As expected, the return of Darth Maul’s special brand of mayhem to The Clone Wars led to some unexpected alliances and some visually stunning fight sequences. Still, along with its strengths “Eminence” had its flaws, too. Megan Crouse writes:
“Eminence” was not the most cerebral half-hour ever. It was not even the most cerebral episode of The Clone Wars. I had to get past some aspects that bugged me before settling in to enjoy it, but after I did I appreciated “Eminence” as an episode that draws the viewer in and refuses to let go, throwing in images of new alien species and dramatically colored vistas before whirling off to the next set. Unfortunately it also fails to answer a lot of questions, mostly serving to set up a battle.
If Maul’s main goal is revenge against Kenobi, it would be more than possible for him to go after Obi-Wan in The Clone Wars without making all these roundabout, albeit cool, plans. How many times have we seen Obi-Wan stranded on a planet with no one but a few other characters to help him? Maul should have started tracking him individually long ago.
For Megan’s full review, click here.
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