I finally got to watch this episode Sunday night, and after seeing people's thoughts before I watched it, I actually liked it. Maybe I was setting myself up for some disappointment, but as a sort of one-off episode, I really enjoyed it a lot.
I felt that the ancient Jedi, which looked kind of like Yakface for some reason (is that to be the same species? I couldn't tell), was pretty well played out. I liked his old-fart driving through coruscant, but that all his patience played out as a major point of the story, then at the end he's got a friggin' sweet saber. Sure he's old, but he'd probably make one of the more interesting characters as a figure IMO.
I thought Ahsoka's chases with the girl that had the thick thighs were really well done, very suspenseful... Seeing the commentary on SW.com, I'm glad they covered what Palpatine was saying as I was actually 100% interested in hearing it. Knowing now that it's a subtle attempt to build upon things we then finally see in ROTS is really great. That's quality work by the creative team working on Clone Wars I think.
I liked how it all came down to two freakish chick aliens and things. I still didn't totally understand WHY they did what they did, but I thought it worked well to get us to the point where Ahsoka's found her saber and now needs to get it back.
I liked seeing the scummy side of Coruscant, the coughing (and probably drunk) alien in a stooper on the street, and things...
I know it's a budget issue but it's funny seeing that apparantly the underworld of Coruscant is covered in Twi'Leks, Weequay, Rodians, the odd Ithorian or Aqualish, the one fish guy that stole the thing, and then that's about it... Oh, of course till you get to the apartment and then there's 2 new aliens (both very cool) that must've eaten up the alien budget this week, and then Gha Nacht appears to have a twin lying there croaked.
Creating new characters digitally's part of the cost, so I kid the Clone Wars team, but I still find it funny that Coruscant's got a pretty sparse variety of aliens wandering the streets.
As a customizer, I really liked seeing the Speeders and things. I felt there was some good inspiration there, and among the aliens wandering around.
The fishy chick was fantastic. Sideways eyelids? You gotta love that.
This is one of my more favored Season 2 episodes so far... Nothing's compared to Landing at Point Rain yet though. That's just exquisite Clone-Warring to me. The upcoming Mandalore stuff though, that's an interesting direction to go for the series... Mandalore and its place in the galaxy? I'm game for this completely.