To Catch a Jedi

July 6, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

#107 Season 5 Episode 19

“Never become desperate enough to trust the untrustworthy.”


The fugitive Ahsoka escapes to the criminal depths of Coruscant.

Ahsoka Tano has no choice but to flee the surface of Coruscant, evading pursuing clone troopers by journeying into the dangerous depths of the city-planet. The long arm of the law extends even to undercity, and time is running out for Ahsoka to prove her innocence.

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Original Airdate: 23 February 2013

Writer: Charles Murray

Director: Kyle Dunlevy

Concept Art and Trivia

The Gotal drunk is named Spots Podal. His hood has two openings for his head-cones, which works perfectly for Ahsoka’s Togruta head shape. He is voiced by Dave Filoni.

The “Rattataki alien” played by Robin Atkin Downes cited in the credits is the Brainee-style being that grabs onto Ahsoka in the passenger train.

Coruscant’s surface is subdivided into striated levels. The highest surface is 5,127, while the uninhabitable lowest depth is Level 1. The action in this episode covers from Level 1312 to Level 1315.

Among the in-joke stops on the subtram map are “Burbank,” “LAAC,” “Valley Village,” “Sunset,” “Beverly Blvd,” “North Hollywood,” “Laurel Canyon,” “Big Rock Ranch,” “RGC,” “Letterman,” “Skywalker Ranch,” “Skinwalker Ranch,” “Lucasville,” “Coach House,” and “Filoniville.” Illustration by Russell Chong.


This episode marks the first appearance of a Republic police gunship, a vehicle design inherited by The Clone Wars team from another project. It features solar gather panels and a spoked cockpit window very reminiscent of an Imperial TIE fighter. Illustration by Hyunwoo Lim.


New in this episode is a stray alley creature called the tooka — the first “flesh and blood” appearance of a cat-like critter that has previously been seen in the show as a stuffed doll. The tooka doll memorably appeared as Numa’s doll in Season One’s “Innocents of Ryloth.” The tooka is named after Dave Filoni’s cat, the late, great Tuuk (inset), who was also the source of Mar Tuuk’s name in Season One.