"One must let go of the past to hold onto the future."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"Massacre" is the nineteenth episode of the fourth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the eighty-fifth episode of the series overall. It was released on February 24, 2012 on Cartoon Network.


Count Dooku is determined to have revenge against the Nightsisters of Dathmoir after their betrayal. General Grievous launches an all-out droid attack against the magic-wielding witches, and Mother Talzin and Asajj Ventress lead the defense with all the dark powers at their command.


Asajj Ventress, who was in exile in the Outer Rim after a humiliating betrayal by her former pawn Savage Opress, returned to Dathomir. Ventress confronted Mother Talzin, telling her all that happened and how Savage betrayed her and that she has nothing. Talzin explained that Ventress still had her sisters and her strength. Talzin also mentioned it was time for Ventress to become a true Nightsister. Meanwhile, on Serenno, Count Dooku told General Grievous it was time to gain revenge on Mother Talzin and Ventress. Dooku ordered Grievous to destroy all, and Grievous readied the droids to prepare the invasion. On Dathomir, Ventress was ducked into water while the Nightsisters and Talzin used magic to kinship Ventress. Afterwards, Ventress became a true Nightsister. During this time, the Separatist fleet arrived. Grievous ordered his droids to prepare for their invasion.

The Nightsister army of the undead.

Back on Dathomir, Karis said it was honor to be Ventress's sister, but before anything could be done, Hyena Bombers bombed the camp. Ventress told the sisters to scatter, and Talzin told them the war had come to Dathomir. The first wave of droids engaged Ventress and the Nightsisters. Talzin, using magic to destroy the droids, told Ventress she would get reinforcements. In the meantime, Ventress would lead the assault. The Nightsisters kept their ground as Talzin met with with Old Daka. Old Daka used an old spell and activated the dead Nightsisters. The zombies attacked the droids, turning the tide. Seeing failure, Grievous ordered a Defoliator tank to wipe them out. The Defoliator succeeded in some parts, but Ventress and others were able to evade the blast. Ventress and the sisters were able to hijack an AAT and destroy the Defoliator tank. Grievous, seeing no means to send more reinforcements, went to confront Ventress. While the two dueled, Talzin used a model of Dooku and put it in a bowl full of green mist, causing

Grievous duels Ventress.

agony and great pain for the Count on Serenno, who developed pimples on his head and aces. Before Grievous could be finished by Ventress, he ordered his droids to destroy the Nightsisters, and Ventress was able to escape Grievous as zombies attacked him. Ventress got injured and saw her friends such as Karis fall. Dooku commanded Grievous to kill Talzin before she killed him, and Grievous and the droids moved on from killing Ventress to destroying Talzin. The droids followed green mist coming from the temple, and a commando droid fired a rocket launcher, destroying the secret hiding place of Talzin and Daka. The droids attacked the Nightsisters while Grievous grabbed Daka and stabbed her, disabling the influence on the dead Nighsisters. The others looked around them, seeing they had lost the battle.

Grievous stabs Daka

Before Grievous could finish off Talzin, she disappeared. Grievous knocked over the pot of green mist, initiating Dooku's relief from pain. Ventress, wandering in the forest, was greeted by Talzin, and Ventress was sadened as if this were all her fault. Talzin said they will rebuild and Ventress had a new future for herself.





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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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