Guess I should have expected a full-blown Aliens rip-off, since they've been dropping direct references every other episode or so. I was half expecting the queen to detach from the egg layer and give chase! Throwing zombies into the mix set the concept apart from Cameron's a bit more. I was surprised to hear the word "zombies" actually mentioned in the show. There was a time that that word couldn't even be mentioned in code-approved comic books! Was hoping to get a break from Anakin this time out, but oh well. The characters were handled well. Great banter, as already noted by many. Obi-wan rules, as always! He really had me going in the scene with Luminara and the worm. He seemed at times to mirror Bishop Hendrickson's role in the original. In fact, I suspect the "rumored Queen" plot element was derived from Lance's line "It must be something we haven't seen yet." Ironic, considering how Obi seems mostly indifferent to droids! I get all the complaints about the queen speaking basic, and agree in general. However, them being able to communicate back and forth conversationally differentiated her a bit from the Aliens queen. The animation, character moves, sandstorm, lighting etc. is all so well presented at this point that it seems redundant to keep mentioning it, but I don't want to take it for granted. The speeders did seem a little sluggish in a few of the shots tho. Still can't figure out why or even how a bound Poggle would just accompany his captors up the tunnel to the surface, especially if he can't really fly. Force coercion, I suppose. Anakin's journey with Palpatine and an unconscious Obi-wan thru the elevator shaft in ROTS was similarly goofy. Overall I liked it, but I was really spoiled by Landing. The high water mark of the series so far, for me. I really dig on those big battles! Seems like more spoilers for future episodes are leaking in here.. I watch the episodes online now and don't even catch the CN preview for next week's. I enjoy them more when they're complete surprises. But I guess it doesn't really register as a spoiler if it airs at the end of the episode on TV. I remember chatting up Cad Bane a fair bit after his preview! I can't agree here. I don't want the pace of a story slowed to explain every little thing. Gotta go with Crowe and Wierzbowski, since they both bought it!