USA Today features the return of Darth Maul and his Friday debut on The Clone Wars. Dave Filoni talks about the character and how he survived and the tone of the story:
He says it’s pretty dark and dramatic, and in regard to facing off with Obi-Wan again, “there’s going to be a lot of want for revenge in his mind, what he’s been thinking about through what must have been a terrible trial.”
Filoni promises fans will find out the secret behind his new lower half and, instead of wielding his double-bladed lightsaber from Phantom Menace, Maul will have only a fragment of it left since it, too, was damaged in battle.
The four-episode arc featuring Maul will close out the season.