Innocents of Ryloth

April 13, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 1 Episode 20

“The costs of war can never be truly accounted for.”


With the space blockade around Ryloth destroyed, Obi-Wan Kenobi must lead a small clone force into a droid occupied town to sabotage their anti-aircraft guns. Obi-Wan’s mission is complicated when he learns the town’s inhabitants are being used as living shields.

A pair of clones in his platoon forges an unlikely friendship with a refugee Twi’lek girl, Numa, who’s been orphaned by the war. Through their relationship with her, the clones begin to understand the real cost of the war…

Innocents of Ryloth Commentary, Preview and Episode Guide.

Concept Art and Trivia


Entrance to Nabat by T. Le.

The design of the streets of Nabat were based on Beirut.


Early Numa concept art by Plunkett.

Kenobi’s lead gunship is the “Crumb Bomber.”

As the gunships land in the jungle clearing outside Nabat, they frighten off several gutkurr creatures that are feeding on a dead can-cell. This is a re-use of the can-cell model previously seen on Teth and Rodia.

One of the display screens in the Separatist command center resembles the targeting grid found aboard the Millennium Falcon in A New Hope.


This is, production-wise, the first episode to feature the tactical droids. These droids were developed in order to showcase a more capable villain, but without creating a unique organic commander that would then need to be eliminated (like Loathsom, Lok Durd or Mar Tuuk). The modulated vocal pattern of the droid was partly inspired by the voice of Lucifer in the original Battlestar Galactica series.

At one point, the display screen at the Separatist command center reads, in Aurebesh letters, “COMIC RELIEF.”