The Clone Wars
Episode 5.19: To Catch A Jedi
At the Jedi Temple, the Council is listening to Admiral Tarkin, who reports via hologram that Ahsoka Tano killed the clones in the Republic prison. Anakin refuses to believe that Ahsoka is guilty. The Council decides to send Anakin and Plo Koon to search for Ahsoka, who is in the depths of Coruscant.
Deep within the lower levels, the Coruscant Security Force is told to be on the lookout for Ahsoka, who is trying to blend in among the citizens. She contacts Barriss Offee, who says that she’ll be on the lookout for more information. Afterward, she approaches a drunk and gives him some food in exchange for his cloak.
Ahsoka then boards a train, which also happens to be boarded by members of CSF, who start asking for train passes. At the next stop, Ahsoka tries to leave, but runs head first into more CSF guards. As she runs through the train, with the guards in pursuit, a citizen reaches out to grab her. He, of course, is on match for her, but his interference provided security the ability to pin her down. Another citizen, however, comes to her aid and knocks the guards off of her. At that point, she opens a door on the moving train and jumps out. More guards find her, and she runs into a turbolift. The guards shoot the elevator controls, which causes the lift to free fall, but a young alien inside is able to stop the car. Ahsoka exits the car, and once again blends into the crowd, but she is discovered by none other than Asajj Ventress.
Ventress sneaks up on Ahsoka, knocks her off her feet, and pins her down with her two red lightsabers. Ventress, who is now a bounty hunter, intends to turn Ahsoka in so she can collect the bounty. Ahsoka thinks that she is behind the Temple attack and cover-up, but Ventress denies the charge. After a brief conversation, Ahsoka decides that Ventress could help her. Ventress is hesitant, but Ahsoka explains her situation, and offers to get Ventress a pardon for her past crimes. Ventress agrees, but they are then spotted by Anakin and Plo Koon. As they take off running, Anakin jumps out of the ship to pursue. Ventress activates a force field and they are able to escape. Anakin then deploys probe droids to look for them.
Ahsoka contacts Barriss again, who claims to have a clue. Barriss tells Ahsoka of an abandoned munitions warehouse a few levels away. Before Ahsoka and Ventress can leave, however, they are surrounded by a group of clones. It takes all of 30 seconds for the two fugitives to incapacitate the entire group.
Once Ahsoka and Ventress reach the warehouse, they part ways. As Ventress makes her way through an empty alley, she is ambushed and beaten by a mysterious figure, who then grabs her lightsabers and her face shield. Meanwhile, while Ahsoka searches the warehouse, she is ambushed by the same person, who is now wearing Ventress’ face shield and activates the red lightsabers. Ahsoka immediately thinks it is Ventress, and the two begin a fierce lightsaber duel. The mysterious attacker is able to wear Ahsoka down with her considerable power. She knocks Ahsoka into a lower level of the warehouse that is full of crates of nanodroids, the same used in the Temple attack. It is then that she is discovered by clones and immediately shot by a stun blast. Anakin enters the scene and they are able to apprehend Ahsoka.
On the way to the Jedi Temple, Anakin and Plo Koon contact the Council with their findings.
To Catch A Jedi is part 3 of 4 in the season 5 finale arc. It continues the story of the Jedi Temple attack and framing of Ahsoka.
This episode gives us our first major glimpse of the Coruscant underworld. It seems like discovering a new world that is vast and teeming with life. It’s immediately apparent, though, that the quality of life below the surface is harsh at best.
It is here that Asajj Ventress makes a dramatic entrance. It is quite a surprise, though, to see her and Ahsoka team up to achieve their goals!
This episode is quite suspenseful; from the pursuit of Ahsoka, to the appearance of the mysterious stranger, who perhaps is the one behind the Jedi Temple attack. Ahsoka is eventually captured alive, but she now faces an uncertain future in the hands of the Jedi and the Republic.