It’s hard to believe that we’re already almost at the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It feels like we waited so long since the announcement before we actually got to see the final season; now that it’s here, we’re already two thirds finished. But the final arc promises to be a doozy. It’s not simply a big season finale, but the battle that fans have dreamed about since the show’s initial cancelation. “The Siege of Mandalore” will pit the Jedi, Clones, and Mandalorians (including Bo Katan) against Darth Maul and his Crimson Dawn crime conglomerate. And Ahsoka will return to the fold.
Disney+ has released a teaser—the final one—for the last four episodes. And reader, it looks downright grandiose.
“Loyalty means everything to the Clones” says Anakin Skywalker to a returning Ahsoka Tano. Naturally, we know Captain Rex remains faithful to Ahsoka and the Jedi; that can’t be said for all the Clones. Order 66 looms large in the background of the final four episodes. Especially true considering executive producer Dave Filoni promised this last arc will overlap with events in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
The official synopsis of the first of these four episodes, “Old Friends Not Forgotten,” gives us a clue as to where in the Episode III timeline we might end up.
Ahsoka Tano reaches out to Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi seeking assistance to secure the capture of longtime adversary and former Sith Lord Maul, but the news of Grievous’ attack on Coruscant and Palpatine’s capture forces a difficult decision for the Jedi in “Old Friends Not Forgotten,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” this FRIDAY, April 17th on Disney+.
The opening action sequence of Revenge of the Sith finds Anakin and Obi-Wan attempting to rescue Chancellor Palpatine from the clutches of General Grievous and Count Dooku. Therefore, we know this episode leads directly into the beginning of that movie. Pretty dope.
“The Siege of Mandalore” is a fabled event in the annals of Star Wars. It saw Darth Maul’s Crimson Dawn effectively overthrow the government of Mandalore. There’s a lot of emotions at play here; the biggest for fans of the show might be General Kenobi’s vendetta against Maul following the murder of the Mandalorian leader, Duchess Satine Kryze, Obi-Wan’s unrequited lost love.
It all begins this Friday, April 17, on Disney+. And we can only hope the ballyhooed showdown between Ahsoka and Maul is as intense and exciting as this trailer makes it seem.
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