The Deserter

April 27, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 2 Episode 10

“It is the quest for honor that makes one honorable.”


General Grievous is shot down over Saleucami and crash lands in the wilderness. Obi-Wan leads an expedition to find the droid general. Rex is injured during the search, and must recover in a local farmer’s barn, but he is shocked to discover the farmer is a clone deserter.

The Deserter Commentary, Preview and Episode Guide.

Concept Art and Trivia

Rex and Cut play a game of Dejarik just as Chewie and R2 did in Episode IV.

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Noted film editor Robert Dalva takes the helm as a director for this episode. His credits as editor include The Black Stallion, Raising Cain, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III and Hidalgo. He was also director of The Black Stallion Returns. This is his first work in animation. He also has a previous link to Star Wars having been a second unit photographer on Episode IV.


Saleucami design, with General Grievous atop a reek


Farmhouse / barn exterior design

Jesse makes use of inches as a unit of measurement, somewhat unusual in a galaxy known for using mostly metric measurements.

Saleucami is home to flocks of nunas, little swamp turkeys that have also been spotted on Naboo and Tatooine.

Crys is distinguished by his blonde dyed hair. Jesse has a large Republic cog on his helmet and tattooed across his face. Hardcase’s helmets has broken stripes along it, and though his unhelmeted face is not seen in the episode, he has similar tattoos as well. Kix has the following phrase tattooed on his head in Aurebesh: A GOOD DROID IS A DEAD ONE.