- "The search for truth begins with belief."
- ―Jedi Fortune Cookie
"A Distant Echo" is the second episode of the seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the hundred and twenty-third episode of the series overall. It was released on February 28, 2020 on Disney+. It was previously screened on April 17, 2015 at Celebration Anaheim, and released as a story reel in tandem with the rest of the Bad Batch arc on April 29, 2015 on StarWars.com.
Rex, Anakin, and the Bad Batch look to uncover the truth surrounding a mysterious Separatist signal.
Executive Producer and Supervising Director
Original Star Wars Themes & Score by
Original Series Casting by
- Padmé Amidala (Appears in hologram)
- Cody (Appears in flashback(s))
- Jesse (Appears in flashback(s))
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Kix (Appears in flashback(s))
- Anakin Skywalker
- Wat Tambor
- Mace Windu (Appears in flashback(s))
- Clone Wars
- Skako Minor (First appearance)
- Purkell (First appearance)
- Citadel (Mentioned only)
- Jedi High Council (Mentioned only)
- Naboo (Mentioned only)
Behind the Scenes
- "Wars are not won with superior weapons, but with superior strategy."
- ―Original moral
The finished version of this episode on Disney+ features some minor differences with the original story reel release. The scene in which Anakin remarks on the nose art of Padmé Amidala on the Havoc Marauder was replaced with a scene of Anakin secretly contacting Padmé via holocall, while Rex stood guard before Obi-Wan could intrude. The scene in which Rex fights with Crosshair was also changed slightly: instead of cynicism for believing Echo turned traitor, Crosshair angered Rex by displaying apathy for him being left for dead.