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"Bombad Jedi"
Series

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season

One

Episode

8

Writer(s)

Kevin Rubio, Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching

Director

Jesse Yeh

Production No.

1.05

Airdate

November 21, 2008

Episode chronology
Previous episode

"Duel of the Droids"

Next episode

"Cloak of Darkness"

"Heroes are made by the times."
―Moral

"Bombad Jedi" is the eighth episode of Season One of the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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Official description

Jar Jar Binks is a Jedi Knight? So think the Separatists when comically heroic Gungan and C-3PO fight to save Padmé Amidala from doom at the hands of evil Viceroy Nute Gunray.

Plot summary

Episode 8
BOMBAD JEDI
The Clone War threatens the 
unity of the Republic! As battles
rage across the galaxy, more 
worlds succumb to the 
seductive lure of the Separatists
and leave the Republic. 

On a vital mission of peace, 
Senator Padmé Amidala journeys to the 
Outer Rim world of Rodia, 
desperate to ensure its loyalty
remains to the Republic....
"Master Bombad, on behalf of the people of Rodia, I thank you. You're either the bravest or the most foolish Jedi I have ever met."
Senator Onaconda Farr to Jar Jar Binks(audio)Listen (file info)

Padmé travels to Rodia in an attempt to persuade Senator Onaconda Farr, whom she fondly addresses as Uncle Ono since when he had helped out her father, to keep his allegiance to the Republic. She brings along Threepio and Jar Jar, despite Palpatine's advice to rather take along a bodyguard force. But upon arrival, she learns that Onaconda has already pledged allegiance to the Separatists and Viceroy Gunray is delivering supplies as the Republic could not. Already, there are battle droids in his city. The droids lock Padmé up, manacled, as Gunray ordered as a precaution before he personally comes for her.

3PO and Jar Jar, "Master Bombad", on Rodia.

Jar Jar and Threepio get into even more trouble when droids come to arrest them. Though Jar Jar's bumbling with the magnetic crane destroys the droids, he also destroys their ship, ruining their chance to contact help. He puts on a Jedi robe Padmé had stored in the back closet (most likely belonging to Anakin), but droids spot them and everyone presumes he's a Jedi. Jar Jar manages to escapes to the water down below, where he promptly has to run from a marine monster, while Threepio is taken off to be scrapped. Word of a Jedi around gives Padmé an idea: while she bluffs the droids into thinking the Jedi has rescued her already, she slips out of her manacles, grabs a droid's blaster and escapes.

Padmé rescues Threepio but is dismayed to learn that the Separatists think Jar Jar is a Jedi. She tells Threepio to find a communication station to call for help. Meanwhile, Gunray has arrived in his shuttle, the Lapiz Cutter, and tells Onaconda that the supplies will be delivered after Padmé is executed. Onaconda tries to protest but Gunray insists, declaring that Rodia is under his protection now. Onaconda then realizes that he has made a bad mistake siding with the Separatists.

Jar Jar goes to rescue Padmé, only to be spotted and shot at. He again dives into the water as droids throw down thermal detonators and fire a rocket at him. While swimming away, he runs into the "boogie monster" he met previously, which swallows him up as the rockets are about to explode. Thankfully, the beast saves him thanks to its thick hide, and Jar Jar declares it his friend.

"It's a Jedi!"

Threepio manages to send out a message before being captured. Gunray has a trio of droidekas line up to execute Padmé and Threepio when Jar Jar and the boogie monster burst up from the swamp. In the ensuring chaos, Gunray tries to get away, but his shuttle, the Lapiz Cutter, is pushed into the swamp by the monster and Padmé holds him at gunpoint. Onaconda appears behind Padmé, his own blaster at the ready, and Gunray orders the Rodian to shoot her. However, upon seeing Onaconda's expression, Padmé tells Gunray about their "little secret", that Onaconda planned to trap Gunray all along. Onaconda agrees that he is with the Republic, and places Gunray under arrest.

A Republic cruiser arrives with reinforcements to take Gunray away, while Onaconda thanks Jar Jar (whom he calls "Master Bombad") for his assistance. Palpatine, via holoprojector, promises supplies to Rodia. Onaconda asks Padmé if she can ever forgive him, but she replies that it is the Republic who should ask him for forgiveness. Far too often they forget that their most important allies are not always the most powerful.

Cast

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Behind the scenes

Quinlan Vos was originally slated to appear in an early draft of Bombad Jedi. He was to be working undercover and actually using his force abilities to make it look like Jar Jar was a Jedi. He was eventually cut, because at the early stages of production the studio didn't have the ability to include many new characters because of the time it took to create a digital model. [1]

This is currently the only episode to have Ahmed Best, the original voice of Jar Jar, in the said role, as BJ Hughes voices Jar Jar in "The Gungan General" and "Blue Shadow Virus."

When Jar Jar is putting on the Jedi robe he says "Mesa eyeball stuck in da sleeve", yet the Jedi robe shown in the episode has no sleeves and looks more like Count Dooku's cape, minus the clasp.

This is the third time Padame has one a battle using hand-to-hand combat. The first was Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, where she defeated Anakin Skywalker in combat on Naboo. The second was Star Wars: The Clone Wars film where she defeated battle droids of Ziro the Hutt.

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Notes and references

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Feature film
Season One:
"Ambush" · "Rising Malevolence" · "Shadow of Malevolence" · "Destroy Malevolence" · "Rookies" · "Downfall of a Droid" · "Duel of the Droids" · "Bombad Jedi" · "Cloak of Darkness" · "Lair of Grievous" · "Dooku Captured" · "The Gungan General" · "Jedi Crash" · "Defenders of Peace" · "Trespass" · "The Hidden Enemy" · "Blue Shadow Virus" · "Mystery of a Thousand Moons" · "Storm Over Ryloth" · "Innocents of Ryloth" · "Liberty on Ryloth" · "Hostage Crisis"
Season Two:
"Holocron Heist" · "Cargo of Doom" · "Children of the Force" · "Senate Spy" · "Landing at Point Rain" · "Weapons Factory" · "Legacy of Terror" · "Brain Invaders" · "Grievous Intrigue" · "The Deserter" · "Lightsaber Lost" · "The Mandalore Plot" · "Voyage of Temptation" · "Duchess of Mandalore" · "Senate Murders"
Season Three
Online comics:
"Prelude" · "Shakedown" · "Procedure" · "Agenda" · "Mouse Hunt" · "The Fall of Falleen" · "Discount" · "Departure" · "Transfer" · "The Dreams of General Grievous" · "Bait" · "Switch" · "Headgames" · "Neighbors" · "Cold Snap" · "Shadowed" · "The Valley" · "Covetous" · "Curfew" · "The Ballad of Cham Syndulla" · "Invitation Only"
"Hunting the Hunters (Part I)" · "Hunting the Hunters (Part II)" · "Hunting the Hunters (Part III)"
"Act on Instinct"
HoloNet News:
A Galaxy Divided (2008) · Rodia Supply Lanes Attacked · Chancellor Palpatine's Approval Rating Falls
A Galaxy Divided (2009): Part 1 · Part 2 · Part 3 · Part 4 · Part 5
Other material:
The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars · The Clone Wars Campaign Guide · StarWars.com Episode Guides · The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide · The Clone Wars: Visual Guide Ultimate Battles · The Clone Wars: The Official Episode Guide: Season 1 · The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
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