Duel of the Droids

The Clone WarsOn a mission to uncover a Separatist spying facility, Anakin becomes convinced that he has located his missing droid, R2-D2. He takes Ahsoka and his clone troops to the Ruusan system, hoping that the location of R2 and the facility are one and the same. Meanwhile, on board Skytop Station, Gha Nachkt disassembles R2 and learns of the secrets that he holds. Anakin and his team successfully infiltrate the station, but find their efforts dogged by mishaps and difficulties at every turn. Anakin sets off to find R2, leaving the rest of the mission to Ahsoka and the clones. But the appearance of General Grievous means Ahsoka is well out of her depth and an apparent traitor in their midst means things will only get worse.

written by Kevin Campbell and Henry Gilroy
directed by Rob Coleman
music by Kevin Kiner / original Star Wars themes by John Williams

Cast: Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex / Denal), Matthew Wood (Battle Droids / General Grievous), Ron Perlman (Gha Nachkt), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Tom Kane (Narrator)

LogBook entry by Philip R. Frey

Notes:This episode concludes the R2-D2-centric two-parter. It is production number #6.

Jedi Fortune Cookie: “You hold onto friends by keeping your heart a little softer than your head.”

According to supervising director Dave Filoni, the line of dialogue in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith in which Anakin states that Grievous is shorter than he expected indicates that Anakin and Grievous have not met before. This means they will never face each other on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This is part of the reason that Anakin leaves Ahsoka during this mission; it gets him out of the way, allowing Grievous to appear.