Senate Murders

May 15, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 2 Episode 15

“Searching for the truth is easy. Accepting the truth is hard.”


When Senator Onaconda Farr dies under suspicious circumstances and the local Inspector appears incompetent, Padmé sets out to find the person who poisoned her mentor. Following a trail of clues, Padmé and Bail Organa delve into a dangerous world of backstabbing, lies, and secrets controlled by the powerful Senators Mee Deechi and Halle Burtoni. Padmé’s search forces her to risk her career and ideals but the true identity of the assassin is even more destructive than she could imagine.

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Concept Art and Trivia

Lt. Divo’s face was specifically designed to be asymmetrical, unlike most faces in the series. He was voiced by Tom Kenny, best known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants he has also provided voices for Nahdar Vebb and Nute Gunray on The Clone Wars. The police droids were based on the Keystone Cops.

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Mon Mothma, a character seen in Episodes III and VI of the live action movie series, was produced as an animation model for this episode, though the air order of The Clone Wars had her appear in “Duchess of Mandalore” (episode 214) first.

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When the Senate Guards first appeared in Season One, they had their capes removed to avoid the costly cloth simulation required to animate them. Caped and plumed guards were developed first for this episode.

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Though too small to read, the bottle that the Senators drink from has a label that reads “Domaine de la Maison sur le Lac: Produce of Naboo”