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25. War on Ryloth
"Episode Summary: Ryloth, home world of the Twi’lek people, has been subjected to military occupation by the droid army of the Separatists, and surrounded by a blockade of Trade Federation battleships. While launching a surprise attack against the blockade, Ahsoka disobeys Anakin’s orders and ends up losing most of her squadron. Even though she’s emotionally rocked by this failure, Anakin helps her learn to persevere, placing her in charge of another risky attack. With the space blockade around Ryloth destroyed, Obi-Wan Kenobi must lead a small clone force into a droid occupied town to sabotage their anti-aircraft guns. Obi-Wan’s mission is complicated when he learns the town’s inhabitants are being used as living shields. A pair of clones in his platoon forges an unlikely friendship with a refugee Twi’lek girl, Numa, who’s been orphaned by the war. Through their relationship with her, the clones begin to understand the real cost of the war. The battle for the Twi’lek home-world of Ryloth rages as the Republic attempts to drive off the occupying droid army led by Separatist Leader, Wat Tambor. With his forces stretched thin, Mace Windu must convince Twi’lek freedom fighter, Cham Syndulla, to help him save the capital city from the droids’ destruction. Initially, the Twi’lek hero is hesitant to aid Mace, but ultimately realizes the Jedi can be trusted and joins with him to liberate the city — and ultimately the planet — in the climactic battle."
The Moment: Mace Windu displays his bravery and skills as a Jedi when he helps the world of Ryloth defeat a group of Separatists, led by Wat Tambor.
Why It’s Memorable: Mace Windu in all of his glory. In this moment, we see Mace Windu do things with the Force and with gravity that make Yoda look like a child. We later learn in Rebels and Lords of the Sith from Cham himself that Windu later had a Twi’lek folktale and song named after him. May you rest in peace Mace Windu, you B.A.M you.
"IT IS A ROUGH ROAD THAT LEADS TO THE HEIGHTS OF GREATNESS THE COSTS OF WAR CAN NEVER BE TRULY ACCOUNTED FOR COMPROMISE IS A VIRTUE TO BE CULTIVATED, NOT A WEAKNESS TO BE DESPISED"