@SithStarSlayer Right, but Circular Logic admits that Barriss provides an explanation for her actions in the court, and we've been over why you can't expect the spoonfeeding that some demand due to the basic rules of a detective story. We've been over how little character development was possible in a show with such a large cast of characters and we've been over the clues and subtle signposts for Barriss's character arc (after EVIDENCE was demanded, before use of evidence was criticised for being unfair in civil discussion)... So it becomes a discussion on how much explanation is enough for each viewer (and perhaps why), and possibly an argument over the interpretation of non verbal communication in the animation. Regarding the effectiveness of the whodunnit in terms of possible suspects, remember this is a child-friendly family show in the shadow of the PT. Lucas stated he aimed to write the PT as if Palpatine's identity was to be a surprise - but it's not really possible to view it like that. There was a serious lack of Sith Lord candidates in the principle cast of those movies. I don't think it's fair to judge the spinoff cartoon by a higher writing standard - especially given the low standard of EU writing. I think that for those who find satisfaction in the kind of exposition-heavy, predictable and uneventful stories that the EU provides, TCW itself may be a cause of much stress and anxiety (see previous comments on the larger TCW retcons)... The level of explanation for Barriss's character development was perfectly adequate for me - positively thrilling, in fact - but I understand that some people see it as some sort of betrayal of fandom itself. I mean, some people are calling out Filoni's jocular comments about upset fans as evidence of bad writing. How do you begin to converse with someone in that mindset? My inner sensible person is urging me to back away slowly. Anyway, I can agree TCW writing wasn't perfect. It's a shame that TCW didn't maintain the kind of narrative density and plot momentum that was present for series 5 from the beginning. There was a lot of filler, too many Republic-centric stories, not enough experimentation or risk taking. Too much compliance. S5 breathed new life into the format IMO. It's a damned shame that the series got pulled - and I wonder what future Barriss and the anti-war militants may have had in the show. Perhaps a buttload of exposition and flashbacks to satisfy those most upset by change, who knows..?