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"Duel of the Droids"
Episode Information
Season: One
Episode No.: 7
Production Code: 1.06
Airdate: November 14, 2008
  • Kevin Campbell, Henry Gilroy
Director: Rob Coleman
"You hold onto friends by keeping your heart a little softer than your head."

Duel of the Droids is the seventh episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series's first season. It aired on November 14, 2008.

Official description

"Anakin, Ahsoka and replacement droid R3-S6 embark on a dual rescue/sabotage mission when they discover R2-D2 is being held at General Grievous' secret enemy listening post."

Brief Synopsis

Anakin heads a rescue mission to save Artoo before his secrets fall into Separatist hands, as well as plant a bomb. At the station, Anakin separates from Ahsoka and the clones, heading out alone to find Artoo. Unbeknownst to them, R3-S6 is actually a spy for the Separatists, and alerts General Grievous to their presence. Tano and the clones infiltrated the reactor control room, but they had to confront and eliminate the security battle droids.

Anakin has succeeded in finding R2-D2, and duels Grievous' MagnaGuards. Once they are defeated, he and Artoo order everyone to rendezvous in the south hangar. Unfortunately, Ahsoka does not hear them, as Grievous has engaged her and her clones. The general kills all clones but Rex and Denal. Ahsoka defends herself against Grievous's blows and retreats to a room filled with spare droid parts. She hides from the general, but R3 gives her away. Grievous destroys her comlink, and she manages to escape through a vent.

Meanwhile, R2 manages to open the hangar doors, but R3 moves to intercept him, and the two droids face each other in combat. R2 pushes his Separatist counterpart over the edge, but R3 grabs him with a suction cup. Artoo succeeds in cutting the cable, and R3-S6 is sent flying into the air, and he is destroyed by flying debris. R2-D2 is then rescued by Anakin.

As they leave the system, Anakin contacts Obi-Wan. While they succeeded, Obi-Wan disapproves of Anakin's choice to risk the mission and all their lives to save a droid. While Ahsoka is happy they got R2 back, she agrees with Obi-Wan. But Anakin says R2 is more than a droid: he is a friend.



Droid Models




  • In the original broadcast version, there is a scene where after Ahsoka says to Anakin, "I hope you find Artoo in one piece.", in which Anakin replies "Get going, Snips.", after which Ahsoka says to Rex and the rest of the clone troopers, "Looks like it's up to us to complete the mission, as usual." and walk off as the scene fades out to the commercials. The scene however was cut from the DVD release of Season One and goes right to the scene where Gha Nachkt ripping R2-D2 apart to plunder Republic info for General Grievous after the commercials.
  • An IG-100 MagnaGuard is decapitated and does not continue fighting.