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"Duel of the Droids"
Series

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season

One

Episode

7

Writer(s)

Kevin Campbell, Henry Gilroy

Director

Rob Coleman

Production No.

1.06

Airdate

November 14, 2008

Episode chronology
Previous episode

"Downfall of a Droid"

Next episode

"Bombad Jedi"

"You hold onto friends by keeping your heart a little softer than your head."
―Moral

"Duel of the Droids" is the seventh episode of Season One of the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Contents

Official description

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

Plot summary

Episode 7
DUEL OF THE DROIDS
Missing in action! Anakin
Skywalker's heroic droid 
navigator R2-D2 was lost in
battle. When a desperate 
search fails to locate Artoo, 
Anakin is forced to take on
a new navigator, R3-S6. 

Now the Jedi embark on a
dangerous new mission, to
find a secret enemy listening
post. Meanwhile, R2-D2 has 
fallen into the hands of a
vile droid smuggler and is 
on his way to General Grievous
who will surely plunder the 
Republic's secrets hidden 
within him....

Artoo manages to transmit the location of Grievous' listening post on a Ruusan moon, which the Twilight picks up. Though advised by Obi-Wan to wait for reinforcements, Anakin heads a rescue mission to save Artoo before his secrets fall into Separatist hands, as well as plant a bomb. Gha Nacht accesses R2's memorybank and finds that the little droid contains every Republic strategy. He demands more money but Grievous decides to give it to him by stabbing him in his back. When the team arrives 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. General Grievous orders his bodyguards to take Artoo to his ship.

Meanwhile, 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. As Anakin and the clones, who have succeeded in planting the bombs, meet the Twilight in the hangar, R3's treachery is revealed when he traps them and activates several droids to fight them. Anakin orders Artoo to open the doors. Ahsoka rejoins the team, who defeat the Vulture droids and escape in the Twilight, detonating the bombs. Grievous escapes the station in his ship, Soulless One. Anakin leaves in his starfighter to pick up Artoo.

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.

Cast

Appearances

By type
Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters


Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea

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Languages

The Force

Decoded

The Decoded version of the episode reveals that Gha Nackht was a level 5 droid programmer, that R3-S6 was captured by Grievous's agents and reprogrammed on the planet Milagro, and that clone trooper Denal served with Rex on Geonosis.

Behind the scenes

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Continuity

An IG-100 MagnaGuard is decapitated and does not continue fighting.

Grievous's hand is fixed when he leaves in his starfighter after being cut off (probably because the same scene was also used in Destroy Malevolence, but reversed).

Anakin encounters a MagnaGuard, despite later having commented on how he had only read about them in the novelization of Revenge of the Sith.

When R2-D2 is on the table, his eye socket is seen unattached momentarily when it shouldn't have been.

External links

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)"
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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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