"To Catch a Jedi" is a homage to the Alfred Hitchock film "To Catch a Thief"...just like last week's was homage to "The Man Who Knew Too Much", also by Hitchcock (great movie, by the way, Peter Lorre is in it!). As I started watching "To Catch a Jedi", I was unsure if it would top last week's, since this is without one of Season Five's best arcs.
As soon as Ventress appeared, I knew it would top.
First of all, my goodness, we're on level 1312. Now I'm the type of Star Wars fans who loves the "used future" element that makes Star Wars so unique in the science-fiction genre. Episodes like "Lightsaber Lost", and "Evil Plans" always get my attention because they're set right in the dirty, gritty underworld. This episode was just like that and it was such a thrill to go back to the Coruscant underworld with Ahsoka, and the setting was also put to good use. The chase scene on the train was amazing; the fight with the clones was amazing; and the duel between Ahsoka and the shadow figure (more on that later) was hands-down my favorite scene. So many wonderful things about this episode.
Anyway, there were so many other things about this episode that made me love it so much. My favorite part as I already mentioned was the fight scene at the end. Wow! Actually, all the fight scenes were awesome, and I'm really tempted to watch it again just for those. Anakin's emotions in dealing with the whole situation were painted so beautifully. Plus it was cool that Plo-Koon was involved in catching Ahsoka as well. Finally, we get to see Barris again after a long-overdue hiatus. Of course...
That leads me to my final note. Who is the shadow figure who attacked Ahsoka and further framed her into being guilty? I have been hearing a lot about speculation that Barris is behind it. As much as I hope this isn't the case, it makes sense to me. Remember in the last episode Barris made a remark that practically went against the Jedi Code? But on the other hand, it seems pretty out of character for her as far as I know. Unless they're going to give some very good reasons for Barris framing Ahsoka, I won't buy it. Until the finale, we can only speculate.
In summary, amazing episode! I can't believe Season Five is almost over!
I'm planning on doing some post-Season Five posts. So far I have my favorite Season Five moments, Season Five episodes, and hopes/speculations for Season Six. If you have anymore ideas, I'm more than open to hear them!