The Clone Wars
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"A single chance is a galaxy of hope."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"Mystery of a Thousand Moons" is the eighteenth episode of the first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the eighteenth episode of the series overall. It was released in tandem with "Blue Shadow Virus" on February 13, 2009 on Cartoon Network.


The fatal Blue Shadow Virus menace is still at large, infecting Ahsoka, Padmé, and many clone troopers -- and giving Anakin and Obi-Wan just 48 hours to find the antidote on a mysterious planet from which no visitor has returned.


Obi-Wan and Anakin prepare to transfer Dr. Nuvo Vindi to Theed for trial. Padmé and the clones discover that one of the virus bombs is missing the container that held the Blue Shadow Virus, meaning that if the wrong hands have possession of the virus, such as Vindi, it can still be released, and they sound the alarm.

The laboratory tunnels filled with the Blue Shadow Virus. Two clones search for the Vindi's servant droid, LEP-86C8, in the bomb room. The droid sneaks into the room behind them and inserts the virus into a bomb. Before the clones can stop it, the droid sets off the bomb, and the virus starts to spread through the complex. Rex, Ahsoka and the clones manage to make it into the safe room. Ahsoka briefs Anakin on the virus' release, and he informs Padmé. She sets off with Jar Jar in their envirosuits to find Ahsoka and prevent any remaining droids from escaping the lab and releasing the virus onto the planet.

Anakin tries to wrest the antidote out of Vindi, but Vindi taunts him, stating that his job was to manufacture a plague, not cure it. Obi-Wan manages to convince Anakin to lay down his lightsaber, and they depart for Theed. Ahsoka, Rex and the clones discover that a small portion of the virus managed to get into the safe room before the door closed and they were thus contaminated. Padmé and Jar Jar, summoned by Ahsoka, open the door to the safe room, and she and Ahsoka take up the task of destroying the droids before they can ascend to the surface of Naboo. During a struggle in one of the corridors, Padmé ripped a hole in her envirosuit after tackling Jar Jar to save him from blaster fire and is thus affected by the virus as well.

Anakin, Obi-Wan and Vindi arrive in the hangar bay, and they meet up with Typho. Vindi is escorted away, and Typho tells Anakin and Obi-Wan that he may have found an antidote: Reeksa root, found only on Iego, in the World of a Thousand Moons, which happens to be Separatist-controlled space. Typho mentions that it's "suicide", but Anakin and Obi-Wan head off in the Twilight.





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  • Xandu (First appearance)

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See also

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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: Rise of the Bounty Hunters
"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: Secrets Revealed
"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: Battle Lines
"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 Lost Missions
"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 Final Season
"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"