The Best Episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2018

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

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 8.77
451 votes
Directors: Dave Filoni
Writers: Charles Murray
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The Lawless

#2 - The Lawless

Season 5 - Episode 16

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 8.58
439 votes
Writers: Chris Collins
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Sacrifice

#3 - Sacrifice

Season 6 - Episode 13

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 8.45
507 votes
Directors: Steward Lee
Writers: Christian Taylor
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Voices

#4 - Voices

Season 6 - Episode 11

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 8.34
460 votes
Directors: Danny Keller
Writers: Christian Taylor
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To Catch a Jedi

#5 - To Catch a Jedi

Season 5 - Episode 19

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

star 8.34
416 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Charles Murray
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The Jedi Who Knew Too Much

#6 - The Jedi Who Knew Too Much

Season 5 - Episode 18

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

star 8.33
416 votes
Directors: Danny Keller
Writers: Charles Murray
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Revenge

#7 - Revenge

Season 4 - Episode 22

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 8.25
424 votes
Writers: Katie Lucas
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The Lost One

#8 - The Lost One

Season 6 - Episode 10

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 8.24
455 votes
Writers: Christian Taylor
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Destiny

#9 - Destiny

Season 6 - Episode 12

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 8.22
451 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Christian Taylor
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Carnage of Krell

#10 - Carnage of Krell

Season 4 - Episode 10

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 8.19
430 votes
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Overlords

#11 - Overlords

Season 3 - Episode 15

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 8.11
487 votes
Directors: Steward Lee
Writers: Christian Taylor
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Wookiee Hunt

#12 - Wookiee Hunt

Season 3 - Episode 22

A great student is what the teacher hopes to be. As Ashoka and her allies struggle to evade the Trandoshan hunters, their efforts receive an unexpected boost when a new captive, Chewbacca the Wookiee, arrives.

star 8.09
440 votes
Directors: Dave Filoni
Writers: Bonnie Mark
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Crisis on Naboo

#13 - Crisis on Naboo

Season 4 - Episode 18

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 8.08
392 votes
Directors: Danny Keller
Writers: Brent Friedman
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Witches of the Mist

#14 - Witches of the Mist

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 8.08
461 votes
Writers: Katie Lucas
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Shades of Reason

#15 - Shades of Reason

Season 5 - Episode 15

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 8.06
405 votes
Directors: Bosco Ng
Writers: Chris Collins
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The Box

#16 - The Box

Season 4 - Episode 17

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 8.05
407 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Brent Friedman
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Ghosts of Mortis

#17 - Ghosts of Mortis

Season 3 - Episode 17

He who seeks to control fate shall never find peace. The Jedi remain stranded on Mortis, and the Son aligned with the dark side of the Force renews his efforts to convert Anakin as the Jedi prepare for a decisive confrontation.

star 8.05
466 votes
Directors: Steward Lee
Writers: Christian Taylor
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ARC Troopers

#18 - ARC Troopers

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 8.05
464 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Cameron Litvack
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A Necessary Bond

#19 - A Necessary Bond

Season 5 - Episode 9

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 8.03
420 votes
Directors: Danny Keller
Writers: Christian Taylor
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Plan of Dissent

#20 - Plan of Dissent

Season 4 - Episode 9

The wise man leads, the strong man follows. After the Republic conquers an Umbaran airbase, General Krell orders Rex and his men on towards the heavily fortified capital. Realizing there's a better plan, several clone troopers disobey orders to carry out a rogue, covert operation.

star 8.02
392 votes
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Eminence

#21 - Eminence

Season 5 - Episode 14

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 8.01
424 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Chris Collins
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Orders

#22 - Orders

Season 6 - Episode 4

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 7.99
447 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Katie Lucas
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Monster

#23 - Monster

Season 3 - Episode 13

Evil is not born, it is taught. When Count Dooku calls upon the Nightsisters seeking a replacement for Ventress, she and her kin seize the opportunity to exact revenge. Ventress visits the far side of Dathomir and the males of the planet seeking the most brutal and powerful warrior among them. Through their witchcraft, the Nightsisters transform Savage Opress into a monstrous killer designed to turn on his new master.

star 7.98
476 votes
Directors: Kyle Dunlevy
Writers: Katie Lucas
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Nightsisters

#24 - Nightsisters

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 7.98
468 votes
Writers: Katie Lucas
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Citadel Rescue

#25 - Citadel Rescue

Season 3 - Episode 20

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 7.98
448 votes
Directors: Steward Lee
Writers: Matt Michnovetz
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