'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!

"The Citadel" opened with one-eyed, crabapple-faced Jedi Master Even Piell getting captured by Separatist forces. Piell’s a member of the One Shot Club—characters from the Star Warsmovies who, despite only appearing in one shot, have spawned their own storylines in the Expanded Universe of comics and novels and inspired intense fan devotion. It’s a tradition going back at least to the bounty hunters who appear on the bridge of the Executor in The Empire Strikes Back. Read More...


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