Monday, January 30, 2012

Description for Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 4.19 "Massacre"



The current issue (#131) of Star Wars Insider magazine's Launchpad section gives us some details on the next three episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.


The Box: Febuary 3rd

"Obi-Wan Kenobi takes part in a deadly contest to establish warriors fierce enough to participate in a plot to kidnap Palpatine."



Crisis on Naboo: February 10th

"Count Dooku and his squad of bounty hunters launch their plan to kidnap Palpatine.  Can Obi-Wan and Anakin stop them?"



Massacre: February 24th

"The first episode of a four-part season finale.  Count Dooku seeks revenge for his betrayal at the hands of Asajj Ventress and the Nightsisters."


"Look out for: The sinister army of the undead!"  


We learn that Massacre which is the first episode of the four-part arc that will see the introduction to TCW of Darth Maul and the return of Savage Opress will also feature in it's first episode the return of Asajj Ventress and the Nightsisters of Dathomir.

The episode will be directed by Steward Lee and Katie Lucas.  Lee has directed 13 previous TCW and Katie Lucas has written 6 previous TCW episodes.   Most notably Ms. Lucas was the scribe behind last season "Nightsisters Trilogy" which featured the introduction of Savage Opress and the teaser reveal of Darth Maul still being alive.

Sounds like from the description we may be getting some Nighsister magicks that are similar to Sith Sorcery in raising an army of undead.  It is interesting that Lee also directed two of the previous zombie episodes "Legacy of Terror" and "Brain Invaders."

I wonder if the betrayal by Ventress has something to do with foiling the plot to kidnap Palpatine that Dooku will be launching in the final episode of the current arc, or will we be getting some News Reel betrayal at the beginning of episode 4.19?  Perhaps it is just Ventress and the Nighsisters ambushing Dooku with an army of undead in an attempt to assassinate him like last season's failed assault on his mansion on Serenno.

I am really looking forward to the final arc of the season.

SOURCE: Star Wars Insider #131


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