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"Chapter 13"

Star Wars: Clone Wars






Genndy Tartakovsky

Production No.



March 30, 2004

Episode chronology
Previous episode

"Chapter 12"

Next episode

"Chapter 14"

"Chapter 13" is the thirteenth episode of the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated television series, the third episode in Season 2, and the thirteenth episode in Volume I. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the episode originally aired on Cartoon Network on March 30, 2004.



Surrounded by B2 super battle droids and without a lightsaber, Mace Windu defends himself against the droids the only way he can - with his bare fists.

Augmented by the Force, he destroys many droids this way. Then, after the seismic tank fires again, he catches sight of his lightsaber and manages to retrieve it. Armed once more, he makes quick work of both the tank and the remaining droids.

The local situation under control, Mace accepts a drink of water from the onlooking boy, Paxi Sylo, then heads back into the battle at large.


Behind the scenes

This episode is arguably the most controversial episode of the series among fans, as some believe that it exaggerates Mace Windu's abilities with the Force. However, Leland Chee has defended the portrayal in the episode, citing uses of the Force in The Phantom Menace and The Empire Strikes Back.[1]

Genndy Tartakovsky revealed in his Hyperspace audio commentary that this is his favorite episode of the series, and that he was nervous about presenting the episode to George Lucas due to the issue mentioned above.

Notes and references

  1. Leland Chee on the Message Boards

External links

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Star Wars: Clone Wars
Season One:
"Chapter 1" · "Chapter 2" · "Chapter 3" · "Chapter 4" · "Chapter 5"
"Chapter 6" · "Chapter 7" · "Chapter 8" · "Chapter 9" · "Chapter 10"
Season Two:
"Chapter 11" · "Chapter 12" · "Chapter 13" · "Chapter 14" · "Chapter 15"
"Chapter 16" · "Chapter 17" · "Chapter 18" · "Chapter 19" · "Chapter 20"
Season Three:
"Chapter 21" · "Chapter 22" · "Chapter 23" · "Chapter 24" · "Chapter 25"
Volume I · Volume II · Lightsaber Action DVD
Comic book adaptations:

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