The Lost One

March 28, 2014 in Episode Guides, The Clone Wars by Firebird

#118 The Lost Missions (aka Season 6) Episode 10

“What is lost is often found.”


A Jedi mission finds a lightsaber belonging to the long-dead Master Sifo-Dyas, prompting Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker to begin an investigation into his decade-old disappearance. This sparks Darth Sidious to order Darth Tyranus to clean up any loose ends that may lead the Jedi to discover the truth of the Sith conspiracy.

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

Writer: Christian Taylor

Director: Brian O’Connell

Concept Art and Trivia


The mysterious opening sandstorm sequence on the Oba Diah moon was staged as a tribute to a similar sequence in Steven Spielberg’s 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. As a further nod to Spielberg’s distinct visual style, the night sky over the moon features a shooting star.


Sifo-Dyas’ case file, 127456, reads: “Jedi Master Sifo Dias [sic] died while trying to negotiate a peace between tribes on Felucia. He was aboard Jedi T6 shuttle 77519 when it crashed. Much of the information surrounding his death remains confidential under the office of the Chancellor. It is believed his body was eventually recovered and cremated by the Felucian tribes in accordance with Jedi custom. For this reason there has been little evidence which confirms the location [of] his disappearance. Further inspection in the matter may be authorized at a future date.”


This episode marks the moment when the Jedi finally discover Dooku’s Sith name of Tyranus. It is here where the Jedi surmise that the Sith were involved in the creation of the clone army, as the name Tyranus was whom Jango Fett identified as his mysterious benefactor in Attack of the Clones.


This episode makes it clear that the Jedi were not completely ignorant of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the creation of the clone army. Rather than be completely oblivious to their fate (a notion expressed in some earlier books) the Jedi in truth were aware of a plot by war’s end, but were helpless to unveil it or stop it in time.


An earlier version of the story spent some screen-time on Felucia following the investigation there. This version would have shown that the violent tribal disputes were between Felucians of the more savage designs seen in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and not the gentle farmer designs seen previously in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.


Chancellor Valorum illustration by Kilian Plunkett (dated January 3, 2012).


Rig Nema’s lightsaber illustration by Megan Engle.


Obah Diah moon desert exterior illustration by David Le Merrer (dated November 29, 2011).


Obah Diah exterior illustration by David Le Merrer (dated November 29, 2011).