Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 2 Episode 23

Holocron Heist

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Oct 02, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

In order to obtain a Jedi Holocron from the Jedi Temple, Cad Bane hires a bounty hunter to help him. Once inside, Bane must deal with Ahsoka and the rest of the Jedi order.

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  • Okay, ep. I guess.

    They had to pretty hardcore nerf the entire temple security apparatus as well virtually every Jedi in there to make this heist possible.

    I mean seriously -all you need to penetrate the temple is a Jedi costume?
  • Good start to the second season...

    All in all this was a good episode. Cad Bane was tolerable, as I am not a fan of his. I was worried a little bit about him stealing the Holocron, being he is just a bounty hunter. But with Sidious supplying some information, it made more sense. It was nice to see him. They dont really show him as Darth Sidious much on this series. I did find my mind drifting some early on in the episode. It did get a little boring. At one point, I had lost interest completely. However, it finally feels like Star Wars. I feel like it is finally good enough to carry the Star Wars name. On a final note, I liked the progression of Ahsoka's character. She is going to be very interesting to watch this season. She is becoming more and more like Anakin. A good start. Here's to having a great season!moreless
  • You WILL take us to the Holocron.......epic.

    This was a great episode because Cad Bane finally got what was coming to him. The best part was when Mace, Obi-Wan and Anakin used mind control on him simultaneously. I have never laughed so hard, and thought it was a brilliant move by the writers to do that. Never seen that before in any movie, comic or otherwise. The producers and writers of this show have done a great job with this show. To me, every show doesn't need to have light saber and space fighting in it to be good. A story should be told in every episode to keep the true fan interested and look forward to furthering the story every week. Me and my family can't wait for every new episode and look forward to the next one.moreless
  • When Ahsoka disobeys orders, she's assigned to the Jedi Temple's archives as punishment, just as notorious bounty hunter Cad Bane plans a break-in and heist in the temple of a Jedi holocron.moreless

    The Clone Wars returns with a bang at the beginning of the episode, giving us a visually pleasing opening with the landing and battle on Episode III movie Felucia. Unfortunately, for me, this is one of the biggest highlights of the episode, as the rest I found somewhat lacking. Cad Bane makes his return after being introduced at the end of last season, and he gets the usual cool, collected demeanor he displayed before. We get a closer look at how he works and plans, working with another, shapeshifting bounty hunter as well as his (Seth Green voiced!) droid. It's interesting to get another episode with quite a bit of his perspective and brings more of that underworld element that was only seen sparingly in the first season. Other than that, though, the episode isn't as solid as it could have been. It had its ups, of course. The Bane story was fun and it's nice to see him under a bit of pressure after getting an episode and a half of complete calm and cool. The disguised Jocasta fight with Ahsoka was fun and it's nice to see that the bounty hunter wasn't exactly a saber expert, using wide, uncontrolled swings and cuts to get at Ahsoka. The episode, however, felt like less than the sum of its parts and didn't quite deliver as a season premiere. But the bad guys won again, so I'll give it credit for that. Fortunately, we were given the superior follow-up the next night.moreless
  • Ahsoka Tano

    Not the best possible season premiere i anticipated, i watched this pretty late and i kept yawning, meaning i didn't find it too exiting, too much jibber jabber and just one fight scene. Now, that fight scene came like a breath of fresh air in this episode, then i realized maybe that's why it was such a slow episode, for viewers to enjoy Ahsoka's athletics with the lightsaber. I've been following the series and i enjoy watching them, they're fun and most of time exiting, but the best thing in this whole series is Ahsoka, it's a character you grow quickly fond of and everytime she's around somehow you stay tuned. So, not the best possible episode for a Season Premiere, but a good one though.moreless
Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Todo 360

Guest Star

Flo Di Re

Flo Di Re

Jocasta Nu

Guest Star

Gwendoline Yeo

Gwendoline Yeo

Cato Parasitti

Guest Star

T.C. Carson

T.C. Carson

Mace Windu

Recurring Role

Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie

Darth Sidious

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The dossier on Bolla Ropal says the following in Aurebesh:

      "Ropal, Bolla
      Homeworld - Rodia
      Abilities: In Question
      Threat Potential: Minimal
      All Other Information Restricted"

    • Among the signage seen on the rather seedy buildings of the Coruscant underworld is an establishment called "The Hole," and "Purple Wer." Also, the display on Bane's security chip bombs read "Countdown To Death."

    • Goof:
      After the clone navigation officer calls for the gunners to concentrate fire on the left-most Separatist frigate, it's actually the one on the right that takes the barrage.

    • Newsreel:
      Jedi trapped on Felucia! Clones are surrounded by droid forces. Their only hope is to escape on Republic gunships waiting to land on the embattled surface. Jedi cruisers have managed to blow a hole in the droid defenses, and have sent gunships to the rescue.

      Jedi Fortune Cookie: "A lesson learned is a lesson earned."

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom- October 24, 2009 on Sky Premiere

    • The original airing of this episode received 2.581 million viewers.

    • "Holocrons" were originally developed by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy for the comic series Dark Empire, published in 1991-1992 by Dark Horse Comics. Since that time, they've become a mainstay in expanded universe storytelling. They're often used as power-ups or trophies in Jedi-based video games from LucasArts themselves.

    • In the Jedi Council meeting, Obi-Wan Kenobi sits on the seat which would normally be for Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi. The script originally called for him to be present at the meeting, however his animation model was not yet prepared. The Cerean Jedi Master does appear later in Season Two, though.


    • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones:
      In this episode and Attack of the Clones, a Clawdite bounty hunter teams up with the galaxy's best bounty hunter at the time. Cato Parasitti with Cad Bane and Zam Wesell with Jango Fett respectively. Both Clawdites were also betrayed by their partners.