Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S5E4 "The Soft War"

Struggles often begin and end with the truth.

The rebels continue in their struggle to free Onderon, but they have to deal with increasing complications when the former King is set to be executed.


  • Big Damn Heroes: The rebels' mission to rescue the former King fails and they are all set to be executed. Ahsoka prepares to rescue them singlehandedly, at the cost of revealing Jedi involvement in the insurgency, when she is preempted by General Tandin and his troops. Then Ahsoka has to step in anyway to save his life when he's caught alone after everyone else gets away.
  • Heel–Face Turn: General Tandin joins the rebels by the end of the episode.
  • Make an Example of Them: King Dendup is being executed to try and dissuade the rebels in their campaign to free Onderon.
  • Oh, Crap!: King Rash, when he sees the people of Onderon fighting back against the droids.
  • Rousing Speech: Steela gives one at the beginning of the episode via hologram to try to convince the people of Onderon to fight against the droids.
  • Smug Snake: King Rash (at least until the end of the episode).
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Discussed between General Tandin and Saw.