Saturday, January 26, 2013

"Coming up next week..."

The next episode of the Clone Wars continues the various issues on Mandalore. For example, Darth Maul is now ruler of Mandalore, and all of the peace that had been kept for decades has now been ruined in what seems like less than a day. Before I continue, I should just say SPOILER ALERT! so that no one complains that I spoiled the episode for them.

Anyone who read Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy (or just read the entire plot of the book on Wookieepedia like I did) will know what happens in the next episode titled "The Lawless". At the beginning of the episode, Satine is rescued from her prison by her nephew Korkie (seen in the Season 3 episode "The Academy"). They escape with the help of Bo-Katan and the Night Owls (the Night Owls are basically the Death Watch ladies who all wear distinctive armor similar to Bo-Katan). Before they are recaptured Satine manages to send a distress signal to the Jedi Council to send help. Darth Maul then reveals that he is glad that Satine contacted the Jedi because he wants Obi-Wan to come. 

Obi-Wan goes to Mandalore in the Twilight and though he manages to rescue Satine from prison and gets her onto the Twilight, the ship is hit with a rocket and crashes into the docks. When Obi-Wan wakes up he finds that he has been taken prisoner inside the royal palace just so that Darth Maul can kill Satine in front of him. Obi-Wan is very sad and he's taken back to his cell. The Night Owls save him, though, and they are chased across the city until they find an even bigger battle happening in the docks. I don't know exactly who the battle is between. Possibly the Black Sun and Pykes are fighting the Death Watch, or maybe Death Watch is just having some kind of civil war because Pre Vizla was killed and Maul took his place.

Meanwhile, Darth Sidious arrives on Mandalore and heads to the palace. Darth Maul rushes to him and bows, but Sidious instead attacks them with dual lightsabers. He kills both Maul and Savage.

Bo-Katan finds a ship for Obi-Wan and tells him to go to Coruscant and tell everyone what has happened. I'm not sure what the eventual outcome will be, but it is certain that Mandalore will never be the same again. 

"Who saw the last episode?"

The most recent episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was titled “Shades of Reason”. Darth Maul and Pre Vizla finally made their move against Mandalore. FIrst Darth Maul’s crime lords attacked the city, and then when Death Watch arrested them, they seemed like heroes and saviors to the people of Mandalore. But now that Vizla had Mandalore, he didn’t really need Maul or Savage anymore, so he had them arrested and put them in a cell. Now I don’t know how he thought he was going to hold those two, because they escaped quite easily and killed the guards. Maul enlisted former Prime Minister Almec as the new Prime Minister of Mandalore (since he basically needed someone to pretend to have the power). Then they went to the main palace, and Maul challenged Vizla to a duel (Mandalorian tradition states that whoever can defeat the ruler of Mandalore in a duel is the new ruler). This was one of the best duels of the show (except maybe until next week). Maul ended up winning and killed Vizla with his own darksaber. Most of the Death Watch troops pledge loyalty to Maul, but Bo-Katan and some of the other soldiers refuse and escape. So basically, at the end of the episode. Maul is sitting in his throne as the new ruler of Mandalore, Vizla is dead, and Satine is in prison.


This blog will be about Star Wars, including the Clone Wars TV show and the entire Star Wars universe. I will have a segment called "Who saw the last episode?" which will be a recap of the latest Clone Wars episode and also a segment following "Who saw the last episode?" called "Coming up next week..." which will be about next week's episode and also other episodes coming soon. Any other post will be under an individual and unique name.