The Worst Episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Avoid These Cringe-worthy Installments!

Calling all Jedi masters, it’s time to talk about the dark side of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. While we all love a good lightsaber battle and the epic adventures of our favorite Jedi, there are some episodes that are simply unbearable. From cringe-worthy dialogue to questionable plotlines, these episodes will make you want to use the Force to skip ahead. So grab some blue milk and get ready to join us on a journey to the worst episodes of this beloved series. May the Force be with us.
Dangerous Debt

Dangerous Debt

Season 7 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2020-04-03

Captured by the Pyke Syndicate, Ahsoka and the Martez sisters attempt a daring escape.

Deal No Deal

Deal No Deal

Season 7 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2020-03-27

Rafa lands a dangerous job running spice — and she needs Ahsoka and Trace’s help.

Bombad Jedi

Bombad Jedi

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2008-11-21

On a diplomatic mission to the planet Rodia, Padmé; discovers that her old friend and fellow Republic senator Onaconda Farr has allied his planet with the Separatists. In exchange for food and resources for his people, Onaconda captures Padmé and promises to deliver her to the Nute Gunray. Sensing Padmé is in trouble, Jar Jar Binks disguises himself as a Jedi, and with the help of C-3PO, courageously fights to rescue his friend and fellow senator.

Gone With a Trace

Gone With a Trace

Season 7 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2020-03-20

After leaving the Jedi Order, Ahsoka Tano finds herself in the underworld of Coruscant where she befriends aspiring pilot Trace Martez. Enlisted by Trace’s sister Rafa to help build dangerous droids, Ahsoka opts to keep her Jedi past a secret.

Blue Shadow Virus

Blue Shadow Virus

Season 1 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2009-02-13

The Republic discovers a Separatist bio-weapon lab hidden on the planet of Naboo. Rather than wait for help, Padmé; explores the lab with Jar Jar. Anakin, Ahsoka, Rex, and Obi-Wan arrive and follow after her. They find that the Senator is being held captive by the sinister Dr. Nuvo Vindi. The mad scientist has been developing a lethal virus for the Separatists. Vindi threatens to set off a bomb and release the virus!

Evil Plans

Evil Plans

Season 3 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2010-11-05

In the middle of a routine shopping trip on Coruscant, C-3PO is abducted by the bounty hunter Cad Bane. Bane is looking for information about the Senate building on behalf of Jabba the Hutt. Finding C-3PO devoid of useful information, Bane and his accomplices kidnap R2-D2 and extract the vital data, before memory-wiping the droids of the incident, and letting them on their way. The floor-plans and security details of the Senate building are part of a plot engineered by the Hutt families to free their imprisoned brother, Ziro the Hutt, who holds potentially damaging information about Hutt activities.

Together Again

Together Again

Season 7 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2020-04-10

Captured by the Pykes once more, Ahsoka and the Martez sisters are running out of options.

Mystery of a Thousand Moons

Mystery of a Thousand Moons

Season 1 – Episode 18

Air Date: 2009-02-13

Even though the lab has been shut down, Dr. Vindi manages to activate the dreaded Blue Shadow Virus, infecting Ahsoka, Padmé, and many clone troopers. The plague is fatal within 48 hours. Anakin and Obi-Wan must travel to the mysterious planet, Iego, to secure the only known antidote to the sickness. Anakin and Obi-Wan arrive on the mysterious planet to find its population living in fear of a mysterious force that has been killing anything that tries to leave their world. With the help of Jaybo Hood, a clever Iegoan boy, Anakin and Obi-Wan must solve the planet’s mystery before they can leave, and before everyone infected with the Separatist virus dies!

Downfall of a Droid

Downfall of a Droid

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2008-11-07

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 Disappeared (1)

The Disappeared (1)

Season 6 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2014-03-07

The peaceful world of Bardotta and its mystic ways are threatened by an ancient prophecy, and its top spiritual leaders have vanished. Queen Julia of Bardotta calls for help from her most trusted friend in the Senate, Jar Jar Binks. Recognizing the importance of Bardotta’s spiritual balance, the Jedi Council sends Mace Windu to accompany Binks and investigate.

The Gungan General

The Gungan General

Season 1 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2009-01-09

Anakin and Obi-Wan have been duped and are being held for ransom along with Count Dooku by the pirate chief Hondo Ohnaka and his second-in-command, Turk Falso. While Anakin, Obi-Wan and Dooku unsuccessfully attempt to escape, the Republic sends the ransom via a special envoy, including Representative Jar Jar Binks. When Falso tries to steal the ransom from his boss by shooting down the shuttle, the only survivors are a squad of clones and Jar Jar, who as the most senior officer alive, has to take charge of the mission. It becomes a race against time as Jar Jar rushes to deliver the ransom to take custody of Dooku and save the Jedi.

The Disappeared (2)

The Disappeared (2)

Season 6 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2014-03-07

Jar Jar Binks’ beloved Queen Julia of the planet Bardotta has been abducted by the bloodthirsty Frangawl cult to fulfill a dark and ancient prophecy. Representative Binks and Jedi Master Windu must find the missing Queen before the cult can rise in power.

Supply Lines

Supply Lines

Season 3 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2010-09-24

Ryloth is under siege. Trapped on the surface, Jedi Master Di rallies the local forces with the help of Cham Syndulla. Desperate to save them, the Jedi Council dispatches Senator Bail Organa and Representative Jar Jar Binks to the planet Toydaria, where they are to convince the neutral regent, King Katuunko, to send aid to Ryloth. Bail and Jar Jar must convince Toydaria that their cause is just — before it’s too late. Trade Federation envoy Lott Dod attempts to prevent the Toydarians from giving up their neutrality. Katuunko follows his conscience and secretly aids the Republic, which Jar Jar is able to keep secret from the snooping Trade Federation agents with his inimitable distractions.

Senate Spy

Senate Spy

Season 2 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2009-10-16

The Jedi Council suspects that Senator Rush Clovis, an InterGalactic Banking Clan delegate and former colleague of Padmé Amidala, may be working for the Separatists. Against Anakin’s wishes, the Council asks Padmé if she would accompany Rush to Cato Neimoidia to uncover any clues regarding the Senator’s true allegiances. Padmé agrees, feeling that her past relationship with the Senator — which for a time had been romantic until she ended it — might give her an advantage in the investigation. Fending off Anakin’s jealousy, as well as an attempt on her life by Neimoidian Lott Dod, Padmé successfully reveals Clovis to be conspiring with the Separatists to build a military droid factory on Geonosis.

Senate Murders

Senate Murders

Season 2 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2010-03-19

When Senator Onaconda Farr dies under suspicious circumstances and the local Inspector appears incompetent, Padmé; sets out to find the person who poisoned her mentor. Following a trail of clues, Padmé and Bail Organa delve into a dangerous world of backstabbing, lies, and secrets controlled by the powerful Senators Mee Deechi and Halle Burtoni. Padmé’s search forces her to risk her career and ideals but the true identity of the assassin is even more destructive than she could imagine.

Sphere of Influence

Sphere of Influence

Season 3 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2010-10-01

Chi Eekway and Che Amanwe, Chairman Papanoida’s daughters, are kidnapped and held for ransom. Ahsoka Tano teams up with the Senator from Pantora, Riyo Chuchi, to aid the new chairman in recovering his family before the Trade Federation can unduly influence the future of his planet. The Chairman and his son, Ion, track down the kidnapper — Greedo — on Tatooine, and rescue Che Amanwe. Meanwhile, Ahsoka and Chuchi find Chi Eekway held captive aboard a blockading Trade Federation battleship over Pantora, and expose Trade Federation officer Sib Canay as a Separatist conspirator.

A Sunny Day in the Void

A Sunny Day in the Void

Season 5 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2012-12-08

After a comet damages their shuttle, R2-D2, Colonel Gascon, and the other droids crash on a desolate planet where they must make their way across a bewildering expanse of emptiness to carry out their mission.

Defenders of Peace

Defenders of Peace

Season 1 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2009-01-23

The leader of the Lurmen, Tee Watt Kaa, refuses to shelter the Jedi from arriving Separatist forces, fearing that such an action would unnecessarily bring his neutral people into the war. Ahsoka, Aayla, the wounded Anakin, and the rest of the clones respect their wishes as they don’t want to jeopardize the village with their presence, so they have to retreat into the wilds of the planet. Separatist Neimoidian General Lok Durd arrives to test a devastating weapon, which they plan to use on the Lurmen! Ultimately, the villagers have to decide whether they will lay down to the Separatists or fight with the Jedi to defend their village.

Secret Weapons

Secret Weapons

Season 5 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2012-12-01

R2-D2 is part of a team of Republic droids chosen for an important mission led by the diminutive Colonel Gascon to obtain an encryption module from a Separatist dreadnought. The droids must overcome numerous challenging obstacles to succeed in this crucial assignment.

Rising Malevolence

Rising Malevolence

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2008-10-03

An attack by a devastating new Separatist weapon — the powerful starship Malevolence — leaves Jedi Master Plo Koon and his clone troopers struggling to survive until Anakin and Ahsoka can find them.