An Amazing Finale to an Amazing Series
If there is something from The Clone Wars that sequel series Rebels still lacks as of Season 2, it is going in to make side characters into main characters, sometimes for even entire 4 episode arcs. In these finished OVA/ONA episodes of The Clone Wars Season 6, Anakin and Obi-Wan are pushed to the background, with lesser fan-favorites taking the helm.
If you really want even more Clone Wars than is provided here, then I would recommend reading Dark Disciple and Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. There are also additional unfinished episodes of Clone Wars on the Star Wars website and the Lost Missions Blu-ray.
*Story Quality: 10/10*
In the Premature Order 66 arc, Arc Trooper Fives explores the reason Order 66 occurred so smoothly in Episode III. In the Banking Clan Arc, Rush Clovis's unhealthy relationship with Padmé is fully brought into play and the Banking Clan's Separatist ties are exposed. In The Disappeared, Mace Windu and Jar Jar (Who by this point has redeemed himself in the series) encounter some Temple of Doom references and see one more hurrah for the mysterious Mother Talzin. Finally, the Spiritual Arc explores the reason for the Clone Army and how force spirits work. Overall, the season, whileshorter than others, is one of the most memorable in the series, with many filled plotholes. Perhaps the only thing missing is Ashoka's experience learning the ropes of commoner's life on Coruscant, something the Ashoka novel doesn't really cover.
*Visual Presentation Quality: 9/10*
It should be noted that the aspect ratio of the episodes is cropped from the original 21:9 (2.35:1) to a less wide 16:9 (1.78:1), and I deducted a star for that. I did not know that the show was not produced in 16:9 at the time of purchase, but I was buying it for a plane ride. Regardless, the picture is crisp and pretty.
*Visual Effects Quality: 10/10*
Some of the best non-theatrical CGI animation I have ever seen. After seeing this, the textures in Rebels feel flat in comparison.
*Dialogue Quality: 10/10*
The character voices are spot-on, as usual. I will miss some of the voice actors as they are replaced for Rebels, but it is understandable due to the time skip. The audio is easy to hear, and I am able to understand without subtitles, but I used them anyway.
*Music Quality: 9/10*
Kevin Kiner is starting to understand Star Wars music. In this season, he uses a better blend of his and Williams's themes, although it is still mostly atmospheric. One minor complaint would be the choice of music for the end credits of "Sacrifice", wherein the remix of Ahsoka's theme used for "The Wrong Jedi" is used, wherein it was a Yoda-oriented episode.
*Subtitle Quality: 9/10*
The included English subtitles are mostly just cover the dialogue, with a few explanations of sounds and music. It does not have any immersion breaking descriptions. It does the job arguably well, but if you were looking for SDH subtitles or translation subtitles, you won't find them here.
*Extras Quality: 0/10*
Yeah, it's a TV show on iTunes. Not going to see any extras here.
The Unknown (22:31),
An Old Friend (22:16),
The Rise of Clovis (22:20),
Crisis at the Heart (22:15),
The Disappeared (22:00),
The Disappeared, Part 2 (20:22),
The Lost One (22:36),