To celebrate the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+, we’re undertaking a full chronological rewatch of the five original seasons, The Lost Missions, and the theatrical release. We’d be honored if you would join us for the weekly #CloneWarsRewatch — you can watch this week’s episode on Disney+ now — and share your thoughts on the award-winning series.

88: “Revenge” (Season Four, Episode 22)

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

A scene from "Revenge."

Synopsis:

Savage and Maul, now reunited, pursue Obi-Wan Kenobi in search of revenge, and the Jedi Knight finds himself forced to unite with a surprising ally to defend himself.

A scene from "Revenge."

Analysis:

Asajj Ventress and Obi-Wan Kenobi are a perfect team when you really think about it. They both love a sassy retort — “Looks like he’s half the man you are, Savage,” Ventress quips, — they’re deftly skilled in lightsaber combat, and although in the past they’ve been at odds, in this case the threat of Maul and Savage has them siding together.

A scene from "Revenge."

A scene from "Revenge."

On the altar of the Nightsisters, Maul has been taken apart piece by piece, the damage assessed and cast off so he could be reborn stronger than before, on two reforged legs. Showing his sheer strength of will, he at first stumbles like a baby calf then takes off at a galloping pace to see what his new limbs can do, releasing a primal howl in his victory.

A scene from "Revenge." A scene from "Revenge."

On Lotho Minor, he became a feral thing, rabid and ranting, but now he’s been recast with singular purpose and incredible focus. The Clone Wars started without him, the galactic conflict turning despite his fall, and fueled by hate, he intends to end the man who tried to take Maul’s life all those years ago on Naboo.

A scene from "Revenge." A scene from "Revenge."

After his show of heartless slaughter on Raydonia, Kenobi appears like clockwork. Maul is unhinged, the Force is unbalanced, but the Jedi cannot stand to have the blood of the innocent spilled.

Kenobi and Ventress, one chasing Maul and the other chasing the sizable bounty on Savage’s head, make a formidable duo. The witch and the Jedi. Who would have thought?

A scene from "Revenge." A scene from "Revenge."

But when they realize they cannot win this time, they make a break for it, leaving the brothers floating through the stars. A problem to be dealt with another time.

Intel:

  • The Turtle Tank was inspired by a real-life pet turtle, Goji, belonging to Dave Filoni.

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Next up: Come back next Thursday when a rebellion breaks out on Onderon in “A War on Two Fronts.”

Associate Editor Kristin Baver is a writer, host of This Week! In Star Wars, and all-around sci-fi nerd who always has just one more question in an inexhaustible list of curiosities. Sometimes she blurts out “It’s a trap!” even when it’s not. Want to talk more about The Clone Wars? Hop on Twitter and tell @KristinBaver what you thought about today’s episode.

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