|"Lair of Grievous"|
- "Most powerful is he who controls his own power."
"Lair of Grievous" is the tenth episode in Season One of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, directed by Atsushi Takeuchi. It features the debut of Nautolan Jedi Master Kit Fisto in The Clone Wars series.
Once alerted of Nute Gunray's escape, Jedi Master Kit Fisto and his former apprentice Nahdar Vebb follow the tracking beacon of his stolen ship to Vassek, but soon find that he is not on his ship. They find a secret door and Kit Fisto looks and finds a way to open it. They attempt to sneak up on Nute Gunray, but all they find is a gloating hologram of the Neimoidian. It soon turns into a hologram of Dooku who informs the party that although they can't get Gunray, he will offer an "alternative prize". Dooku soon contacts General Grievous and warns him that his ongoing stalemate in the war has become unacceptable and that Darth Sidious wants more dramatic results — more dead Jedi.
Upon discovering that the place is lair of Grievous, Fisto devises a plan to ambush Grievous as soon as he arrives. After landing his ship inside the castle, Grievous is confronted by Fisto and Vebb, along with their squad of clones. A skirmish breaks out and Grievous ends up having his legs chopped off just above the knees. As Grievous escapes to his control room where he undergoes repairs from his medic droid, EV-A4-D, he orders his MagnaGuards to blow up the clones' transport to cut off the escape. They also attempt to destroy Fisto's starfighter and his droid, R6-H5, but the astromech manages to pilot the fighter away from danger.
Meanwhile, Fisto, Vebb and the remainder of their clone squad try to retreat from the castle but Grievous locks it down. As they explore the fortress, a trapdoor on the floor opens beneath them, and one of the clones is killed in the molten incinerator vat below. Fisto and Vebb jump in time to avoid it, and Clone Commander CC-3714, nicknamed "Fil", uses a cable to cling to the side of the pit and climb up. After being taunted by an hologram of Grievous, they meet Grievous' pet roggwart, Gor. After a short battle, Gor is eventually killed by Fisto. Unfortunately, Fil was killed during the fight, an event that ends up angering young Vebb. While Grievous left the Jedi with Gor, he is contacted by Dooku. This time the Count confirms to Grievous that this is a test for him since his defeats by the Jedi has shaken his faith in the General. He decides to play along, and he and his guards go hunting.
Fisto and Vebb soon find the entrance to Grievous' control room, but as they try to sneak in, Vebb chooses to confront Grievous instead despite Fisto trying to convince him otherwise. In the midst of the argument, EV-A4-D locks Fisto away from Vebb and the Mon Calamari Jedi skillfully defeats all five of Grievous' guards. Since Fisto is locked in the control room, unable to help Vebb, he ends up finding EV-A4-D and cuts him in half. Vebb proceeds to attack Grievous, but is shortly shot and killed. Fisto calls for R6-H5 to meet him at the south landing platform.
After an intense lightsaber duel with Grievous, Fisto starts to gain the upper hand, but some of Grievous' MagnaGuards arrive, which turned the odds against him. As R6-H5 arrives with his starfighter, Fisto escapes and returns to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. There he reports to Yoda and Mace Windu the events he had presented. He tells them that, "Nahdar's heart was in the right place, but he tried to match Grievous' power with his own." Yoda says that "in this war, a danger there is of losing who we are".
Meanwhile, Dooku contacts Grievous, who tells Dooku how he has beaten the Jedi. Dooku already expected victory over the young Jedi and the clones, but to best a Jedi Master was a worthy accomplishment. Grievous then clarifies Dooku that Fisto got away. Dooku, disappointed, states to Grievous that there is room for improvement on his part. This angers Grievous.
- Phil LaMarr as Kit Fisto
- Matthew Wood as General Grievous, Battle droids
- Tom Kenny as Nahdar Vebb, Nute Gunray
- Dee Bradley Baker as Clone troopers
- David Acord as EV-A4-D
- Corey Burton as Count Dooku
- Tom Kane as Yoda, Narrator
- Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano
- Terrence Carson as Mace Windu
- Olivia d'Abo as Luminara Unduli
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Behind the scenesEdit
- "Have you ever killed a Jedi?"
- ―A deleted battle droid joke from the episode TV broadcast version.
The Episode Guide reveals a couple of lines not shown in the episode's TV broadcast. In addition to aforementioned joke, another usage of the famous line "I have a bad feeling about this", this time by the Jedi Nahdar Vebb, was cut due to time constraints. These deleted scenes were restored for the "Director's Cut" version of the episode that appeares on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One DVD.
Notes and referencesEdit
- The Official Star Wars Blog >> Celebration Japan: The Lair of Takeuchi
- 'WALL-E' polishes Golden Reel Awards on HollywoodReporter.com