The Jedi Who Knew Too Much

July 5, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

#106 Season 5 Episode 18

“Courage begins by trusting oneself.”


As the Republic military takes over the Temple bombing case, Ahsoka finds herself at odds with Admiral Tarkin.

Ahsoka Tano is still coming to terms with the shocking attack on the Jedi Temple. She hopes that justice is swift and thorough with Letta Turmond, the captive saboteur.

The Jedi have apprehended the bomber who targeted the Jedi Temple, but that is only just the start of the intrigue. Letta has more to say, but she is moved from Jedi custody by decree of the military and placed in a Republic prison.

The Jedi Who Knew Too Much Commentary, Preview, Bonus clip and Episode Guide.

Original Airdate: 16 February 2013

Writer: Charles Murray

Director: Danny Keller

Concept Art and Trivia

Among those in attendance of the Jedi funeral are Mas Amedda, Palpatine, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Barriss Offee, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Plo Koon, Yoda, Eeth Koth, Admiral Tarkin, Admiral Coburn, Admiral Yularen, Kit Fisto, Saesee Tiin, Shaak Ti, Tera Sinube, Bail Organa, Mon Mothma, Eekar Oki, and a Weequay Jedi.


For those keeping track, the Jedi that Barriss Offee references at the memorial service is Tutso Mara, with whom she studied lightsaber techniques. Mara was one of six Jedi killed in the blast.

The incident that Ahsoka mentions of being trapped inside a battle tank on Geonosis is from the second season episode, “Weapons Factory.”

The Republic military base, newly seen and designed to clearly foreshadow the rise of the Galactic Empire, is adjacent to the Jedi cruiser staging areas first seen in Episode III.


Also held in the Republic military prison, according to the security monitors, are Emir Wat Tambor (captured at the end of Season One), Poggle the Lesser (captured in Season Two) and General Whorm Loathsom (captured in The Clone Wars movie), and a tactical droid.


The shot of Tarkin entering Ahsoka’s cell is framed in the same manner as Darth Vader entering Princess Leia’s Death Star cell in Episode IV.

Likewise, the interaction of Tarkin and Ahsoka in her prison cell is blocked out in a manner very similar to Tarkin and Leia aboard the Death Star in Episode IV.


The sequence of Ahsoka leaping from the water pipe is inspired by a similar scene in the feature film The Fugitive (1993).

The monument at the center of the Republic military base plaza is an enormous slab of Geonosian rock that lists the names of the clone troopers that fell in action in the first battle of the Clone Wars. Illustration by Will Nichols.

The first clone trooper with the massiff is named Sergeant Hound. His beast is named Grizzer. Character illustration by JP Balmet.