"The swiftest path to destruction is through vengeance."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"Nightsisters" is the twelfth episode of the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the fifty-sixth episode of the series overall. It was released on January 7, 2011 on Cartoon Network.


Darth Sidious, troubled by Ventress's growing prowess with the dark side of the Force, commands Count Dooku to eliminate her. When Ventress survives Dooku's assassination attempt, the jilted former apprentice vows to take revenge, enlisting her kinswomen -- the Nightsisters of Dathomir -- in her scheme.


The Republic and Separatist fleets are engaged in a major battle over Sullust. Leading the Republic are Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, but the Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress is also paticipating in the battle. After a long battle, Obi-Wan and Ventress' ships are damaged, and they land in the hangar of a Separatist cruiser. The three duel, and Ventress is eventually disarmed.

However, during the battle, Darth Sidious contacts Dooku at his palace on Serenno. Sidious voices his concern about Ventress' growing power and orders Dooku to eliminate her. Dooku, though begrudgingly, complies with his master's wishes. Dooku contacts the Tactical Droid overseeing the battle, and the Tactical Droid fires all its cruiser's weapons at the cruiser Ventress and the Jedi are on. When they see what is happening, both the Jedi and Ventress escape the cruiser before it explodes. Ventress is then presumed dead by the Tactical Droid, who reports it to Dooku.

Ventress, despite escaping, eventually falls into unconsciousness while drifting in space. Her starfighter is discovered by a scavenging ship. Ventress kills the scavengers and commandeers their ship to Dathomir. When she lands, a limping Ventress is surrounded by the Nightsisters, but at that moment Mother Talzin appears, telling the nightsisters that Ventress is one of them. Ventress then collapses into Talzin's arms.

Mother Talzin and the Nightsisters then perform a ritual for Ventress to get her strength back. During the ritual, Ventress' life flashes before her. She remembers how she was taken from the Nightsisters as a baby by the Jedi, and how she trained with Ky Narec. After Narec was killed, she spiraled into the dark side, gaining Dooku's attention. Ventress is then revived, and reflects on Dooku's betrayal. Talzin, willing to help her kill Dooku, summons Nightsisters Naa'leth and Karis to help Ventress kill Dooku. Talzin gives the Nightsisters three things: Mist disguises to cloak their appearance, a poison dart to subdue Dooku, and Jedi lightsabers, because in order to pull this off, Dooku must think that they are Jedi.

The Nightsisters arrive at Dooku's palace, and succeed in hitting him with the dart while the Sith Lord is asleep. Despite being blinded, Dooku steps up to fight the Nightsisters, who he thinks are Jedi. Dooku manages to hold his own against them, but is eventually disarmed and weakened. The three Nightsisters rush in for the kill, but Dooku out of nowhere hits all three of them with Force Lightning. Dooku pushes the Nightsisters out of his palace, shattering their disguises. After returning to Dathomir, Ventress is angry that the attempt didn't work, but Mother Talzin sees an opportunity in this. After his life was almost taken, Dooku most definitely will be in want of a new bodyguard, which they can take advantage of to kill the Sith Lord once and for all.





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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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