If they'd sent a task force, they could've blown them up in space. Whatever...the will of the force...my butt. They ran away.
This is exactly what I was thinking. Why wouldn't the Republic have a cruiser just outside of detection range supporting Kenobi? The entire council should have been there to back up Obi-Wan. Catching Maul would be the key to unlocking the entire mystery of the Sith. While I think there has been a lot of good stuff on this show, I feel completely 'meh' at this whole storyline.