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TCW Episode Grade the Episode: S05E12: Missing in Action

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Seerow, Jan 9, 2013.


How would you grade Missing in Action?

10/10 6 vote(s) 11.5%
9/10 8 vote(s) 15.4%
8/10 13 vote(s) 25.0%
7/10 7 vote(s) 13.5%
6/10 9 vote(s) 17.3%
5/10 6 vote(s) 11.5%
4/10 0 vote(s) 0.0%
3/10 1 vote(s) 1.9%
2/10 2 vote(s) 3.8%
1/10 0 vote(s) 0.0%
  1. wmu'14 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 8, 2012
    star 2
    Much prefer an arc like this over Ahsoka vs Darth Maul.

    Perfect they had it be a Republic Commando. If it was just a regular clone, I would have considered the final action scene way beyond his talents, but a Republic Commando doing it makes sense.

    Overall, the first half seemed wasted. I wish we could have seen the battle the Clone Commando was in, either in flashback this episode or an episode before. I thought the Battle Droids being on this planet was stupid, and if this is supposed to be an armpit, why did Greggor say that an important fuel is mined on Abafar?


    The final action scene is what sold me.
  2. Robimus Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 2007
    star 5
    This is crazy :p I like it. Your going to fit in well here :)
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  3. Samayel_ Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 26, 2012
    star 2
    Gregor is great, and maybe my favorite TCW original character, i really liked to see a Clone without his white uniform, bearded and with a 70s classic star wars suit.
    The action scene was pretty good, BUT..... i really don´t like the D-Squad, those guys are kinda pathetic, this episode was the mix of one of the most badass element of the clone wars period (Clone Commando) with the worst of a tv series for kids (the D-squad), anyway, we spent a lot of years waiting to see a Clone Commando in action in the series and those droids and their tiny boss didn´t ruined completley
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  4. Darth_Foo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 24, 2003
    star 4
    I almost turned it off and declared it a loss when Frogman walks into the cafe and yells "Im a republic officer on a top-secret mission against the sep. and i demand food!" :rolleyes:
    Way to keep a secret.

    Literally the last 5 minutes is what kept this from being a 3. Only episode I liked less this season was Sunny Day in the Void. Can't wait till this arc is over.
  5. Silas Tri Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 6, 2012
    star 1

    I agree with most on here that if it weren't for the final 5 minutes of this episode that I would have only rated it a 1 or 2. This whole story arc has left me speechless owing to how utterly bad, boring, and uninteresting it has been. Enough already. The seasons have now fallen into a predictable pattern: start out with 2 or 3 riveting episodes, then slip into a stretch of 15 shows that are mediocre at best, having nothing to do with the story like begun at the start of the season, then finish up with a handful of excellent episodes ending with a cliff hanger for the same formula next season. All that being said, I love TCW. I have watched and rewatched every episode multiple times (yes, even the crappy ones) but for the first time I am losing a little faith...

    I hope things get better soon.
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  6. LordMortis315 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 4

    I really wish Gregor took his gear back from his boss on his own, without the aid of D-squad.
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  7. Legacy Jedi Endordude Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 9, 2012
    star 3
    8/10 It's a sturdy episode, and it met my expectations, but there could have been more, and less void. ;)
  8. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 5, 2011
    star 6
    43 votes for an average of 7.19.
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  9. KED12345 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2012
    star 4
    Heh. Not as bad as I thought it could be.
  10. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms

    Member Since:
    Mar 4, 2011
    star 9
    This was the best of the droid arc. Which is saying virtually nothing.
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  11. CaptainRex115 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 11, 2013
    star 3
    I rated this episode a 9 before, I think it was because my laps in proper judgement skills after "Secret Weapons" and "Sunny Day in the Void"(Worst TCW episode to date)... Now I would give this episode an 8, before I gave in a 9 due to the lapse in judgement after the previous 2 episode we got lol
  12. MistrX Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 20, 2006
    star 4
    9/10. By far the best episode in the droids arc and it's not remotely close. Gregor is a badass, great to see an RC back, the action at the end was great, Gascon seems to be at his most competent, and just the plot of trying to bring back an amnesiac clone kept me interested. Even the hint of the battle Gregor was MIA from was a good touch of what these poor men have to go through. One of the best of the season, IMO.
  13. CaptainRex115 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 11, 2013
    star 3
    I actually just re-watched this episode. Still say it's an 8. Great episode though. Gregor was so awesome, great voice acting job as well. The voice actor describes it really well and I notice how Gregors voice and tone changes throughout the episode. Really an interesting watch.