Evil is not born, it is taught.
The second episode of the Savage Opress saga continued tonight and as to be expected the middle episode wasn’t as good as the first and will most likely not be as action packed as the third. For those who have not yet watched the episode yet, there will be spoilers. Remember the episode will be online StarWars.com by Monday and there will be reruns of this episode on Saturday morning and Sunday night. Check TVGuide for your local lisings.
At the end of the last episode, Ventress and the Witches of Dathomir have failed their assassination attempt on Count Dooku after she was betrayed by Dooku’s will to stay loyal to Lord Sidious. Mother Talzin found with this assassination attempt to be able to easily defeat Dooku without an apprentice. Talzin offers to give a new apprentice to fufill her debt to Dooku.The beginning of the episode starts with Talzin discussing a male apprentice that shares the bloodline of the once ‘Sith Lord’ Darth Maul. Dooku accepts as Talzin’s deception is fully planned when she sends Ventress to find the brother of Darth Maul. The problem with this episode is scenes have been stretched out to take up a full episode when those scenes could have taken up about 5 minutes of screen time.
Through trials for the Zabraks, Opress proved himself to be the strongest and wisest warrior of his kind. Talzin and the Witches probe Opress, changing him for an easy move to the dark side, to create their own pawn in the Seperatist Army. Dooku ordered Savage Opress to take out the Jedi Temple on Devaron. Savage ravaged through the droids and troopers that got into his way from getting to Jedi Knight Halsey and his apprentice Knox. Unfortunately, this was all that happenned through the whole episode. As I said before, this could have taken five minutes to tell this short action filled story. The main point of the episode is the monster within Savage Opress has been released and will bring more exciting episodes in the future.
While the storytelling of the episode was well done, the episode seemed really stretched out when the episode could included perhaps a first mission with Count Dooku. There was nothing wrong with the animation or voice acting, but nothing particularly epic. I’d say that this episode was disappointingly average, but an episode that was needed to kick off the Savage Opress saga.