|Airdate:||November 7, 2003|
Chapter 1 is the first chapter/episode in the first season of Star Wars: Clone Wars. It was originally broadcasted on Cartoon Network on November 7, 2003.
PlotIt is the start of the Clone Wars and Master Yoda explains how Republic troops are fighting Separtist Army all over the galaxy. More neutral and Republic planets, including Mon Calamari, are starting an alliance with Separtist Leader Count Dooku. Then, the montage shows several war scenes including Mace Windu fighting against B2 Super Battle Droids, Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee fighting together, Saesee Tiin leading a Jedi squadron against thousands of battle droids, clone trooper fighting on a planet and finally Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker jumping from LAAT gunship into big battle.
Then scene cuts, to Supreme Chancellor's Senate Room, where Master Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi are talking with Senator Palpatine about the war on Muunilinst. Senator Palpatine told two Jedi that his good friend and Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker should lead the battle. Masters Yoda and Kenobi didn't agree because they thought Skywalker was too young for the mission. But on the end, Obi-Wan agreed because as Senator Palpatine said, Anakin's piloting skills were remarkable.
After meeting with Supreme Chancellor finished, Obi-Wan went to see are his clone troopers are preparing for the war. He watched them geting aboard their Republic Cruisers and wonders what would his master, Qui-Gon Jinn say about the Clone Wars. Then, while Cruisers are jumping to hyperspace, Anakin Skywalker gets into his own starfighter and starts to prepare for jump to hyperspace, saying goodbye to his secret wife and two droids.
- 187th Legion's clone commander (First appearance)
- Padmé Amidala
- Kit Fisto
- Qui-Gon Jinn (Mentioned only)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Barriss Offee
- R4-P22 (First appearance)
- Anakin Skywalker
- Shaak Ti
- Saesee Tiin
- Luminara Unduli
- Unidentified Quarren commander (First appearance)
- Mace Windu
- Yoda's charge Jedi (First appearance)
- Yoda's kybuck (First appearance)
- Unidentified planet (Anakin and Obi-Wan) (First appearance)
- Rain planet (First appearance)
- Yoda's Charge planet (First appearance)
- Dantooine (First appearance)
- Dac (First appearance)
- Coruscant (First appearance)
- Muunilinst (First appearance)
- Clone Wars
- The episode was released on DVD on March 22, 2005. It was presented as an edited compilation with the other chapters that make up Volume I. It is also collected in the Star Wars: Bonus Lightsaber Action DVD, along with Clone Wars Chapter 4.