If you're looking to find out about some of the best "Clone Wars" episodes, then this collection should be enough to give you a taste for the better side of "Star Wars The Clone Wars." For those of you who don't know, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is an animated cartoon series that takes place in between "Episode II: Attack of the Clones" and "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," depicting the titular war between the Republic and the Separatists. The following episodes will help give viewers a glimpse of how good this show can be when it decides to be.

  1. "Season 1, Episode 10: Lair of Grevious." This is among one of the very first "Clone Wars" episodes that depicted dark themes throughout it. Most of the episodes before this one were much light-hearted compared to this. "Lair of Grevious" follow two Jedi, Kit Fisto and Nahdar Vebb, who are seeking to capture Nute Gunray, however, the duo are lured into a trap laid out by General Grevious. The trap leads to the death of Nahdar Vebb, depicting the nature of the dark side of the force.

  2. "Season 3, Episode 2: ARC Troopers." Here we have yet another gem amidst the "Clone Wars" episodes. Anakin, Obi-Wan, and the 501st must defend the Republic cloning factories on Kamino from an assault force led by Ventress and Grevious. "ARC Troopers" has a lot going for it  and the setting on the rainy, watery world of Kamino is ripe for epic battle scenes.

  3. "Season 3, Episode 12: Nightsisters." This "Clone Wars" episode gets down into the real juicy "Star Wars" stuff -- The dark side of the force, revenge, the Sith, betrayal, and the like. Darth Sidious isn't happy with Ventress's growing Sith abilities and has assigned Count Dooku to kill her. However, Ventress survives and vows vengeance on her former master, enlisting the help of her fellow Nightsisters of Dathomir.

-Stephen Brno