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"Jealousy is the path to chaos."
―Moral[src]

"The Rise of Clovis" is an episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series that was scheduled to air in the series' fifth season, though it was removed from airing with Season Five. It premiered on the German TV network Super RTL on February 22, 2014 with other sixth season episodes. It was made available in the United States and Canada via Netflix on March 7, 2014.

Official descriptionEdit

"Back on Coruscant, Clovis—known traitor of the Republic—makes a dubious deal which puts him at the head of the Banking Clan. Anakin's increasing distrust and hatred of Clovis strains his relationship with Padmé to breaking point."[1]

Plot summaryEdit

Episode 6
THE RISE OF CLOVIS
War profiteers! In times of war, credits are the fuel
that fund all operations. Senator Amidala is sent to
Scipio to resolve matters between the Republic and
the InterGalactic Banking Clan. Here she is reunited
with Rush Clovis – a once-close friend, but now a
known traitor to the Republic. When Clovis reveals
corruption at the core of the Banking Clan, Senator
Amidala helps him steal vital files that may uncover
the full extent of the plot. Anakin Skywalker is sent
to rescue the Senator, and escort the information back
to Coruscant, leaving the Banking Clan in chaos....

Rush Clovis and Padmé Amidala have escaped to Coruscant with proof of the InterGalactic Banking Clan's deception. The Core Five tells Nix Card that Anakin Skywalker should never have been allowed to leave with the Senator, and that any further disruption to their plans will be blamed on him. The board's leader, Clu Lesser, tells the group that in addition to the files, Clovis will also need details of their accounts. Card retreats to his quarters where he contacts Darth Sidious, who tells him that their plan can proceed, and assures him that he will be protected.

On Coruscant, Yoda meets the ship's arrival with four Senate Guards to escort them to the Chancellor's office. Clovis pleads his case before Chancellor Palpatine, Senator Bail Organa, and several members of the Jedi High Council. Organa is skeptical of Clovis, given his past treachery, but Clovis assures them his only concern is the integrity of the banks. The files show that large amounts of credits have been transferred to private accounts, leaving the bank void of capital. Padmé vouches for Clovis, and the Chancellor requests she work closely with Clovis to investigate the scheme. Anakin begs, then demands, Padmé not take the assignment, but she insists he must trust her.

Sidious contacts Count Dooku, telling him they must once again recruit Clovis. They propose to make him the head of the Banking Clan, but intend to entrap him to do their bidding once elevated.

Obi-Wan Kenobi visits Anakin to discuss his and Yoda's concerns that his judgments concerning Clovis are "clouded". After attending the opera together, Clovis shows Amidala that the files show that the Separatists have not been paying interest on their loans, but the Banking Clan is lending credits to the Republic that it does not have. As they share a meal, Clovis tells her how he rose to such heights in the Banking Clan: his father was a human advisor to a Muun banker, and when he died in a shuttle accident, Clovis was adopted and raised by the Muun as his own child. He thanks Padmé for trusting him, but questions her about her relationship with Anakin, which she denies. As Clovis tries to kiss her, Anakin enters the room and begins to choke Clovis with the Force. As he draws his lightsaber, Clovis challenges him to fight without his "Jedi tricks", and the two engage in a vicious hand-to-hand fight as Padmé begs them to stop. As he beats Clovis, Anakin realizes which he is doing and stops the fight. Captain Typho enters the room, and Clovis tells him that they were attacked and that Skywalker had saved him.

As Clovis leaves to be treated for his wounds, Anakin apologizes for his attack on Clovis, but Padmé tells him that their relationship is based on lies and secrecy, and his lack of trust in her means she no longer feels safe. She says they should not see each other again for a while. The 2-1B surgical droid treating Clovis brings him a message from Count Dooku: the Confederacy will pay the interest on their loans, give Clovis the details of the secret Muun accounts, and will support his elevation to leader of the Banking Clan.

Senator Nix Card announces to the Chancellor that the Muun government has arrested the heads of the Banking Clan for corruption. With the endorsement of the Chancellor and the Separatist government to become the new leader of the banks, Clovis faces a hostile Senate where he pleads his case and presents the evidence of the Banking Clan's corruption. The Senate is convinced, and a majority votes for Clovis to take control of the IGBC, however Anakin warns Palpatine that Clovis is not to be trusted.

ContinuityEdit

Following the original airing order from Star Wars Insider 134, "The Rise of Clovis" was to be the sixth episode of Season Five,[5] but this was later revised to "A Test of Strength."[6] Along with the episodes "An Old Friend" and "Crisis at the Heart," "The Rise of Clovis" was pushed back later in the series' broadcast order.[7] It did not air in Season Five as originally scheduled.

According to Series Writer Brent Friedman, the story arc that "The Rise of Clovis" is a part of initially included the episode "A Friend in Need," but the arc was later split between seasons, with "A Friend in Need" being released with the series' fourth season.[8]

During the fight between Anakin and Clovis, it is possible to hear "The Imperial March".

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 SWCustom-2011 "The Rise of Clovis" - The Clone Wars Episode Guide on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Staffel 6 Episodenguide. Fernsehserien.de. Retrieved on February 13, 2014.
  3. SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Final Season, "The Lost Missions," to Hit Netflix on March 7 on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  4. 4.0 4.1 SWInsider "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 148
  5. SWInsider "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 134
  6. Star Wars Blog "What's Inside Star Wars Insider #137," The Official Star Wars Blog
  7. SWInsider "100 and Counting"—Star Wars Insider 139
  8. Rebels Report #2: Behind the Scenes with Brent Friedman. Rebels Report (2013-11-22). Retrieved on November 23, 2013. "[starting around 27:39] In the early days of The Clone Wars, if you remember, there were—sometimes you'd get a two-episode arc, and then the next season there'd be the prequel to that arc. So I think that Clovis arc was actually part of a four-episode arc, but it was broken up into pieces. There was like that one standalone episode that was the standalone episode in Season Five? If I remember correctly. The one… it's set in the snow? With Ahsoka and Lux."


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