To celebrate the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+, we’re undertaking a full chronological rewatch of the five original seasons, The Lost Missions, and the theatrical release. We’d be honored if you would join us for the weekly #CloneWarsRewatch — you can watch this week’s episode on Disney+ now — and share your thoughts on the award-winning series.
“Fear is a malleable weapon.”
Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Rex travel to Onderon, a world under Separatist control. There, they will train a group of insurgent rebels — including Lux Bonteri — to help take back the capital city of Iziz from the rule of a duplicitous king.
The Onderon arc presents a fascinating moral dilemma for the Jedi Council. As defenders of the Republic, stepping in to help the insurgents could be construed as assisting a terrorist cell, since the ruling party is aligned with the Separatists.
But in Anakin’s eyes, supporting the local resistance will help the war efforts across the board. And from a certain point of view he’s right — these aren’t terrorists. They’re rebels.
And like the rebels that will come after them, like Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, the secret to their success isn’t simply the Force — it’s a potent combination of perseverance and hope.
It’s lucky, then, that a Separatist spy droid brings clankers to their door while the Jedi emissaries are visiting to train them to defend themselves. Their position discovered by the enemy, they still have a chance of winning the day.
- The planet Onderon originally appeared in the Star Wars Expanded Universe in 1993’s Tales of the Jedi comic series.
- First seen here, Saw Gerrera would go on to appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Rebels.
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Next up: Come back next Thursday when the rebels infiltrate the capital in “Front Runners.”
Associate Editor Kristin Baver is a writer, host of This Week! In Star Wars, and all-around sci-fi nerd who always has just one more question in an inexhaustible list of curiosities. Sometimes she blurts out “It’s a trap!” even when it’s not. Want to talk more about The Clone Wars? Hop on Twitter and tell @KristinBaver what you thought about today’s episode.
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