I enjoyed it a lot actually...
Watching a behind-the-scenes thing, I'm really geeked at how they mimiced (till tonight) the hunting and destruction of the German battleship Bismark. I'd not really noticed the parallels till I watched the documentary, and then it all made sense...
For those not familiar to the story, the Bismark was a massive ship built by the Germans in WW2, and launched against England/Allied vessels. It was going to be a real pain in the ass to shipping, not to mention it outmatched every vessel the British had really.
It destroyed the British ship the Hood, which was the first to find it. However it was immobilized by one of the first torpedo plane attacks of the war by the British, which damaged its rudder. It was making a run away from a large British fleet who were trying to catch up to it, and it was trying to make port in occupied France for safety. The torpedo planes locked the ships rudder though, so it couldn't maneuver, and it was sank with very few of the crew surviving then once it was tracked down.
The ending of the Malevolence isn't exactly similar, but the earlier parts certainly had a lot of similarities. I thought the fleet was going to catch it and destroy it actually, tying it pretty well to the Bismark story. It's kind of neat that a WW2 battle/scenario was mimiced just like was done for the Death Star assault though, don't you think?
Anyhoo I really liked tonights episode... Lots of Jedi action, lots of Grievous... I though the droids were funny, and I laughed out loud when Kenobi tried saving 3PO. Whoops! All going back to the galactic "who gives a ****" attitude towards droids it seems.
I thought the droids were funny too, and I dug the fire-control droids that came into the hangar to put out the fire from Padme's ship.
In general, a fun episode... Had some space battling, some good interior action on the Malevolence, and I like how Grievous just shut his communications off with Dooku.
A good ending I thought, but abrupt for certain. Next week's preview had me drooling... Lotsa good Clone Warrin' next week.