Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S5E18 "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"

Courage begins by trusting oneself.

After Letta's arrested and transferred to the military HQ, she asks for Ahsoka, because she wants to confess in exchange for her protection from the real mastermind, who she claims is a Jedi . . .


Tropes:

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The enclosed "aqueduct" Ahsoka escapes into while being chased by the clones is not only tall enough to stand and run in, it's about 6 metres in diameter — but still only has a trickle of water running along the bottom.
  • Battle in the Rain: It starts to rain during Ahsoka's escape from the GAR HQ. The timing is even more jarring than usual, because Coruscant is a weather-controlled planet.
  • Call-Back: Rex, although he's clearly unhappy with the idea, suggests that it is possible Ahsoka committed the bombing. He's had experience with traitorous Jedi before.
  • Ceiling Cling: Ahsoka hides on the ceiling as clones pass underneath, while trying to get out of the military HQ unnoticed.
  • Chase Scene: Ahsoka is pursued by a garrison's worth of clones.
  • The Dead Have Names: The one Jedi victim of the bombing whose name we learn was a close friend of Barriss Offee.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Ahsoka has to dodge a Bullet Hell of stun-bolts fired at her while escaping. Of course, she blocks some with her lightsabers as well.
  • Do You Trust Me?: Ahsoka and Anakin continually reassure each other that neither has lost faith in the other during their confrontation at the end. It's everyone else Ahsoka no longer trusts to see the truth, and she's not confident in Anakin's ability to convince them if she surrenders to him.
  • Escalating Chase: The threats quickly pile on as Ahsoka escapes from GAR HQ, to the point where she has several gunships trying to catch her.
  • Force-Choke: The mysterious Jedi mastermind of the bombing kills Letta this way.
  • Genre Blind: Ahsoka could be forgiven for thinking that the key to her cell had been delivered by Anakin (that's the sort of shit he'd pull), but as soon as she gets out, she finds guards have been attacked and her weapons are on the ground near them. So she immediately picks them up. Obvious setup is obvious, unless you're a Jedi.
  • His Name Is...: Letta is about to reveal the identity of the mastermind behind the bombing when she is immediately Force-choked to death.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Tarkin gets uncomfortably close to Ahsoka twice during his interrogation, which only lasts a few minutes: first he steps right in front of her, almost pushing his chest into her face, and a bit later he grabs her by the chin. Of course, this is a deliberate Call-Forward to him doing the same thing to Leia in A New Hope.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Three dramatic examples in a row:
    • As Letta is lifted into the air and strangled by the Force, Ahsoka waves her arms around in panic, trying to help her, making it look like she is the one doing the strangling. The revelation that the sound has been switched off does not help.
    • After Ahsoka gets out of her cell, she runs into a group of beaten up clones, with her lightsabers and comlink laying between them. As she recovers her items, she is caught "red-handed" by Commander Fox.
    • A few minutes later she runs into three clones who have been killed by a lightsaber, the cuts on their armour still glowing, making it seem as if Ahsoka has killed them during her escape.
  • Stun Guns: Anakin orders the clones to switch the blasters to stun-bolts. Before this, they are shooting to kill.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When she's cornered by Anakin at the outflow leading to Coruscant's lower levels, Ahsoka chews him out for what she perceives as a lack of effort to help her. Of course, Ahsoka is intentionally painted as being unreasonable here, running off adrenaline from the chase and lacking knowledge of Anakin's attempts to help.


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