The Academy

May 12, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 3 Episode 6

“Those who enforce the law must obey the law.”


Ahsoka is assigned to teach a class at a leadership academy on Mandalore. Soon after she arrives, Duchess Satine’s zealous nephew — Korkie — and his classmates uncover a nefarious plot.

Prime Minister Almec is revealed to be an active part of the black market conspiracy on Mandalore, and he attempts to permanently silence Duchess Satine and the cadets before they expose his corruption. Ahsoka and the cadets defeat Almec before he can succeed.

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Concept Art and Trivia

Ahsoka’s theme, a musical composition created by Kevin Kiner for The Clone Wars movie, can be heard during her arrival on Mandalore.

Prime Minister Almec makes mention of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s recent visit, which sets this episode (as well as the previous, “Corruption”) after the events of the Mandalorian three-parter from Season Two. Ahsoka’s more confident use of the Jedi Mind Trick also sets this episode after “Sphere of Influence.”

The Mandalorian prison guards are based on the same character design as the Mandalorian police, but with darker colors. The crest upon their shoulder reads “In Defense of Mandalore” in a Mandalorian type-face developed for the Slave I display screens in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.


Prime Minister Almec’s office is a re-use of the Mandalorian palace throne room occupied by Duchess Satine, but with slight modifications. The darker tinted windows carry on to the end of the room, and it is dressed with unique furniture and props, including glass busts of previous prime ministers.


During her lecture, Ahsoka stands before a jagged and steep graph with the legend “this graph represents corruption-related crimes on Mandalore.”

Once Soniee slices through the lock on the warehouse, her computer screen says “ENTRARE,” which is Italian for “enter.”

Lagos has a “bad feeling about this,” a sentiment expressed often in Star Wars. Someone has a “bad feeling” in every Star Wars movie.

The Peace Park seen in “The Mandalore Plot” is again seen in this episode, cleaned up but still in ruins from the terrorist Death Watch attack.

For those wondering, “Master Jedi” is the formally proper address to a Jedi of any rank by a non-Jedi — even a Padawan.