Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Downfall of a Droid   Rewatch 
December 13, 2016 8:46 AM - Season 1, Episode 6 - Subscribe

In the midst of a fierce space battle between Republic and Separatist forces, R2-D2 goes MIA with critical intelligence on Republic military operations. A race ensues to find and retrieve the missing astromech before more than just a fiesty droid is lost.

Episode Information!

The "Downfall of the Droid" is the 10th episode in the chronological viewing order. For more info on the episode, check out its episode guide!

Official Synopsis
"Trust in your friends, and they'll have reason to trust in you." R2-D2 is lost during a fierce space battle -- and Anakin must find him before the Separatists discover the Jedi military secrets locked in his memory banks.
  • The unfortunate trend of nicknames in The Clone Wars is continued in this episode with Ahsoka calling Captain Rex "Rexter."
  • "Downfall of a Droid" was the second Clone Wars episode produced and represents the earliest animation seen in the show in its entirety, as only the animation in the Clone Wars movie predates it.
  • Ahsoka's fool hardy flying style is referenced in the episode and is noted in "Shadow of Malevolence" an earlier episode.
  • The phrase "dime-a-dozen" is introduced into Star Wars by Obi-Wan Kenobi in this episode.
  • An earlier version of the episode's "fortune cookie" opener was "Friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, impossible to forget."
  • The "Atte Rul3z text seen in the last episode reappears in this one and is also joined by the translated aurebesh, "Take That Grievous."
Next time on The Clone Wars!

The Clone Wars returns with "Duel of the Droids," episode seven of season one!
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