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"Asha"
Series

Star Wars: Ewoks

Season

1

Episode

13

Writer(s)

Paul Dini

Director

Raymond Jafelice

Production No.

113

Airdate

November 30, 1985

Episode chronology
Previous episode

"Blue Harvest"

Next episode

"The Crystal Cloak"

"Asha" is the thirteenth episode in the Star Wars: Ewoks animated television series, and the thirteenth and final episode in season one. Written by Paul Dini and directed by Raymond Jafelice, the episode originally aired on ABC on November 30, 1985.

After a group of Ewoks have a run-in with the Duloks, Princess Kneesaa discovers that her lost sister Asha is alive and is living in the forest. Kneesaa and Wicket then set out on a quest to find her.

Contents

Synopsis

Wicket, Teebo, and Paploo are off by themselves in the forest, a day's gliderlight from home. They are going about there everyday lives; Wicket is catching water in his basket from a stream. Paploo is sleeping, and Teebo is walking near Paploo. Suddenly they hear Dulok voices, and decide to investigate. They watch as a group of Duloks chase a maramu, hoping to capture it. The bumbling Duloks nearly have it, but are knocked down a hill. Just as they get back up the hill and throw a net over the creature, they are scared away by an individual they identify as "The Red Ghost." After the Duloks run away, Wicket, Teebo, and Paploo go to the animal and help remove the net and set it free. However, "The Red Ghost" thinks they wish to harm the animal. But after she sees they mean no harm, she summons a korrina, which, to the surprise of the Ewoks, allows her to ride it. Wicket notes that Ewoks only hunt for food, unlike the Duloks who hunt for fun as well. The three Ewoks fly away in their gliders, with Teebo proclaiming he would never again return to that section of the forest.

Memorable quotes

Appearances

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Characters

Ra-Lee, Kneesaa and Asha (flashback)
A Kneesaa's lovely look at Wicket.

Species

Locations

Kneesaa (center) in her bedroom, with Wicket and Winda.

Vehicles/vessels

Other items

Behind the scenes

  • This episode is widely considered to be one of the best episodes of the series, as it confronts serious issues of family, in contrast to the usual goofyness of the series.
  • In 1986, this episode was adapted into the children's book The Red Ghost: An Ewok Adventure.
  • This episode was released on DVD in 2004 as part of the Tales From the Endor Woods feature film. It can be found on side 2 of the disc.
  • The character of Asha, who is first mentioned but not seen in the episode entitled "Rampage of the Phlogs", is introduced on screen in this episode. She is later mentioned in the season 2 episode entitled "The Raich", and she appears in the season 2 episodes entitled "Home Is Where the Shrieks Are", "Night of the Stranger", "Horville's Hut of Horrors" and "Battle for the Sunstar".
  • According to Star Wars Insider 27, the writers wrote this episode in hopes of attracting more female viewers. They initially planned to expand on the character of Asha in the second season and beyond, but due to the changes they were forced to make in the second season, as well as the show's eventual cancelation, this was not to be so.

See also

External links

Star Wars: Ewoks
Season One:
"The Cries of the Trees" · "The Haunted Village" · "Rampage of the Phlogs" · "To Save Deej" · "The Travelling Jindas" · "The Tree of Light"
"The Curse of the Jindas" · "The Land of the Gupins" · "Sunstar vs. Shadowstone" · "Wicket's Wagon" · "The Three Lessons" · "Blue Harvest" · "Asha"
Season Two:
"The Crystal Cloak" · "The Wish Plant" · "Home Is Where the Shrieks Are" · "Princess Latara" · "The Raich" · "The Totem Master"
"A Gift for Shodu" · "Night of the Stranger" · "Gone with the Mimphs" · "The First Apprentice" · "Hard Sell" · "A Warrior and a Lurdo"
"The Season Scepter" · "Prow Beaten" · "Baga's Rival" · "Horville's Hut of Horrors" · "The Tragic Flute" · "Just My Luck"
"Bringing Up Norky" · "Battle for the Sunstar" · "Party Ewok" · "Malani the Warrior"
Feature-length stories:
The Haunted Village · Tales from the Endor Woods

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