Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 2 Episode 26

Senate Spy

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Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Oct 16, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Padmé is asked by the Jedi Council to look into a Separatist conspiracy dealing with the Senate.

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  • Excellent episode...finally some development without violence!

    9.0
    Great episode. It was quite a change in dynamic to see some interesting character development. The bickering between Anakin and Padme really introduced something new to the series. I loved the allusion to Anakin's future betrayal in this episode. He has always let his fears control him, especially his fear of loss. And that was very evident throughout. He is a very jealous person, which has no place in a Jedi. It is just one of many things Anakin deals with that arent part of the Jedi way. I am so proud of Filoni for making a non-violent episode. Also, it was a beautiful start to a nice arc. Starting up a story arc subtly has been something this series has lacked since the beginning. But they finally did it, and they did it well. Lets hope they keep the good episodes coming when it comes back in November.moreless
  • When a possible traitor in the Republic Senate turns out to be an old friend of Padme's, the Naboo senator gets close to him again to learn the truth. Anakin accompanies her to Cato Neimoidia, where lies, secrets, and treachery are everywhere.moreless

    7.0
    An interesting episode, if a little slow to start. It is nice to see some of the domestic bliss Anakin and Padme rarely enjoy, actually getting a moment of husband and wife during the chaos brought on by the war. And intrigue stories such as this one can often be fascinating when done right. For the most part, this episode does a fine job of that, with the Jedi working Padme (Obi-Wan's look at Anakin's reaction to learning a tidbit of Padme's past is priceless), Anakin and Padme having their own issues, Padme getting close to Clovis, and the like do bring a little complexity to the story. A few facepalm moments bring it down, though, such as Clovis, Lott Dod, and Poggle discussing their secret factory apparently in an open room where just anyone can waltz right in, as Padme did. The story belongs to Padme and Clovis mostly, which works as we get to see Clovis struggle with his loyalty to the Separatist cause (or at least to the almighty credit) with his love for Padme. The ending seems a bit anticlimactic, but it still give Clovis a nice moment, even if in his case redemption equals death. We may see, though.moreless
Robin Atkin Downes

Robin Atkin Downes

Clovis

Guest Star

Gideon Emery

Gideon Emery

Lott Dod

Guest Star

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood

Poggle the Lesser

Guest Star

Catherine Taber

Catherine Taber

Padme Amidala/Betty Droid

Recurring Role

Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels

C-3PO

Recurring Role

T.C. Carson

T.C. Carson

Mace Windu

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Cato Neimoidia was mentioned by Obi-Wan Kenobi and makes a brief appearance in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as Plo Koon is shot down by his Clone Troopers.

    • Senator Lott Dod makes his only appearance in the movies in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, denying the Trade Federation occupation of Naboo in the Senate.

    • This is the first episode of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in which nothing explodes, a lightsaber isn't ignited and a blaster isn't fired.

    • Newsreel:
      Treachery in the Senate! The Jedi Council suspects that Senator Rush Clovis is secretly taking part in a Separatist conspiracy. But to find out what the Senator from Scipio is up to, the Council will need a spy of its own. Meanwhile, Jedi Anakin Skywalker has been away from Coruscant on a lengthy tour of duty leading the clone army. Now Anakin returns for a long-awaited reunion with his wife, Padmé Amidala...

      Jedi Fortune Cookie: "A true heart should never be doubted."

    • The take-out food Anakin carries is labeled "Warm Food" on the side, and "Sushi" on the top. The crashing wave design printed on the box is taken from a recently produced R2-D2 tea towel.

    • Padmé mentions the HoloNet to Rush Clovis, the first time this expanded universe concept is mentioned. The HoloNet is a galaxy-wide communications network that works somewhat like television and the Internet. It was first mentioned in a 1989 roleplaying game sourcebook.

    • When Anakin expresses surprise that Padmé and Clovis were ever close, Obi-Wan raises a very suspicious eyebrow.

    • Anakin uses "clicks" as a unit of time in this episode. In previous episodes, "klicks" were used to denote distance in kilometers. It is not yet known how long a "click" is.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Anakin Skywalker: I hitched a ride on a cargo freighter.
      Padmé Amidala: What happened to your military transport?
      Anakin Skywalker: Eh... it blew up.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom- November 14, 2009 on Sky Premiere

    • An earlier concept for this story would have replaced Rush Clovis with the boy Palo, mentioned by Padmé in Episode II. This was abandoned for a couple of obvious reasons. One, Palo is said to have abandoned politics to become an artist. Secondly, their relationship was at a very young age - when Padmé was 12. It worked better for the thread of jealousy if Padmé's past flame would have been a relationship she had as an adult.

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