Saturday, 24 September 2011

Season 4 Episode 3: Prisoners


The last episode of the Mon Calamari arc aired, and it was as good, if not better, than the previous two! Well I am sad it is over, I sat on the edge of my seat the whole time!

The episode started off with Tamson and a bunch of droids leading Anakin, Kit, Padme and Jar Jar to interrogation. Tamson expressed his frustration that he's caught two Jedi, a senator and a 'bumbling amphibian' but he hadn't caught the Prince. He then proceeded to snare Padme and Jar Jar in a type of prison, while Anakin and Kit were imprisoned in a trap of eels; where they would be electrocuted if a Quarren prodded the eels with a spear. Even with this new threat, the Jedi refused to talk.

Meanwhile, Prince Lee-Char and Ahsoka hid from the Quarren and aqua droids.They knew that with the Gungan army captured, they were on their own. Lee-Char told Ahsoka that the Mon Cala and the Quarren had always had a difficult relationship, but it wasn't until Riff Tamson showed up that the relationship completely fell apart. He explained that he wanted to rally the prisoners, Mon Cala, Gungan, Clones and Quarren, if they all fought together, they would outnumber the opponent. For this to work, they would need Captain Ackbar.

Tamson filled Count Dooku in on the little progress he had made the the interrogation. He remarked that the Jedi's resistance to pain was impressive. Dooku told him to use whatever means nessecary to get the information. Tamson brought in warriors from his homeworld and announced that he had the city under control.

Ahsoka and the Prince silently entered the prison camp. They found a group of Mon Cala and Kit Fisto's commander. Lee-Char told the Mon Cala that they would not be prisoners for much longer, and followed the commander to a safer place.

Tamson continued to torture the Jedi, but realizing that they wouldn't talk, he turned on Padme. He cracked her helmet with his powerful jaws and water started to trickle in. If the Jedi didn't talk, she would drown.

Ahsoka and Lee-Char followed the clone commander to where the Mon Cala senator and Captain Ackbar were. Lee-Char, with Ahsoka's help, convinced Ackbar that their plan would work. Ackbar agreed to rally the prisoners. Before Lee-Char and Ahsoka could leave again, they were surrounded by droids. Lee-Char demmanded to speak with Nossor Ri, the Quarren leader, and he and Ahsoka were taken away.

Tamson received word that the Prince had been captured and ordered the droids to bring him to the throne room, saying he wanted the Prince to see him in his rightful place, as ruler of Mon Cala. When Nossor Ri objected that that hadn't been in their arrangement with Count Dooku, Tamson only laughed, saying it had been his arrangement with the Count. Anakin told Tamson that he had to save Padme, but Tamson refused, and left. Anakin and Kit used the Force to create a air bubble around her helmet, but they were electrocuted again, and the bubble failed. Jar Jar used his waterproof spit to seal Padme's helmet, saving her.

Ahsoka and Lee-Char were brought before Nossor and Tamson. Tamson taunted the Prince, saying the Mon Cala were now his people, but the Prince stated that his people were all those of Dac, whether they be Quarren, or Mon Cala. His words seemed to reach Nossor, but Tamson frightened him into submission again, then told Lee-Char he had scheduled his public execution. Lee-Char pleaded one last time for Ri to help him.

Tamson brought the prisoners out to witness the execution. However, a Quarren came up to Ackbar, and told him that the Quarren had switched sides again and handed him a weapon. As the order came for Lee-Char to be killed, Nossor swam down and freed him. Ahsoka  freed herself, them her Master, giving him her lightsaber and he freed Padme. Tamson called in more droids as all the prisoners were freed.

It was now a battle between the Gungans, Mon Cala, Clones, Jedi and Quarren against the droids and the warriors from Tamson's planet. Tamson used a leathel weapon that was a cross between a knife and a detonator. He plunged the knife into his victem, them activated the bomb. He them came face to face with the Prince, and engaged in a battle with him. During the scuffle, Lee-Char managed to grab a knife/bomb from him. He hurled it at his shoulder, and Tamson couldn't remove it. He swam closer in an attempt to kill the Prince, but Lee-Char hit the detonator with blasterfire, killing Riff Tamson.

With the battle over, and the Quarren and Mon Cala reunited, Lee-Char was crowned King of Mon Cala.

Interesting Scenes

Jar Jar's spit is waterproof? When Tamson cracked Padme's helmet, Jar Jar used his spit to seal her helmet again. Gross, but weirdly effective.

Does Anakin's lightsaber have a tracking device? In the last episode, Anakin lost his lightsaber. At the end of the battle in this episode, he had it back. He didn't have enough time to go look for it, so how did he get it back? (I actually wouldn't be surprised if it had a tracking device, considering all the times he's lost it. ;))

This show is no longer for kids. At the end of the battle, Lee-Char blows Tamson up. You can see chunks of him floating around, and they show his head slowly sinking. There is no way that scene is for little kids.

Favorite Quotes:

"I think I'm getting the hang of this- ahh!"
"Not talking helps." - Anakin and Kit.

"Anything I can do?"
"Unfortunately, this time it's out of our hands."
"I don't think I like this plan after all..." - Anakin and Ahsoka.

"Ahh, eels. Very dangerous!" - Kit Fisto

Preview of 'Shadow Warrior'!

Anakin, Anakin... must you always get into trouble?



    Soka' was so wise. It was made me kinda sad that our little Snips is growing up :( I"m so glad Prince Fishing got rid of that shark dude. Now I'm worried we all have to see Grevious's sorry butt again ;) Ahsoka's gonna pulverize him.

  2. (Starwarsartist) I certainly hope so! Yeah, I'm sad that Ahsoka's growing up. I miss her snippyness. ;)

  3. is it just me or does kit fitso look amazing without a shirt on? lol. :)

  4. Great review. I love the Indiana Jones reference "Ahh, eels. Very dangerous!".