This is a full spoiler review for the ‘On the Wings of Keeradaks ‘and may include spoilers for any episode of The Clone Wars prior to this one.
Directors: Bosco Ng, Dave Filoni
Writers: Matt Michnovetz, Brent V. Friedman
Cast: Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, Matthew Wood, Tom Kane, David Acord
‘On the Wings of Keeradaks’ Air Date: 06/03/20
The Clone Wars: The Final Season is currently airing on Disney+
The Mandalorian has set this standard for Disney+ shows where the restrictions of runtime were removed to allow that week’s story to run at the pace the director and writers desired. This week on The Clone Wars we learn that the same can be said for this final season. At only eighteen minutes long, ‘On the Wings of Keeradaks’ fly’s past with an action-heavy momentum, but ultimately feeling rather forgetful. Without a network telling Dave Filoni to tag on an extra couple minutes to squeeze in an extra advertisement, however, at least the episode doesn’t drag.
Maybe in retrospect, this episode will seem more substantial, but I have definitely left feeling disappointment with only eighteen minutes of rather un-exhilarating action this week. If the action had of been more lively and intense I may have forgiven the shorter run time and focused on the positives of a fantastic action-centric episode, but the action in the season premiere was much more exciting.