Top 10 The Clone Wars Episodes That Will Make You Like Star Wars Even More

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Hannah White

Hannah White

Last updated:  2021-07-05 07:18:34

The Clone Wars is an animated state of art tv show covering the period between movies "Episode II: Attack of the Clones" and "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." Filling the gap, this show gives us so many answers and insights that shape our favorite characters. Moreover, the series introduces new extraordinary worlds and characters not shown on the big screen. So brace yourself 'cause we are about to jump out of hyperspace and explore this fantastic Top 10 The Clone Wars episodes that will make you like Star Wars even more.

 10. "The Wrong Jedi" (Season 5)

Ahsoka Tano leaving The Jedi Order

The last episode of season five is among the most emotional ones. One of the main characters, Ahsoka Tano, is expelled from the Jedi Order to face trial. While innocent, Ahsoka must leave her previous life as Padawan and walk away from her master and friend Anakin. However, she eventually discovers that she's been set up by Barriss Offee, but it's too late by then. 

This episode is putting some light on how war has changed the Jedi. Seeing disappointed Ashoka leaving the Jedi Order in this way makes us sad. Still, it opens the door for many other possibilities for this character to develop. We haven't seen the last of her yet, that's for sure! 

9. "The Lawless" (Season 5)

Darth Maul kills Satine in front of Obi-Wan in the Throne room

In this episode, we see why bringing ruthless Darth Maul back from the dead was such a fantastic idea. In his revenge against Obi-Wan, he captures and tortures Satine. Here we see a glimpse of a different side of Jedi Master while Obi-Wan takes a considerable risk to rescue Satine all by himself. We can almost feel Obi-Wan's pain as she dies. 

Despite his strong feelings for her, he remains a true Jedi, not giving himself to emotions and the dark side. This episode gets even more interesting when Darth Sidious makes a personal visit. He gives us an impressive dark side battle and, in the end, captures Darth Maul. What more to expect from an episode? 

8. "The Nightsisters" (Season 3)

Wounded Asajj Ventress seeking refuge on Dathomir

If you ever wondered what the backstory of Count Dooku's apprentice, Asajj Ventress is, you must watch this episode. We learn about her traumatic past, as she was abandoned as a child and was even a Jedi once. She turns to the dark side after losing her master and becomes Count Dooku's apprentice. 

Troubled by Ventress growing stronger with the dark side, Darth Sidious commands Dooku to kill her. Yet, she survives the assassination attempt and seeks refuge among the Nightsisters of Dathomir. We learn about her connection to the mysterious Nightsisters and even see some of the sister's extraordinary powers in action. You definitely shouldn't miss this one!

7. "Orders" (Season 6)

Commander Fox killing troubled Fives

This episode of "The Lost Missions" provides us with answers to how and why loyal clone troopers could turn on their Jedi comrades. While investigating why a fellow trooper turned on Jedi Master, Fives discovers that all clone troopers are implanted with chips when they still were embryos and reveals the truth about Order 66

Unsettled with his findings, Fives tries to speak with Chancellor Palpatine but with no success. His attempt to alert Anakin Skywalker and Rex about a secret plot against Jedi ends with him killed by Commander Fox. In this thrilling episode, one clone came very close to preventing such an important event that shaped the Star Wars galaxy in years to come. Wow!

 6. "The Lost One" (Season 6) 

Anakin and Obi-Wan fight Count Dooku while he reveals his Sith identity

In a secret mission, Jedi Master Plo Koon accidentally finds a crashed ship and lightsaber of one mysterious Star Wars character - Master Sifo-Dyas. Intrigued by this finding, Master Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Anakin Skywalker start investigating Sifo-Dyas death once again. Aware of this event, Darth Sidious orders Dooku to erase all traces linked to the murder inquiry to prevent Jedi's from uncovering the Sith conspiracy. 

Dooku was successful, but Anakin and Obi-Wan learn that he was the one who killed Syfo-Dias. Furthermore, they discover that Dooku is, in fact, Darth Tyranus and all about his involvement in the creation of the clone army. Once again, an incredible story that fills gaps in the existing Star Wars timeline.

5. "The Phantom Apprentice" (Season 7)

Darth Maul fights Ahsoka Tano in the Throne room of Mandalore

While Order 66 is about to be executed, Ahsoka faces Maul on Mandalore. Maul's purpose on Mandalore is to trap and kill Anakin to deprive his former master of a new apprentice. What is strange is that Ahsoka and Maul want the same thing in a way - to stop the Sith. Maul even invites Ahsoka to join forces against Sidious, but she refuses to see the truth about her former master and dear friend Anakin. 

Ahsoka and Maul give us a spectacular lightsaber duel scene while fighting in the throne room of Mandalore. Ahsoka leaves defeated Maul to be captured by clone troopers despite his warnings about Palpatine's conspiracy. This episode is essential for better understanding the unfolding events.

 4. "To Catch A Jedi" (Season 5)

Ahsoka Tano battles against Barriss Offee

This episode shows us how things aren't what they seem. Entirely out of element, Ahsoka finds herself alone in Coruscant's underworld, pursued by Republic authorities. Illustrations of her growth are shown in the decision to team up with Assaj Ventress. Both betrayed and alone, they find themself in an attempt to find out who murdered Letta Turmond. 

Seeing Ahsoka's alliance with former threats shows us the galaxy's current state, as the Clone Wars is not hiding the fact that this was a dark period in Star Wars history. Eventually, Ahsoka ends up captured by Commander Wolffe. Anakin arrives shortly after and reports to the council Ahsokas arrest, still contemplating her innocence. Can she prove she is not a killer?

3. "Sacrifice" (Season 6)

Yoda confronts Darth Bane's ghost in his tomb on Moraband

Before announcing Season 7 of The Clone Wars, this episode qualified as the series finale. Although not bringing us up to the events of Revenge of the Sith, it delivers us with plenty of emotional closure. In search of immortality in the Force, Yoda ends up on the ancient Sith world Moraband (also known as Korriban).

This episode reveals more about the enigmatic Star Wars character Darth Bane while Yoda is facing his spirit. Aware of Yoda's intentions on Moraband, Darth Sidious and Count Dooku plan to break him in the realm of mind. Yoda finally realizes that no matter the outcome of the Clone Wars, the day of new hope will come. This knowledge will sustain him during those long years on Dagobah.

2. "Monster" (Season 3)

Nightsisters creating ruthless warrior Savage Opress

In search of a new apprentice, Count Dooku comes to Dathomir and asks for Mother Talzin's assistance. This episode reveals how a reluctant warrior from Darth Maul's clan evolves into a brutal Jedi Slayer named Savage Opress. Dooku's new right-hand man brings us closer to understanding the mythology of Dathomir and the Nightsisters.

Dooku's apprentice Savage Opress remains secretly in control of Nightsisters. Furthermore, we even learn some of Darth Maul's murky history. Since Darth Maul and Savage Opress will play essential roles in future events, we highly recommend watching this episode because it all starts here.

1. "Ghosts of Mortis" (Season 3)

Anakin receives a vision of himself becoming a Darth Vader

"Ghosts of Mortis," which ends the Mortis Trilogy, is a brilliant example of how The Clone Wars succeeded where the movies failed. This episode gives us more explanation about the true nature of the Force and what makes Anakin the Chosen One. Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka find themself in the mystical realm of Mortis, where Force is embodied in three characters: Daughter, Son, and Father. They are manifestations of peace, destruction, and balance between them. 

Son temporarily turned Anakin to the Dark Side, showing him a future image of him as the Sith Lord Darth Vader. After watching this episode, we wonder how much of this event fueled his eventual fall to the Dark Side. The scene where Son gives Anakin a terrible glimpse of his future may be one of the best shown in the entire animated series.

Have you ever wondered, while watching the Star Wars movies, how Anakin, once known among the Jedi as The Chosen One, became the galaxy's most evil villain, Darth Vader? This series will provide you with that answer and explain many things that remained unclear after the movies. Furthermore, the show introduces great new characters and shows us worlds not shown in the movies. 

So do you find Ahsoka's character fascinating as we do? Did you enjoy exploring the mysterious worlds of Dathomir and Moraband? Have you enjoyed watching important events not shown in the movies? Please share with us all your impressions, and May The Force Be With You.

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