Star Wars: The Clone Wars - "Voyage of Temptation" Review Season 2, Episode 13


While I definitely enjoyed "The Mandalore Plot", this second part of the Mandalorian/Satine trilogy was even better - adding a lot of interesting depth and back story to Obi-Wan Kenobi.


In my recent interview with The Clone Wars' supervising director, Dave Filoni, he referenced the fact that some criticize the series by saying that since they know how the story ends, what's the point? Filoni countered that there was still plenty to learn about these characters, and used the revelations about Obi-Wan in this storyline as an example - and I think he has a great point.


Sure, we know from the movies that Obi-Wan was a great Jedi, was Qui-Gon's padawan and had a tragic friendship/mentorship with Anakin Skywalker, but is that it? Is there nothing else to the guy? Well, "Voyage of Temptation" makes it clear there is plenty more to learn about Obi-Wan and his past.


I'm sure there will be fan debate over the revelations about Obi-Wan here - that he and Satine fell hard for each other while he and Qui-Gon Jinn (loved him being mentioned!) were protecting her, and especially over him telling her he would have quit the Jedi order if she had asked. If you truly hate that idea, well, you could always say he and Satine were both stalling for time more than anything, distracting the traitor Merrick with embellishment. I prefer to think he was truthful though, and that yes, he loved this woman enough to quit being a Jedi. It's an interesting counterpoint with Anakin, who of course is also resisting the Jedi way with Padme - but is attempting to still remain a Jedi by keeping his marriage a secret. Obi-Wan, by comparison, was willing to fully commit himself to either his great love or his great cause and not try to be both.


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