I was pleased with the episode overall. Apart from the lengthy commercial breaks, it was fun to watch. Lots of action and violence, as there should be in such a massive conflict. The brutal nature of many scenes in the show (beating up Jocasta Nu, Cade Bane torturing the Rodian Jedi to death, etc.) are one thing I have liked about the CW series. It is accurately depicting the negative events that happen in warfare. The show is not softened for the little kids and has enough complexities that an older fan can really enjoy it. In fact, I think it is easier for an older fan to understand everything that is going on in the show and fit it within the greater context of the SW universe. Having worked with elementary school-age children as a mentor and tutor, I've found that while many really like the CW series, they are at a loss to explain why the clones and Jedi are fighting the seperatists and have no inkling of who their hero Anakin will eventually become
I am very interested to see where Asoka's character is going to go during the series... She is definitely developing in a manner that runs contrary to Jedi ethics; something more like Anakin's personality. It will be interesting to see what exactly happens to her near the end of the series. What concerns me more, however, is actually how long this series will continue and how the show will conclude. It cannot go on indefinitely as there is only a finite amount of time between Episodes II and III and it would be great if the show ended as sort of a precursor to Episode III.