As the series progresses, I feel it has become less and less about the actual Clone Wars, and more "stuff that happens between Episodes 2 and 3." Season 1: 21/22 episodes devoted to the Clone War in one way or another, tying in elements such as criminals (Hondo) and local affairs (Tresspass and Blue Shadow Virus). Three episodes are significant to Clone Troopers as characters (Rookies, The Hidden Enemy, Innocents of Ryloth), with multiple episodes featuring Clones in extensive supporting roles. Season 2: 12/22 episodes devoted to the Clone War. An extended focus on the criminal elements and mercenary groups in the galaxy, but still managing to tie into the greater scheme of things, with alliances to the CIS and Republic keeping them relevant to the plot. Two episodes significant to Clone Troopers (Landing at Point Rain, The Deserter), with a still impressive number of episodes featuring characters like Rex, Cody or Ponds as supporting characters. Season 3: 10/22 Episodes devoted to the Clone War. More emphasis put on serialized arcs, often dealing with matters outside of the war entirely, such as Arc Troopers, or Trandoshan hunting parties. Two Episodes dealing significantly with Clone Troopers (Cadets and Arc Troopers). Less supporting clones, more Ahsoka being the problem solver and friends with every female lead. Season 4: 11/22 episodes devoted to the Clone War. Shadow Warrior and A Friend in Need the only non Arc related episodes of the season. Four episodes significantly dealing with Clones (Umbara series), Minimal supporting roles for Clones. More episodes dealing with the off topic subjects brought up in Season 2 and Season 3, with little effort to try and cast them in light of the war as a whole. Season 5: 8/20 episodes focusing on the Clone War, and often only tangentially at best. Onderon is the closest to the war we get, but it is fought entirely with guerrilla units, and apart from a cameo by Rex, no Clones. D-Squad might as well not even be considered part of the war given how little actually happened. ONE episode dealing significantly with a Clone Trooper (Missing in Action), who promptly died before it ended. Half the season is dedicated to trying to justify Maul's return, and cramming a spinoff bait arc dealing with Muppet/Jedi Babies into it while throwing out a political arc dealing with Clovis. As we go on, the Clones are becoming less and less significant. Rex did almost nothing in Season 5, and the cameos by Wolfe and Fox might as well have been filled by any Clone. Nothing is done with their characters, and the clones see no direct combat at all. What happened to the Clones receiving more character development? What happened to Rex and Cody's chemistry as foils for each other? What happened to showing us an actual galactic conflict? Why is it that these military commanders and massive numbers of frontline troopers are suddenly back on Coruscant and not out fighting the CIS? Why does this show continue to lose its focus as it tries (and fails) to emulate other films and franchises both in story and visual design?