‘Sabotage’ — Psychological thriller as Star Wars: The Clone Wars explores Jedi behaving badly

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television

Now that the rampaging Darth Maul has been brought to heel by Darth Sidious, it’s time to return to the Republic, where Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, are called back from the front lines to investigate a deadly explosion at the Jedi Tempe on this Saturday’s episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Was a Jedi responsible for the blast? That’s one theory… And so, with “Sabotage,” begins a new four-part story arc with episode titles based on Alfred Hitchcock films: Sabotage (1936), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), To Catch a Thief (1955) and The Wrong Man (1955).

In addition to an exploration of political idealists who have betrayed the Jedi in the past (such as Count Dooku and Pong Krell), there will also be nods in this episode to the public’s waning respect for the Jedi — and CSI Miami.

It all leads up to a season finale which promises to shed new light on Ahsoka’s destiny, as you can infer from the ominous and reflective third video above…

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