The Wrong Jedi

July 7, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

#108 Season 5 Episode 20

“Never give up hope, no matter how dark things seem.”

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On trial for murder, Ahsoka faces her greatest challenge

Ahsoka Tano has been captured and must face trial for sedition, murder, and destructive acts of terrorism. As the Galactic Republic military seeks justice, Ahsoka feels increasingly abandoned by the Jedi Council.

The Wrong Jedi Commentary, Preview, Bonus clip and starwars.com Episode Guide.

Original Airdate: 2 March 2013

Writer: Charles Murray

Director: Dave Filoni

Concept Art and Trivia

Seated in the Jedi Council is a new animation model — Coleman Ckaj, who is briefly glimpsed in Episode III.

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As a deliberate misdirection, the trailer for this episode changed the color of Barriss Offee’s lightsaber in Anakin’s hand from blue to green. Not the first time that a stunt like this was pulled so less of a surprise than it might have been.

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A new area of the Jedi Temple exterior revealed this episode is the training ground, near the base of the Temple’s central spire, where grows an ancient gnarled tree with golden boughs. The youngling class from “The Gathering” arc of episodes are trained here by Tera Sinube. Illustration by Andre Kirk.

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Barriss’ rebuke against the Jedi Order, though they led to dark actions, is a hundred percent true.

The design of the military courtroom is clearly Imperial. Suspended from the ceilings are cylindrical terminals resembling those found in the Death Star.

Barriss’ quarters are marked by the same black diamond pattern she has on her face.

This is the first time we see the Jedi Temple Guard in action. They carry large double-bladed lightsabers — lightsaber pikes — which are the first lightsabers in cinematic canon to emit a yellow blade. In the planning stages, they were originally to be green.

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The dramatic sky seen outside the Jedi Temple in the final scene was based on an actual image of the East Bay sky photographed by Dave Filoni during production of this episode.

Playing the role of Palpatine in this episode is actor Tim Curry. He is known for roles in such works as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Clue, Legend, and It.

The traditional end credits music for this episode has been changed to better preserve the emotions of the final scene. Rather than iris out to the end credits, the final shot fades to black. At the time fans didn’t know the true significance as the cancellation of the show wasn’t announced until some time later.