I've decided this is my first 10 of the season. I seriously considered rating it a 9 because there was absolute zero explanation for Obi-Wan Kenobi going to Mandalore by himself after the Jedi Council said they couldn't intervene and I think that's a problem, but it's not a contradiction, and there are enough things it gets bonus points for to put it over the top. Authentic Ep. IV vibe from Obi-Wan flying the Twilight in falling-apart status and how he got his Death Watch uniform, when Darth Maul says out loud that he doesn't want to kill Obi-Wan because the point is to make him suffer it justifies not killing him in Revenge, Obi-Wan's face and silence when Satine gets killed, Kevin Kiner uses the Emperor's theme from Ep. VI, probably Ian Abercrombie's best (and most MacDiarmid-like) performance, the twist of Bo-Katan being Satine's sister plus Obi-Wan's Ep. III-nod in referring to it, Darth Sidious Force-choking two Mandalorian guards plus killing two more by lifting them really high into the air and slamming them into the wall with the Force, the choreography of the Sidious/Maul/Savage duel was some of the best of the series and really captured MacDiarmid's style in Ep. III (something they probably couldn't have pulled off before), the fact that that duel actually happened, Sidious' reasons for the duel, Sidious talking about his Sith philosophy, and my favorite TCW original character Savage Opress having the perfect death solidifying his place in Star Wars as an "evil" (or dark side) parallel to Luke Skywalker.