Friday, March 6, 2009
TCW - "Innocents of Ryloth"
This was a really great episode. I can't quite put my finger on why, but it just felt "nice." It gave the war a more personal feel without making it sappy or silly, which is quite an achievement.
The character of Numa could have been annoying, but she ultimately turned out to be lovable, much like the character Newt from Aliens (which Numa is based on).
It was really interesting to see the clones, Waxer and Boil, as they showed how clones deal with compassion in their own varying ways. It does a lot to humanize the clones, who have thus far been mostly shown only to be concerned with their soldier duty.
Just about every aspect of this episode is extremely well-done. There's honestly nothing wrong with it. "Innocents of Ryloth" really shows the humanity of the Clone Wars, and actually makes you care about what's going on. Because of that, it's one of the standout episodes thus far.