Episode Information
Season: Five
Episode No.: 17
Production Code: 5.08
Airdate: February 9, 2013
  • Charles Murray
Director: Brian Kalin O'Connell
"Sometimes even the smallest doubt can shake the greatest belief."

"Sabotage" is the seventeenth episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series's fifth season, having aired on February 9, 2013.

Official description

"Anakin and Ahsoka investigate a deadly bombing at the Jedi Temple."

Plot Summary

As Separatist warships invade Cato Neimoidia, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano lead a fighter squadron to battle them. Missiles launched by several Droid Tri-Fighters release Buzz Droids, which start dissecting Anakin's starfighterR2-D2 lands the ship on a narrow ledge and Ahsoka rescues Anakin just before the starfighter crashes onto the surface below. As the two Jedi summon Captain Rex and his Gunships, they receive a message from Yoda, who informs them that the hangar of the Jedi Temple has been bombed and the two Jedi are called back to the Republic's capital.

At the Jedi Temple, the Council tells Anakin and Ahsoka that they need them as an impartial point of view, since they were not present at the bombing. The crime scene analasys droid, Russo-ISC, interviews victims together with Ahsoka. They sense mistrust, since a rumor has spread that it might have been a Jedi, but one Witness reports he thinks that Jackar Bowmani is guilty. He was seen at the crime scene, but hadn't been seen by anyone afterwards.

Afterwards, Russo finds microscopic Nano-droids on a part from the explosion origin. While Russo-ISC scans the security recordings for Jackar, Anakin and Ahsoka find out that Jackar is a weapons specialist. Then the analysis droid sends out his own team of droids to find traces of Jackar in the Temple. After the two Jedi report to the council, Russo reports that they have found Jackar's remains. The same nano-droids are discovered in his bloodstream, which turned Jackar himself into the bomb. Realizing that Jackar had access to explosives, being the Temple Hangar munitions expert, Anakin and Ahsoka travel to his apartment seeking further clues as to how he carried out the bombing. Upon their arrival, they begin their search; Ahsoka discovers traces of the nano-droids in the food disposal, revealing that the droids had been fed to him. Just then, Letta returns to her home, and the Jedi ask her to return to the Temple for further questioning.

Letta at first agrees, but attempts to flee from both of them, informing Anakin and Ahsoka that she knows more than she has said. As they corner her, she accidentally reveals that she knows for a fact that Jackar is dead, and subsequently confesses to having fed the nano-droids to him. They bring Letta to a holding cell within the Temple to await questioning, and Russo reports to Ahsoka that there was no Jedi involved in the bombing. Anakin and Ahsoka meet with Yoda and Mace Windu, both of them seeing that public opinion has taken a turn against the Jedi Order, being the purpose of the attack. While Ahsoka is still troubled at the possibility of a Jedi being responsible, Anakin reminds her that there is still balance as long as there are Jedi who are fighting for the Light Side.



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Behind the Scenes

This episode was named for Alfred Hitchcock's 1936 film, Sabotage.



see Sabotage/Gallery

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