Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 1 Episode 10

Lair of Grievous

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Dec 12, 2008 on Cartoon Network
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Kit Fisto and Nahdarr Vebb, chasing Nute Gunray, enter the sanctuary of General Grievous, on the Vassek moon.

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  • Lair of Grievous...

    Following the tracking signal of the ship that Gunray escaped in, 2 Jedi find themselves, along with some clones on an unknown planet. Quickly they discover the significance of the planet that they are on, as it is found to be the lair of Separatist general Grievous. It is nice to see the balance of a young Jedi and his wise former master from another perspective than Anakin and Ashoka, and Kit Fisto is a particularly interesting character. It is revealed that Count Dooku has lead the Jedi here to dispose of the general as he is displeased with his handling of recent situations. A lot of fighting ensues the young belligerent knight falls to Grievous' lightsabre whilst Fisto fights until he is forced to retreat. Taking news of the fight to the Jedi council leads to some wise words from Yoda and rounds out a nice episode of the series.moreless
  • Best of the best!

    I knew since I saw the first pictures and clips of this episode that it was something more than the other episodes.

    General Grievous, Kit Fisto, Clones, lots of fighting and an interesting plot.

    This episode worked so well because the central character for this episode,Kit Fisto, wasn't well known to anyone who hadn't seen more than the movies and other spin-offs, and nobody knew how he would sound and what his personsality in this show would be like.

    Next, we were introduced to an interesting (and mysterious) new location.

    Then we were introduced to Nahdar Vebb(Kit Fisto's former padawan)and a squad of clones.

    After some checking around the strange area they were at, they discovered it was the Lair of General Grievous.

    Then General Grievous arrived and the heroes were in trouble, suddenly fighting for their lives and getting killed off one by one.

    There was character depth to Nahdar Vebb, and Kit Fisto gave some wise quotes.

    *Spoiler Alert*

    It eventually came down to just Kit and Nahdar, and then just Kit.

    To finish the episode, there was a stunning lightsaber fight between Kit Fisto and General Grievous on a foggy platform, with Kit fleeing thanks to his astromech droid piloting his starfighter which was forgotten about since the first few minutes of the episode.

    Overall, a brilliant episode. Best ever so far.

    Please keep these ones coming LucasFilm!moreless
  • Kit Fisto leads a group of clones and a former Padawan on a search for Nute Gunray, ending up in an unexpected place: Grievous' base of operations.

    In a season that may have downplayed the threat that General Grievous is meant to represent, this episode at least seemed to be an effort to make him more menacing. Up until now we've seen Grievous' successes taken away from him as he lost his flagship that had been doing so well for the Separatist cause. And so he gets his test against a group waiting in ambush. It's an episode that tries to be moody and succeeds to an extent. The dark, industrial feel of the place certainly seems to fit the maniacal general, with its randomly shutting doors and numerous death traps. We see Fisto's forces fail an ambush and suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives as Grievous turns the place against them. There's some genuine tension as you don't know what they will run into next as the clones and Jedi are picked off one by one and the situation is only complicated by the increasing aggression of Fisto's old Padawan now Jedi Knight, the Mon Calamari Nahdar Vebb. As for Grievous himself, well, I'm a bit torn. He's as overconfident and wonderfully as malicious as ever. We see him fighting off and escaping the surprise attacks, see a great dynamic between him and his "doctor" droid, see that he actually cares about something in his enormous monster pet Gore (the moment he realizes Gore is dead is almost sympathetic), and even gets a scene where he fights the Jedi, killing one. Fans might be disappointed with his one one one duel with Fisto, though, a fight where he's constantly on the attack, but loses a hand regardless. This may be a far cry from the unstoppable force who fought off six Jedi in the other cartoon, though the portrayal does fit more with the one in the third film. Grievous does retain some of his menace and threat here, though it would have been nice to have just a bit more.moreless
  • This episode brought a great sense of eeriness and suspense to the show, which it lacked prior to. Jedi master Kit Fisto and his former padawan Nahdar find themselves caught in Grievous` lair where wills and minds are tested and dark secrets are revealedmoreless

    I`ve been keepin up w/ c.w. ever since it first aired, and this was one of my faves so far. I love how Lucasarts has been incorporating new/ rarely seen characters into the mix, and this time, it was Kit Fisto(and his less important former padawan Nahdar Vebb). He kicked some major clanker-tail in t and added to the hype and energy of the story with his fighting style and personality, his partner Nahdar was a good addition, but if u saw the episode, he`s not a character who will probably be used again... :(

    Anyway, great episode, and I can`t wait till the next one. Keep um comin George!moreless
  • This show is so damn good that I hope people aren't turned off by the impeccable art style enough to miss out on it.

    This episode was actually so good that it led me to go online and preach about it because I want this fantastic show to have at least 10 seasons. I love the way it laces the story lines between the movies together and it does so very well. This episode was one of the greats and this season has had plenty of those. The Kit Fisto vs. General Grievous at the end was particularly stunning. Count Dooku testing Grievous showed a somewhat new and even more disloyal side to the Separatists. The show adds depth to the existing saga and it does so with flying colors. A Must Watch. Please watch this show people, I don't want it to go away.moreless
Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Yoda, Narrator, Wullf Yularen

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood

General Grievous, Battle Droids

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Captain Rex, Commander Cody and the Clone Troopers

Ashley Eckstein

Ashley Eckstein

Ahsoka Tano


Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Whorm Loathsom, Ziro the Hutt, Kronos-327

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Kit Fisto

Recurring Role

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Nute Gunray, Nahdar Vebb

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Coincidentally, Nahdar Vebb is the same species as Bant Eerin, Kit Fisto's other apprentice.

    • Kit Fisto was first seen battling droids and helping C-3PO in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones". He was also seen in "Star Wars: Clone Wars" Chapter V and Chapter XXI. Finally, he is killed by Darth Sidious in "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith". He was well known for his infamous smile, which could be seen before he leaped on his fighter and escaped.

    • In "Cloak of Darkness," Luminara states that Kit Fisto's fleet is following the stolen Republic Ship. But in this episode, Kit Fisto is not seen with a fleet at all. He is only in a fighter.

    • Newsreel:
      Viceroy Gunray escapes! En route to Coruscant to stand trial for war crimes, evil Separatist leader Nute Gunray has broken free of his Jedi escort. With the help of Count Dooku's sinister agents, the villainous viceroy has made a daring getaway. Alerted to the bold prison break, Jedi Master Kit Fisto has traced the stolen ship to a remote system, hoping to recapture Gunray and return him to justice.

      Jedi Fortune Cookie: "Most powerful is he who controls his own power."

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Mace Windu: What about your former padawan?
      Kit Fisto: His heart was in the right place, but he tried to answer Grievous' power with his own.
      Yoda: To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.

    • General Grievous: (To Count Dooku) You expect victory over Jedi, but all you give me to fight them is battle droids! Bah!

    • Kit Fisto: You may have been a proud warrior once, but now you're just a pawn in Dooku's game!
      General Grievous: I wield great power, Jedi fool!
      Kit Fisto: That power will only consume you.

    • Kit Fisto: Why don't you come out, General? Show us some of that Separatist hospitality.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Expanded Universe:
      When Kit Fisto states that General Grievous used to be a great warrior, he is referring to when Grievous was known as Qymaen Jai Sheelal. Qymaen was a warrior on his homeworld of Kalee, where he fought against the Huks. His complete story is told in Star Wars Insider 86.