attack. It’s because of Rex that she was able to survive.

So even though he couldn’t fully resist his programming, he not only paused, but he also gave her the key she needed to unlock the secrets of the true purpose of the inhibitor chips.

And she quickly returns the favor, thanks to a bunch of droids. DROIDS MATTER!

This arc continues to surprise its audience, and it’s only the third episode of four. Ahsoka, Rex, and Maul are now trapped. The stakes are just as high as they’ve been the past three installments. The tension is still building. And somehow, in addition to all that, the dynamic character development just keeps coming.

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Still, after so many seasons, we’re seeing some characters show the darkest parts of themselves while others’ true colors really were bright all along.

We’re not going to come right out and say Mace Windu deserved to be thrown out of a window, but that last comment really wasn’t nice.

And it turns out Maul doesn’t need a lightsaber to murder a bunch of people, he’s just fine on his own thank you very much.

Also, droids saved the day again. Don’t they always? All those droid-focused episodes in earlier seasons weren’t filler and you knew it. Justice for droids!

We’re just days away from the end of this now. Days.

Here’s what we still don’t know:

  • How will Rex and Ahsoka escape their new enemies?
  • How does Maul make it out? Could a team-up still happen?
  • What other terrors await our protagonists in the final chapter?
  • We’re going to get a surprise 2-hour-long conclusion, right? Right??

After all this waiting, it’s come down to this.

Are you ready?

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