50 Most Memorable Moments from Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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47. Jar Jar Binks and Mace Windu form an unlikely duo

Episode:  Season 6 Episodes 8-9: The Disappeared Parts I-II

"Episode Summary:  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. 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."

The Moment: Jar Jar Binks and Mace Windu team up on an unlikely adventure.

Why It’s Memorable: We can all agree on this, Jar Jar Binks is memorable, but for all the wrong reasons. He is, however, offered a bit of redemption in the Clone Wars where his bravery and courage shine brightly. He goes undercover as a Jedi, helping on a mission. Also in this story arc,  while paired with Mace Mace Windu, he shockingly has much to offer his partner in crime.

In part one of the Disappeared, Jar Jar is offered up as a sacrifice by a primitive group on the planet of  Bardotta. How many of you were hoping he would just keep burning? Okay good, I’m not the only one.

The unlikely duo of he and the bad man himself Mace Windu make a really good team, surprisingly, with the two achieving their goal of rescuing the Queen of Bardotta

There was also some cool Force and mystic power-like lore in this episode which is always cool to see.

This pairing is also an homage to an old western style film where you have one character who is the ultimate bad ass, with the other being kind of a screw-up I found this episode pleasantly enjoyable and I am glad I didn’t just skip over it when I saw Jar Jar’s name in the episode description.