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

"Courage begins by trusting oneself."

After Letta's arrested and transfered to the military HQ, she asks for Ahsoka, because she wants to confess, in exchange for her protection against the real master mind, whom she claims to be a Jedi...

This episode provide examples of:

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The sewers Ahsoka escaped into while being chased by the clones.
  • Battle in the Rain: It started 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.
  • Chase Scene: Ahsoka being pursued by a garrison worth of clones.
  • Ceiling Cling: Ahsoka used it while trying to get out of the military HQ unnoticed.
  • The Dead Have Names: The one Jedi victim of the bombing whose name we learned 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 blocked some with her lightsabers as well.
  • Do You Trust Me?: Ahsoka and Anakin were passing this to each other at the end of the episode, until they were both convinced that the other trusted them.
  • 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.
  • Genre Blind: Ahsoka could be forgiving 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 set-up is obvious, unless you're a Jedi.
  • His Name Is...: Letta was about to reveal the identity of the mastermind behind the bombing, then she was murdered.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Tarkin got uncomfortably close to Ahsoka twice during the few minutes long interogation: first he stepped right in front of her, almost pushing his chest into her face, and a bit later he grabbed her by the chin. Of course, this is a deliberate shout-out to him doing the same thing in a A New Hope to Leia.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Three dramatic examples in a row:
    • As Letta was lifted into the air and strangled by the Force, Ahsoka was waving around in panic, trying to help her, making it look like she was the one doing the strangling.
    • After Ahsoka got out of her cell, she ran into a group of beaten up clones, with her lightsabers and comlink laying between them. As she recovered her items, she was caught "red-handed" by Commander Fox.
    • A few minutes later she ran into three clones who were killed by lightsaber, the cuts on their armor still glowing, making it seem as if Ahsoka had killed them during her escape.
  • Stun Guns: Anakin ordered the clones to switch the blasters to stun-bolts. Until then, they were shooting to kill.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When she's cornered by Anakin at the outflow leading to Corsucant'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.