'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' S1E06 - Downfall of a Droid

TV and AnimeKristina PinoComment
Anakin leads Rex and the gold squadron in a battle that ends with Grievous retreating (again), and Anakin needing rescue. When he wakes up, R2D2 is nowhere to be found, and it is revealed that he's got sensitive information in his memory banks that could be used against them. Anakin goes on a mission to try and find R2, even searching a trawling scavenger's ship with a replacement unit (R3S6), to no avail. We later find out that R2 was in there (and we watch as the lovable droid takes out an assassin droid all by himself), and the freighter is selling it to Grievous.

Though I expected more R2 antics, I liked that at least we saw one bad-ass move by him. The thing is, this episode focused more on Anakin being so fixated on how awesome R2 is and not being willing to trust any other units, including the more technically advanced (and supposedly faster) R3 unit. The R3 unit let Anakin down though, and he's still determined as ever to find R2. Ahsoka has been advocating for the R3 unit (now nicknamed Goldie), and it looks like it'll probably do something cool next episode to gain Anakin's approval or something.

Here's hoping that R2 gets more action next episode!