June 18, 2024

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The Clone Wars “Overlords”

Anakin's status as the Chosen One may mean more than anyone suspected.

Not many actors from the live action movies reprised their roles for the various animated series, so learning Pernilla August was the voice of something that might have been the ghost of Shmi Skywalker was not too surprising.

Learning Liam Neeson was Qui-Gon Jinn’s Force Ghost is another story.  Cripes, that was unexpected.  Heck, they didn’t even give him special listing in the closing credits.

So, this was an odd one.  A message goes out to the Jedi Council that requires an investigation from Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka.  So far, so good.  But then the trio arrives at the rendezvous point where they can’t find their cruiser escort (that is supposedly at the same location), and then some giant diamond-shaped thing shows up and swallows their ship.

Wait, is that Leviathan?  Am I getting the Star Wars/Hellraiser crossover I never really wanted?

No, it’s not that.  It might be something worse.  The three find themselves waking up on a distant planet where nothing seems to be quite right, and then a being calling herself “the Daughter” shows up to take Anakin to meet “the Father” since Anakin’s the Chosen One.  During the walk there, a landslide separates Anakin from Obi-Wan and Ahsoka, and that might have been the work of “the Son.”

Oh, by the by, there was apparently a reference to these three characters in the final episode of the first season of Ahsoka’s live action Disney+ show, so here’s something else from that show that only meant something to people who watched a ton of cartoons.  Thanks, Dave.

Anyway, the Father seems to think the Son is a problem since he’s close to the Dark Side, and when Anakin confronts the trio by the episode’s end about how they might be Sith, well, the Father says they’re so strong with the Force that they are above factions, and it looks like the Daughter is the Light Side of the Force even if she doesn’t seem any better than the Son in some respects.  All I know is all three Jedi have a vision of someone during the night.  Anakin sees his mother (maybe not).  Obi-Wan gets a visit from Qui-Gon (probably).  And Ahsoka?  Her future self, warning her about Anakin’s tendency towards the Dark Side.

Yeah, might wanna make note of that, Snips.

The whole thing, Anakin is told, is part of a test to which of his two comrades he will save when the Son and the Daughter each grab one, but Anakin is strong enough  with the Force that he saves both, meaning he really passed because the Father is shopping around for a replacement to keep his two kids in line.

Well, no.  Anakin leaves, even if he’s a wee bit reluctant and…wait, am I going to be seeing more of these bozos in the near future?

Dangit!  This Family bunch are kinda lame!