Whenever The Clone Wars gets too bogged down in politics and verbal banter (never Star Wars' strong suit), we can always count on the rogues’ gallery to save us. Toss a red lightsaber into the mix, and suddenly the show gets a whole lot cooler. Cartoon Network has a doozy of a three-part story to begin the second half of its season. Palpatine commands Count Dooku to kill his favorite assassin Ventress. She survives the effort and vows revenge, using the mysterious Nightsisters of Dathomir to help her. Not only does the episode deliver a great new group in the Nightsisters, but it lets us see flashes of Ventress’s past, developing her character without detracting from her overall menace. A certain clunkiness in the lightsaber duels (which lets Anakin and Obi Wan in on the action) are all that stand between “Nightsisters” and perfection. Nice to see The Clone Wars back!