Star Wars: The Clone Wars – the Nostalgic Finale


The epic worldwide American space-themed franchise, Star Wars has always been eager to add more to their universe. Some of their exploits have been more successful than others, but the animated Clone Wars movie and TV series is by far some of their greatest. The series occurs between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and reveals many interesting facts about the Star Wars galaxy, but one of the best is the introduction of Ahsoka Tano, padawan to Anakin Skywalker.

The series began in 2008 and ran for five full seasons before it was cancelled and accompanied by an unfinished sixth season. Many fans fell in love with the show and were devastated when it ended, which is why the news of a final seventh season to be released on Disney+ in February 2020 was met with such excitement. Season 7 was only 12 episodes, consisting of 3 arcs of 4 episodes. For the most part, these episodes centered on fan favorite Ahsoka Tano, and inevitably ended with the dreaded events of Order 66.

As an avid Clone Wars fan, I was ecstatic for the chance to get just a few more stories about these characters, and I know I was not the only one. There were still so many unanswered questions left from the previous seasons and the other animated Star Wars kids show, Rebels. It was amazing to grow up watching Clone Wars and learn with the characters, and then finally come back one last time for a few more lessons. In addition, it grounded the entire Star Wars franchise, providing more context for the events of the rest of the movies—particularly Anakin Skywalker’s tragic fall to the Dark Side in Revenge of the Sith.

Aspiring Jedi, Sith, and Rebels everywhere love this show for its characters and messages, and any Star Wars fan that has not yet watched it should add it to their list. Despite being a kids show, Clone Wars offers something useful to people of all ages. The humor, adventure, and action make it a binge-worthy show for any fan, new or old.