"The future has many paths - choose wisely."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"Assassin" is the seventh episode of the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the fifty-first episode of the series overall. It was released on October 22, 2010 on Cartoon Network.


Tasked to protect Senator Padmé Amidala during a political mission to Alderaan, Padawan Ahsoka Tano is plagued by recurring visions of the recently-deceased bounty hunter, Aurra Sing.


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The Jedi Council informs Anakin of his next mission

After a mission, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker report back to the Jedi Council, where Master Yoda notifies them that congratulations are in order. Plo Koon congratulates Ahsoka by telling her she did a good job. Obi-Wan Kenobi then goes onto pressing matters: there's a large civil war on Balith and the people requested the Jedi's assistance. Soon, Anakin was assigned to lead the Third Legion and stop the civil war. Ahsoka added she had never been to Balith, but Mace Windu told her she had to stay so the Council could get a full report. Though Ahsoka was frustrated, said she would.

Anakin and Ahsoka walked on a landing platform towards a shuttle. Anakin said he could feel sorrow in Ahsoka, and she said she wanted to go with him to Balith because he needed her. He then told her to get some rest and study, but Ahsoka reminded him that he told her that she learns more on the field. Anakin replied and told her it was not the time to prove him wrong, and he boarded on the shuttle. He shouted at her, telling her to not get in any more trouble. After he left, Ahsoka wondered back into the Jedi Temple, feeling uneasy.

In a dream, Ahsoka was walking in the woods. She looked around, sensing danger. She turned around and saw bounty hunter Aurra Sing, who grabbed her by the throat and threatened Amidala's life. Alarming her, Ahsoka woke up and gasped. To see what her dream meant, she went to Yoda in a meditation room and told him she was having visions. Yoda said she was starting to unravel the truths of the Force. Ahsoka replied by saying that she thinks Aurra Sing is still alive, and she's preparing to kill someone close to her. Yoda told advised her not to underestimate the dreams, as they were visions of the future.

In the library, Jocasta Nu gave Ahsoka some cards to help her with her studies. Ahsoka said she should be fighting, not studying. She started dozing off and saw a vision of Aurra Sing putting together a sniper rifle and Ahsoka running down a hall. She also saw a big, purple person tell Aurra to kill someone. Then she saw Aurra aiming the sniper at Padmé. Ahsoka gasped and woke up, seeing Padmé was the target.


Ahsoka tells Padmé about the assassination plot

Ahsoka went to Padmé's apartment, where Captain Typho brought the Padawan in. Padmé asked how the Padawan was doing, but Ahsoka she was doing better but had visions of Padmé being assassinated. Padmé told Typho to make sure to have extra precautions and Ahsoka asked if she was leaving. Padmé said she and Bail Organa were going to have a conference about refugees from the war on Alderaan. Ahsoka protested and said about the attempt on her life, but Padmé said this meeting was too crucial to ignore.


Padmé and Ahsoka discuss her visions

Onbord Padmé's yacht, Ahsoka woke up in the middle of the night, believing Sing to be aboard the ship. It turns out to be a false alarm, which gets the padawan down. When they arrive on Alderaan they are greeted by Bail Organa and Mon Mothma. Ahsoka doesn't know if she should trust her visions or reality and starts to doubt the authenticy of her visions. When the conference begins, Sing manages to shoot Amidala, but is pursued by Tano. The bounty hunter escapes, but Ahsoka is sure now that it is Aurra Sing that is after Amidala.





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  • Kintan strider (Dejarik piece)
  • K'lor'slug (Dejarik piece)
  • Ng'ok (Dejarik piece)

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  • Clone Wars
    • Balith Civil War
    • Assassination Attempt on Senator Amidala (First appearance)
    • Kidnapping of Rotta the Hutt
    • Conference on Republic refugee crisis
  • Invasion of Naboo (Mentioned only)
    • Second Battle of Theed (Mentioned only)


  • Coruscant
    • Jedi Temple
      • Jedi Archives
      • High Council Chamber
      • Yoda's quarters
    • Padmé's Apartment
    • Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center
  • Alderaan
    • Aldera
      • Aldera Royal Palace
  • Balith
  • Florrum (Appears in flashback(s))
    • Hondo's Oupost (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Naboo (Mentioned only)
  • Mandalore


  • "Assassin" is the sequel to the Boba Fett arc in Season 2, but is also the prequel of the Ziro the Hutt arc episode "Evil Plans."
Episode Guide
Star Wars: The Clone Wars | Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Nightsisters Trilogy | Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Darth Maul Returns
Season 1
"Ambush" | "Rising Malevolence" | "Shadow of Malevolence" | "Destroy Malevolence" | "Rookies" | "Downfall of a Droid" | "Duel of the Droids" | "Bombad Jedi"
"Cloak of Darkness" | "Lair of Grievous" | "Dooku Captured" | "The Gungan General" | "Jedi Crash" | "Defenders of Peace" | "Trespass" | "The Hidden Enemy"
"Blue Shadow Virus" | "Mystery of a Thousand Moons" | "Storm Over Ryloth" | "Innocents of Ryloth" | "Liberty on Ryloth" | "Hostage Crisis"
Season 2
"Holocron Heist" | "Cargo of Doom" | "Children of the Force" | "Senate Spy" | "Landing at Point Rain" | "Weapons Factory" | "Legacy of Terror" | "Brain Invaders"
"Grievous Intrigue" | "The Deserter" | "Lightsaber Lost" | "The Mandalore Plot" | "Voyage of Temptation" | "Duchess of Mandalore" | "Senate Murders" | "Cat and Mouse"
"Bounty Hunters" | "The Zillo Beast" | "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back" | "Death Trap" | "R2 Come Home" | "Lethal Trackdown"
Season 3
"Clone Cadets" | "ARC Troopers" | "Supply Lines" | "Sphere of Influence" | "Corruption" | "The Academy" | "Assassin" | "Evil Plans" | "Hunt for Ziro"
"Heroes on Both Sides" | "Pursuit of Peace" | "Nightsisters" | "Monster" | "Witches of the Mist" | "Overlords" | "Altar of Mortis" | "Ghosts of Mortis" | "The Citadel"
"Counterattack" | "Citadel Rescue" | "Padawan Lost" | "Wookiee Hunt"
Season 4
"Water War" | "Gungan Attack" | "Prisoners" | "Shadow Warrior" | "Mercy Mission" | "Nomad Droids" | "Darkness on Umbara" | "The General" | "Plan of Dissent"
"Carnage of Krell" | "Kidnapped" | "Slaves of the Republic" | "Escape from Kadavo" | "A Friend in Need" | "Deception" | "Friends and Enemies" | "The Box"
"Crisis on Naboo" | "Massacre" | "Bounty" | "Brothers" | "Revenge"
Season 5
"Revival" | "A War on Two Fronts" | "Front Runners" | "The Soft War" | "Tipping Points" | "The Gathering" | "A Test of Strength" | "Bound for Rescue" | "A Necessary Bond"
"Secret Weapons" | "A Sunny Day in the Void" | "Missing in Action" | "Point of No Return" | "Eminence" | "Shades of Reason" | "The Lawless" | "Sabotage"
"The Jedi Who Knew Too Much" | "To Catch a Jedi" | "The Wrong Jedi"
Season 6
"The Unknown" | "Conspiracy" | "Fugitive" | "Orders" | "An Old Friend" | "The Rise of Clovis" | "Crisis at the Heart" | "The Disappeared, Part I" | "The Disappeared, Part II"
"The Lost One" | "Voices" | "Destiny" | "Sacrifice"
Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir ("The Enemy of My Enemy" | "A Tale of Two Apprentices" | "Proxy War" | "Showdown on Dathomir")

Crystal Crisis on Utapau ("A Death on Utapau" | "In Search of the Crystal" | "Crystal Crisis" | "The Big Bang")
Star Wars: Dark Disciple ("Lethal Alliance" | "The Mission" | "Conspirators" | "Dark Disciple" | "Saving Vos, Part I" | "Saving Vos, Part II" | "Traitor" | "The Path")

Season 7
"The Bad Batch" | "A Distant Echo" | "On the Wings of Keeradaks" | "Unfinished Business" | "Gone with a Trace" | "Deal No Deal" | "Dangerous Debt" | "Together Again"
"Old Friends Not Forgotten" | "The Phantom Apprentice" | "Shattered" | "Victory and Death"
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