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“Orders” is episode 4 from season 6 of the Clone Wars series, and the final episode of the season-opening story arc. Unfortunately – for our characters, that is – it ends about as badly as you would expect it to, if you’ve already seen Revenge of the Sith.
Fives has been brought to Coruscant to present his discoveries to Chancellor Palpatine himself, but before that happens, Kaminoan collaborator Nala Se injects Fives with an unknown substance. Surprise surprise, when Fives is left alone in a room with Palpatine and his guard, Fives goes nuts and tries to kill everyone. Shaak Ti saves Palpatine and Fives goes on the run, and from there, well, let’s just say that this Clone Wars Briefing is a full-spoiler show, and leave it at that.
We’ll talk about the rest today, and also thrown in a wee book review for R2-D2 Is Lost! Thanks to Disney Lucasfilm Press for sending me a review copy – it’s out wherever you buy books as of today, and it’s a fun ride for your younger readers. There are plenty of references to Return of the Jedi, a story that covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time, and also features Artoo throwing shade at Threepio, which is always good fun. Punch it!