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"The Gungan General"

Star Wars: The Clone Wars






Julie Siege


Justin Ridge

Production No.



January 9, 2009

Episode chronology
Previous episode

"Dooku Captured"

Next episode

"Jedi Crash"

"Fail with honor rather than succeed by fraud."

"The Gungan General" is the twelfth episode in Season One of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series.


Official description

While negotiating Count Dooku's ransom, Anakin and Obi-Wan are taken prisoner. The Jedi and Sith form an unlikely alliance in a bid to escape, with Jar Jar Binks as their only hope.

Plot summary

Episode 12
Dooku held for ransom! After
escaping capture by Jedi Knights
Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan
Kenobi, the villainous Count
Dooku fell into the clutches of
pirates led by the brigand Hondo
Ohnaka. Eager to get custody of 
Dooku, the Republic agreed to 
pay Hondo a hefty sum in exchange
for the Sith Lord. 

But Anakin and Obi-Wan had not counted on the
treacherous cunning of Ohnaka and 
his band....
Skywalker: "Master...what happened?"
Kenobi: "Well...I guess that pirate brew is stronger than we thought."
Skywalker: "I only took a sip."
Kenobi: "We were drugged, obviously."
Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as they wake up in a prison cell Listen 

Anakin and Obi-Wan wake up in the pirates' prison cell, having been drugged the night before despite their precautions in the previous episode. They also discover that not only is their cellmate Count Dooku, but the three of them are chained together, making escape both far more difficult and - due to mutual antipathy - unpleasant.

Meanwhile, Jar Jar Binks and Senator Kharrus fly to the Weequay pirates' lair with a bounty of spice on board as a ransom for Dooku. Unfortunately, Turk decides to go behind Hondo's back, since he thinks dealing with the Separatists would have been more profitable, and has his men shoot down the shuttle to sack the ransom for himself. The pilots and Kharrus die in the resulting crash, and Jar Jar subsequently gets unintentional command of the surviving clone crew.

With no choice but to work together, the two Jedi and the Sith try to escape to the hangar, but are caught and reimprisoned. Obi-Wan then uses a mind trick to compel the guard to let them out and go out drinking. Unfortunately, while trying to pole-vault over a wall, Dooku's line is shot; Obi-Wan grabs him, and Anakin is forced to hold onto both; they are re-captured by Hondo hanging from the wall.

Turk leads his band to hunt the survivors of the Republic delegation near the acid geysers. Jar Jar has the clones jump into a geyser, making the Weequays decide to let the acid kill them. Jar Jar is extremely confident, as the local fauna's behaviour determines when a geyser is about to erupt, which ultimately saves the group's lives. Returning to the wreckage of the shuttle, they find that the spice ransom is gone. Though the clones think of waiting for reinforcements, Jar Jar plans to go after the pirates, riding the skalders to catch up. They intercept and defeat the pirates, and with the spice back in hand, they follow a series of power supply lines straight to the pirate base. Meanwhile, Hondo becomes increasingly annoyed at the Jedis' attempts to escape and tortures Anakin and Obi-Wan with electricity, whilst Dooku remains locked in his cell.

Upon his return to the base, Turk lies to Hondo, saying that the Republic brought an army, and dispatches tanks after the clones and Jar Jar. Commander Stone sends Jar Jar to "negotiate", knowing that the Gungan's ineptitude will be useful. As the pirates take him hostage, Jar Jar accidentally rams one tank into another and subsequently shuts down the power grid. The Weequays attempt to kill him, only for the clones to hold them at gunpoint.

When the blackout hits the base, the Jedi and Dooku make their escape and go their separate ways: Dooku kills Turk and takes off in a ship; Anakin and Obi-Wan take Hondo hostage before meeting Jar Jar outside. Obi-Wan tells Anakin to let Hondo go, as they don't have any quarrel with him since Dooku had escaped. Hondo says that they are very honorable. Obi-Wan reminds him that Dooku is not like them and now knows where he lives, as the Twilight takes off.



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Behind the scenes

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Senator Kharrus' staff was designed off of the Staff of Ra from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

One of the swoopbikes has nose art depicting Mudflap Girl.



In one shot, when Jar Jar is burying Kharrus, a Skalder is walking by him. However, when it switches shots, the Skalder is nowhere in sight.

Obi-Wan and Anakin arrived without their lightsabers, while the pirates had the lightsabers they took from Dooku - his own and Anakin's. When Obi-Wan and Anakin recover the lightsabers, both are distinctive blue Jedi lightsabers and Dooku's curved-hilt lightsaber is nowhere to be seen.

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"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"
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