The Clone Wars
The Clone Wars

"Some of the characters that we have created for the show will meet their destinies."
―Dave Filoni[src]

The fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars consists of twenty episodes. It debuted with "Revival" on September 29, 2012 on Cartoon Network, and concluded with "The Wrong Jedi" on March 2, 2013.


The galaxy's conflicts reach critical levels of danger as the shadow of the Dark Side looms. A Rebellion is born as freedom fighters battle for justice on the Separatist-held planet of Onderon. A group of Jedi younglings' new strengths are tested by pirates. Seeking revenge, the ruthless Darth Maul comes face to face with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ahsoka Tano's loyalty to the Jedi is challenged when she must prove her innocence for a crime she didn't commit.


While it was thought by many, including Hasbro, that this would be the final season of The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni stated multiple times that scripts and designs for Season 6 were in development. While The Clone Wars was canceled after this season, four individual arcs of the following season were finished and released.


The fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuted with "Revival" on September 29, 2012 on Cartoon Network, followed by weekly airings occurring on Saturdays. It went on mid-season break after "A Sunny Day in the Void" on December 8, 2012.

The season returned with "Missing in Action" on January 5, 2013. It concluded with "The Wrong Jedi" on March 2, 2013.


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Arc 1 | October 6, 2012 - October 27, 2012
5.02: "A War on Two Fronts"
5.03: "Front Runners"
5.04: "The Soft War"
5.05: "Tipping Points"

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Arc 2 | November 3, 2012 - November 24, 2012
5.06: "The Gathering"
5.07: "A Test of Strength"
5.08: "Bound for Rescue"
5.09: "A Necessary Bond"

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Arc 3 | December 1, 2012 - January 12, 2013
5.10: "Secret Weapons"
5.11: "A Sunny Day in the Void"
5.12: "Missing in Action"
5.13: "Point of No Return"

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Arc 4 | September 29, 2012, January 19, 2013 - February 2, 2013
5.01: "Revival"
5.14: "Eminence"
5.15: "Shades of Reason"
5.16: "The Lawless"

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Arc 5 | February 9, 2013 - March 2, 2013
5.17: "Sabotage"
5.18: "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"
5.19: "To Catch a Jedi"
5.20: "The Wrong Jedi"


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5.01 | September 29, 2012
Fueled by vengeance and rage, the newly reunited brothers Savage Opress and Maul spread terror and violence across the galaxy. As the Sith brothers forcibly recruit Hondo Ohnaka and his pirates, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Adi Gallia chase them down, leading to a deadly confrontation.

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5.02 | October 6, 2012
Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka and Rex travel to Onderon, a world under Separatist control. There, they will train a group of insurgent rebels -- including Lux Bonteri -- to help take back the capital city of Iziz from the rule of a duplicitous king.

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5.03 | October 13, 2012
Supervised by Ahsoka, the Onderon rebels infiltrate the capital and carry out a series of strikes on targets throughout the city. As the Separatist-aligned king comes under increasing pressure to deal with the growing rebellion, the rebels choose a new leader.

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5.04 | October 20, 2012
After a rebel attempt to rescue Onderon's true king, Ramsis Dendup, an unexpected ally steps forward to halt Dendup's execution and aid the rebel cause.

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5.05 | October 27, 2012
As a full-scale revolt embroils Onderon, the rebels strike a decisive blow against the planet's Separatist-aligned king. Unfortunately for the rebels, such victory comes at a high price.

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5.06 | November 3, 2012
Ahsoka escorts a group of younglings to Ilum, where they will learn from Yoda and undergo a crucial rite of passage: the construction of their lightsabers. They grapple with both physical and inner challenges as they face the dangerous task ahead of them.

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5.07 | November 10, 2012
As the younglings return from Ilum with Ahsoka, their ship comes under attack by Hondo's gang of pirates. The children must use ingenious and improvised traps to thwart the brigands.

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5.08 | November 17, 2012
With Ahsoka captured by Hondo's pirates, the younglings work together to infiltrate the pirates' den, using their wits and courage to deceive Hondo Ohnaka and launch a daring rescue.

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5.09 | November 24, 2012
When General Grievous launches a full-scale attack on the pirate base on Florrum, Ahsoka and the younglings fight side-by-side with Hondo and his pirates to turn back the Separatist forces.

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5.10 | December 1, 2012
R2-D2 is part of a team of Republic droids chosen for an important mission led by the diminutive Colonel Gascon to obtain an encryption module from a Separatist dreadnought. The droids must overcome numerous challenging obstacles to succeed in this crucial assignment.

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5.11 | December 8, 2012
After a comet damages their shuttle, R2-D2, Colonel Gascon, and the other droids crash on a desolate planet where they must make their way across a bewildering expanse of emptiness to carry out their mission.

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5.12 | January 5, 2013
In a nearly vacant town, R2-D2 and his team find a clone commando suffering from amnesia.

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5.13 | January 12, 2013
R2-D2 and his team must stop a sabotaged Jedi cruiser from destroying a crucial Republic conference.

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5.14 | January 19, 2013
Savage and Maul forge an alliance with Death Watch to target a common enemy: Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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5.15 | January 26, 2013
Backed by the criminal underworld, the Sith and Death Watch launch an attack on Mandalore.

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5.16 | February 2, 2013
Using Duchess Satine as bait, Darth Maul lures Obi-Wan into a trap.

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5.17 | February 9, 2013
Anakin and Ahsoka investigate a deadly bombing at the Jedi Temple.

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5.18 | February 16, 2013
As the Republic military takes over the Temple bombing case, Ahsoka finds herself at odds with Admiral Tarkin.

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5.19 | February 23, 2013
The fugitive Ahsoka escapes to the criminal depths of Coruscant.

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5.20 | March 2, 2013
On trial for murder, Ahsoka faces her greatest challenge.





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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Celebrates 100 Episodes

Behind the scenes

"There’s a lot of payoff coming. I think people are going to see ways ‘The Clone Wars’ ties together more and more with ‘A New Hope.’ We’re setting up elements that eventually become the Empire."
―Dave Filoni[src]
  • Hasbro's Join the Jedi website held a contest in late 2011 in which fans could upload a video of themselves showing off their "best lightsaber move". The winning move—Petro's "Whirlwind of Destiny"—made an appearance in the episode, "A Test of Strength".
  • In the trivia gallery for Deception, a comment states: "This will not be the last time you see the two working together..." referring to Cad Bane and Boba Fett's collaborative efforts to break out of the Republic Detention Center. This originally implied that the two would make appearances in Season 5 until Dave Filoni confirmed at Comic-Con that Fett would not be in the season.
  • Season 5 was the first season that did not feature an hour-long season premiere due to its new timeslot.
  • The titles of the last four episodes of Season 5 were all based on Alfred Hitchcock movies.
  • Season 5's order of episodes was changed frequently as it progressed. The magazine, Star Wars Insider, issue 137, listed the original order through episode 15, which was later revised. In addition, the story arc pertaining to Rush Clovis was moved to the following season.

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5.01 | October 3, 2008
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5.02 | October 3, 2008
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5.03 | October 3, 2008
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5.04 | October 3, 2008
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5.05 | October 3, 2008
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5.06 | October 3, 2008
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5.07 | October 3, 2008
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5.08 | October 3, 2008
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5.09 | October 3, 2008
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5.10 | October 3, 2008
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5.11 | October 3, 2008
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5.12 | October 3, 2008
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5.13 | October 3, 2008
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5.14 | October 3, 2008
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5.15 | October 3, 2008
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Media release

Main article: Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Five

Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Five is a two-disc Blu-ray/three-disc DVD box set released on October 15, 2013. It includes:

  • 20 adventure-packed episodes
  • Video commentary on each episode
  • Exclusive to Blu-ray for a limited time: Jedi Temple Archives: Extensive database of early test animation, concept art and 3D turnarounds

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