The Hunt for Maul: Bo-Katan and Ahsoka Lead an Assault on Sundari in the Search for Maul

Maul emerges from the shadows and asks Ahsoka Why are you here

Maul emerges from the shadows and asks Ahsoka Why are you here

Ahsoka tells Obi-Wan and Anakin that she and Bo-Katan have located Maul
Ahsoka tells Obi-Wan and Anakin that she and Bo-Katan have located Maul

With Maul having appeared in the previous week’s episode of Star Wars The Clone Wars, “Together Again”, Ahsoka Tano teams up with Bo-Katan Kryze in trying to put an end to Maul – or, at least, his reign on Mandalore. The newest episode, “Old Friends Not Forgotten”, features Ahsoka and Bo-Katan reaching out to the Jedi.

Ahsoka & Bo-Katan Approach Anakin & Obi-Wan
After a surprised greeting from Anakin, Ahsoka says, “I wish we had more time to talk, but I have urgent information for both of you.”
She says, “Lady Bo-Katan and I have located the renegade Sith Lord, Maul. And, if we move swiftly, we believe we can capture him.”

Obi-Wan: “Cautiously optimistic
While Anakin and Obi-Wan are walking to greet Ahsoka upon landing, Anakin is piecing things together and appreciates that this opportunity would not have arisen were it not for Ahsoka leaving the Jedi Order.
Anakin: “We’re gonna capture Maul finally. I thought you would be more excited about this.”
Obi-Wan: “I am cautiously optimistic.”
Anakin is not happy with the lack of excitement emerging from Obi-Wan.

Ahsoka & Bo-Katan Issue Urgency
They then go to greet Ahsoka’s landing with her Mandalorian compatriots, and Anakin is so glad to see Ahsoka and check-in on her, but she is quick to move on, as she says, “We’ll have to catch up another time. Things are moving quickly.”
Bo-Katan: “Every minute we waste here gives Maul an opportunity to slip away.”
Obi-Wan: “We understand. Follow me.”

Bo-Katan tells Obi-Wan that the influence of Maul on Mandalore is destroying her people
Bo-Katan tells Obi-Wan that the influence of Maul on Mandalore is destroying her people

The Proposal
At a holotable of some sort, Ahsoka says, “Bo-Katan had been tracking Maul’s movements for several months. I was able to obtain some transmission codes from the Pykes on Oba Diah, which helped her pinpoint some of his previous locations.”
Anakin: “What were you doing on Oba Diah?”
Ahsoka: “That’s a long story and not really relevant right now.”
Bo-Katan: “What is relevant is that we know Maul is on Mandalore in the city of Sundari.”
Obi-Wan: “You’re certain of this?”
Bo-Katan: “He arrived two days ago.”
Obi-Wan: “So why not take him yourself? Or, to be more specific: what do you want from the Republic?”
Bo-Katan: “I don’t have the numbers needed for a siege. Without a complete lockdown of the city, Maul will escape again. That’s why I’m proposing a joint operation. If we are successful, you’ll have Maul and I’ll have Mandalore.”

After Obi-Wan says he needs to discuss it with the Jedi Council, Bo-Katan says, “There’s no time! Maul’s influence on Mandalore is destroying my people! He murdered their ruler, my sister! I thought she meant something to you.”

Eventually, some of Captain Rex’ men join him in the fight and go along with Ahsoka to Mandalore.

Bo-Katan tells Ahsoka, "You must find Maul"
Bo-Katan tells Ahsoka, “You must find Maul”

Searching for Maul on Mandalore
On their descent into Sundari, Bo-Katan messages Ursa Wren to see if Maul is still there, and Wren says, “I can only confirm that Maul has not left the city. All other attempts to locate him have been blocked.”

Amidst the siege, Captain Rex returns to Bo-Katan and Ahsoka, reporting, “No sign of Maul yet.”
Bo-Katan: “We can’t sustain a long siege. I’ll head for the throne room and deal with Almec. You must find Maul.”

Having been informed that some of the Mandalorians have gone down an access point filled with tunnels for sewage, access, and more, Ahsoka decides to take some clone troopers with her in pursuit of potentially finding Maul.

Maul emerges from the tunnel while Ahsoka is at the ready with her lightsabers
Maul emerges from the tunnel while Ahsoka is at the ready with her lightsabers

It’s a Trap
After Bo-Katan and here comrades go into the throne room, Bo-Katan has Prime Minister Almec down and she asks him, “Where’s Maul?”
Almec: “You were never the politician your sister was.”
When Bo-Katan shoots right next to his head, he then responds, “He wanted you to bring the Jedi here, but you brought the wrong one.”
Bo-Katan turns around and seeks to message Ahsoka, “Ahsoka, come in! You’re walking into a trap!”

Maul emerges from the shadows and asks Ahsoka Why are you here
Maul emerges from the shadows and asks Ahsoka Why are you here

Maul Emerges
Ahsoka trapped in on three sides by Mandalorians siding with Maul, and the fourth side, with Maul emerging
Maul: “I was hoping for Kenobi. Why are you here?
And then the episode leaves off there with Ahsoka readying her lightsabers….

 

The next installment of the Darth Maul project continues with Ahsoka and Maul meeting for the first time, amidst the Siege of Mandalore.

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