Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 5, Episode 14
Original Air Date: January 18, 2013
"Eminence" brings us back to the Savage Opress/Darth Maul story we last visited in "Revival." For anyone following my episode order, the Netflix order, that was several weeks ago. For anyone following Andrew's, the DVD order, it was just last week. I have mixed feelings about the arc. On the one hand, I like Savage and pretty much all of his background tale. On the other hand, I am not so keen on the reemergence of Darth Maul. On yet another hand (or a foot?), "Eminence" brings us back to the Mandalore/Death Watch struggle which I enjoy.
When we last saw Savage and Maul, they had just gotten away from an encounter with Obi-Wan Kenobi. This week, we find them adrift and alone in space, but suddenly rescued by Death Watch soldiers, led by our old friends Pre Vizsla and Bo-Katan Kryze. The two parties form an unlikely alliance, the brothers supplying Sith muscle, Death Watch providing numbers, equipment and supplies. Neither side is playing straight, though. We take a nice stroll through Star Wars's underworld, too, as the new partners work to broaden their sphere of influence.
Next week: "Shades of Reason."