Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode 11 recap: Ahsoka’s life is ‘Shattered’ as good friend turns into foe

Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode 11 recap: Ahsoka’s life is ‘Shattered’ as good friend turns into foe


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Ahsoka and Rex’s friendship is examined on this episode — that is tremendous generic as a result of it is above the spoiler warning.


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Ouch. The penultimate episode of Star Wars: The Clone Warsclosing season got here to Disney Plus on Friday, because the mud settles following the Siege of Mandalore. Sadly, our heroes do not get an opportunity to sit back out on this installment, as hinted at within the episode title: Shattered.

Former Padawan Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) made a idiot of ex-Sith apprentice Maul (Sam Witwer) after an epic lightsaber duel, whereas Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and Commander Rex (Dee Bradley Baker) took down his Mandalorian goons. You’d suppose that might earn them a break. As an alternative, their reward is distress.

This episode swaps the big scale battle of the final two for a extra intimate one however loses not one of the depth within the shift. Composer Kevin Kiner’s rating is a large a part of this — the Blade Runner-style synth provides the entire thing a significantly darkish environment.

Execute SPOILER 66.

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One final Jedi chat

Believing Maul to be the important thing in hunting down Darth Sidious, Ahsoka agrees to move him again to Coruscant and talks to Jedi Council members Mace Windu, Yoda, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Aayla Secura through holo. 

This dialog cuts right into a second from Revenge of the Sith (about an hour and 1 minute into the film)  simply after the Council sends Anakin Skywalker to Palpatine to gauge his response to the information that Obi-Wan is about to battle Normal Grievous and certain finish the conflict.

It sucks that Ahsoka did not arrive a second sooner — she may need seen Anakin one final time. He is about to be taught that Palpatine is Sidious and take one other few steps down the darkish path.

Yoda (Tom Kane) thanks Ahsoka for her help, however she says it was her “obligation as a citizen” (she most likely ought to’ve stated “extremely badass citizen,” however I assume it is implied).

“Not as a Jedi?” Yoda suggests.

“No, not but,” she replies — implying that she’d be open to returning to the Order.

Then Mace (T.C. Carson) is a complete jerk when she questions their suspicions about Palpatine, so she fails to say Maul’s imaginative and prescient about Anakin turning into Sidious’ apprentice. A bit of extra communication they usually may need discovered Sidious’ plot proper there! That stated, it was seemingly already too late. 

The Republic Cruiser goes into hyperspace on its journey to Coruscant — kinda trapped now! — and Ahsoka displays having spent her time with the Jedi as a soldier, regardless that they’re presupposed to peacekeepers. 

Then it occurs — Ahsoka and Maul each sense the occasions in Palpatine’s workplace, when Anakin turns to the darkish facet (“Energy! Limitless energy!”). Then Rex will get a name from Palpatine.

“Execute Order 66,” the Sith Lord says, and the clones activate Ahsoka (together with Jedi throughout the galaxy).

Nevertheless, it is clear that Rex is resisting the order, as he shakes and tells her to “discover” his late brother Fives — the clone who was executed earlier than he might reveal the conspiracy behind the  inhibitor chips accountable for Order 66, in season 6 episode Orders.

Ahsoka awesomely deflects blaster fireplace from Rex and an entire bunch of different troopers, earlier than fleeing into the ceiling.

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The Mandalorians transport a trapped Maul. The lady on the left is Ursa Wren, mom of Sabine from Rebels.


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A captive Maul spends a lot of this episode trapped in a transportable Mandalorian cell, wanting quite a bit like a sure Silence of the Lambs villain. In line with Bo-Katan, it is the final such cell from a bygone period — presumably Tarre Vizsla’s conflict on the Jedi — designed to imprison “Pressure-wielding maniacs.”

As soon as Order 66 is given, Rex orders Maul executed. Simply as a pair of troopers put together to do the deed, Ahsoka rescues her former enemy. Nevertheless, she instantly makes it clear that she has no real interest in a teamup (which might’ve been ill-advised, however completely superior).

“I would like a diversion, and also you’re it,” she says, her lightsaber to his throat. “Now go trigger some chaos, it is what you are good at.”

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Bo-Katan bids Ahsoka a fond farewell.


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She would not even give him a lightsaber — “I am not rooting for you” — Ahsoka’s ruthlessness right here is epic.

Fortunately for Maul, he principally is a weapon. He will get his personal model of the Darth Vader hallway scene from Rogue One when he makes use of the Pressure to battle a squad of clone troopers. The violence is fairly stunning; he decapitates two clones with a wall panel, crushes one other pair and impales yet one more. Lastly, he pulls one other by a closing blast door, slicing off the trooper’s arm.

Maul is left with the ultimate trooper’s comm hyperlink, so he can hear their radio chatter. That’ll be useful for making his escape.

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Ahsoka and Rex’s bond will get them by Order 66.


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Surgical procedure time

Ahsoka learns that the incident with Fives made Rex suspicious in regards to the true objective of the inhibitor chips implanted in every clone’s head (which can have helped him resist momentarily when Order 66 was triggered).

She and a few astromech droid buddies handle to isolate Rex, earlier than sealing themselves in a medical chamber. The surgical procedure droid struggles to search out the chip implanted in Rex’s mind, prompting Ahsoka to utter a well-recognized mantra.

“I’m one with the Pressure, and the Pressure is with me,” she repeats, till Rex joins in.

The chip is situated, so Ahsoka orders the droid to take away it. She fights off a bunch of clones who burst in, and Rex awakens in time to again her up and forces his Order 66’d brothers to retreat. She asks her good friend how widespread the order is.

“Ahsoka, it is all of us,” he says. “The complete Grand Military of the Republic has been ordered to search out and destroy the Jedi Knights.” 

As a horrified  Ahsoka reacts, the episode ends with the opposite clones making ready to interrupt into the chamber. Higher prepare for a combat when the collection finale hits Disney Plus on Monday, Could 4.


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Easter eggs and observations

  • The clones who come to Mandalore to select up Maul are red-trimmed shocktroopers, primarily based on Coruscant. I’ve at all times considered them as Palpatine’s goon-squad — blood-red could be very a lot his coloration — hinting that he wished his former apprentice’s physique delivered to him. Fortunately for Maul, he averted that destiny.
  • After speaking to Ahsoka, three of the Jedi Council members’ holos wink out within the reverse order of their deaths in Revenge of the Sith —  Aayla Secura,  Ki-Adi-Mundi, then Mace Windu.
  • Rex orders the escape pods destroyed so Ahsoka and Maul cannot escape. Certainly it is a well being and security nightmare?! Additionally, it leaves Ahsoka and Rex and not using a solution to escape after he will get fastened.
  • Surly sounding astromech CH-33P (Cheep) is voiced by government producer Dave Filoni, similar to Chopper in followup collection Rebels.
  • “I’m one with the Pressure and the Pressure is with me” is a phrase made well-known by Pressure-attuned warrior monk Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One.
  • Ahsoka nonetheless would not know Palpatine is Sidious. Will she and Rex piece it collectively subsequent episode?

Come again subsequent Friday for the ultimate recap of The Clone Wars season 7!



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