Episode: "The Lawless"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 5, Episode 16
Original Air Date: February 1, 2013
This final chapter is in many ways the most predictable episode of the arc and also our most Star Warsy story in a while: confrontations between light side and dark side, light (and dark) saber duels, challenges to the Sith pecking order and (SPOILER ALERT) death. It's not really a Star Wars story until somebody important dies, or at least loses an appendage. Both sides suffer significant loss in this case.
I think it's worth another SPOILER to discuss them as both are characters I've particularly enjoyed...
Dutchess Satine is killed by Darth Maul with the dark saber, right before Kenobi's eyes. Dying in Obi-Wan's arms, she confesses her eternal love for him. Satine, as the peace-loving leader of her world, is certainly a worthy character in her own right. The fact that she has added a dimension to Kenobi is a bonus. She died a martyr, certainly a meaningful end in the Star Wars universe.
Savage Opress is struck down by Palpatine. I was a big fan of Savage when he first emerged as part of Asajj Ventress's story. Since he tracked down his long lost brother Darth Maul, his role has diminished to little more than a thug. I was hoping for more.
END OF SPOILER
Next week: "Sabotage."