"Chapter 1" is the first episode of the first season of Star Wars: Clone Wars. It is the first episode of the series overall. It was released on November 7, 2003 on Cartoon Network.


Like fire across the galaxy, the Clone Wars spread. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine enlists the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin, to lead an assault on Muunilinst, a Separatist stronghold. As the Jedi prepare to lead the Republic Army to this new battlefront, Anakin must say goodbye to his secret love, Padmé Amidala. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin prepare to lead an assault on Muunilinst.


It is the start of the Clone Wars and Master Yoda explains how Republic troops are fighting Separtist Army all over the galaxy. More neutral and Republic planets, including Mon Calamari, are starting an alliance with Separtist Leader Count Dooku. Then, the montage shows several war scenes including Mace Windu fighting against B2 Super Battle Droids, Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee fighting together, Saesee Tiin leading a Jedi squadron against thousands of battle droids, clone trooper fighting on a planet and finally Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker jumping from LAAT gunship into big battle.

Meeting at the Senate

Then scene cuts, to Supreme Chancellor's Senate Room, where Master Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi are talking with Senator Palpatine about the war on Muunilinst. Senator Palpatine told two Jedi that his good friend and Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker should lead the battle. Masters Yoda and Kenobi didn't agree because they thought Skywalker was too young for the mission. But on the end, Obi-Wan agreed because as Senator Palpatine said, Anakin's piloting skills were remarkable.

Preparing to hyperspace

After meeting with Supreme Chancellor finished, Obi-Wan went to see are his clone troopers are preparing for the war. He watched them getting aboard their Republic Cruisers and wonders what would his master, Qui-Gon Jinn say about the Clone Wars. Then, while Cruisers are jumping to hyperspace, Anakin Skywalker gets into his own starfighter and starts to prepare for jump to hyperspace, saying goodbye to his secret wife and two droids.




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Behind the scenes

  • The episode was released on DVD on March 22, 2005. It was presented as an edited compilation with the other chapters that make up Volume I. It is also collected in the Star Wars: Bonus Lightsaber Action DVD, along with Clone Wars Chapter 4.
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Season 1
"Chapter 1" | "Chapter 2" | "Chapter 3" | "Chapter 4" | "Chapter 5" | "Chapter 6" | "Chapter 7" | "Chapter 8" | "Chapter 9" | "Chapter 10"
Season 2
"Chapter 11" | "Chapter 12" | "Chapter 13" | "Chapter 14" | "Chapter 15" | "Chapter 16" | "Chapter 17" | "Chapter 18" | "Chapter 19" | "Chapter 20"
Season 3
"Chapter 21" | "Chapter 22" | "Chapter 23" | "Chapter 24" | "Chapter 25"
Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 1 | Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 2
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