The Darth Maul storyline reaches its epic conclusion this Saturday with ‘The Lawless’, this week’s episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. With Satine deposed on Mandalore, and the Jedi ordered to not follow up on the menace of Darth Maul, it’s up to Obi-Wan to go rogue and save his duchess. Both of the previews for this week refer back to some classic scenes from A New Hope, but also we see the return of Twilight, with Obi-Wan as Rako Hardeen in the first clip. In the second clip, below, Obi-Wan does some elevator improvisation after he realizes he is a little short for a Mandalorian. And in the third clip, Darth Sidious shows up for his first in-person appearance on the show (in all previous episodes, Sidious has only appeared as a hologram).
And right after this episode airs, there will be a Google hangout with supervising director Dave Filoni, Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, and Sam Witwer and moderated by Pablo Hidalgo and Hollywood.com’s Christian Blauvelt. Also, there will be an exclusive first look of the following story arc’s first episode, ‘Sabotage’ (and maybe some other surprises). Google+ peeps can RSVP for the hangout.
And in a featurette video for last week’s ‘Shades of Reason’, Dave Filoni discusses how to cram so much story into one episode, and putting together the final battle, and Sam Witwer shares getting inside Maul’s political scheming. I can’t wait to see how this story arc plays out.