Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S5E20 "The Wrong Jedi"

Never give up hope, no matter how dark things seem.

After Ahsoka's been captured, she is put on trial for crimes she did not commit. While Ahsoka is facing penalty of death on the Military Court, Anakin searches for evidence of her innocence.

This episode provide examples of:

  • Broken Pedestal: With the exception of Anakin, the Jedi Order ends up becoming this to Ahsoka.
  • Call Forward: Towards the end of their duel, Anakin quite clearly begins Force-choking Barriss.
  • Dark Action Girl: Ventress and Barriss.
  • Dual Wielding: Anakin with Barriss' and his own lightsabers, Barriss with Ventress'.
  • Double Weapon: The Temple Guards wield double-bladed lightsabers.
  • Easily Forgiven: Averted. Ahsoka felt betrayed by the Order she fought for and couldn't forgive them. Played with her towards Anakin though, since Anakin was the only one who tries to prove her innocence.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Ahsoka's reaction when Anakin revealed Barriss as the traitor is simply and silently asking her if it was true.
  • The Extremist Was Right: Despite how extreme Barriss' actions were in the Sabotage arc, she has a very good point about the increasing militarization of the Jedi Order.
  • Hypocrite: Tarkin demanded the Council expel Ahsoka from the Order so she could receive an impartial judgement from the Senate tribunal. Needless to say, nothing was impartial in that trial, especially not him.
  • Kangaroo Court:
    • The freaking Jedi Council has decided in advance that Ahsoka was guilty of the crimes she's been accused of, without even hearing her out first! Anakin even lampshaded it:
      Anakin: You've already made your decision haven't you!? This meeting is just a formality!
    • The Senate Trial was very biased as well, although we didn't learn their actual decision.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Because of Barriss' action on framing Ahsoka breaks her, she leaves the Jedi Order, which in turn, spares her from Order 66.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: Ahsoka leaves the Jedi Order at the end of the episode.
  • Papa Wolf: Anakin went to great lengths to prove Ahsoka's innocence.
  • Tranquil Fury: Anakin started out his confrontations with both Ventress and Barriss this way, but the "tranquil" part didn't last long in either case.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Anakin was so outraged and desperate to save Ahsoka that he easily over-powered both Ventress and Barriss, the last one in particular in a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Title Drop:
    Padmé: A Jedi might be behind the attack, but that Jedi is not Ahsoka Tano. Members of the Court, you're prosecuting the wrong Jedi.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Barriss Offee reveals that she was the one who bombed the temple because she felt the Jedi have failed in their duty as peace keepers.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Four instances:
    • Ventress delivers an indirect one through Anakin by comparing how the Council abandoned and effectively betrayed Ahsoka to how Dooku did the same to her. Anakin is outright horrified when he realizes she's right.
    • Anakin called out Barriss on betraying Ahsoka's trust.
    • Barriss justifies her attack on the Order as a stand against the growing corruption of its principles, claiming that they've become the very menace they are supposed to be fighting. She's right, too, even if none of them realize why.
    • While Ahsoka doesn't call them out on it directly after she's been cleared of the charges, her expression speaks volumes of her opinion when the same men praise her strength and resilience who have given her up to the Senate Court as a traitor not long before.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tarkin was outright gleeful when he stated he'll ask the Court to sentence Ahsoka to death.