Clone Wars To the Pain! TCW Seasons 1-4 Best Episode Poll (np: S1)

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Best Episode of Season 1

Ambush (S01E01) 1 vote(s) 2.0%
Shadow of Malevolence (S01E03) 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Rookiees (S01E05) 13 vote(s) 26.5%
Cloak of Darkness (S01E09) 6 vote(s) 12.2%
Lair of Grievous (S01E10) 7 vote(s) 14.3%
Jedi Crash! (S01E13) 1 vote(s) 2.0%
Trespass (S01E15) 6 vote(s) 12.2%
Innocents of Ryloth (S01E20) 6 vote(s) 12.2%
Hostage Crisis (S01E22) 7 vote(s) 14.3%
Other 2 vote(s) 4.1%
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  1. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    Rookies, hand down for me. The most classic TCW episode, IMO. Its the first proper introduction to the clone troopers in TCW. Loads of fun. Great story about team work, coming together, over coming adversity, brotherhood, and all the jazz. Its actually got some good comic rlea The battle droids are genuinely threatening. Hevy's sacrifice still gives me feels. It fits into a larger arc with "Clone Cadets" and "ARC Troopers" which further enhance it. Rex literally put his hand on Echo. =b
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  2. SpecialOpsUnit Force Ghost

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    Tough choice because Lair of Grievous, Cloak of Darkness and Trespass remain some of the show's best episodes.

    Rookies still tops them though, still might be the best episode of the series.
  3. JackG Force Ghost

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    Cloak of Darkness for me.
    +Nute Gunray FTW!
    +Argyus was a cool turn-cloak.
    +Featured Luminara for the first time (I think)
    +Was simple and fun, yet continued the informal Gunray arc
    -Ahsoka taught a Jedi Master a lesson in humility [face_plain]
  4. Robimus Force Ghost

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    Yes, I've tried to explain a few times but it falls on deaf ears. I'm personally still keeping all of Grievous's original backstory, but it was very altered by Lair.

    That said he did inlcude Qymaen jai Sheelal's Kaleesh battle mask which was at least a nod to what came before.
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  5. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    I knew Rookiees would likely win, but I'm surprised at the love for Lair of Grievous.

    I went with Innocents of Ryloth. Close behind were Rookies, Cloak, and Trespass.
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  6. rumblewagon Jedi Grand Master

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    I can already hear Dave Filoni's nasally voice issuing that quote from a Darth Vader mask.
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  7. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    I think it's good to preserve as much EU as possible where there's no absolute contradiction, so while I share this view in the abstract concerning issues where there is an absolute contradiction, I don't think this example fits that description. From what I gathered from the Wook, in the EU back-story even though his body was mutilated he still had the choice to become a cyborg or die, so that line in Lair of Grievous works just fine with the EU back-story, and the statues aren't in any way definitive, it's very easy to conceive how someone in that position could find symbolic value in them even if his transformation wasn't really as gradual as they might suggest on the surface. This isn't Ryloth having a sunrise and sunset. It can be worked out for those who want it to work.
  8. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Or just go with Jason Fry's Essential Guide to Warfare and say the histories are muddled. A multiple choice past, if you will.

    I picked Hostage Crisis. Very good episode that showed lots of potential for TCW.
  9. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    I found the easy multiplicity of Grievous' body creepy in Lair. Never really thought he'd have a bunch of replacement parts. Also made him seem less unique to me somehow. Or maybe just less dangerous. Good episode though.

    Hostage Crisis I thought was decent, but never understood the love some people had for it. Other than as a intro to Bane. Also the clone saying "oh my god" in the background when Ziro is released is still my favorite thing ever in TCW. :p
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  10. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    Rookies.

    What can I say that hasn't already been said about this one? I'm a clonefansince2002 and that episode was one of the neatest clone trooper-focused stories I'd seen or read up to that point.

    An honourable mention is given to the other episodes in the poll. None of them were ones I ever considered to be bad, though I certainly didn't enjoy S1 (good episodes included) as much as the later seasons.
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  11. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  12. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    Battle will be for the #2 spot
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  13. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    I voted for "Trespass" but I hope "Cloak of Darkness" gets #2. There's just so much more going on in it than in "Lair". The Ahsoka/Luminara/Asajj dynamic is fun, Gunray has some lines that rival Hondo Ohnaka's, and the Gree/Argyus conversations are thought-provoking.

    Oh, and the bad guys actually win. I love the rare instances where that happens.
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  14. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    I'm leaning towards voting for Cloak of Darkness. I also love Lair of Grievous but as @07jonesj said it simply doesn't have as much going on in it. I love Ambush but I don't wanna waste my vote on a losing episode, and if The Hidden Enemy was on the list I'd probably vote for that but I don't want to waste my vote on Other either. I love Trespass and that's another close contender, but it feels a lot like a Star Trek episode and I'd rather vote for an episode with a more pure Star Wars feel.
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  15. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    Innocents is a close call for me with Rookies. That episode still pulls on my heart strings. The story of two brutal stories who befriend a lost little girl. Oh man. There are few things in TCW quite like the scene where Waxer gives Numa the doll inside of what remains of her house and then gets hugged. That really hurts now the he's gone. I don't find the sunlight in that episode anymore like I did before Carnage. Interesting to think that the latest clone trooper we've met seems to be cut from the same kind cloth as Waxer. Obi-wan was also awesome in that episode. However Rookies wins for feel good fun.
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  16. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    Feel good fun?!? "Clone Cadets" and the medal 99 shows in "ARC Troopers" disagrees. I'm still cutup about Hevy. :(
  17. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    Yeah sucks about Hevy, he kinda dies because of troubleshooting fail which really sucks. However Rookies is so much fun it makes me happy win I watch it. Not the same kinda happy as "The Deserter" which makes me warm and fuzzy happy however. "Clone Cadets" actually does have a feel good thing going for it since its kinda an underdog story. "ARC Troopers" not so much, 99's death is very raw. Still the over all arc makes me happy from the fun of it. ...and this is a very strange post. x.x;
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  18. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    I do love Domino Squad though. Every episode they appear in has been good. Even the Citadel trilogy only features Echo and Fives in a minor role, yet I still love their involvement.

    The action in "ARC Troopers" is fantastic, and the two lightsaber duels happening at the same time is frantic, energetic fun. 99's death didn't affect me nearly as much as Hevy's or Echo's. I guess I saw it coming a mile away, which lessened the impact.
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  19. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    Cloak should almost win solely because of how incredible Nute Gunray is.
  20. Nexumaster Force Ghost

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    This is not such an easy choice, but ultimately I think I have to go with 'Innocents Of Ryloth'. I really like the story of Obi-Wan leading an attempt at freeing the Twi'lek hostages used as a living shield while troopers Waxer and Boil get sidetracked when they find and helps the little Twi'lek girl Numa to reunite with her captured family (that subplot is just great; love the emotional stuff). The tactical droid was a surprisingly solid and effective villain; him getting ripped apart by the Twi'leks was great. The ending of the episode with Waxer and Boil getting to know what the Twi'leki word Numa kept saying to them meant in basic was really good; quite possibly my favorite episode ending of the season.
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  21. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    I love Domino Squad. Fives really won me over in Umbara although I always liked him better than Echo. I appreciated is earlier appearances more after that even though he was quiet. I do could the Citadel arc in Five's (and even Rex's) characters arc because of the impact I believe Echo's death had. That, "I'm not just another number" stuff is the scar that is on that clones heart. ARC Troopers is an awesome episode and my real favorite in the Rookies Trilogy. Cool duels and I thought 99's death was pretty sad. We'll get there. =b
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  22. Nexumaster Force Ghost

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    So when will this poll thread close and we'll move on to the next one?
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  23. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    When Cloak of Darkness has enough votes to pull into 2nd. :D
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  24. Billy_Dee_Binks Force Ghost

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    Trespass!

    Chairman Cho's deliciously arrogant body language combined with Brian George's performance made this guy such a memorable antagonist. I just loved the atmosphere the episode was oozing with. Not to mention, the wonderfully depicted action sequences.

    "Jedi Crash" would have to be my second favourite.
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  25. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    Well usually we'd leave it up for a couple of weeks, but I guess most of the regulars have posted. I'll wait until the end of the week to be sure.
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