Slaves of the Republic

June 7, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

#78 Season 4 Episode 12

“Those who enslave others inevitably become slaves themselves.”


To locate the missing colonists, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka go undercover to infiltrate the slavers on Zygerria. Anakin struggles with his emotions as a wily Zygerrian queen forces him to take questionable actions in order to carry out his mission.

Slaves of the Republic Preview and Episode Guide.

Original Airdate: 2 December 2011

Writers: Henry Gilroy and Steven Melching

Director: Brian Kalin O’Connell

Concept Art and Trivia


The design of the Kadavo slave processing facility — suspended above a volcanic caldera — was an idea originally developed but left out of the Ryloth episodes in Season One.


Of course, you all should have spotted the visual and music nod to Return of the Jedi, when Luke Skywalker gives a jaunty salute to R2-D2 — mirrored here by Anakin Skywalker. If not, into the Sarlacc with you!


The plants in the floating planters in the Queen’s throne room and verandah are actually sourced from some of the vegetation seen on Mortis in Season Three.


Also from Season Three is the deceitful Banking Clan executive, Nix Card, seen in this episode at the Zygerrian slave markets.


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