Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Clone Wars: Witches of the Mist

My friends and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008 (as opposed to the one that started in 2003).  All are welcome to join us for all or parts of the fun.

Episode: "Witches of the Mist"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 3, Episode 14
Original Air Date: January 21, 2011
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Last week's story ended with Savage Opress, Count Dooku's new apprentice, attacking the temple on Devaron, killing Jedi Master Halsey and his padawan Knox.  This week, Obi-Wan and Anakin head off in search of the new goon.   Meanwhile, Dooku sends Savage on a new mission to capture King Katuunko on Toydaria.  It is there the Jedi find him and they have their first scuffle.  Savage does manage to get away but has accidentally killed the King which sparks a violent confrontation with Dooku.  And wouldn't you know, Asajj Ventress is waiting in the wings, ready to mix it up with her former master herself.

With this story arc, the playing field on the Dark side has gotten a lot more complicated.  Finding a rooting interest between the factions becomes a challenge for the audience - a good sort of challenge.  The story ends with the surprise appearance of a familiar face and the opening of a new narrative vector for the series.  It'll be a while before we come back to it, though.  Savage returns late in Season Four.
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Brother Viscus is the leader of the Nightbrother village on Dathomir.  The past two episodes are his only Clone Wars appearances.  However, he is featured in the Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir comic book series.  He is voiced by Stephen Stanton.

If you would care to join us for all or part of our travels, sign on to the list below.  Please visit the other participants today.  Next week: "Overlords."



  1. It is difficult to decide whom to root for. I like Ventress, but you can't not feel bad for Opress, which makes you want to root for him, too.

    1. Savage is my favorite new character for the season. His conflicting loyalties provide for such a rich story.