This is a full spoiler review for the ‘Unfinished Business ‘and may include spoilers for any episode of The Clone Wars prior to this one.
Directors: Brian Kalin O’Connell, Dave Filoni
Writers: Matt Michnovetz, Brent V. Friedman
Cast: Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, Matthew Wood, Terrence ‘T.C’ Carson, Tom Kane
‘Unfinished Business’ Air Date: 13/03/20
The Clone Wars: The Final Season is currently airing on Disney+
The ‘Bad Batch arc’ has come to a satisfying conclusion but also left me with lots to ponder as we head further into the final season.
After last week’s episode ending with what seemed like an evil tease for Echo, it was great to see the story never actually went in that direction. They placed the thought in our minds last week so we could be more understanding of others doubts for Echo. I defiantly had them myself. But instead, he proves us all wrong as his plan comes together in an electric fashion and leads to the win of not just the battle, but putting a stop to Trench once and for all.
There’s a nice mix of Jedi’s and Clones this episode as Anakin leads the Bad Batch, Rex and Echo incognito onto Trench’s ship to send some dummy commands through to the droids while Obi-Wan and Mace Windu lead troopers into battle on the planet.
As Mace and Obi-Wan arrive for battle I love how Windu attempts to talk the droids down first stating how many he’s probably killed in the war so far. Obi-Wan rightfully giving him an eye-roll in the back and snarky comments when the droids start shooting was perfect.
Aboard the infiltration crew ship, it was quite a tension building for a while as the Bad Batch were obviously worried about Echo and their thoughts were imprinting onto me. Wreckers disappointment in it being a covert op was funny, and the payoff later when he gets to blow the ships up was great.
Anakin is very much in Revenge of The Sith mode this episode. His aggressive nature when heading to get the bomb code from Trench was more than his usual recklessness and that’s proven when Trench comments about the Jedi code and Anakin basically calls that out as being weak and not him. This, of course, I quickly followed by him sticking his sabre through Trench’s head in a move that his undoubtedly un-Jedi. Anakin’s second snarky moment as he walks away was very Vader like – well, Vader from the comics-like.