The Best Episodes Directed by Giancarlo Volpe

Bon Bon the Birthday Clown

#1 - Bon Bon the Birthday Clown

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 27

Star and Janna plan a séance to bring back the spirit of Bon Bon, a clown who had died 100 years ago, but the event coincides with a school dance that Star had planned to go with Marco. Star lets Marco go to the dance with Jackie, who finds the dance boring but changes it to a date instead at a park. During the seance, when Janna falls asleep, Star checks up on Marco with a spy spell, only to find that he and Jackie are having a good time together, which makes her jealous. Star is surprised by Ludo, who steals Star's spellbook. Marco and Jackie share a kiss, but when they hear Star in trouble they rush to help her. They pull Star from being sucked through a portal. Glossaryck wakes up to find Ludo as his new master.

star 8.45
123 votes
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Face the Music

#2 - Face the Music

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 40

The songstrell Ruberiot is ordered to write a song about Star for the tradition of Song Day, but Star is reluctant to participate because it portrays princesses as being perfect. Ruberiot ultimately convinces her to let him write a song about the real her, but inadvertently reveals to the people of Mewni that Star lost the book of spells, and that she has a crush on Marco.

star 8.34
133 votes
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#3 - Baby

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 30

Star's parents send a fairy godmother named Baby to evaluate Star, who takes the task seriously, as failing the eval would mean she would have to return to Mewni. At first, Star cleans up her room, shoving stuff in closets or dimensional pockets, but when Baby starts asking Star questions, and things start falling out of the pockets, Star's responses are met with the same neutral phrase "Interesting." followed by jotting down of notes. Meanwhile Marco tries to help Star by bringing Baby food. Baby then asks Star to bring her an apple using magic, but Star fails to do the task despite repeated tries. Baby concludes that Star failed, but Star tries one last time and ends up using the apple seeds to grow an apple tree which drops an apple for Baby. Star's parents learn from Baby that despite not being organized, losing the book of spells, and failing to do simple spells, Star has magic potential way ahead of when her mother was her age, and might even be comparable to Queen Eclipsa.

star 8.32
114 votes
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Moon the Undaunted

#4 - Moon the Undaunted

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 3 - Episode 2

Queen Moon shares her story of when she was a teenager and her mother (Star's grandmother) had died. She had to decide between signing a peace treaty or going to war against the monster army, led by "The Lizard". She partly melts the ice encasing Eclipsa, to learn some dark magic from the forbidden section of the Book of Spells. She confronts The Lizard (Toffee) and uses the dark magic to sever his finger, which he is unable to regenerate. Toffee flees.

star 8.30
88 votes
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Chapter Ten: The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)

#5 - Chapter Ten: The Day of Black Sun: The Invasion (1)

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3 - Episode 10

The day of the eclipse has arrived, and the invasion force gathers together to make last preparations. They infiltrate the island and the battle begins. Meanwhile, Aang searches for the Firelord.

star 8.23
1594 votes
Chapter Nineteen: Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters

#6 - Chapter Nineteen: Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3 - Episode 19

While on the island, Aang seeks guidance from his past lives, but is not pleased with what he is told. The island, in fact, turns out to be a lion turtle from which Aang is given the guidance he had been seeking. After the tracker is unable to track Aang, the rest of the group decide they must find Iroh. Meanwhile, while tracking down Iroh, the group meets up with The Order of the White Lotus, a group that transcends the division of the four nations. After a discussion with Iroh the team decides to split up: Sokka, Suki, and Toph head to stop the Fire Nation's air fleet, the masters head to reclaim Ba Sing Se, and Katara, Zuko, and Appa head to defeat Azula.

star 8.18
1368 votes
Raid the Cave

#7 - Raid the Cave

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 28

Star tries to find Ludo and retrieve the Book of Spells. She packs a large amount of stuff and goes to Buff Frog, who gives Star and Marco a map of Ludo's hideout. There they find some monsters that have taken over the place but see no sign of Ludo. Star uses the seeing eye spell to find Glossaryck and pleads for him to come back, but he refuses, saying that he has to follow Ludo now.

star 8.16
119 votes
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#8 - Friendenemies

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 19

Tom invites Marco to a movie marathon featuring Mackie Hands, Marco's favorite kung-fu film star. They start to become friends on the way there after learning they both like Mackie Hands and a band called Love Sentence, but when Marco wants to leave to catch the marathon, Tom refuses to let him go, and gets angry, voiding his chance to earn an anger management graduation badge. Tom apologizes and tries to win back Marco with a Love Sentence song, and then raises Mackie Hands from the dead. Although they cannot get into the theatre, Tom and Marco watch Mackie lay a beatdown on the movie's security guards.

star 8.14
137 votes
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Chapter Sixteen: Appa's Lost Days

#9 - Chapter Sixteen: Appa's Lost Days

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 - Episode 16

In this special episode, we flash back to the moment Appa was stolen, find out where he has gone, who he has met along the way, and—most importantly—where he is now.

star 8.10
1698 votes
Chapter Thirteen: The Drill

#10 - Chapter Thirteen: The Drill

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 - Episode 13

Having made it to the outer wall of Ba Sing Se, the kids confront a Fire Nation army that is driving a massive Fire Nation drill, which poses an imminent threat to the last Earth Kingdom stronghold. Meanwhile, Zuko and Iroh make crucial mistakes which begin to attract Jet's suspicions.

star 8.07
1761 votes
Chapter Nineteen: The Guru

#11 - Chapter Nineteen: The Guru

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 - Episode 19

Aang receives guidance from Guru Pathik at the Eastern Air Temple; Sokka is reunited with his long-lost father; Princess Azula has something diabolical in store for her enemies; Uncle and Zuko run their own tea shop.

star 8.05
1734 votes
Chapter Eight: Avatar Roku (Winter Solstice, Part 2)

#12 - Chapter Eight: Avatar Roku (Winter Solstice, Part 2)

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 - Episode 8

To contact the spirit of the previous Avatar, Aang must reach a temple in the Fire Nation before the sun sets on the following day. There he will learn what he must do to restore balance to the world. Zuko must defy his banishment to follow Aang.

star 8.04
1980 votes
Chapter Four: Sokka's Master

#13 - Chapter Four: Sokka's Master

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3 - Episode 4

Feeling as though he isn't contributing enough to the group, Sokka seeks out an elusive swordsmaster from whom he can learn the ways of the blade.

star 8.04
1816 votes
Chapter Thirteen: The Firebending Masters

#14 - Chapter Thirteen: The Firebending Masters

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3 - Episode 13

While teaching Aang firebending, Zuko finds that he has lost all his firebending skills. Now to regain his powers, Zuko and Aang must seek the original source of firebending within the ruins of a lost civilization.

star 8.03
1747 votes
Chapter Eight: The Chase

#15 - Chapter Eight: The Chase

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 - Episode 8

Tired from trying to escape a machine that shows up every time they try to sleep, Aang and the gang have to escape Azula and her team, but their exhaustion leads to a tight situation. Meanwhile, Zuko must deal with something personal. And Iroh bonds with an unlikely individual.

star 8.03
1944 votes
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Puddle Defender

#16 - Puddle Defender

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 3 - Episode 5

With the sanctuary all sludged up, Star and her mom flee and find a new hiding place at Buff Frog's. Star wants to sneak out to fight, so she gets Buff Frog to distract her mom with some Mewnian board games such as Puddle Defender, which Buff and Moon find have a biased perspective towards the monsters instead of the Mewnians. After a heated argument, Buff Frog sides with Queen Butterfly and forbids Star from leaving. However, Buff's youngest tadpole Katerina later sneaks Star out.

star 8.03
111 votes
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Chapter Seventeen: The Ember Island Players

#17 - Chapter Seventeen: The Ember Island Players

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3 - Episode 17

A play recounting the gang's adventures does not sit well with Aang and his friends, except for Toph who enjoys it very much. Meanwhile, Aang confesses his love to Katara, but the response is ambiguous.

star 8.00
1744 votes
Chapter One: The Avatar State

#18 - Chapter One: The Avatar State

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 - Episode 1

Plagued with nightmares featuring the devastating power of his Avatar State, Aang and the gang meet an Earth Kingdom general who has big plans for defeating the Fire Nation. Meanwhile, Prince Zuko and Uncle Iroh, having survived the failed attack on the North Water Tribe, have a surprise visit from the Prince's sister with seemingly good news.

star 7.98
2008 votes

#19 - Naysaya

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 26

Marco shyly tries to ask Jackie Lynn Thomas out on a date, but finds that he is blurting out embarrassing things about himself. He then discovers he has sprouted a small little head out of the side of his neck that is saying all those things. It is a Naysaya, a curse that Tom had placed on Marco so that Marco would not be able to ask out Star. The Naysaya can only go away when it is appeased, so Marco tries giving it what it wants, which is some cereal, but it doesn't go away. Marco meets Jackie again but the Naysaya starts to act up, so Marco decides to spill out all his insecurities in front of Jackie.

star 7.97
60 votes
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Chapter One: The Awakening

#20 - Chapter One: The Awakening

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3 - Episode 1

Aang awakens to find himself aboard a captured Fire Nation ship with a full head of hair and sustaining serious injuries from the previous battle for Ba Sing Se. At his side are Katara, Sokka, and their father Hakoda who recount the events that led the four to the ship and contemplate their next move. Aang struggles to fight his own desire to face the Fire Lord before he is ready. Meanwhile, the once exiled Prince Zuko deals with his own issues as he makes his long-awaited journey home, with the fear of his father's rejection hanging over his head.

star 7.93
1816 votes
Mr. Candle Cares

#21 - Mr. Candle Cares

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 3

Guidance counselor Mr. Candle tells Star that she is fated to be Queen of Mewni. She has to read her mother's book on how to act like a queen but she gets frustrated and decides to dress up in a more rebellious punk style. Meanwhile, Marco, who is displeased of Candle's career suggestion of being the head janitor on Garbage Island, discovers that Mr. Candle is actually in cahoots with Tom, who planned to ensure "Starco" doesn't happen. He confronts Mr. Candle but is captured by Tom, and must duel Tom to get his freedom.

star 7.92
177 votes
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Girls' Day Out

#22 - Girls' Day Out

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 16

Star is sent to detention for disrupting Miss Skullnick's class when she frees the class's pet hamster Marisol. Although she could easily escape, she is convinced by Janna and the other detention students that she is the Mayor of Detention, and is assigned to help the students out with their needs. She helps all of them except for Toby, a kid who wants replacement batteries for his remote so he can watch a pro wrestling show on TV. Star and Janna try to find replacement batteries by sneaking out to Oskar and getting ones from his keytar. Meanwhile, Marco is tasked to find Marisol and gets his hand stuck in a drain pipe.

star 7.89
97 votes
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Chapter Eighteen: The Waterbending Master

#23 - Chapter Eighteen: The Waterbending Master

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 - Episode 18

When Aang tries to find the north pole, he is found by the north pole instead.When they are taken there Aang and Katara are eager to find a water bending master only to find that girls are not allowed to learn waterbending.

star 7.87
1789 votes
Chapter Seven: The Runaway

#24 - Chapter Seven: The Runaway

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3 - Episode 7

When Katara expresses her disapproval to Toph's new way to make quick cash, the group finds her too motherly and tension grows between Katara and Toph. When Katara finally decides to participate in this scam to disprove Toph's accusations, they are left vulnerable and are forced to face the dire consequences.

star 7.83
1760 votes
Chapter Fifteen: Bato of the Water Tribe

#25 - Chapter Fifteen: Bato of the Water Tribe

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 - Episode 15

Aang feels neglected as Katara and Sokka reunite with Bato, an old friend of their father’s from the South Pole. They begin to reminisce on their times in the past while they wait for a message to arrive from their father; in which Aang believes Katara and Sokka will abandon him and go out to find their father should the message arrive. However, when the messenger gives Aang the message to give to Bato, Aang betrays his friends in a way Katara or Sokka could never imagine. However, when Zuko recruits a bounty hunter named Jun to track Aang down, his friendship is put to the test as he must deal with the fact that he betrayed his friends while defending himself from yet another fight.

star 7.83
1788 votes
Witches of the Mist

#26 - Witches of the Mist

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3 - Episode 14

The path to evil may bring great power, but not loyalty. Anakin and Obi-Wan, sent to track down the mysterious figure behind the deaths of several Jedi, soon find themselves on the trail of the monstrous apprentice that Ventress has created: Savage Opress. However, Dooku and Ventress also discover that this new apprentice has a will of his own...

star 7.82
2280 votes
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Crystal Clear

#27 - Crystal Clear

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 34

Rhombulus captures Star and Marco and encases them in crystal, believing that the former is the cause of the glitches that are affecting the dimensions. When he inadvertently encases his boss, and then his own hands for wanting to tell the high council, he unfreezes Star and shares his predicament. Star agrees not to tell the high council about the situation provided that Rhombulus not tell them about Star's losing the Book of Spells and Glossaryck.

star 7.77
90 votes
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Chapter Four: The Warriors of Kyoshi

#28 - Chapter Four: The Warriors of Kyoshi

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 - Episode 4

The gang arrives at Kyoshi Island and are captured by some Kyoshi warriors. When Aang reveals that he is the avatar, news quickly spreads out and suddenly reaches to Prince Zuko who then goes to Kyoshi Island to capture him.

star 7.74
2244 votes
Star vs. Echo Creek

#29 - Star vs. Echo Creek

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 7

After getting a sugar high from seasoning her burrito with sugar, Star sets off some magic that accidentally causes a sign to fall and crush a police cruiser. While trying to evade the police, Star encounters a woman by the river bank named Brigid who likes making things out of discarded hair and taking care of injured animals. She later encounters an underwater sea creature who tells her that hiding out is a good thing, but it is revealed the creature is actually her own conscience trying to convince her that she hasn't made a big mistake. Missing her family and friends, she returns to a very worried Marco and turns herself in to the police who have her wash the other squad cars as part of her police-supervised community service.

star 7.73
151 votes
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By the Book

#30 - By the Book

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 14

Star has not been following the advices of Glossaryck when it comes to mastering new spells causing the two of them to have a falling out. Marco does various things in order to get Star and Glossaryck to reconcile. Meanwhile, Ludo hears the voices from within the wand that tell him what he needs to master his wand.

star 7.71
95 votes
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Chapter Ten: The Library

#31 - Chapter Ten: The Library

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 - Episode 10

When Aang and his friends find a professor who knows of a library that contains information about the world, Sokka decides to go there to hopefully find some information to use against the Fire Nation. The library is guarded by the knowledge spirit, Wan Shi Tong, who doesn't welcome humans into his library, because he believes they only seek information for evil purposes. When Wan Shi Tong discovers Sokka wasn't being truthful with him, he begins to sink the library, bringing the kids down with it. Will everyone be able to escape the library in time? And who are the strange benders who have kidnapped Appa?

star 7.70
1812 votes
R2 Come Home

#32 - R2 Come Home

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2 - Episode 21

Adversity is friendship's truest test. Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu are trapped in the crumbling ruins of a crashed ship while searching for survivors, and only R2-D2 can get out a message to save them... if he can elude vicious gundarks and, worse yet, a crew of determined bounty hunters led by Boba Fett and Aurra Sing.

star 7.70
2221 votes
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Hostage Crisis

#33 - Hostage Crisis

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 - Episode 22

A secret shared is a trust formed. To free crime lord Ziro the Hutt, bounty hunters seize control of the Senate Building and take hostages -- completely unaware that Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker is still inside. This episode introduces the bounty hunter Cad Bane.

star 7.70
1975 votes
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Chapter Four: The Swamp

#34 - Chapter Four: The Swamp

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2 - Episode 4

A mysterious tornado pulls the kids into a supernatural swamp where Katara, Sokka and Aang have mysterious visions. Meanwhile, Momo and Appa are chased by rogue swamp dwellers and only Aang and the gang can save them.

star 7.68
1685 votes

#35 - Nightsisters

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3 - Episode 12

The swiftest path to destruction is through vengeance. Darth Sidious orders Count Dooku to eliminate his apprentice, Asajj Ventress. Ventress survives Dooku's assassination attempt, and flees to the planet of Dathomir to enlist her kinswomen - the mystical Nightsisters - to assist her in a campaign of vengeance against her former master.

star 7.66
2348 votes
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Weapons Factory

#36 - Weapons Factory

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2 - Episode 6

No gift is more precious than trust. Luminara and Anakin act as decoys to divert new enemy super tanks, while Padawans Barriss Offee and Ahsoka attempt to destroy a Separatist droid factory.

star 7.61
2022 votes
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Chapter Eleven: The Great Divide

#37 - Chapter Eleven: The Great Divide

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 - Episode 11

While on their way to the North Pole, Aang and his friends arrive at a giant canyon where two groups of refugees are bickering over who should get to go across. Aang decides to walk across with the two groups to ensure they don’t fight one another. However, he soon learns that the two tribes have been feuding for one hundred years and they both believe their actions are justified. But when the predators inside the canyon start to come out, Aang is stuck trying to defend both tribes from each other and the vicious wildlife.

star 7.51
1919 votes
The Zillo Beast

#38 - The Zillo Beast

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2 - Episode 18

Choose what is right, not what is easy The Republic's newest droid-disrupting weapon awakens a monstrous, near-invincible Zillo Beast from its underground hibernation. The Jedi face a dilemma: save the beast as the last specimen of its kind, or help the Dugs kill it and secure a treaty for critical fuel supplies?

star 7.49
2303 votes
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All Belts Are Off

#39 - All Belts Are Off

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 37

Marco is angry because Jeremy is the person representing the dojo for their karate sensei to become an official karate dojo.

star 7.49
70 votes
Grievous Intrigue

#40 - Grievous Intrigue

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2 - Episode 9

For everything you gain, you lose something else. A Jedi Master is taken hostage and tortured by General Grievous. Anakin, Obi-Wan and Adi Gallia devise a daring rescue plan, but they soon realize the General has a plan of his own.

star 7.45
1977 votes
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Wand to Wand

#41 - Wand to Wand

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2 - Episode 8

Star tries to use her wand to clean up the Diaz home before Marco's parents return, but ends up summoning a whimsical cloud that makes an even bigger mess. Meanwhile, Ludo tries to activate his so he can fight off some rats at a tavern, learning that it works when he gets beat up and enraged.

star 7.44
112 votes
The Academy

#42 - The Academy

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3 - Episode 6

Those who enforce the law must obey the law. Ahsoka is assigned to teach a class at the cadet academy on Mandalore. Soon after she arrives, Duchess Satine's zealous nephew and his classmates uncover a nefarious plot.

star 7.43
2238 votes
Lightsaber Lost

#43 - Lightsaber Lost

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2 - Episode 11

Easy isn't always simple When a wily pickpocket steals Ahsoka's lightsaber, she enlists the help of an ancient Jedi to track down her weapon and reclaim her honor.

star 7.31
1845 votes

#44 - Corruption

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3 - Episode 5

The challenge of hope is to overcome corruption. Padmé, on a diplomatic mission to Mandalore, guarantees the pacifist planet the Republic's full protection, but she and Duchess Satine soon find something sinister lurking beneath the planet's serene facade.

star 7.30
2216 votes
Blue Shadow Virus

#45 - Blue Shadow Virus

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 - Episode 17

Fear is a disease; hope is its only cure. Padmé and Jar Jar run into trouble while looking for a Separatist bio-weapons lab, leaving Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka to rescue them and contain a deadly virus.

star 7.06
1868 votes