Synopsis: Anakin and Obi-Wan must decide whether to help Ahsoka pursue Maul or rescue Palpatine.
Having just won a victory for the Republic Anakin and Obi-Wan’s celebrations are cut short when they get a communication from Ahsoka who has found out that Darth Maul has been hiding on Mandalore. Ahsoka and Bo-Katan Kryze try to get the Jedi to help in their mission to go after Maul, but Obi-Wan refuses to take the mission on without approval from the Jedi Council. Things get more complicated when the Jedi learn that Palpatine has been kidnapped.
The Voice Acting
Ashley Eckstein makes the most of this episode as she gets to play some really tense scenes with Obi-Wan. The moment where Ahsoka accuses Obi-Wan of playing politics instead of doing the right thing and helping her and Bo-Katan was absolutely superb.
I also enjoyed the little competition that Ahsoka has with Rex when they eventually get to Mandalore.
Matt Lanter also does a great job of Anakin in this episode. The scene at the beginning where Anakin acts out his plan to defeat the droid army and draw out their leader was brilliant. I particularly enjoyed the rather smart ass way in which Anakin kind of gloats about having pretty much turned the tide in the battle while pretty much leaving Obi-Wan and the others in the background.
The scenes where Anakin and Ahsoka reunite are also really well played.
This was a great episode, which does a great job of reuniting Ahsoka, Obi-Wan, and Anakin Skywalker, and also does a superb job of illustrating how much of an important player Ahsoka was to the Jedi before she left the order.
I enjoyed the fact that we got some tension between Ahsoka and Obi-Wan, which made sense given that Obi-Wan was always far more by the book than Skywalker was.
The episode ends on a cliffhanger, which will keep fans on the edge of their seats for an entire week. I can’t wait to see how this will play out as these final few episodes draw us closer to the May 4th finale.
- Voice Acting10
- Incidental Music9.3