Star Wars: The Clone Wars has returned for its seventh and final season on the Disney+ streaming service. In this review, we’re taking a look at the seventh episode of the season, titled “Dangerous Debt.”
After being imprisoned by the Pykes, Ahsoka Tano and the Martez sisters manage a daring escape of their stronghold. Together they flee through the city to their ship, desperate to evade the Pyke forces in pursuit.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is rated TV-PG.
The relationship between Ahsoka and the Matrez sisters continues to develop, but the connection is made even deeper when Rafa reveals a story from the past that connects them all the way back to the original The Clone Wars movie. It’s an unexpected connection but one that explains their disdain for the elites on Coruscant.
Speaking of unexpected connections, Mandalorians Ursa Wren and Bo-Katan appear and open the door for a connection potentially paving the way for Ahsoka’s appearance in The Mandalorian Season 2.
Directors Saul Ruiz and Bosco Ng also have fun with Easter Eggs in this episode. We again see Hammerhead in this original action figure clothes as well as Snaggletooth (blue outfit). There’s also a notable cameo by a torture droid of the same make and model as the one seen in Jabba’s Palace. He has a unique walk and voice that adds an extra level of creepiness to him beyond what was seen on Return of the Jedi. And keep an ear open for the infamous Wilhelm Scream, a staple of the Star Wars films.
As in every episode, the production design is amazing. We get to explore deeper into the Pyke’s world which is an interesting array of glowing designs and soaring architecture. It’s kind of a mix between TRON and Corellia from Solo: A Star Wars Story.
What Didn’t Work
While the relationship between Ahsoka and the Martez sisters continues to develop into an interesting partnership, Ahsoka is still a wet blanket for much of the episode. Just by the point Ahsoka is going to be fun again, the series will be over.
The Bottom Line
“Dangerous Debt” is a solid action episode, but it continues to be more about the setup of what’s to come that may be more interesting.
Dangerous Debt Review Score: 7.5/10
The episode was directed by Saul Ruiz and Bosco Ng. The voice cast includes Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Brigitte Kali as Trace Matrez, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Rafa Martez, Tom Kane as Guard #2 / Narrator / Torture Droid, Dee Bradley Baker as Fife / Beggar / Guard, Stephen Stanton as Marg Krim, Sharmila Devar as Ursa Wren, and Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan