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“The Rise of Clovis” is episode 6 from season 6 of the Clone Wars, and (according to Wookieepedia), was once part of a larger story arc that included “A Friend in Need,” which ultimately was split off and became episode 14 from season 4 of the show. Which fits it into the four-episode story arc structure business about which we’ve talked previously on the show…
So Palpatine is at his manipulative worst in this episode, and I mean that in a good way (from a storytelling standpoint). He positions Padme to continue working with Clovis, and he HAS to be able to tell how mad that makes Anakin. Certainly Yoda picks up on it, and Clovis does, too. Yoda even shares his concerns with Obi-Wan, who comes to talk to his Padawan about clouded judgment, about romantic attachments, and even about Obi-Wan’s feelings for the Duchess Satine of Mandalore.
We’ll talk about all of this on the show today, as well as how “The Rise of Clovis” got me thinking about “The Rise of Skywalker,” and what that title actually means… Punch it!