- "Never give up hope, no matter how dark things seem."
"The Wrong Jedi" is the twentieth and final episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series' fifth season. It aired on March 2, 2013. On March 11, StarWars.com announced that the episode also served as the series finale on Cartoon Network.
The Jedi Council negotiates with Admiral Tarkin on what type of trial Padawan Ahsoka Tano should have. The Council wants to try Ahsoka in accordance with Jedi tradition, but Tarkin and the Galactic Senate want Ahsoka to be expelled from the Jedi Order so that she can be put to a Republic military tribunal. Obi-Wan Kenobi urges the Council to refuse Tarkin's demands, insisting they must stand with Ahsoka. Ki-Adi-Mundi and Saesee Tiin refuse, pointing out the strong circumstantial evidence against Ahsoka. Mace Windu adds that protecting Ahsoka could be seen as an act of opposition to the Senate. Accordingly, the Council decides to cast Ahsoka from the Order, removing her status as a Padawan and leaving her a civilian under the jurisdiction of the Senate. They strip her of her Padawan braid in a symbolic gesture.Ahsoka and her master Anakin Skywalker eventually find out that she will indeed be put on trial. Anakin tells her Senator Padmé Amidala will represent her in the trial, while Anakin decides to follow the lead Ahsoka gave him by pursuing Asajj Ventress. When he finds her and subdues her into talking, Ventress explains that she had no interest in killing Ahsoka, simply planning to turn her over for the bounty. She then tells Anakin that she decided to help Ahsoka because she and Ahsoka have much in common. Anakin snarls "How dare you compare yourself to Ahsoka?" Ventress retorts "It's true! My master abandoned me and that's exactly what you did to her! You and tour precious Jedi Order!" Anakin takes this to heart. Ventress explains how she was knocked out by someone who sneaked up behind her and she still does not have her lightsabers. She then realises that Ahsoka contacted her friend Barriss Offee, and she was the one who told them to go to the warehouse in the first place.
Meanwhile, Ahsoka's trial begins and Tarkin demands that Ahsoka face the death penalty for her supposed crimes. Padmé points out that the circumstances surrounding Letta Turmond's death strongly imply that Ahsoka could not be the culprit. Tarkin responds by mentioning Ahsoka's meeting with Ventress. Ahsoka remains confident that Anakin will find the real culprit.
Anakin confronts Barriss at the temple, and asks her to confirm her contact with Ahsoka. Barriss does so, surprised that Anakin believed Ventress' story. When she asks who it could be if not Ventress or Ahsoka, he takes her lightsaber and swings it at her. In response, she summons Ventress' lightsabers to her hands, revealing herself to be the culprit. They then engage in a fierce duel which leads outside. Anakin, wielding his own lightsaber as well as Barriss's, eventually overpowers her and she is arrested.As Chancellor Palpatine is about to report the conviction of Ahsoka, Anakin interrupts the proceedings, bringing in Barriss, who confesses her crimes. The charges against Ahsoka are thus dropped and the Council apologizes for their actions. They ask Ahsoka to rejoin the Order, claiming that this was her great trial, making her a true Jedi. Anakin offers her the Padawan braid that he has kept for her. To everyone's shock, though, she refuses and leaves the temple. Anakin follows her outside and asks Ahsoka to reconsider, mentioning that the idea of leaving the Jedi Order is something he himself has struggled with. She replies that she knows, but states that this is something she must work through on her own. Anakin watches as his former Padawan continues down the Temple steps, and disappears from sight.
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Behind the scenesEdit
In order to hide Barriss Offee's identity in this episode's preview clip, the animators deliberately colored her lightsaber blade green instead of blue in the scene where Anakin Skywalker used the weapon.
The lightsaber pikes wielded by the Temple Guards were initially intended to have green blades, but were changed mid-production to yellow.
The shot at the end of the episode where Ahsoka Tano leaves the Jedi Order is based on an actual photograph on the East Bay sky, which had been photographed by series director Dave Filoni during the episode's production. The episode fades to black at the end instead of iris out in order to preserve the emotion at Ahsoka's sad departure.
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