Cloak of Darkness

The Clone WarsAhsoka is assigned to accompany Jedi Master Luminara Unduli on her mission to bring Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray in to face trial. Meanwhile, Count Dooku has tasked Asajj Ventress with the job of freeing the Viceroy…or silencing him. Darth Sidious has made it clear that another failure by Ventress will not be tolerated. While Luminara and Ahsoka butt heads over their differing approaches to interrogating the Viceroy, Ventress puts her plan into action.

written by Paul Dini
directed by Dave Filoni
music by Kevin Kiner / original Star Wars themes by John Williams

Cast: Olivia d’Abo (Luminara Unduli), James Marsters (Captain Argyus), Tom Kenny (Nute Gunray), Dee Bradley Baker (Commander Gree), Ashley Echstein (Ahsoka Tano), Ian Abercrombie (Darth Sidious), Corey Burton (Count Dooku / Senate Guard), Nika Futterman (Asajj Ventress),

LogBook entry by Philip R. Frey

Notes:This episode is production number 10.

Jedi Fortune Cookie: “Ignore your instincts at your peril.”

Dooku specifically does not refer to Asajj Ventress as his apprentice in front of Darth Sidious, indicating that he is keeping that aspect of their relationship a secret from his master.

James Marsters is best known for his portrayal of Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. His other genre work includes voicing Lex Luthor in the straight-to-video movie Superman: Doomsday, appearances on the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood and playing Brainiac on the Superman-as-a-young-man series Smallville.

Paul Dini’s Star Wars credits include writing an episode of Droids, as well as several episodes of Ewoks, while serving as an associate producer on both series. He also provided the voice of George Lucas in one episode of the animated series Clerks. His early work in animation includes episodes of The Incredible Hulk, Smurfs, Dungeons & Dragons, G. I. Joe and Transformers. He began to garner real attention when he worked on the groundbreaking Tiny Toon Adventures, which led directly into his work on the even more groundbreaking Batman: The Animated Series. Since then, he has had a hand in most of the major animated DC Comics adaptations, including Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Krypto the Superdog and The Batman.