June 16, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

#87 Season 4 Episode 21

“A fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.”


The dark warrior Savage Opress is on a quest to find his long-lost brother. Could Darth Maul truly be alive, after more than a decade since his gruesome bisection at the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi? Savage voyages into the depths of a twisted planet to find whatever became of the fallen Sith Lord.

Brothers Commentary, Preview and Episode Guide. Not surprisingly they went rather overboard with the promotional videos for the return of Maul – Star Wars Insider: Sam Witwer, Voicing Darth Maul, Darth Maul Returns: Fan screening recap, Trailer: Darth Maul Revealed, Preview: Darth Maul’s Return to The Clone Wars.

Original Airdate: 9 March 2012

Writer: Katie Lucas

Director: Bosco Ng

Concept Art and Trivia

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Junker creature designs illustration by Wayne Lo

To signify that these episodes are momentous — and to pay tribute to Darth Maul and his intensity — the opening logo is red in “Brothers” and “Revenge” rather than the traditional yellow.

The episode as broadcast begins with Dooku speaking to Grievous about the threat of Opress. As scripted, this scene ended the first act. The first scene in the script involved Mother Talzin mapping Savage’s journey through the galaxy towards his brother.

The diner scene originally began with the waitress droid — Marwigo — not having much luck getting Opress’s order, and passing off the customer to her human colleague, Sassi. When Sassi reaches toward Opress’s amulet, he reacts violently.

In the finished episode, Mother Talzin conjures an image of planet Lotho Minor, with dots that represented the approach of Savage towards Maul. At one point, art was generated that showed their relative placement on a galactic scale. Map art by Kilian Plunkett.


In the script, the cook Loubo is holding a blaster to which the spaceport police droid says, “Lou! Are you crazy, pointing that thing at a Jedi?” Changing the prop into a frying pan turned this moment into a joke.

The art department for the series developed logos and signage for Plop Dribble’s, the old style diner seen in this episode. Art by Chris Glenn.


Loubo has a tattoo on his right arm of a double-heart that says “MOM”.

The design of Morley’s mouth as well as his animation is a throw-back to a time when creature effects were realized through hand puppets. In the original script, Morley was killed by Maul, not by Savage.