Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Clone Wars: The Deserter

My friends and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008 (as opposed to the one that started in 2003).  All are welcome to join us for all or parts of the fun.

Episode: "The Deserter"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 10
Original Air Date: January 1, 2010
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"The Deserter" brings us back to the Clone Wars story theme I enjoy the most: the complicated relationship between the clone troopers and the Jedi they serve.  Obi-Wan Kenobi and his troopers are hunting Grievous on the planet Saleucami.  Rex takes a small detail to investigate a crashed pod.  Along the way, he is severely injured.  The troopers get him to shelter on a farm while they continue the mission.

The farm belongs to the Lawquane family.  Suu, a female Twi'lek, and her two children provide the necessary hospitality.  Her husband is away, delivering the harvest.  One of the kids jokes that Rex looks like their father.  No joke, as it turns out.

When the owner turns up, he looks quite familiar indeed.  He is a clone deserter, Cut Lawquane.  Over the rest of the story, Rex and Cut debate duty vs. personal choice.
via Wookieepedia
"The Deserter" is the only canon appearance of the Lawquane family, though there is clearly more to Suu's story than the episode reveals.  When the troopers first arrive, she demonstrates confidence with a weapon in hand.   Suu is voiced by Cara Pifko who employed a French Canadian accent for the character.
via Wookieepedia
Pifko was born March 15, 1984 in Toronto.  A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, her breakthrough role came in the Canadian television series, Our Hero.  Suu is the first of several roles she performed for The Clone Wars.  She also had a recurring role on General Hospital as Louise Addison.  Her most prominent video game work is as Kelly Chambers in the Mass Effect franchise.

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  1. This might be the only example we have of any of the clones having children, too, though there's nothing in the episode to say conclusively that the children are actually Cut's.

    1. Wookieepedia, for whatever it's worth, identifies Cut as the children's adoptive father.

    2. Ah, okay, I was wondering about that, but I hadn't looked.

    3. I'd love to see someone expand this story - lots of interesting questions to explore. Alas, that ship has likely sailed.

  2. So interesting another door opens up !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

  3. Hmmm...interesting. Now something to think about.