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3x16 "Altar of Mortis" Rating/Discussion
Discuss episode 60 'Altar of Mortis' here, which aired on February 4th.

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Before the Jedi can leave Mortis, the Son takes Ahsoka captive in an attempt to entice Anakin into joining him to use their combined strength to overpower his Father and Sister. Meanwhile, the Father attempts to stave off a disastrous showdown between his children and maintain the Force's increasingly precarious balance on the planet.

Episode information here:

Please do not post Spoilers for episode 61 or after.
Ford: Don't worry, I trust them to the end of the Earth.
Arthur: And how long is that?
Ford: About 12 minutes.
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
I'm not too sure I liked it. Animation, story, even the dialogue wasn't half bad but the episode was more metaphor than reality, which annoys me a bit. Though I found the Son to be the perfect embodiment of evil.

I vote 7/10.
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." -Isaac Asimov
I give this episode a 9. It was great, more or less.

One thing that jumped out to me is how there were mandalas every time it showed the father or his tower. The father is the individuated whole - he is the embodiment of balance. He is dark and light as a complete whole.

I also found it interesting that after the son's attack on the father, daughter laid him on a stone tablet cross contained within a circle - from which he was healed. How reminiscent of the Christian cross/resurrection iconography.
I am dead but I must still go to work. -The Sixth Sense
Well, this was another interesting episode. Once more we get to fully study the power and the intricacies of the Force. While this episode was not as good as the other one it was still enjoyable. It also points to this entire arc being a dream or vision due to the references to real events in the future of the galaxy.
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It was good, but I think I need to wait for the third part to fully get what is the point of this arc, because all I feel so far is why are the Father, Son, and Daughter even here. It feels odd and unneeded (like Greedo shooting first).
It was good, but the story just seems to have a lot of forced symbolism, and not much plot. There were just too many "So... why did... how did... wait a minute..." moments to my liking. I'm also beginning to think this arc might be a dream.

I give this episode an 8/10.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. ~ St. Clement of Alexandra
While I didn't find it as strong as Overlords, I enjoyed the episode. My biggest problem was the sword, I don't think that was necessary. The fight between the gods was kinda cool, though I admit I was actually wanting more outrageous and esoteric force powers shown.
Fry: "What was the purpose of life, anyway?"
Farnsworth: "Who knows? Probably some hogwash about the human spirit."


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