Warning: this article contains spoilers for Star Wars Rebels
Almost twenty years after his first appearance (and apparent death) in The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul’s story has come to a close. The former Sith apprentice died at the hand of his lifelong nemesis, Obi-Wan Kenobi, in episode 20 of Star Wars Rebels, season 3, ‘Twin Suns’ in what many fans consider a poignant end to his life, inspiring conversations about age-old Star Wars questions.
Maul’s voice in The Clone Wars and Rebels was provided by Sam Witwer (who’s also voiced many other Star Wars characters, including Starkiller/Galek Marek, Emperor Palpatine, The Son, and a variety of background characters in several games and shows). Witwer is a Star Wars superfan who almost single-handedly won a special Star Wars edition of the Movie Trivia Schmoedown and even has custom action figures designed after his characters from the West End Games Star Wars RPG.
Witwer recently appeared on the Full of Sith podcast to discuss ‘Twin Suns’ (a full listen is highly encouraged for anyone that wants to hear some hardcore Star Wars knowledge dropped). During his appearance, he talked to host Mike Pilot about the Rebels season finale, hyping it up and drawing a contrast to the slower and more introspective approach to ‘Twin Suns’.
Mike Pilot: “you said the next episode is just mind altering?”
Sam Witwer: “Oh God. Yeah, so… You know how some people are like… Look, the Sith way of looking at this would be ‘there should have been a big fight’. Right? Um, don’t worry. Like, if this was the restrained episode, the finale is the unrestrained epis- Oh my God, I mean like the stuff they pulled off I don’t even understand how they even attempted it. It’s pretty insane, so I’ll just say that.”
Needless to say, Witwer is setting a high bar here, but the show does have a lot on its plate in this final episode. The two-part finale, ‘Zero Hour: Part 1’ and ‘Zero Hour: Part 2’ will be aired back-to-back, and it looks pretty intense based on the trailer alone. Thrawn finally discovers the Rebel base, Ezra tries to recruit the Mandalorians, and the classic Star Wars simultaneous land and space battle will ensue. Considering the fact that we know that the Battle of Scarif in Rogue One is supposed to be the first Rebel victory, things will probably get dicey for the Ghost Crew, Phoenix Squadron, and the rest of the Rebels.
Season 4 of Rebels is already confirmed, and a trailer will likely arrive at Celebration Orlando in just a few weeks, so whatever the “unrestrained” episode entails, it sounds like we’ll also get a peek at the fall out in the near future.
The two-part finale to Star Wars Rebels season 3 will air on Disney XD this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. EST
Source: Full of Sith