Duchess of Mandalore

May 1, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 2 Episode 14

“In war, truth is the first casualty.”


On Coruscant, word reaches Duchess Satine that Death Watch is mobilizing, sparking a pre-emptive Republic invasion. On the run from Republic authorities, Satine and Obi-Wan set off to discover the group’s true motives.

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Concept Art and Trivia

The Coruscant park is based on several pieces of Ralph McQuarrie concept art. The plaza also includes a large boulder at its center — a nod to a detail seen in McQuarrie’s work suggesting the sole exposed mountain peak on Coruscant’s covered surface.

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Some of the original design development of this monument looked to the actual boulder found on the road to Lucasfilm Animation’s northern california headquarters. It is this boulder that gives the Big Rock campus of Skywalker Ranch its name.


Deputy Minister Jerec’s description of the tumultuous time on Mandalore as “a period of civil war” echoes the original title crawl from A New Hope.

Among the politicians that can be spotted in the Galactic Senate is Mon Mothma.

A particular story thread cut from the episode would have placed Anakin Skywalker in command of the Republic invasion of Mandalore. Periodically, the story was to cut to Anakin making preparations.

According to the script, the Ithorian’s translated dialogue to the clone troopers is, ironically, as follows:

Clone 1: If you see this woman, report her to local authorities.
Alien: Yeah, yeah. I just saw her!
Clone 2: I don’t think he understands us. Let’s try someone else.
Alien: No wait! She’s over there!