Star Wars: Visions – Season 2 Episode 1 “Sith” Recap & Review

Sith

Episode 1 of Star Wars: Visions season 2 starts with a very stylish art palette, as we’re introduced to the droid, E2, who excitedly chirps up to a force-wielder called Lola. Lola manipulates paint around her to create a beautiful kaleidoscope of colour.

Heading up some stairs, she arrives at her workroom, where she begins painting. A siren wails on the monitor though, as she soon learns that Beacon Seven is failing.

As a result, Lola decides to head out and investigate, leaving her painting for the time being. Outside the base is a beautiful planet which honestly looks like a watercolour painting. The sights are breathtaking, and Lola eventually arrives at the root cause of the problem.

Beacon Seven has been destroyed but it seems to be an act of sabotage rather than a meteorite strike like she initially theorized. And the culprit? A Sith of course, flanked by two Imperial officers. He tells her that she made a promise, but Lola is adamant that she’s not a Sith anymore.

A chase ensues, and Lola tries in vain to get away from this guy. It destroys E2 and the pair eventually square off, back inside next to the all the paintings. Lola tells him that she’s found her own path, away from the darkness of the Sith. She has a lightsaber that happens to hold both light and dark within, with different coloured blades. She beats the Sith, fixes up E2, and decides to head out to find a more hospitable home.


The Episode Review

The art in this episode is fantastic and easily the stand-out of the entire chapter. This really is an absolute joy to watch and if this is a sign of things to come, we could be in for quite the intriguing ride.

For a short story there’s definitely a lot to like, although seeing Lola as a Mary Sue with absolutely no flaws whatsoever is a bit disappointing. It would have been nice to see bit more time added to this to see her duality and inner conflict shine during the Sith fight, especially as she just suddenly realizes she can wield both darkness and light at the same time.

However, it’s the art that really stands out here as the winning component. There’s some beautiful shots in this and the use of colour, along with the fitting music, makes for a very strong start to this anthology.

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