Dave Filoni spearheaded The Clone Wars for the previous 12 or so, because it premiered in 2008 as a characteristic movie. It was all primarily based on George Lucas’ creation — Star Wars — and Lucas was additionally on the forefront, writing the tales with Filoni. Now in Season 7, Filoni is the manager producer and supervising director of the collection. And he introduced among the finest scenes to the franchise. It was additionally the primary time followers noticed Order 66 from Ahsoka and Rex’s aspect, and it was necessary that Ahsoka stayed true to herself and her bond with the clone troopers she was so near. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers forward for Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7].
Dave Filoni had the powerful job of determining how Ahsoka responds to Order 66
Within the ultimate “Clone Wars Download” episode on Star Wars’ YouTube channel, Filoni gave some perception into why it was powerful to put in writing Ahsoka’s response to Order 66 occurring round her.
“For me on this present, I used to be in a really unusual state of affairs. Since The Clone Wars first started airing, youngsters cherished the Clone troopers,” he famous. “They cherished Captain Rex and so they had been very fond of those characters. So, right here you’re on this state of affairs the place there’s this large betrayal. And within the movie, the Jedi, like Yoda, simply cuts down Gre and does what he has to outlive.”
Though many of the Jedi proven on-screen in Revenge of the Sith died from their clones, Yoda sensed it and beheaded his. That made sense within the context of the film as a result of the clones aren’t individualized like they’re within the collection. However as he mentioned, within the collection, the clones have names, backstories, and histories with Ahsoka and different Jedi.
As Ahsoka describes, she gained’t kill clones
“However I assumed a very fascinating aspect right here was, effectively is Ahsoka actually gonna try this?” Filoni mentioned. “And what does that say to the viewers if she was to only begin slicing down all these outdated mates of hers? That we’ve proven within the earlier episodes, all of them imply so much to one another and so they all assume very extremely of her.”
When the ship goes down, and Ahsoka and Rex are cornered, she’s nonetheless steadfast in her resolve to not kill any of the clones. “You’re a very good soldier Rex. So is each a type of males down there,” she says to him. “They might be prepared to die. However I’m not the one who’s going to kill them”
This proves why Filoni is correct, after all. It’s not like Ahsoka to activate mates like that, even when they’re mind-controlled. Though Jedi aren’t allowed attachments, Ahsoka would by no means do such a factor. Particularly once we noticed her firm all painted their helmets like her Togrutan markings, to point out allegiance to her. She grew up in struggle, preventing alongside these males. She wouldn’t damage them.
Rex’s response was additionally a tough state of affairs
As soon as Ahsoka took out Rex’s inhibitor chip, he remembered every thing and knew that they had been a misplaced trigger. Though they had been his brethren, Rex knew they couldn’t persuade the clones. And he didn’t see a manner out with out harming them.
“It’s a horrible state of affairs, for Rex too. These are Rex’s brothers,” Filoni mentioned. “These are folks he has led for years in the event that they’ve survived sufficient battles. And he hides a variety of his feelings behind his helmet. However we perceive that it is a very intense factor for him.”
The second when Rex is crying as Ahsoka takes off his helmet is among the most hanging this season, and within the collection. He’s so torn about what to do and is able to sacrifice his heartache for his or her security. It actually exhibits the toll of the struggle and posits the clones as the largest victims of all of it.
‘The Clone Wars’ was by no means going to have a contented ending, so it was all about how one can do it proper
Similar to when the prequels got here out, audiences knew what the endgame was with the story. Followers knew that The Clone Wars needed to lead into Revenge of the Sith, since that exhibits how the wars finish for the Jedi, Obi-Wan, Anakin, and the remainder of the principle characters. However the principle ones on the collection, like Ahsoka and Rex, by no means acquired a correct ending. For Filoni, he had to determine how one can make this unhappy ending work.
“I all the time knew the tip of the present was gonna be troublesome. As a result of it doesn’t finish on essentially the most uplifting of notes,” Filoni mentioned. “However it’s how this a part of the story has to go. It’s what occurs to the galaxy, and thru this intense time for the characters, I feel an important factor is that they keep true to one another and so they belief each other and so they let go of their fears to beat the state of affairs.”