Downfall of a Droid

March 30, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 1 Episode 6

“Trust in your friends, and they’ll have reason to trust in you.”


R2-D2 is lost during a fierce space battle — and Anakin must find him before the Separatists discover the Jedi military secrets locked in his memory banks.

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Concept Art and Trivia




Concepts for Gha Nachkt by Woo and early concepts of the Vulture’s Claw by Plunkett. “Dave’s first idea was to make it look like field binoculars that could open and close, but it just didn’t have enough bulk for that to work.” – Plunkett.

Ahsoka has a pet name for Rex, too: Rexter.

This was the second Clone Wars episode produced. Given that the first episode became part of the Clone Wars movie, this now represents the earliest animation that will be seen as part of the series.

In the original production order of episodes, Ahsoka’s foolhardy maneuver between the Separatist frigates would explain Anakin’s hesitance about her flying ability seen in the later-produced “Shadow of Malevolence.”

Obi-Wan’s use of the phrase “dime-a-dozen” now reveals that there are dimes in the Star Wars galaxy. The word “dime” means, literally, a tenth, suggesting that a dime is analogous to the previously established “decicred,” worth a tenth of a credit.

An earlier iteration of this episode’s “Jedi fortune cookie” read as follows: “Friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, impossible to forget.”

The ATTE RUL3Z text seen in “Rookies” appears once again (though, technically, this one came first… and fits the context quite well), this time on Ahsoka’s tactical screen aboard the Resolute. There’s some additional text underneath too that says “TAKE THAT GRIEVOUS”.