Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Clone Wars Episode 5.14: Eminence

Everyone's bit off a bit more than they can chew.

Spoilers Ahead



After being rescued from space by Pre Vizsla and Deathwatch, Darth Maul hatches a plot to control the largest criminal organization in the galaxy as a means of eventually destroying Obi-Wan Kenobi and Palpatine/Sidious.

Crap is really starting to get real here. It's all a great set-up to something, and it has some good set pieces, but I dunno, certain parts don't sit right with me.

I get the Black Sun. Xizor was my favorite part of the otherwise underwhelming "Shadows of the Empire" (by the way, where was he here? I was under the impression he headed to Black Sun for decades by the time we meet him?), and while he was a schemer, he was willing to work with the Sith if they were the biggest bullies on the playground. But Jabba doesn't seem like the type to get involved, even if his palace is being attacked. Then again, it's one thing to have two Sith and a buttload of Mandalorians drop on your doorstep, and quite another to have some Jedi pretender try to give you orders, so I guess it's not too bad.

Darth Maul isn't even trying to hide his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder, which both makes him a classic Sith and perfectly illustrates why they died out in the first place. I'm interested in seeing where this comes to a head.

Sam "Aiden the Vampire" Witwer was perfect casting as Maul, and I'm surprised as always that Pre Vizsla is Jon Favreau, who is the last person I would think of for a character like that (which only goes to show I need to give people more chances because he's great).

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    1. and by the way it's spelled Pre Vizsla

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    2. Sorry I missed the s. I'll fix that when I'm done with the post I'm working on.

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  2. I know he wasn't. That's why I asked where he was during all of this.

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    1. not sure. George generally likes to create his own characters and not incorporate so much the ones of the EU.

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    2. Oh I know, but Shadow of the Empire was this huuuuge event when it came out, so I'd be surprised if George had nothing to do with it. Then again, given the kind of story it was...

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