Wasn't there an expanded universe story where Ben fought a Maul clone on Tatooine? That would be a cool way to bring that story back to light. Maul only seeing oblivion at first was a pretty definite indication of his fate (though I would like to see him confront Vader at some point).
Interesting what these secrets mean for Ezra; we know he won't be the key to destroying the Sith, so what ends up happening to him will be very interesting.
Man. That was my favorite Rebels episode so far and it stands along with my favorite Clone Wars episodes.
Darth Maul's reappearance was great and he played his role very well. I'm so happy that he has a double-bladed lightsaber again; I never liked it when he just used the remnants of his old lightsaber in the Clone Wars. I'm pretty sure that him killing all three Inquisitors and blinding Kanan was the biggest twist of the story.
Then there's Ahsoka vs. Vader. The fight as a whole was great, just as I thought it would be. What I didn't like, however, was the resolution. Is she dead or not? I may be in the minority when I say that I want her to be dead. One of the main issues that the Clone Wars, and Star Wars as a whole, has had is its inability to give closure to a lot of characters. At some point, you can't continue the story with three Force-wielders, and it would be fitting that Ahsoka met her end at Vader's hands. But even if she is dead now, it's kind of bitter given the lack of much closure.
edit: oh, she is alive...not sure I like it
I think at this point, with four dead Inquisitors, it's safe to say that they will no longer be major antagonists of the series. Ezra and Kanan will be moving on to Vader, Maul, and Ezra's own internal conflict.
One last thing: blinding Kanan was probably the most gutsy move the show's done so far, and it will be interesting to see how this factors into the rest of the show.
I thought the whole spiders plot was kind of dull, but besides them the other parts of the episode were done really well, especially the grim reminders of the upcoming separation.
But will the Ghost crew reunite? I don't think I've ever been confronted with a question like this in any SW TV show. None of these guys appear in the films, and Ezra and Kanan pose problems to the film continuity. As good as the Clone Wars was, there was never really the chance to go into the unknown like we have here
Decent episode, but I've become so engrossed in hype for Twilight of the Apprentice that I didn't care as much as I should have. I enjoyed the parallels of Chopper and AP5's relationship to R2 and 3PO's.
My only complaint was about Ketsu's arrival, it seemed kinda random, and nothing about her makes me want to like her so far.
Found it interesting when Ahsoka said the last time she saw Anakin was when he was going to rescue the Chancellor, aka right before Episode 3. Hopefully we'll find out more about Ahsoka at the end and after the clone wars, probably in book form.
Darth Maul actually seems kind of different! Still dark side and evil but his demranor seemed less raspy and blatantly violent and more...measured. Guy is about 50 years old now, and I'd be glad to see other sides to him.
Oh hey, Gregor's not dead! I remember when that episode aired. No one thought he was dead. That's how many times this plot device has been used.
Since we've had so many people come back from "death" (i.e. Maul, Trench, Vader, heck even the force ghosts) that I'd feel it would actually be a surprising twist if he was actually dead. Killing the "main villain" in the first season, and having him stay dead, would be such an unexpected turn of events that it would work perfectly for Rebels. Ahsoka? Completely expected. Vader? Expected as well. Giving us the same kind of fanservice repeatedly will start to get old after a while.
Am I happy to have the Inquisitor die already? No, I wanted to find out more about him and his past. But this isn't Looney Tunes. He can't just keep failing and expect to remain a credible threat. I may not be entirely satisfied, but it was a good way for him to go out.