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The Season 5 logo.

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

Season 5 of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series premiered on September 29, 2012, unlike past seasons of The Clone Wars which aired on Friday nights, with the episode Revival. Teletoon in Canada aired the premiere episode of the season at 8:30 PM on Friday, September 28th, 2012.

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. Also unlike past seasons, Season 5 is composed of 20 episodes.


Episode No. Image Title Original Airdate
01 Epguide501 "Revival"
  • August 24, 2012 (Celebration VI)
  • September 21, 2012 (Lucasfilm Ltd., Letterman Digital Arts Center)
  • September 29, 2012
02 Epguide502 "A War on Two Fronts"
  • September 21, 2012 (Lucasfilm Ltd., Letterman Digital Arts Center)
  • October 6, 2012
03 Epguide503 "Front Runners" October 13, 2012
04 Epguide504 "The Soft War" October 20, 2012
05 Epguide505 "Tipping Points" October 27, 2012
06 Epguide506 "The Gathering" November 3, 2012
07 Epguide507 "A Test of Strength" November 10, 2012
08 Epguide508 "Bound for Rescue" November 17, 2012
09 Epguide509 "A Necessary Bond" November 24, 2012
10 Epguide510 "Secret Weapons" December 1, 2012
11 Epguide511 "A Sunny Day in the Void" December 8, 2012
12 Epguide512 "Missing in Action" January 5, 2013
13 Epguide513 "Point of No Return" January 12, 2013
14 Epguide514 "Eminence" January 19, 2013
15 Epguide515 "Shades of Reason" January 26, 2013
16 Epguide516 "The Lawless" February 2, 2013
17 Epguide517 "Sabotage" February 9, 2013
18 Epguide518 "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much" February 16, 2013
19 Epguide519 "To Catch a Jedi" February 23, 2013
20 Epguide520 "The Wrong Jedi" March 2, 2013


"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.
Episode No. Title
01 "A War on Two Fronts"
02 "Front Runners"
03 "The Soft War"
04 "Tipping Points"
05 "An Old Friend"
06 "The Rise of Clovis"
07 "Crisis at the Heart"
08 "Secret Weapons"
09 "A Sunny Day in the Void"
10 "Missing in Action"
11 "Point of No Return"
12 "Revival"
13 "Eminence"
14 "Shades of Reason"
15 "The Lawless"

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