Ghosts of Mortis

May 21, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 3 Episode 17

“He who seeks to control fate shall never find peace.”


The Jedi remain stranded on Mortis, and the Son, aligned with the dark side of the Force, renews his efforts to convert Anakin as the Jedi prepare for a decisive confrontation. Anakin is stunned by images of his dark future. The Son promises him the power to avert this destiny.

The Father recognizes that the Son has broken the rules of time. He wipes Anakin’s memory of these future visions, and steals the Mortis Dagger to end the conflict. The Father impales himself, thus preventing the Son from stealing his power. The Son, stunned by this, is run through by Anakin. With all three Force-wielders destroyed, the imbalance in the Force disappears on Mortis. The three Jedi are transplanted back to the galaxy proper, apparently at the moment that they disappeared.

Ghosts of Mortis Commentary, Preview and Episode Guide.

Concept Art and Trivia

It is completely intentional that the Father is the only one of the three Force-wielders that vanishes upon his death as Obi-Wan and Yoda do.

The lava used in the Well of the Dark Side uses some of the same elements from Revenge of the Sith Mustafar scenes, according to effects supervisor Joel Aron.

The very portable Jedi jumpseeders are based off a speeder bike concept drawings from Return of the Jedi.


Some of the concept design for the Well of the Dark Side was taken from early Ralph McQuarrie designs for subterranean levels of the Imperial Palace where Luke was going to face the Emperor deep within Coruscant in Return of the Jedi.


Ahsoka is wearing a re-purposed pair of Hondo Ohnaka’s pirate goggles with the strap removed.

Hidden among the constellations etched into in the Father’s monastery is a wolf.