Cargo of Doom

April 16, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 2 Episode 2

“Overconfidence is the most dangerous form of carelessness.”


Anakin and Ahsoka travel to the planet Devaron in pursuit of Cad Bane, who has stolen a Jedi holocron. Bane has captured Jedi Master Bolla Ropal, keeper of the Kyber crystal, which will reveal data on every known Force-sensitive child in the galaxy when combined with the holocron. Failing to force Ropal to open the holocron, Bane needs another Jedi. Capturing Ahsoka, the bounty hunter forces Anakin to open the holocron to save his Padawan. The holocron’s secrets revealed, Bane attempts an escape, but appears to be killed by a clone. Anakin, however, still senses Bane’s presence in the Force…

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Concept Art and Trivia

The script originally called for black-hued retail droid guards to haul Master Ropal’s unconscious body.

Long time fans will find something familiar in the term “Kyber memory crystal.” In early drafts of the original script to A New Hope, the Kyber crystal was a Force-focusing artifact wanted by the Jedi and the Sith. This was eventually written out of the story in subsequent drafts, and a variation of the artifact — spelled as the Kaiburr crystal — made its way into the 1978 novel Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. During the script development of Episode II, the term “Kyber” was nearly resurrected. The weapon that Jango Fett used to kill Zam Wesell was first identified as a Kamino kyber dart. This was changed to saber-dart in the finished movie. Finally, after over 30 years, the term “Kyber” with its original spelling has worked its way into a canon Star Wars story.


Cad Bane concept

Rex orders Execute Battalion to board “ATAT300,” but the proper designation for the Clone Wars-era walker is an AT-TE. The other walker identified by number is 773.

When Anakin confronts the three doomed battle droids in the airlock corridor, the one in the background them panics and frantically tries to activate the controls.

Trooper Denal was last seen in the season one episode, “Downfall of a Droid.”

A small but grim detail for sharp-eyed viewers. The dead body of Bolla Ropal has its tongue sticking out.