The Clone Wars Episode Guides are free articles on StarWars.com that provided an in-depth look into the episodes of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series. They were first introduced on October 3, 2008 after the release of Ambush, the first episode in the series. Normally a preview of the actual guide was released before the episode airs, which contained only a link to the episode preview, short synopsis and release information. After the airing of the episode the guide was updated with most of its content and then, about a week later, it got updated one more time with the link to the actual episode streaming on StarWars.com.
In September of 2011, all episode guides were removed from StarWars.com following the site's redesign. They were replaced with brand-new guides.
Each episode's Guide contains following features:
- Links to accompanied webcomic and HoloNet News Podcast (when available)
- Links to the episode preview, commentary and the episode itself
- Episode original air date and production number
- Key characters, locales and notable events of the episode
- Full list of writers, directors and cast members
- A full, detailed synopsis, often revealing information not shown in the actual episode
- A gallery of images from the episode, as well as a gallery of production images
- A list of trivia and details from the episode
- Memorable quotes
- Links to related articles and databank entries on StarWars.com
- Slideshow gallery for the episode, concept art, and trivia
- Commentary featurette
- "Relationships" section for related Encyclopedia entries