Hondo! That’s the difference between the Hondo Caravan and the Waru Express folks. With the Waru, I spent months dreading and working my way towards The Crystal Star. With the Hondo, I get to meet him in the third batch of episodes and it’s great fun all around!
Oh. And there was some other stuff that happened in these episodes too, I guess.
I was so excited about this episode from the get-go. It’s all Obi-Wan and Anakin. I can’t get enough of Obi-Wan’s exasperated snark or his all-knowing snark. Honestly, all I need to be happy with the show is some wonderful banter between the two of them. Anakin’s exasperation about having to be the one captured is hilarious as is Obi-Wan’s quip about how he’s already a Master… just not a Jedi Master.
However… Boys. BOYS. Those lightsabers are your lives, NOT GLOWSTICKS.
AND THEN HONDO APPEARED HUZZAH!
Ahsoka, on the other hand, believes none of their assurances about having everything totally under control. Smart girl, that one.
I like that this episode didn’t go the way I thought it was going to at all. When it was titled ‘Dooku Captured’, I expected it to be the Republic who’d captured him, not a bunch of pirates. This is a very nice twist. Actually, this is probably my favorite episode so far. I adore all of the parallels and all of the banter. My only problem is that line about dispatching Representative Binks. Don’t give Jar Jar any responsibility. We know this goes badly.