The BEST Episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Network: Cartoon Network

As The Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace. More and more systems are falling prey to the forces of the dark side as the Galactic Republic slips further and further under the sway of the Separatists and their never-ending droid army.

The Wrong Jedi

#1 - The Wrong Jedi

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 2, 2013

Never give up hope, no matter how dark things seem. With convictions of Ahsoka's innocence, Anakin sets out to find his missing padawan and uncover the truth about what occurred.

star 8.64
1,063 votes
Directors: Dave Filoni
Writers: Charles Murray
The Lawless

#2 - The Lawless

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 2, 2013

Morality separates heroes from villains. Using Duchess Satine as bait, Darth Maul lures Obi-Wan into a trap, but is the hunter about to become the hunted?

star 8.51
1,054 votes
Writers: Chris Collins

#3 - Sacrifice

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

After many grueling trials, Yoda next travels to the ancient Sith homeworld now known as Moraband, where he must face an ancient evil determined to rule the galaxy.

star 8.48
987 votes
Directors: Steward Lee
Writers: Christian Taylor

#4 - Voices

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

Yoda is deeply unsettled when he hears a voice from beyond the grave: the voice of Qui-Gon Jinn. Knowing that it is impossible for a Jedi to retain his identity after death, the Jedi Council begins to worry that Yoda may be corrupted by the influence of the dark side. Determined to find answers, Yoda escapes the Jedi Temple to follow the disembodied voice.

star 8.46
853 votes
Directors: Danny Keller
Writers: Christian Taylor
The Lost One

#5 - The Lost One

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

A Jedi mission finds a lightsaber belonging to the long-dead Master Sifo-Dyas, prompting Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to begin an investigation into his decade-old disappearance. This sparks Darth Sidious to order Darth Tyranus to clean up any loose ends that may lead the Jedi to discover the truth of the Sith conspiracy.

star 8.46
871 votes
Writers: Christian Taylor
The Jedi Who Knew Too Much

#6 - The Jedi Who Knew Too Much

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 16, 2013

Courage begins by trusting oneself. When Ahsoka is framed for a murder, she finds herself on the run from Republic authorities.

star 8.33
968 votes
Directors: Danny Keller
Writers: Charles Murray
To Catch a Jedi

#7 - To Catch a Jedi

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 23, 2013

Never become desperate enough to trust the untrustworthy. Ahsoka Tano crosses paths with Asajj Ventress, leading to an unprecedented mutual bargain.

star 8.25
1,079 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Charles Murray

#8 - Destiny

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

Letting the Force guide him, Yoda voyages into the heart of the galaxy to an ancient world that is one of the wellsprings of the Force. Yoda undergoes difficult trials administered by the Five Priestesses, mysterious Force-wielders who hold the secret to immortality.

star 8.19
866 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Christian Taylor
Shades of Reason

#9 - Shades of Reason

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 26, 2013

Alliances can stall true intentions. Maul's alliance helps the Death Watch and their leader, Pre Viszla, conquer Mandalore and imprison Duchess Satine, but, when Viszla's ambitions surface, how long will the alliance last?

star 8.16
957 votes
Directors: Bosco Ng
Writers: Chris Collins

#10 - Orders

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

Fives is still trying to find answers regarding the mysterious actions of clone cadet Tup. Hoping to personally speak with chancellor Palpatine, Fives finds himself suddenly accused of trying to murder the chancellor and decides to make a run for it.

star 8.08
857 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Katie Lucas

#11 - Eminence

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 19, 2013

One vision can have many interpretations. Darth Maul and Savage Opress form an alliance with the Mandalorian terrorist group Death Watch and several crime syndicates, including Black Sun, in order to destroy all of their common enemies.

star 8.07
1,108 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Chris Collins

#12 - Revival

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2012

Strength of character can defeat strength in numbers. Maul and Savage Opress continue to wreak havoc in the galaxy. The Sith brothers recruit a cutthroat band of pirates. Obi-Wan Kenobi leads the Jedi hunt for Maul.

star 8.06
1,412 votes
Directors: Steward Lee
Writers: Chris Collins

#13 - Revenge

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 16, 2012

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Fueled by pure hatred, Darth Maul and his brother Savage Opress set out to take revenge on the Jedi who killed him: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kenobi receives the aid of an unlikely ally - Asajj Ventress.

star 8.03
1,517 votes
Writers: Katie Lucas
Crisis on Naboo

#14 - Crisis on Naboo

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 10, 2012

Trust is the greatest of gifts, but it must be earned. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine goes to Naboo guarded by Jedi knights, meanwhile Cad Bane, a disguised Obi-Wan and a pack of bounty hunters put their plan into action.

star 8.02
1,473 votes
Directors: Danny Keller
Writers: Brent Friedman
ARC Troopers

#15 - ARC Troopers

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 17, 2010

Fighting a war tests a soldier's skills, defending his home tests a soldier's heart. After receiving important insider intelligence data warning of a Separatist attack on Kamino, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker arrive to save this important stronghold of the Old Republic. With a startling surprise, the ingenious General Grievous, exotic Asajj Ventress and the dreaded droid machine military attack Kamino with the goal to end Kamino's ability to create new clone troops.

star 8.02
1,644 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Cameron Litvack
The Box

#16 - The Box

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 3, 2012

The strong survive, the noble overcome. Moralo Eval brings Cad Bane and Obi-Wan Kenobi (disguised as Rako Hardeen) to Count Dooku's palace on Serenno. Along with ten other bounty hunters, Kenobi and Bane are placed in The Box, a massive cube filled with deadly challenges, designed by Eval himself to whittle down the galaxy's twelve greatest bounty hunters to an elite team of five to carry out the plan to kidnap Palpatine.

star 8.02
1,542 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Brent Friedman
Carnage of Krell

#17 - Carnage of Krell

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 18, 2011

Our actions define our legacy. With two of his men facing execution for disobeying orders, Captain Rex is forced to confront his overly aggressive commander, General Krell, in the conclusion to the action-packed battle for Umbara. Risking charges of mutiny, Rex must make a dark choice as the true face of the enemy emerges.

star 7.99
1,813 votes
The Unknown

#18 - The Unknown

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

Clone trooper Tup is suffering from a severe neurological disorder that causes the death of a Jedi master. Trying to find the motives for the assassination, Anakin escorts Tup back to Kamino for examination, but then they are attacked by the Separatists…

star 7.98
979 votes
Directors: Bosco Ng
Writers: Katie Lucas

#19 - Deception

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 20, 2012

All warfare is based on deception. Obi-Wan fakes his own death and goes undercover in a Republic prison, in order to gather information on a plot to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine from a convict named Moralo Eval. While there, he learns that another prisoner, notorious bounty hunter Cad Bane, is also involved. Anakin seeks vengance over the death of his former master.

star 7.97
1,554 votes

#20 - Overlords

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 28, 2011

Balance is found in the one who faces his guilt. A mysterious force draws Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka to a distant planet, and its inhabitants -- a family of exceptionally powerful Force-wielders -- in an attempt to determine whether Anakin is truly the Chosen One.

star 7.96
2,279 votes
Directors: Steward Lee
Writers: Christian Taylor
A Necessary Bond

#21 - A Necessary Bond

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 24, 2012

Choose your enemies wisely, as they may be your last hope. General Grievous attacks Hondo on Florrum, so Ahsoka and Hondo must make amends in order to survive this encounter.

star 7.95
1,160 votes
Directors: Danny Keller
Writers: Christian Taylor

#22 - Fugitive

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

Clone trooper Tup is transported back to Coruscant, where his body is to be examined by the chancellor’s personal physician. Arc Trooper Fives is also investigating the matter and discovers that a modified code has been hidden in the minds of all the clones…

star 7.94
853 votes
Directors: Danny Keller
Writers: Katie Lucas
Citadel Rescue

#23 - Citadel Rescue

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 11, 2011

Without honour, victory is hollow. After their ship and only way off the planet is destroyed, Anakin and Obi-Wan must lead the escaped prisoners across Lola Sayu's perilous landscape as Plo Koon commands a task force of four cruisers and their fighters through the Separatist defenses in a daring rescue. Even Piell is ravaged by anooba tracking beasts, but before he dies, he passes on his Nexus Routes coordinates to Ahsoka. When the survivors return to Coruscant, Ahsoka knows half the intel, and refuses to disclose it to anyone but the Jedi Council, while Tarkin refuses to hand over his half to anyone other than the Chancellor.

star 7.91
2,103 votes
Directors: Steward Lee
Writers: Matt Michnovetz
Tipping Points

#24 - Tipping Points

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2012

Disobedience is a demand for change. The rebels take control of Onderon as the king falls, but their victory comes with a sobering cost.

star 7.88
1,112 votes
Directors: Bosco Ng
Writers: Chris Collins

#25 - Counterattack

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 4, 2011

Anything that can go wrong will. With freed prisoners in their possession and the brutal warden attempting desperately to thwart them, Obi-Wan and Anakin search for a way out of the Citadel and back to Coruscant. The prison, however, has more traps, perils and pitfalls in store for them than they had imagined and they must work past their differences if they are to escape. Their bid to board their shuttle fails when heavy weapons fire destroys the escape craft. Trooper Echo dies in the blast. The escapees then flee to the caves and call for rescue from the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.

star 7.87
2,131 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Matt Michnovetz