*This post will contain spoilers for Revenge!!!*
What a season it's been, huh? I went into this episode with pretty low expectations, only because I wasn't too interested in the entire Maul-Come-Back plot line, especially after last week's episode.
I was pretty impressed actually, with this one!!! I enjoyed the majority of it, and got quite fangirly during it!!!
First things first, I did NOT like the Witchcraft/Dathomir witch/Mother Talzin thing. She seems REALLY overdone. I saw her for three episodes in Season Three...I don't want to see her ever again after her many appearances in Season Four.
I also got super annoyed with "Spider-Maul" as he's been come to be called in my house. He was all insane and wacky, and I felt like Savage was nothing but a wayward babysitter for him!!
Maul's transformation was kinda on the creepy side, and my sister's reaction was simple...
"Woah, she gave him a necklace and muscles!" <-- Accurate.
I felt kinda bad for Darth Maul when he was falling all over the place on his new legs, and I REALLY liked his voice. Sam Witwer did a GREAT job.
Now for the stuff I LOVED.
Obi-Wan!!!! He was fantastic!!!! I liked the minor emotion we got out of him, it felt like it was really evident that he'd matured and everything, plus, he was was a good jedi!!! I have a thing against Mace Windu for some reason....he's always come off as such a jerk to me. I even wrote in my notes "Shut it Mace!! Woo Yoda!!" Yoda was cool for the second and a half we saw him....and he put his faith in Obi-Wan that help would arise.
Ohhhh boy. Asajj Ventress. As soon as that chick came onscreen, I was squealing and jumping up and down. Ventress was FANTASTIC. She has the coolest outfit in the galaxy (I LOOOVE her new outfit!!!!), and she's so tough and kick-butt!!! I thought she was great in this episode. Her dynamic with Obi-Wan was perfect. As weird as it sounds, I'm going to have issues NOT shipping them together from now on.......they made a great team. It showed that they had a history, and that there was tension. I loved their little quips back and forth, I'll have to go back and listen to those again.
The fight scenes were EPIC. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, flinching each time Obi-Wan was thrown across the room and punched and injured, and the same for Ventress. It wasn't easy to watch...but so well done!!!!!
Darth Maul was a fierce opponent. He was strong and relentless. It was incredible. When he gloated in Obi-Wan's face about killing Qui-Gon, I felt SO BAD for Obi-Wan. I wanted to punch Maul (like I'd ever win, I'd be dead in two seconds).
I'm glad that both Obi-Wan and Ventress made it away alive. And I'm glad that they left the plot so open for more!!!! TOTAL cliff hanger!!!! I give this episode a 9/10. Amazing end to a great season.
May the Force be with you my friends!