An Old Friend

March 23, 2014 in Episode Guides, The Clone Wars by Firebird

#113 The Lost Missions (aka Season 6) Episode 5

“To love is to trust. To trust is to believe.”


While on Scipio to fund a mercy mission, Padmé Amidala is called upon by an old friend, Rush Clovis, to help uncover corruption in the Banking Clan. They must evade the bounty hunter Embo to escape the planet with the incriminating information.

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Original ‘Airdate’ (Netflix US): 7 March 2014

Writer: Christian Taylor

Director: Brian O’Connell

Concept Art and Trivia

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When Nix Card first appeared in “Heroes on Both Sides” in Season Three, his character model was much, much taller (2.46 meters tall). He was scaled down in this episode to better interact with more average-sized humans.

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Senator Rush Clovis last appeared in “Senate Spy” in Season One.

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Mak Plain first appeared in “Pursuit of Peace” in Season Three.


The imagery and symbols of the Banking Clan are strongly influenced by Switzerland, a nation known for its banks and wartime neutrality. The mountains of Scipio are not unlike the Swiss Alps, and the complex gears and inner workings of the vaults are nods to Swiss clockwork construction.


According to the lettering on the side of his shuttle, Rush Clovis’ transport is called the Scipio.


According to the abbreviations on the data-screen of Clovis’ evidence, the bankrupt corporations of the Banking Clan include Dynamic Synergetics Incorporated, Telex-Delcor, Hunvicko, Sienar Fleet Systems, Sartran Corporation, and the Corellian Chemical Corporation.


Clovis thinks Anakin is just a pilot because that’s how he first saw him, in the episode “Senate Spy,” posing as Padmé Amidala’s personal pilot.


Guillotine speeder, designed to be Embo’s ship but cut out of the episode. Illustration (dated February 9, 2011).


Scipio exterior illustration by Andre Kirk (dated February 25, 2011).


Fang Zar (designed but ultimately not in the final episode) illustration by Randy Bantog (dated April 14, 2011).


Clovis’ cabin on Scipio illustration by Pat Presley (dated November 30, 2010).