April 30th is the two-episode season finale of Clone Wars.
The beleaguered Jedi Knights have struggled against space pirates, zombie bugs, mind-controlling brain worms, giant monsters and more, all while dealing with the ever-present threat of attack by the evil Separatist forces – but despite all they’ve been through, their greatest threat is still before them. For future generations of Skywalker, the name of Boba Fett will live in infamy – but now, he is still but a boy bent on revenge, driven by a desire to make the Jedi pay for the death of his father. Things get personal in the heated ONE-HOUR season finale of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Friday, April 30 on Cartoon Network.
But though his motivations are cold and his plan calculated to perfection, Boba isn’t alone in his malicious machinations against the Jedi Order. Having surrounded himself with a rogue’s gallery of the galaxy’s most merciless mercenaries, he is but a pawn in a deadlier game – and his own cohorts have no compunctions with taking advantage of the young man’s naiveté. Led down the dark path by Aurra Sing, Boba will learn a thing of two about deception and deceit from his bounty hunter henchmen.
“Aurra takes Boba under her wing and presents herself as a mother figure,” says Jaime King (Sin City, The Spirit), who voices Sing in the series. “I believe that she would like to groom him to be ruthless bounty hunter. She is intense, and she will do anything to get money – any job, any task – and she has no consciousness, really, about the difference between right and wrong; Aurra just wants money and power, no matter what. She won’t let anything stand in her way. I think she sees herself in young Boba – but while Jango had his son’s best interest in mind, Aurra doesn’t.”
Given his iconic image as a ruthless and inscrutable bounty hunter, it’s hard to imagine Boba Fett being manipulated by anyone. But in The Clone Wars, he is still an impressionable young man – passionate but untested, and in search of a family.
“If Star Wars has taught us anything, it’s that everyone has a back story.” says Supervising Director Dave Filoni – who wrote and directed the thrilling season finale. “In Empire, we see Boba as a bad guy – but maybe he’s just doing a job. He’s definitely got an edge, though, and we are exploring where that comes from. In Episode II, he saw his father murdered by Mace Windu, however he’s still got a long way to go before he becomes the battered bounty hunter we know so well. Aurra’s an influence, and not much of a nurturing parental figure – so that plays a part, as well. She preys on his weakness, on his desire for a family. It’s pretty dysfunctional, and it sheds an interesting light on both Aurra and Boba. Ultimately, though, Boba’s always been a mystery. As much as we reveal, we’re not going to take the mystery away from his fans. Not knowing all the answers about Boba is part of what makes him so cool.”