The Suboken Project is contributing to Before the Z-Wing, a Star Wars fan podcast available on most podcast streaming services.
To get us through our post-Mandalorian blues, the seventh and finale season of the Clone Wars cartoon series debuts Monday, February 21st on Disney+. Calista and I created a must watch list of Clone Wars Episodes for the Before the Z-Wing podcast. This list helps pair down the viewing experience for everyone wanting to get caught up on the show.
Although this list may seem long, whittling 122 episodes down to 84, these episodes are fantastic in developing the main characters of the show such as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul, and one of the greatest Star Wars characters, Ahsoka Tano. These episodes also set up and continue story arcs that carry through into other Star Wars media such as Rebels, Rogue One, The Mandalorian, A New Hope, The Rise of Skywalker, Dark Desciple, Jedi:Fallen Order, and even Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge. This isn’t to say episodes omitted from this list aren’t worth watching. There are many episodes such as the Zilo Beast, Pantora, and Malevolence arcs that are not on this list but are every bit as entertaining as the best of the series.
This list sorts these episodes in chronological order first. When it aired on the Cartoon Network, The Clone Wars often presented its own prequel episodes within the series. The second sorting strategy for this list is by relevance, grouping together larger narrative arcs that were originally spread out across multiple seasons. This allows these storylines to efficiently build with their proximity to each other while preserving chronological placement.
This list will be revised once the final season airs in its entirety on Disney+.
Check out the full list HERE