Wow! I was impressed with this episode. By far the best scene was the death of Merik, his "who will be the cold blooded killer" speech followed by Anakin sneaking uo from behind and stabing him was priceless along with the music. Actually, ANakin was just great in this episode. His "I'm missing dinner" comment was hilarious. Throwing his lightsaber at the Assassin Probe was cool as well. And when he cut through the SBD, just BA.
I'll review this one and its *ahem* predecessor once I see the completion this Friday. I think that will really affect how I see the trilogy as a whole.
Kudos for starting the Kalevala retcon though. I breathed a sigh of relief that that nugget made it into this episode though...but since this episode was filmed first...why didn't it make it into the rest? This series has hopelessly complicated the complicated issue it created.