"Sometimes even the smallest doubt can shake the greatest belief."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"Sabotage" is the seventeenth episode of the fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the hundred and fifth episode of the series overall. It was released on February 9, 2013 on Cartoon Network.


Anakin and Ahsoka investigate a deadly bombing at the Jedi Temple.


As Separatist warships invade Cato Neimoidia, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano lead a fighter squadron to battle them. Missiles launched by several Droid Tri-Fighters release Buzz Droids, which start dissecting Anakin's starfighterR2-D2 lands the ship on a narrow ledge and Ahsoka rescues Anakin just before the starfighter crashes onto the surface below. As the two Jedi summon Captain Rex and his Gunships, they receive a message from Yoda, who informs them that the hangar of the Jedi Temple has been bombed and the two Jedi are called back to the Republic's capital.

At the Jedi Temple, the Council tells Anakin and Ahsoka that they need them as an impartial point of view, since they were not present at the bombing. The crime scene analasys droid, Russo-ISC, interviews victims together with Ahsoka. They sense mistrust, since a rumor has spread that it might have been a Jedi, but one Witness reports he thinks that Jackar Bowmani is guilty. He was seen at the crime scene, but hadn't been seen by anyone afterwards.

Afterwards, Russo finds microscopic Nano-droids on a part from the explosion origin. While Russo-ISC scans the security recordings for Jackar, Anakin and Ahsoka find out that Jackar is a weapons specialist. Then the analysis droid sends out his own team of droids to find traces of Jackar in the Temple. After the two Jedi report to the council, Russo reports that they have found Jackar's remains. The same nano-droids are discovered in his bloodstream, which turned Jackar himself into the bomb. Realizing that Jackar had access to explosives, being the Temple Hangar munitions expert, Anakin and Ahsoka travel to his apartment seeking further clues as to how he carried out the bombing. Upon their arrival, they begin their search; Ahsoka discovers traces of the nano-droids in the food disposal, revealing that the droids had been fed to him. Just then, Letta returns to her home, and the Jedi ask her to return to the Temple for further questioning.

Letta at first agrees, but attempts to flee from both of them, informing Anakin and Ahsoka that she knows more than she has said. As they corner her, she accidentally reveals that she knows for a fact that Jackar is dead, and subsequently confesses to having fed the nano-droids to him. They bring Letta to a holding cell within the Temple to await questioning, and Russo reports to Ahsoka that there was no Jedi involved in the bombing. Anakin and Ahsoka meet with Yoda and Mace Windu, both of them seeing that public opinion has taken a turn against the Jedi Order, being the purpose of the attack. While Ahsoka is still troubled at the possibility of a Jedi being responsible, Anakin reminds her that there is still balance as long as there are Jedi who are fighting for the Light Side.





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Behind the Scenes

This episode was named for Alfred Hitchcock's 1936 film, Sabotage.

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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