Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Clone Wars: To Catch a Jedi

Andrew Leon and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008.

Episode: "To Catch a Jedi"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 5, Episode 19
Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
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Ahsoka is on the run.  She is suspected of murdering a prisoner, then killing several clone troopers on her way out.  We all know she's innocent and that someone is setting her up.  The viewing audience gets a pretty clear sense of who that "someone" is but the Padawan doesn't quite see it yet.  On the streets of Coruscant, Ahsoka finds a surprising ally in Asajj Ventress, herself an exile from the other side of the war.

There's one more episode to go in this four-part arc.  Homages to The Fugitive and Hitchcock continue.  There's a chase scene through a subway train that's highly reminiscent of the Harrison Ford classic.  All of the episodes in the arc, including this one, are named for Hitch films.
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During her wanderings in the underworld, Ahsoka encounters Spots Podal, a vagrant Gotal.  She trades food with him for his cloak.  This episode marks his first and only appearance in the series.  He is unnamed in the episode but was given a name in the Star Wars site's online trivia gallery.  He is voiced by Dave Filoni.

Next week: "The Wrong Jedi."


  1. I'm really curious as to what inspired them to the episodes from this arc after Hitchcock films. I may have to watch some of the commentaries on the DVDs to see if they talk about it.

    1. I am interested to know what you learn.

    2. "...inspired them to [name] the episodes..."

      If I get a chance to listen to any of the commentaries, I'll let you know.

    3. My guess is that the writer is a Hitch fan and got jazzed by the idea that four of the film titles would work.

  2. I have seen a few episode out of context but I do remember this one from when I saw it on TV. I rather liked it.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

  3. Reading your narrative reveals a story line I have not seen.