"Those who enforce the law must obey the law."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"The Academy" is the sixth episode of the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the fiftieth episode of the series overall. It was released on October 15, 2010 on Cartoon Network.

Premise

Ahsoka is assigned to teach a class at the cadet academy on Mandalore. Soon after she arrives, Duchess Satine's zealous nephew and his classmates uncover a nefarious plot.

Synopsis

Anakin Skywalker escorts his Padawan Ahsoka Tano to Mandalore for her undercover assignment: to investigate the corruption within the government and also to teach aspiring cadets the ways of lawful and public-serving conduct. She was chosen specifically so, by her status as a learner and her youth, she could serve as a role model for the students. At the landing platform the two are welcomed by Duchess Satine herself, Prime Minister Almec, and the cadets Korkie (the Duchess' own nephew), Amis and Lagos. Due to Obi-Wan Kenobi's previous encounters with the Death Watch on the planet, a no-weapons order has been issued, and Ahsoka is forced to surrender her lightsaber to her master, who leaves to rendezvous with fellow Jedi Kit Fisto.

Ahsoka begins teaching classes, including Korkie and his friends, about the nature of corruption and their duty as lawful citizens to combat it. Later that evening, Korkie, Amis, Lagos, and Soniee talk about Ahsoka's lesson and Korkie muses over the rationing of the Academy's food supplies. They sneak off to a warehouse and stumble upon a clandestine meeting between three Mandalorian officers, three Gotals, and a humanoid figure wreathed in a robe and hood, who unfortunately has his back turned to the young cadets. They manage to get a holocam recording, but a blunder by Amis exposes the quartet; they narrowly manage to leave, but Soniee's laptop terminal is found by the conspirators.

The next morning, the cadets visit Satine and report their discovery. While Satine believes them, she cautions them to hold back as they are still too young and untrained for this sort of thing, suspecting that the conspiracy runs even deeper. The cadets do not take this dismissal kindly and choose to ask Almec for help. In class, Ahsoka notices that the four are distracted and learns of their plans, but her own well-meaning words of caution dispirits the young cadets even more.

The same night, as the cadets prepare to meet with the Prime Minister, they are met by members of the Mandalorian secret service, who attempt to arrest them for treason and conspiracy, but Ahsoka steps in and drives them away. By analyzing the holo-recording of the warehouse meeting, the cadets and Ahsoka discover to their surprise that the cloaked figure from the warehouse is Almec himself. As the five rush off to inform Satine, they find her missing and her bodyguards dead. Desperate, the cadets turn to Ahsoka for leadership, who devises a cunning plan: By pretending that she has arrested the cadets and voicing the suspicion that Satine is involved, she apparently gains Almec's trust but fails to learn of the Duchess' whereabouts. While Almec leaves to prepare a public statement, Ahsoka enters the prison under the pretense of wanting to conduct an interrogation, informs the cadets about the changes in her plan, and via a Force mind trick makes one of the guards take her to Satine's cell. But unfortunately, it turns out to be a trap; Almec has been waiting for this to happen, the officers prove to be resistant to Jedi mind tricks, and Ahsoka is hit by a stun blast and captured.

Almec proceeds to gloat over having established the black market system on Mandalore, self-indulgently claiming it was done out of humanitarian considerations. He tries to make the Duchess sign a confession of treason, which she refuses, so Almec has Korkie and the others brought to him to persuade her otherwise. When he prepares to have Korkie fit with a shock collar, Ahsoka and the cadets start a fight, and though outnumbered and handcuffed, they manage to overpower the guards and clamp a shock collar on Almec himself, forcing him to give up. After the conspirators are arrested, Ahsoka departs from her new friends, following her master back into the war while exchanging a few of their usual snippy comments about her assignment.

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  • "The Academy" is the sequel to the Death Watch arc, but like its predecessor "Corruption", the two episodes have nothing to do with Death Watch.
Episode Guide
Films
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"
Legacy
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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