Star Wars: The Clone Wars recap: A Song of Ice and Fire

Katee Sackhoff and Jon Favreau voice Mandalorian warriors who threaten to break up our lovestruck Ahsoka and Lux.
Ep. 14 | Aired Jan 13, 2012

WHO LIES BEHIND THE MASK? Katee Sackhoff, that's who! The 'Battlestar Galactica' vet leaves the 12 Colonies of Kobal behind and journeys to that Galaxy Far, Far Away.


Ahsoka understood right away what she and Lux were dealing with, even if her boyfriend was clueless. Immediately she told Katee Sackhoff’s Death Watcher, Bo-Katan, that she was Lux’s betrothed. When Bo-Katan snarked, “Little skinny, isn’t she?” I love that Lux responded with the borderline kinky “She serves her purpose.” The Death Watchers brought our duo back to their camp, which looked exactly like a Mandalorian crusader camp of old, with nothing but flimsy little tents to protect them from the bitter cold. But they’ve got their malice to keep them warm! And pints and pints of synthahol. Not to mention the warm glow of their blasters as they shoot at the feet of battle droids to make them dance, like villains straight out of Gunsmoke. (I guess it was too cold for a Kowakian monkey-lizard fight.)

R2 was immediately put to work reassembling the battle droids that the Mandalorians had destroyed during their “target practice.” The broken ‘bots swarmed around him like Sid’s abused playthings in Toy Story, hoping that their savior had at last come. R2 seemed a little intimidated, but he quickly realized that he could have his own army if he won their trust.

Ahsoka, meanwhile, was put to work serving food alongside the wide-eyed, soft-spoken children the Death Watchers had kidnapped from a nearby village. Notice that, like Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and her Padawan Barriss Offee, these villagers were Mirialan: elegant and lithe, with tattoos covering portions of their faces.

Lux, still not realizing that anything was wrong here, gave the Death Watch leader a device that traced Dooku’s earlier holocomm transmission to its source. That meant that if they moved quickly enough the group would be able to launch an attack on the Sith Lord. The only problem? The Death Watch leader in question was none other than Pre Vizsla (voiced by Jon Favreau), Concordia’s disgraced governor, who had previously aligned himself with the Count. Apparently, their little arrangement must have fallen apart because Vizsla now seemed hellbent on killing Dooku. His face even bore a scar from their last meeting.

Gung ho as he may have been to avenge his good looks, though, Viszla seemed more concerned with tormenting his Mirialan prisoners. When the local chieftain demanded their release, he seemed gracious and said he’d release his prisoners the next day at dawn. So, come sunup, Vizsla and his squad pulled in to the local village and did just that. But the moment the chieftain’s daughter entered his embrace…slice!…Vizsla ran her through on the blade of his darksaber, the same sinister weapon he used against Obi-Wan on Concordia back in season 2, which he claimed his ancestors had stolen from the Jedi Temple during the fall of the Old Republic. His armored goons immediately whipped out their flamethrowers and torched every last house in the village, smoke and snow mixing in the frigid winter air.

NEXT: Is Ahsoka going to suffer the same fate as Ned Stark?

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