What Episodes of Clone Wars Do I NEED to See before Season 7?

Written by: Ryan Nilsen – January 29th, 2020 4:13pm PT

The trailer for the final season of The Clone Wars (on Disney+) dropped and the hype couldn’t be bigger!

However, there’s a ton of people out there who haven’t seen a single episode of The Clone Wars series and they may not have time to watch all 115 episodes (or all 42.16 hours), but still want to participate in this final season.

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If you’re a fan of Star Wars, you will love Clone Wars! It makes the characters-Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Count Dooku, Yoda, etc.-better and it enhances the overall prequel trilogy! …. BUT there are episodes you can absolutely skip. There are Jar Jar-centric episodes, Droid-centric episodes, and even a few clone-centric episodes that many Star Wars fans will find enjoyable, but they are not essential viewing.

Note: There are three essential storylines:

  1. Darth Maul’s Return
  2. Ahsoka Tano’s journey through the Jedi Order
  3. Everything surrounding the planet of Mandalore (yes the planet the Mandalorians are from).

Here’s a comprehensive list of all the “essential” episodes you need to view in order to be all caught up for Season 7 of The Clone Wars.

1. S1E9 Cloak of Darkness
2. S1E10 Lair of Grievous
3. S1E11 Dooku Captured
4. S1E12 The Gungan General

5. S2E1 Holocron Heist
6. S2E2 Cargo of Doom
7. S2E3 Children of the Force
8. S2E12 The Mandalore Plot
9. S2E13 Voyage of Temptation
10. S2E14 Duchess of Mandalore
11. S2E22 Lethal Trackdown
12. S3E5 Corruption
13. S3E6 The Academy

14. S1E22 Hostage Crisis
15. S3E9 Hunt for Ziro

16. S312 Nightsisters
17. S3E13 Monster
18. S3E14 Witches of the Mist
19. S3E15 Overlords
20. S3E16 Altar of Mortis
21. S3E17 Ghosts of Mortis

22. S4E8 The General
23. S4E9 Plan of Dissent
24. S4E10 Carnage of Krell
25. S4E14 A Friend in Need
26. S4 E15 Deception
27. S4 E16 Friends & Enemies
28. S4 E17 The Box
29. S4 E18 Crisis on Naboo
30. S4 E19 Massacre
31. S4 E20 Bounty
32. S4 E21 Brothers
33. S4 E22 Revenge
34. S5 E1 Revival
35. S5 E14 Eminence
36. S5 E16 The Lawless
37. S5 E17 Sabotage
38. S5 E18 The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
39. S5 E19 To Catch A Jedi
40. S5 E20 The Wrong Jedi

41. S6 E1 The Unknown
42. S6 E2 Conspiracy
43. S6 E3 Fugitive
44. S6 E4 Orders
45. S6 E10 The Lost Ones
46. S6 E11 Voices
47. S6 E12 Destiny
48. S6 E13 Sacrifice


OPTIONAL: The Clone Wars Movie – The plot is super simple and honestly nothing special. What’s the most important takeaway from the Clone Wars Movie is that there is a young Jedi Padawan named Ahsoka Tano and she has been assigned to learn under Anakin Skywalker’s wing. Anakin is resistant at first but grew a fond “teaching-liking” to Ahsoka which is further explored in this series!

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About The Author:

Ryan Nilsen is the head of the Popcorn Talk Network as well as a host/producer for AfterBuzz TV. He has 4 years of Television and Filmmaking experience, starting in production on Daytime talkshows in New York City and Philadelphia.

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