Episode: "Mercy Mission"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 4, Episode 5
Original Air Date: October 7, 2011
The planet Aleen is in crisis after a series of groundquakes. Our two favorite droids accompany clone troopers on an aid mission. The Aleena are sort of like Ewoks without the fur, even demonstrating divine reverence for C-3PO. After helping to set the food and communication situations right, the droids are led by the Aleena to a huge golden seal embedded on the ground like a huge manhole cover, partly open. When a tremor hits, Threepio is knocked into the hole. He falls down to the underworld and, of course, faithful Artoo must follow. Once there, they encounter the Kindalo, tree-like beings who have some issues with the way the Aleena on the surface are handling matters. There is a bit of an H.G. Wells Time Machine feel to all of this which is endearing.
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