'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' recap: Tarkin's Foul Stench

There’s only one man other than the Emperor who could hold Vader’s leash: Grand Moff Tarkin.

However, twenty years before he commanded the Death Star, Tarkin was just another captain in the Republic Navy. On last night’s episode ofStar Wars: The Clone Wars, the future Destroyer of Worlds made his long-anticipated debut. When EW ran an exclusive clip of Tarkinfrom "The Citadel" a couple days ago, I mentioned that I had suggested to Dave Filoni that he make an appearance. After all, twenty years before A New Hope Tarkin would be in his prime, pulling the strings and crafting the power plays that would ensure him a prominent place in the Emperor’s New Order. Frankly, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be a major character on this show. But enough with my Tarkin obsession for now. On to the episode! Read More...



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