"The end is finally here."
―StarWars.com

"Victory and Death" is the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the twelfth and final episode of the seventh season, and the hundred and thirty-third episode of the series overall. It was released on May 4, 2020 on Disney+.

Premise

In the wake of Order 66, Ahsoka and Rex must work together to survive.

Synopsis

Ahsoka and Rex plot their escape.

Cornered in the Republic cruiser's medical bay, Ahsoka and Rex plan their escape. Ahsoka tells Rex to set his pistols to stun, hoping to avoid killing any more troopers. They subdue the clones in the hallway while R7-A7 plots an escape route. With the escape pods destroyed and the main hangar locked down, Ahsoka decides that their best bet is to steal a shuttle. Rex mentions the chaos ensuing from Maul's escape, but Ahsoka admits that she was the one who released him as a diversion. Rex skeptically goes along with it.

Maul meanwhile makes his way to the cruiser's stern, using a stolen wrist comm to track the clones' movements and orders: with Rex missing in action, Clone Lieutenant Jesse assumes command and orders his men to converge on the main hangar. Maul enters the hyperdrive room and slaughters all clone troopers in his path. He then uses the Force to rip the hyperdrive generators out of place, crippling the engines and forcing the cruiser to emerge from hyperspace over a barren moon.

Ahsoka reassures Rex that they won't kill their former troopers.

Ahsoka, Rex, and the droids fight their way into the main hangar control room, finding that all hangar bays are secured. Rex notes that he would be proud of his men, were they not trying to kill them. While R7 unlocks the hangar blast doors, Ahsoka orders Cheep to prep the shuttle while G-G slices into the main computer. G-G reports that the hyperdrive is offline. Ahsoka has R7 open the main hangar doors, revealing that their cruiser is caught in the moon's gravity. R7 then unlocks the doors containing a Nu-class shuttle, but a full platoon of clone troopers also emerges, led by Jesse, who secure the hangar to cut off Tano's escape.

Ahsoka weighs their options; Rex says that they will need to fight their way out, but Ahsoka is unwilling to kill the men who she served with for so long. Rex tells her that they won't share her sentiment, that they are willing to die if it means taking her with them. She removes his helmet, seeing the tears in his eyes. She affirms him that he is a good soldier, as are the men down below, but she will not be the one to kill them. Instead, she forms an idea.

Rex tries to reason with Jesse to save Ahsoka's life.

Jesse receives a report that Maul is headed for the main hangar, but right then, Rex emerges onto the hangar deck with Ahsoka as his captive. The droids sneak by off to the side and plug into a terminal. Jesse demands that Tano be executed immediately, but Rex belays the order: he explains that Ahsoka is exempt from Order 66 as she is no longer a member of the Jedi Order. But Jesse reminds him that Darth Sidious himself ordered Tano's death and they must comply. Ahsoka tells Rex to keep them talking a little longer. Rex tries to convince Jesse to trust him after all they've been through, lest they all be subject to treason. Jesse responds by charging Rex with treason and ordering his execution alongside the traitor, Ahsoka Tano. By then, the droids successfully sliced the hangar controls. Ahsoka seizes her lightsabers and signals them to drop the maintenance platforms.

Ahsoka and Rex attempt to stop Maul as they escape.

With Jesse and his men fallen into the maintenance pits below, Ahsoka and Rex break for the shuttle only for Maul to arrive. He races ahead of Ahsoka, reminding her that she wanted this chaos, and Force pushes her into one of the pits. The clones open fire on her and attempt to raise the platforms. G-G catches Ahsoka with a tow cable and pulls her up while Rex covers her with stun shots. Maul steals the shuttle and attempts to take off. Ahsoka uses the Force to catch him and draw him back to the hangar. R7 rushes forward to help but is destroyed by a stray blaster bolt to the dome. Rex tries to keep Ahsoka covered, but his defense begins to waver. Maul pushes more power into the shuttle's engines, slipping from Ahsoka's grasp. When Rex is shot in the shoulder, Ahsoka chooses to save him, letting Maul escape into hyperspace.

Fighting back-to-back, Ahsoka and Rex search for another escape route as the cruiser begins to break apart in the moon's atmosphere. Ahsoka cuts through the deck and drops them both into the maintenance section. Cheep and G-G continue raising and lowering the lifts to keep the clones off balance until they are discovered. Jesse has the two droids destroyed. Rex hastily searches for another ship while Ahsoka deflects the clones' attacks. The only flight-worthy ship he can find is a Y-Wing Starfighter. Rex climbs in and prepares to take off, but Ahsoka is pinned down by the clones. She tries to leap into the fighter but instead falls out of the hangar.

Ahsoka reaches the Y-wing as the cruiser crashes.

Rex takes off and tries to catch her amid a rain of debris from the doomed cruiser. Ahsoka leaps from one piece of wreckage to the next, eventually reaching the opened gunner's seat. She pulls herself in as Rex steers the Y-wing clear of the debris. They both watch helplessly as the cruiser crashes to the surface below, killing all aboard. They later land near the wreckage and bury the fallen clones, including Jesse, leaving their helmets as grave markers. While Rex returns to the Y-wing with a partially rebuilt R7, he looks back at Ahsoka looking over the gravesite. She takes a long look at her lightsaber, then drops it from her hand to the ground, leaving it with her fallen comrades.

Darth Vader recovers Ahsoka's lightsaber.

Years later, an Imperial Shuttle lands near the crash site with a contingent of Stormtroopers. Darth Vader emerges and walks towards the cruiser. Coming to the clone gravesite, he digs Ahsoka's lightsaber out of the snow and activates it. He looks at the blade, then up at a convor circling overhead, for a long moment. Vader then deactivates the saber and walks away, reflected in the cracked visor of a clone trooper helmet belonging to Ahsoka's company.

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Behind the Scenes

"Order 66. Ahsoka. Rex."
―StarWars.com

This episode departs from the season's regular Friday release on Disney+, having been brought forward four days in order to coincide with Star Wars Day on Monday, May 4, 2020. Unlike previous episodes of the season, no preview clip was released, however four shots from the episode were included in the "Next On Disney+ - May 2020" video on the Disney YouTube channel.

In an identical fashion to the previous two episodes, this episode opens with the "A LUCASFILM LIMITED Production" card, followed by the red variation of the logo, and then the title of the episode, "Part IV - Victory and Death". A new piece of score plays during the intro and there is no newsreel or moral.

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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