Holy ;($& As crazy as it sounds to use the adjective 'realistic' for a cartoon set in this world, has a show aimed at younger viewers ever had more realistic combat? The one CT screaming in pain as he was moved... that was almost brutal in a way. The direction was fantastic. I wish some of the combat scenes in AOTC had been that intense. That and of course the callous execution. That was like a scene out of Full Metal Jacket. At first I thought, "This is too much for kids." Then I thought about the stuff I watched in the 80's where war was portrayed as a party where no one gets hurt despite 100,000 rounds being discharged. So maybe showing the ugly side/truth isn't so bad.