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Harry Potter series from Voldemort’s point-of-view:

  1. Voldemort and the Uncomfortable Turban
  2. Voldemort and the Bastard Who Killed My Snake
  3. Voldemort and the Lack of Attention While They All Hunt Sirius Black
  4. Voldemort and the Curse That Killed the Vampire from Twilight
  5. Voldemort and the…

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY So you ended the season with a bit of a cliffhanger, as to whether Pierce will come back. There’s been a lot of Pierce drama this year—were you building up to that moment all season?
DAN HARMON:
For the last two seasons, with a few rare exceptions, I’ve never really planned anything more than six episodes in advance because I just was never confident enough to do so. In TV, you’re always roughly six weeks ahead of the all-important experience of watching the show along with the audience. It wasn’t until the paintball episodes that we actually talked about ending the story in that particular way.

Will season 3 begin by addressing his return?
Yes. Nobody’s going to wake up in the beginning of the season and just hit the reset button. It’s going to be an issue that we use to tell a few stories in the third season, for sure.

You really went all out this season with the meta storylines and some crazy experimentation. Are you going to try any of the crazier stuff, like the stop-motion episode, again in the next season?
The stop-motion thing is up in the air right now. Because we didn’t plan that [far] ahead enough, the words “Christmas episode” around my parts means “difficulty.” Right now, it’s a bad time to even utter the words, which makes it difficult to even think about doing another one. But that stuff tends to wear off. It’s like childbirth — the chemical is released that makes you [want] to have another kid — but that’ll be a couple weeks down the road. As for other stuff, I really, really loved the response that people had to the fake clips show episode. If we do it again, I would like to go into it knowing that we were going to do it from the beginning of the season and be able to really do the hell out of it. As impressed as people were with that one, I think I could do one three times better if we saw it coming.

This season was so rich in terms of spoofs and stunts — are you going the same route for season 3?
What I really want to do is dimensionalize the characters even more than we have so far. If you thought of [the show] as a four-chapter story — I have a circular story model in which stories are generally kind of four beats long — it’s in the third one that major changes occur and have consequences. You get plunged across a threshold in the first act. The second act causes you to adapt and have all kinds of strange, wonderful experiences. But it’s in the third or fourth chapters where a hero actually has to ask himself some tough questions. You can’t be a goofball, erratic underdog in your third season. You can have low ratings, but you can’t be enfant terrible. We have to answer the question, “So what?”

So it’ll be a heavier focus on ensemble.
Yes, but it can’t as simple as doing less of what was cool. If we take our foot off the clutch, we gotta put it on the gas somewhere else, otherwise you’re just watering down a good show. I’m happy to say that right now, I don’t entirely have specifics about what that means. I’m not like George Lucas, going like, “Jar Jar is going to become a Jedi, and that’s gonna change everything.” I think of these things in a very kind of organic, improvisational way. I don’t like the idea of overcorrection, but I get bored with my own stuff. I try to change one major thing that I do each season so far. The first season, I was just defending my show against the world, including all of my employees who were going home by 6 p.m. and wondering why they weren’t involved in the show at all. I was writing in my underwear at home. Second season, because that had to stop, I invited my very talented writers into my horrible psychotic process, and everyone was going like, “Oh, I’m going home at 3 in the morning.” I was learning how to collaborate. In the third season, I’d like to nut up one level higher and actually try to plan some things ahead in terms of story and character. [I’d like to] sit down and say, “OK, it’s the third season. How’s the third season going to end?” And then work backwards from that, just a little bit. Just 8 percent more than we’ve been doing.

I think that will create radical sweeping, fundamental changes to the show’s DNA that should simultaneously make the show feel a little more dependable without making it feel predictable to the people who love it….We’ve actually hit a tipping point there, in terms of storytelling: The future is more important than the past. [Laughs] All of that sounds ridiculous, but we take our show very seriously because that’s what people in TV are supposed to do. You want the show to be stupid, but you don’t want to feel stupid watching it.

Just because he was such a standout this season, I have to ask: What’s going to happen with Ken Jeong’s character, Chang?
What I tried to do from season 1 to season 2 is free him up a little bit because I didn’t want to be guilty of constraining the character or the actor at all. I also didn’t want to get into a template of Chang being the Spanish teacher every week. There’ve been all kinds of reasons that I needed him out of the role of an authority figure, but now that we’ve established that there can be a certain amount of forward movement in each season, I’m actually interested in returning that character to a position of authority. I felt like there was a lot of fun to that. There was an inherent irony to that. When I watch Ken Jeong in The Hangover, a big part of why it’s funny is that he’s naked and jumping out of a trunk, but then when the character comes back, he’s in a suit. He’s in charge of whether you live or die. I want to give his character more opportunities in terms of his role in the group.

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"CORUSCANT — Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mastermind of some of the most devastating attacks on the Galactic Empire and the most hunted man in the galaxy, was killed in a firefight with Imperial forces near Alderaan, Darth Vader announced on Sunday.

In a late-night appearance in the East Room of the Imperial Palace, Lord Vader declared that “justice has been done” as he disclosed that agents of the Imperial Army and stormtroopers of the 501st Legion had finally cornered Kenobi, one of the leaders of the Jedi rebellion, who had eluded the Empire for nearly two decades. Imperial officials said Kenobi resisted and was cut down by Lord Vader’s own lightsaber. He was later dumped out of an airlock.

The news touched off an extraordinary outpouring of emotion as crowds gathered in the Senate District and outside the Imperial Palace, waving imperial flags, cheering, shouting, laughing and chanting, “Hail to the Emperor! Hail Lord Vader!” In the alien protection zone, crowds sang “The Ten Thousand Year Empire.” Throughout the Sah’c district, airspeeder drivers honked horns deep into the night.

Obi-Wan Kenobi ’s demise is a defining moment in the stormtrooper-led fight against terrorism, a symbolic stroke affirming the relentlessness of the pursuit of those who turned against the Empire at the end of the Clone Wars. What remains to be seen, however, is whether it galvanizes Kenobi’s followers by turning him into a martyr or serves as a turning of the page in the war against the Rebel Alliance and gives further impetus to Emperor Palpatine to step up Stormtrooper recruitment.

In an earlier statement issued to the press, Kenobi boasted that striking him down could make him “more powerful than you could possibly imagine.”

How much his death will affect the rebel alliance itself remains unclear. For years, as they failed to find him, Imperial leaders have said that he was more symbolically important than operationally significant because he was on the run and hindered in any meaningful leadership role. Yet he remained the most potent face of terrorism in the Empire, and some of those who played down his role in recent years nonetheless celebrated his death.

Given Kenobi’s status among radicals, the Imperial Galactic government braced for possible retaliation. A Grand Moff of the Imperial Starfleet said late Sunday that military bases in the core worlds and around the galaxy were ordered to a higher state of readiness. The Imperial Security Bureau issued a galactic travel warning, urging citizens in volatile areas “to limit their travel outside of their local star systems and avoid mass gatherings and demonstrations.”

The strike could deepen tensions within the Outer Rim, which has periodically bristled at Imperial counterterrorism efforts even as Kenobi evidently found safe refuge it its territories for nearly two decades. Since taking over as Supreme Commander of the Imperial Navy, Lord Vader has ordered significantly more strikes on suspected terrorist targets in the Outer Rim, stirring public anger there and leading to increased criminal activity.

When the end came for Kenobi, he was found not in the remote uncharted areas of Wild Space and the Unknown Regions, where he has long been presumed to be sheltered, but in a massive compound about an hour’s drive west from the Tatooine capital of Bestine. He had been living under the alias “Ben” Kenobi for some time.

The compound, only about 50 miles from the base of operations for the Imperial Storm Squadron, is at the end of a narrow dirt road and is roughly eight times larger than other homes in the area, which were largely occupied by Tusken Raiders. When Imperial operatives converged on the planet on Saturday, following up on recent intelligence, two local moisture farmers “resisted the assault force” and were killed in the middle of an intense gun battle, a senior Stormtrooper said, but details were still sketchy early Monday morning.

A representative of the Imperial Starfleet said that military and intelligence officials first learned last summer that a “high-value target” was hiding somewhere on the desert world and began working on a plan for going in to get him. Beginning in March, Lord Vader worked closely with a series of several different Admirals serving onboard the Death Star to go over plans for the operation, and on Friday morning gave the final order for members of the 501st Legion (known commonly as “Vader’s Fist”) to strike.

Kenobi and a group of his followers were eventually captured while fleeing the system, and taken aboard the Death Star, which was in the midst of surveying the recent environmental disaster on Alderaan. Darth Vader called it a “targeted operation,” although officials said four tie fighters were lost because of “mechanical failures” and had to be destroyed to keep them from falling into hostile hands.

In addition to Kenobi, two men and one wookiee were killed, one believed to be his young apprentice and the other two his couriers, according to an admiral who briefed reporters under Imperial ground rules forbidding further identification. A woman was killed when she was used as a shield by a male combatant, the Admiral said. Two droids were also reported missing.

“No Stormtroopers were seriously harmed,” Lord Vader said. “They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, I defeated my former master and took custody of his body.” Jedi tradition requires burial within 24 hours, but by doing it in deep space, Imperial authorities presumably were trying to avoid creating a shrine for his followers.

Lord Vader has denied requests to present photographs of the body, describing them as “too gruesome” for the general public”

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