'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Series Finale: A breathtaking climax sees fans bid farewell to childhood memories
While the tragic end of the episode hit very close to home, especially for those who grew up with this show, it was still a beautifully crafted story and fans are as joyful as they are sad
Spoilers for 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 7 Episode 12 'Victory and Defeat' series finale
And so the Clone Wars has come to an end. The final episode of the groundbreaking show 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' has been released and fans are both sad and happy.
While the tragic end of the episode hit very close to home, especially for those who grew up with this show, it was still a beautifully crafted story told through mindblowing animation. Fans have taken to the episode's Reddit discussion thread on r/StarWars to talk about that touching finale and here's what they've been saying.
"I like how this episode didn't automatically switch to killing the clones as survival in the face of order 66 like in Revenge of the Sith and Fallen Order," one fan wrote.
"Even in the chaos, the clones were still Rex's brothers in arms and Ahsoka's friends. The shot of the clone helmets mounted in memorial almost brought me to tears because I grew up loving the clones. And now as the Republic has concluded, so has my childhood."
"Rex breaking down hit me hard," another fan said. "You don't put 2 and 2 together in the films how close these clones and their jedi must have been after going through hell together for years."
Another fan pointed out, "If you think about it, that last shot. That decayed Clone helmet was the last remnant of the Clone Wars/Ahsoka, or in this case, the past, the whole series, looking back at Anakin or Darth Vader."
"The last minutes didn't have any words spoken, but what they were able to convey was incredible," another fan declared. "I was always holding out hope we'd see Vader at the end. Just a beautiful series ending."
"It ended the same way it began nearly twelve years ago... with smile on my face and a love for the galaxy in my heart," a fan summed up. "The entire arc was a masterpiece, the ending was breathtaking. Now I need to cry... and watch episode III of course."
All episodes of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' are now available on Disney+ and the story continues in 'Star Wars: Episode III — The Revenge of the Sith', also available on the streaming service. That's all for now and may the Force be with you, now and always.