Ventress becomes the target of an assassination plot but survives, prompting her to seek revenge with help from the Nightsisters of Dathomir.
After 34 days of holiday hiatus, Star Wars: The Clone Wars released the newest episode introducing the series that will reveal Savage Opress. At the beginning of December, there were charity events across the country showing off the series of episodes features Savage Opress. For those who have not watched the episode, this review will feature spoilers. Check TV Guide for your local listings.
Tonight’s episode featured the beginning of this series with the betrayal Clone Wars fans have been waiting to see for seven years since the original Clone Wars series. Darth Sidious got straight to business by calling Dooku his sith name: Darth Tyranus. Sidious ordered Dooku to remove Ventress. Honestly, the series has been getting better and better but still missed that true feeling that was the original trilogy. With no Star Wars silliness, this episode started to bring the drama that I have been hoping the series would bring to the small screen.
As Dooku scolded how Ventress had failed him for the last night, she started to show emotions which brought her from the being a jedi to the dark side. Ventress felt obligated to finish her mission that Dooku told her she wouldn’t finish. She fights Obi-wan and Anakin until Obi-wan crashes into the Separatist command ship’s combat bay. They fight until Obi-wan senses the destruction of the command ship. All three of them flee in each of their ships. Anakin and Obi-wan flee the battle with no trouble as Ventress hurt from the duel leaves the command ship to barely escape alive.
The pacing of the battle sequence was perfect bringing the expected pace of previous episodes of the series. Bringing in series stereotypes such as Obi-wan getting knocked out in the first seconds of a lightsaber battle, it felt like the opening of the episode would continue like any other, not bringing the series in a new direction that the trailers seemed to introduce. Ventress connecting the pain of her master’s betrayal with the bloodlust for killing Obi-wan and Skywalker showed emotions that seemed to be untapped before creating a convoluted yet sympathetic feeling for a once hated character.
The pacing of the story and battle sequences truly brought back a passion of story that only a young Lucas could wield. As Yoda said during The Empire Strikes Back there is another one to save us from the destruction of the franchise’s film production. Well that not exactly what Yoda said but you get the point. Katie Lucas, 22 years-old, working on writing her fourth episode of the series. Keeping the attention of the audience the whole episode, Katie worked with her dad. Perhaps, she has the same vision that a young George Lucas once had for his fantasy science fiction universe.
Without spoiling anymore of the story, the rest of the episode ended with quite an excellent tone setting up the rest of the three-episode series. Perhaps a once poor animated TV show, but now the series has taken the turn its needed to since the first episodes were released. And if you are wondering, the series is now okay for any Star Wars fan. New or old so invite your old friends to watch the new episodes.