Chronological TCW #31
"ARC TroopersARC" Season 3, Episode 2
"Fighting a war tests a soldier's skills, defending his home tests a soldier's heart."
The Republic learns of an impending Separatist attack on Kamino, and Anakin and Obi-Wan hurry to the planet. After the Republic repulses the Separatists' diversionary assault, the real attack begins. Asajj Ventress, General Grievous and an army of droids rise out of the oceans, bent on destroying Kamino's clone production facilities. Rex, Cody, Fives, and Echo lead the clones in a desperate defense of their home planet.
LOVED the episode, but will start this off by comparing to #StarWarsLegends material. #99 is a great character that the viewer feels empathy for, but shouldn't exist. The "FAILURE" clones were the original 12 - only 6 survived the embryotic stage - and thier programming was the failure, so they were deemed Null ARCs and were going to be killed, but Skirata adopted them. ARC trooper isn't a rank- the next 100 clones were ARCs trained personally by #JangoFett, but TCW makes it a rank and allows #Echo and #Fives to get that rank, great characters, but shouldn'd be ARCs. The Battle of Kamino was pretty different in the #StarWarsRepublic comics by #DarkHorse, but also had many similarities. Finally, #Colt and #Havoc (Both ARCs) go out like wimps in this episode, they are ARCs and should NOT be taken out so easily.
As for the aspects I liked I will rant/list them off real fast. Characters- 99, Fives, Echo. Relationships- #Grievous + #Ventress competition, Clone-to-Clone with the Cadets (From the Windu Revenge ARC from Season 2), #Cody, #Rex, Echo, Fives, 99, #Hevy (references). The Fight scenes were phenominal with #Anakin v #Asajj, #ObiWan v #GeneralGrievous, #ShaakTi v Droids. The New droids were cool #AquaDroids, the Separatist plan was good and seemed to work for a bit, seeing the cadets fight was cool, and 99's death was actually touching and I got goosebumps/felt bad for him. LOVED seeing Fives and Echo survive and get promoted cause I love those two way back in season one's #Rookies.