Clone Wars What are your top 10 favorite TCW episodes?

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  1. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    3 seasons in with last 3 episodes of Season 5 thrown in
    1.The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
    2. Cargo of Doom
    3. Monster
    4. Arc Troopers
    5. Overlords or Alter of Mortis
    6. The Other^
    7. Counterattack
    8. Voyage of Temptation
    9. Grievous Intrigue
    10. Hunt For Ziro

    So many Honorable Mentions as well

    Favorite Arcs
    1. Mortis
    2. Citadel
    3. Delta Squad
    4. Holocron
    5. Ryloth
  2. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    Official list going back and looking at every episode.

    In order

    The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
    To Catch a Jedi
    Eminence
    Landing at Point Rain
    Massacre
    Shades of Reason
    Witches of the Midst
    Revenge
    Cargo of Doom
    Cloak of Darkness



    Honorable Mentions
    Deception
    Shadow Warrior
    Carnage of Krell
    Arc Troopers
    Missing in Action
    Hunt for Ziro
    Supply Lines
    Bounty
    Overlords
    Tresspass


    Episodes that fell just short of the cut, but I thought deserved to be mentioned

    Darkness on Umbara
    Monster
    Nightsisters
    Padawan Lost
    Wookie Hunt
    Hostage Crisis
    Revival
    The Hidden Enemy
    Tipping Points
    Rookies
    Brothers
    The Box
    Last edited by CaptainRex115, Feb 23, 2013
  3. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    In order of air date (hard to separate my Top 10):

    1. Witches of the Mist
    2. Darkness on Umbara
    3. Plan of Dissent
    4. Escape from Kadavo
    5. A Friend in Need
    6. Massacre
    7. Revenge
    8. A Necessary Bond
    9. The Lawless
    10. The Jedi Who Knew Too Much

    Replaced "Wookiee Hunt" with "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much". Essentially, I've swapped one strong Ahsoka-centric episode for another. It was difficult to choose an episode to drop, but I refuse to have these "honourable mentions". This is a Top 10 damnit, not a Top 30!

    This makes Witches the only surviving Season 3 episode! Odd, as I consider Season 3 a much stronger season than Season 5. I guess Season 5 is a season of extremes - when it's great, it's really great, but when it's bad, it's really bad.
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  4. Jordan1Kenobi Host of EUC Battle of... Games

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    I thought this would be the best thread to post this in, I've ranked every single episode of The Clone Wars from best to worst, with ratings for each episode.

    1. Lair of Grievous - 10/10
    2. Grievous Intrigue - 10/10
    3. ARC Troopers - 10/10
    4. The Lawless - 10/10
    5. Revival - 10/10
    6. Bounty - 10/10
    7. Wookiee Hunt - 9.5/10
    8. Shades of Reason - 9.5/10
    9. A Necessary Bond - 9.5/10
    10. Carnage of Krell - 9.5/10
    11. Hunt for Ziro - 9/10
    12. Revenge - 9/10
    13. Eminence - 9/10
    14. The Wrong Jedi - 9/10
    15. Counterattack - 9/10
    16. Bounty Hunters - 9/10
    17. Massacre - 9/10
    18. Cargo of Doom - 8.5/10
    19. Gungan Attack - 8.5/10
    20. The Deserter - 8.5/10
    21. Destroy Malevolence - 8.5/10
    22. Voyage of Temptation - 8.5/10
    23. Citadel Rescue - 8.5/10
    24. Bound for Rescue - 8.5/10
    25. To Catch a Jedi - 8.5/10
    26. Friends and Enemies - 8.5/10
    27. Lethal Trackdown - 8.5/10
    28. The Mandalore Plot - 8.5/10
    29. Shadow Warrior - 8.5/10
    30. Point of No Return - 8.5/10
    31. Crisis on Naboo - 8.5/10
    32. Landing at Point Rain - 8.5/10
    33. Prisoners - 8.5/10
    34. Defenders of Peace - 8.5/10
    35. Holocron heist - 8.5/10
    36. The Jedi Who Knew Too Much - 8.5/10
    37. Weapons factory - 8.5/10
    38. Cloak of Darkness - 8.5/10
    39. Liberty on Ryloth - 8.5/10
    40. Water War - 8.5/10
    41. Witches of the Mist - 8.5/10
    42. Innocents of Ryloth - 8.5/10
    43. The Box - 8.5/10
    44. The Citadel - 8/10
    45. Supply Lines - 8/10
    46. Kidnapped - 8/10
    47. Brain Invaders - 8/10
    48. Slaves of the Republic - 8/10
    49. The General - 8/10
    50. A Friend in Need - 8/10
    51. Escape from Kadavo - 8/10
    52. Missing in Action - 8/10
    53. Darkness on Umbara - 8/10
    54. Secret Weapons - 8/10
    55. Cat and Mouse - 7.5/10
    56. The Gungan General - 7.5/10
    57. Nightsisters - 7.5/10
    58. Altar of Mortis - 7.5/10
    59. Duel of the Droids - 7.5/10
    60. Jedi Crash - 7.5/10
    61. Sphere of Influence - 7.5/10
    62. A Test of Strength - 7.5/10
    63. Plan of Dissent - 7.5/10
    64. R2 Come Home - 7.5/10
    65. Storm Over Ryloth - 7.5/10
    66. Bombad Jedi - 7.5/10
    67. Padawan Lost - 7.5/10
    68. Tipping Points - 7.5/10
    69. Sabotage - 7.5/10
    70. The Zillo Beast Strikes Back - 7.5/10
    71. Blue Shadow Virus - 7.5/10
    72. Deception - 7/10
    73. Children of the Force - 7/10
    74. Shadow of Malevolence - 7/10
    75. Clone Cadets - 7/10
    76. A Sunny Day in the Void - 7/10
    77. Lightsaber Lost - 7/10
    78. Trespass - 7/10
    79. Ambush - 7/10
    80. Brothers - 7/10
    81. Heroes on Both Sides - 7/10
    82. Rookies - 7/10
    83. Assassin - 7/10
    84. Duchess of Mandalore - 7/10
    85. Nomad Droids - 7/10
    86. Mystery of a Thousand Moons - 7/10
    87. The Zillo Beast - 7/10
    88. Front Runners - 7/10
    89. The Gathering - 7/10
    90. Overlords - 7/10
    91. Rising Malevolence - 6.5/10
    92. Hostage Crisis - 6.5/10
    93. The Hidden Enemy - 6.5/10
    94. Downfall of a Droid - 6.5/10
    95. The Academy - 6.5/10
    96. The Soft War - 6.5/10
    97. Dooku Captured - 6.5/10
    98. A War on Two Fronts - 6.5/10
    99. Mercy Mission - 6.5/10
    100. Legacy of Terror - 6.5/10
    101. Death Trap - 6/10
    102. Corruption - 6/10
    103. Senate Murders - 6/10
    104. Pursuit of Peace - 6/10
    105. Ghosts of Mortis - 6/10
    106. Evil Plans - 5.5/10
    107. Senate Spy - 5.5/10
    108. Monster - 5.5/10
  5. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    Here's my updated Top Ten list:

    1. The Wrong Jedi
    2. The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
    3. The Lawless
    4. Hostage Crisis
    5. Eminence
    6. Revival
    7. A Necessary Bond
    8. Carnage of Krell
    9. The General
    10. Revenge

    Honorable Mentions: A Sunny Day in the Void, Tipping Points, Prisoners, Escape from Kadavo, and Friends and Enemies.
    Last edited by InterestingLurker, Mar 9, 2013
  6. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    1. The Lawless
    2. Rookies.
    3. Darkness on Umbara
    4. The Wrong Jedi
    5. The Jedi Who Knew Too Much.
    6. Carnage of Krell.
    7. Revival
    8. Shades of Reason
    9. Eminence
    10. Voyage of Temptation.

    Beyond that (Honorable mentions) -
    11. Overlords
    12. Deception
    13. Revenge
    14. Ambush
    15. Landing at Point Rain
    16. Nightsisters
    17. Grievous Intrigue
    18. Padawan Lost.
    19. Lair of Grievous.
    20. ARC Troopers.
    Last edited by KED12345, Mar 9, 2013
  7. Matsemitsu Jedi Master

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    Seems like the right point in time to do this, having now caught up with the series finale. I never kept track of them, but here are the ones that were particularly memorable for me:

    Lair of Grievous
    Hostage Crisis
    Landing at Point Rain
    Brain Invaders
    Lightsaber Lost
    The Zillo Beast Strikes Back
    Clone Cadets
    Witches of the Mist
    The Box
    Shades of Reason
    The Lawless
    To Catch a Jedi
    The Wrong Jedi

    Not a Top 10 obviously, and I may misremember some of the episodes (or miss a few that would deserve a mention), but these were the ones that really stood out from the pack. Looking back over these, it is somewhat sad to see the show go, but then, if you realize that seasons 4 and 5 would have almost no presence on this list if not for the truly excellent final two arcs, it was probably the right moment to end it.
  8. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    The Lawless, and to a second extent the whole Shadow Conspiracy arc. That was classic Star Wars, Dave and crew really nailed it.
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  9. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    Updated list...

    1. The Jedi Who Knew Too Much (S5)
    2. The Wrong Jedi (S5)
    3. Massacre (S4)
    4. Revenge (S4)
    5. Witches of the Mist - (S3)
    6. ARC Troopers - (S3)
    7. Cloak of Darkness (S1)
    8. Cargo of Doom (S2)
    9. Landing on Point Rain (S2)
    10. Missing in Action (S5)

    each season has their shining star. 3 from season 5, 2 from season 4, 2 from season 3, 2 from season 2 and 1 from season 1
    Last edited by CaptainRex115, Mar 27, 2013
  10. Nickster79 Jedi Padawan

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    I usually post over at the rebelscum forums, but was pointed over here and so far have greatly enjoyed the community (and actually getting my questions answered)

    This is a list I made that I thought might be of interest to folks around here. Please let me know what you think if you decide to read it.

    Top 10 Episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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  11. iPodwithnomusic Jedi Master

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    That link doesn't work for me :(
  12. Nickster79 Jedi Padawan

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  15. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    No, there are a fair few individuals who despise Mortis.

    The majority seem to like it, but this is a SW forum, that's to be expected.
  16. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    The way I see it, Mortis was a philosophical arc and not everything was meant to be taken literally, but metaphorically. Yeah, I know, it's weird, but I think that's the way to watch the arc.
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  17. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    I am actually a big fan of Mortis. Just pointing out that there were a range of opinions on the topic. [face_peace]
  18. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    Agreed. Filoni even described it as one long Dagobah cave vision. Now, people don't go around complaining that the real Darth Vader fought Luke on Dagobah and turned out to be Luke's twin so Darth Vader appearing later is bad writing, do they? Taking everything literally detracts from it.
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  19. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    • Landing at Point Rain
    • Umbara Quadrilogy
    • Cat and Mouse
    • Storm over Ryloth
    • Altar of Mortis / Ghosts of Mortis
    • Padawan Lost Duology
    • Slaver Trilogy (Kiros / Zygerria / Kadavo)
    • Onderon Quadrilogy
    • Ahsoka Fugitive Quadrilogy
    • The Lawless
  20. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    Off the top of my head without checking the list I made last time:

    1. Overlords
    2. Kidnapped
    3. Brain Invaders
    4. The Lawless
    5. Brothers
    6. Witches of the Mist
    7. Crisis on Naboo
    8. Carnage of Krell
    9. The Hidden Enemy
    10. Ambush

    Honorable mention: Cloak of Darkness, Lair of Grievous, Legacy of Terror, Cat & Mouse, The Wrong Jedi
  21. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    1. Bounty
    2. Bounty
    3. Bounty
    4. Bounty
    5. Bounty

    ...OK, kidding, sort of.

    My real list:

    1. Bounty
    2. Rookies
    3. ARC Troopers
    4. Jedi Crash
    5. Landing at Point Rain
    6. Carnage of Krell
    7. Cloak of Darkness
    8. Nightsisters
    9. Brain Invaders
    10. Destroy Malevolence

    Honorable mention: the rest of the Umbara arc, Deception
  22. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    @anakinfansince1983 I find it interesting that you like Destroy Malevolence the best in that arc. To me, it has its campy pulp charm, but the first two episodes are a lot more solid. Do you just like the camp or is it something else?
  23. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I just looked back at my reviews and I actually rated Rising Malevolence higher because of the droid "humor" in Destroy Malevolence and Ahsoka's constant chatter in Shadows of Malevolence. I rated Rising Malevolence a 9/10 and the other two episodes 8/10. So Rising Malevolence probably should have been the one on my list.

    I really liked the Anakin/Padme interaction in Destroy Malevolence; I watched season 1 before I ever saw the movie, and "Oh, the things you do to get me alone..." "Stop. Talking." got me hooked on the show. Although I did have the thought that "I can't imagine Hayden Christensen delivering that line and who is this Anakin?" :p
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  25. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    My reaction was very similar when I first saw Destroy Malevolence, and I also hadn't seen TCW film yet. I know I've railed against the over-use and abuse of this word, but if any TCW episode plot deserves to be described as contrived, it's probably Destroy Malevolence. Everything falls into place not just a little too neatly, it's a lot too neatly. But that's what gives it the campy pulp charm. Hooray for episode diversity. [face_dancing]