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The Clone Wars Essential Episodes

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' started by Rodney-2187, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Rodney-2187

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    For those who are not able to find enough time to watch the entire six seasons of The Clone Wars, I thought we could list the episodes we consider to be the most essential to understanding the characters and how they fit within the rest of the Star Wars universe. A seventh season will be released on Disney+ in February.


    The Clone Wars animated series takes place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. If you're already aware Ahsoka Tano is Anakin's padawan, then you can skip the first few episodes.


    S1E9 - Cloak of Darkness
    This is a great episode that features Ahsoka Tano, Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, and Asajj Ventress.

    S1E22 - Hostage Crisis
    Anakin takes on a group of bounty hunters including Cad Bane who have taken over the senate building.


    S2E4 - Senate Spy
    Some interesting drama between Anakin, Padme, and a former acquaintance of hers.

    S2E10 - The Deserter
    Insightful look into clones and choices.

    S2E11 - Lightsaber Lost
    A fun Ahsoka Tano episode.

    S2E13 - The Mandalore Plot
    S2E14 - Voyage of Temptation
    S2E15 - Duchess of Mandalore
    A trilogy of episodes full of important information regarding Obi-Wan and the Mandalorians. These are some of my favorite episodes.


    S3E9 Hunt for Ziro
    More Cad Bane and Quinlan Vos.

    S3E12 Nightsisters
    S3E13 Monster
    S3E14 Witches of the Mist
    Another trilogy of episodes that take a look into Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress, and her home world.

    S3E15 Overlords
    S3E16 Altar of Mortis
    S3E17 Ghosts of Mortis
    A three episode arc that deals with Anakin, the prophecy of the chosen one, and impactful information down the line for the Rebels animated series.


    S4E7 Darkness on Umbara
    S4E8 The General
    S4E9 Plan of Dissent
    S4E10 Carnage of Krell
    A four part story focusing on clones that raises more thought provoking questions regarding their roles, personal identities, and freedom.

    S4E21 Brothers
    S4E22 Revenge
    An important character returns.


    S5E14 Eminence
    S5E15 Shades of Reason
    S5E16 The Lawless
    An impactful group of episodes for multiple characters and storylines.

    S5E17 Sabotage
    S5E18 The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
    S5E19 To Catch A Jedi
    S5E20 The Wrong Jedi
    The Jedi must solve the mystery of a terrorist bombing at the Jedi temple. These are my very favorite episodes of the entire series.


    S6E1 Unknown
    S6E2 Conspiracy
    S6E3 Fugitive
    S6E4 Orders
    More information on Order 66.

    S6E10 The Lost Ones
    Who was Sifo-Dyas?

    S6E11 Voices
    S6E12 Destiny
    S6E13 Sacrifice
    Yoda goes on a journey to learn more about the Force.


    These episodes are just what I consider the bare minimum. There is so much more to enjoy. I really love the episodes with Jedi Master Plo Koon. Perhaps this taste will interest some of you enough to explore The Clone Wars more intently. Watching more episodes definitely strengthens the overall experience.

    Please comment with any important episodes I may have missed. Thanks, and may the Force be with you!
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    I enjoyed the Mortis episodes even more after seeing The Rise of Skywalker.
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    The best way to watch the Darth Maul saga is to start with Nightsisters and then watch the Savage Opress episodes before diving into the Maul ones because they introduce key elements and make the conclusion in The Lawless much better.
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    My wife and I put together a must watch list for Clone Wars Season's 1-6. 83 episodes including the movie. We felt it was a great way for our son to understand the characters and events Obi-Wan refers to in A New Hope. If anyone is looking for story arcs from this series that lead into other Star Wars media such as Rebels, Jedi Fallen Order, Rogue One and The Mandalorian, our list has you covered. Plus, the episodes are listed in chronological order rather than production order for reasons I’m sure you are well aware of.

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