Clone Wars The Clone Wars Chronological Order (TCW Episodes & Viewing Order)

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  1. JackG Force Ghost

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  2. Darth_Harmon Force Ghost

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    I'm a believer! Chronological viewing kicks ass! I thought it would just feel like watching the series as I know it out of order, but I'm already getting a much stronger sense of time passing and characters growing. Thus far the chronological method has really set up the major players: Ahsoka, Domino Squad and Rex really feel like the ones to watch as the series goes on. And considering two of those three have pretty solid resolutions, I'm very much looking forward to future episodes... even if I've already seen them. Hopefully Rex gets one more major arc in the bonus content. Gonna be interesting to see Domin Squad members falling like... dominos.
  3. Heero_Yuy Chosen One

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    Wait, is the Chronical order viewing order posted here for the whole thing OFFICIAL official? I went to the Chronicalling the Clone Wars blog, but it's not been updated in awhile.
  4. CloneWarsRescored Jedi Master

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    It was published in some book, I forget which book though haha, but it is official.
  5. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    I think most of what's been posted here is speculation beyond what Chee has placed in his official chronology, which, as you've noted, hasn't been updated for over a month. I do recall there being a book that might cover the chronology, I think it was called The Ultimate Visual Guide, that covered the chronology up to the end of Season 4. You can check it out here. Note that there are several episodes that are missing, especially in Season 4. Thus, we can only speculate where some episodes fit in. They don't cover exact dates, and I have no idea whether or not this is officially approved by Chee, but for now we probably should assume it is.

    I subscribe to the idea of a flexible, floating timeline, so we might not get exact dates (i.e. what year/month) each episode took place during the war until the series is concluded.
  6. swcolts1277 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, it's not official at all. It will be seen in the Official Episode Guide in June, after which I read it, i will have a marathon of the movie and all 108 episodes chronologically.
  7. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Force Ghost

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    About two months.
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  8. johnboy3441 Jedi Grand Master

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    Sorry for the bump, but has anyone picked up Jason Fry's Episode Guide? Any reorganizations or episode sequences that we weren't expecting?
  9. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    I don't have Fry's Episode Guide, but based on what we already know from Leland Chee's Chronicling the Clone Wars and the Ultimate Visual Guide, I am almost 100% certain the timeline is as follows (someone who does have the new Guide please correct me on any discrepancies):

    2.16: Cat and Mouse
    1.16: The Hidden Enemy
    The Clone Wars movie
    3.01: Clone Cadets
    3.03: Supply Lines
    1.01: Ambush
    1.02: Rising Malevolence
    1.03: Shadow of Malevolence
    1.04: Destroy Malevolence
    1.05: Rookies
    1.06: Downfall of a Droid
    1.07: Duel of the Droids
    1.08: Bombad Jedi
    1.09: Cloak of Darkness
    1.10: Lair of Grievous
    1.11: Dooku Captured
    1.12: The Gungan General
    1.13: Jedi Crash
    1.14: Defenders of Peace
    1.15: Trespass
    1.17: Blue Shadow Virus
    1.18: Mystery of a Thousand Moons
    1.19: Storm Over Ryloth
    1.20: Innocents of Ryloth
    1.21: Liberty on Ryloth
    2.01: Holocron Heist
    2.02: Cargo of Doom
    2.03: Children of the Force
    2.17: Bounty Hunters
    2.18: The Zillo Beast
    2.19: The Zillo Beast Strikes Back

    2.04: Senate Spy
    2.05: Landing at Point Rain
    2.06: Weapons Factory
    2.07: Legacy of Terror
    2.08: Brain Invaders
    2.09: Grievous Intrigue
    2.10: The Deserter
    2.11: Lightsaber Lost
    2.12: The Mandalore Plot
    2.13: Voyage of Temptation
    2.14: Duchess of Mandalore 2.20: Death Trap
    2.21: R2 Come Home
    2.22: Lethal Trackdown
    3.04: Sphere of Influence
    3.02: ARC Troopers
    3.05: Corruption
    3.06: The Academy
    3.07: Assassin
    3.08: Evil Plans
    1.22: Hostage Crisis
    3.09: Hunt for Ziro

    Time skip of about 1-2 years
    3.10: Heroes on Both Sides
    3.11: Pursuit of Peace
    2.15: Senate Murders
    3.12: Nightsisters
    3.13: Monster
    3.14: Witches of the Mist
    3.15: Overlords
    3.16: Altar of Mortis
    3.17: Ghosts of Mortis
    3.18: The Citadel
    3.19: Counterattack
    3.20: Citadel Rescue
    3.21: Padawan Lost
    3.22: Wookiee Hunt
    4.01: Water War
    4.02: Gungan Attack
    4.03: Prisoners
    4.04: Shadow Warrior
    4.05: Mercy Mission
    4.06: Nomad Droids
    4.07: Darkness on Umbara
    4.08: The General
    4.09: Plan of Dissent
    4.10: Carnage of Krell
    4.11: Kidnapped
    4.12: Slaves of the Republic
    4.13: Escape from Kadavo
    4.14: A Friend in Need
    4.15: Deception
    4.16: Friends and Enemies
    4.17: The Box
    4.18: Crisis on Naboo
    4.19: Massacre
    4.20: Bounty
    4.21: Brothers
    4.22: Revenge

    5.02: A War on Two Fronts
    5.03: Front Runners
    5.04: The Soft War
    5.05: Tipping Points
    5.06: The Gathering
    5.07: A Test of Strength
    5.08: Bound for Rescue
    5.09: A Necessary Bond
    5.10: Secret Weapons
    5.11: A Sunny Day in the Void
    5.12: Missing in Action
    5.13: Point of No Return
    5.01: Revival
    5.14: Eminence
    5.15: Shades of Reason
    5.16: The Lawless
    5.17: Sabotage
    5.18: The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
    5.19: To Catch a Jedi
    5.20: The Wrong Jedi

    This seems to match the most up-to-date timeline of media at Wookieepedia. Only difference from the previous timeline we got is that the S2 Mandalore trilogy is now confirmed to precede the S2 Boba Fett trilogy, everything else stays the same.
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  10. Darth_Foo Force Ghost

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    This is my personal viewing order for S5. Put episodes between Revival and Eminence because in my head Eminence takes place over at least a month so the end of Onderon and the Droid arc happen during it.


    -Brothers (TCW S421)
    -Revenge (TCW S422)
    -The Sith Hunters (Comic)
    -The Gathering (TCW S56)
    -A Test Of Strength (TCW S57)
    -Bound For Rescue (TCW S58)
    -A Necessary Bond (TCW S59)
    -Darth Maul: Death Sentence (Comic)
    -War On Two Fronts (TCW S52)
    -Front Runners (TCW S53)
    -Revival (TCW S51)
    -The Soft War (TCW S54)
    -Tipping Point (TCW S55)
    -Secret Weapons (TCW S510)
    -Sunny Day In The Void (TCW S511)
    -Missing In Action (TCW S512)
    -Point Of No Return (TCW S513)
    -Eminence (TCW S514)
    -Shades Of Reason (TCW S515)
    -The Lawless (TCW S516)
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  11. Jedi-Master-Vader Force Ghost

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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide

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  12. Jedi-Master-Vader Force Ghost

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    There's no way I'm renaming all my files until all of the bonus content is released.
  13. johnboy3441 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sorry, but could you explain what you mean by this? Also, I'm not sure what you were trying to say with the previous post. Was it the 100 =/= 108 mistake?
  14. cwustudent Force Ghost

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    I'm glad you guys caught that update about Mandalore. I noticed it on Leeland Chee's last update, which is also his last. I'm not sure if I'm happy about that or disappointed.
    "Jonny M says:
    June 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    Hi Leland. From your sign off, it sounds as though you will be discontinuing this blog series now that the Seasons 1 to 5 episode guide is about to be published. Thanks for guiding us this far through the chronology. Maybe you can tell us something about the placement of the “bonus content” as and when it emerges… ?"

    "Leland Chee says:
    June 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    Yes, this will be the last of this blog series. But, if it’s warranted, I’d certainly consider doing a special blog for the bonus content."

    http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2013/05/30/chronicling-the-clone-wars-11/
  15. credar Jedi Grand Master

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    So can someone post the official version of the timeline from the book? That would be most helpful for any rewatches involving chronological order.
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  16. johnboy3441 Jedi Grand Master

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    I've ordered the book and it should get here tomorrow. If no one else has done so before then, I'll post it.
  17. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Force Ghost

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    I already saw one of comments on amazon about how this book will be obsolete afte the Bonus Content comes out and I am kinda agreeing with that. Well, you have the infamous Clovis arc I am dying to see and I have heard that in it
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    Kenobi tells Anakin that he will always love Satine and he talks about her like she is alive (since the Clovis arc takes place before the Hell on Earth that happened towards the end of S5)
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    So it will re-arrange the logic in the guide.




    Oh, will he now. Will he forget that Tikkes does not die before ROTS or something like that?!
  18. cwustudent Force Ghost

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    Clovis arc is a strange one. We know it was produced for season 4, was going to air season 5; and Filoni has said that, post Nightsisters arc, everything that airs is in chronological order. If Ahsoka doesn't appear at all, then Clovis could fit anywhere. But, like you said, logic. Once everything, EVERYTHING, is completely and officially declared finished, we can figure out a timeline. And you know everyone will agree, right? "What! That doesn't make sense!" And then it will devolve into personal timelines... And someone will ask, "When does the micro-series take place?" Then a war of preferences. CW vs TCW.
  19. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Force Ghost

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    Oh indeed. It is a strange one. Poor arc... so pushed around, but Filoni and co. really fear these banking stories after their major blunder in S3.
    As far as I can tell Ahsoka is not in the Clovis arc from what we have seen. I hope.

    IMO, the arc takes place during the whole Onderon thing. Onderon and the Clovis arc takes place at the same time. That is why Ahsoka will be busy on Onderon and not appear in the Clovis arc. In the start of S5, I assumed and I still have a theory that most of the arcs from the Umbara arc to the Season Five finale arc take place concurrently one another. It just seemed that way.

    From what I am told all over the SW online fandom, the new show takes place in the time jump in the old series. I think the gap is between the end of Chapter 21 of the old CW to the Chapter 22 of the old CW. There!
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  20. johnboy3441 Jedi Grand Master

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    The jump is partway through "Chapter 22". It's the wipe transition from the battle montage to Anakin and Obi-Wan on the rainy planet before they go into the sewers. Montage is before TCW, rainy planet is afterward. Of course, this is assuming that the entire Nelvaan/Coruscant plot isn't completely overwritten by Labyrinth of Evil, since the latter was technically the source material of the former. If it is overwritten, then said wipe is the end of the microseries's in-continuity material.
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  21. al patrickson Jedi Master

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    I actually think the Clovis arc takes place after the Season 5 finale, because Dave Filoni said, in the April 5th episode of RFR, that the Clovis arc was initially slated for release in Season 5, but, then it got pushed to later after Season 5 and was rearranged to better fit the timeline and chronology of "The Clone Wars".
  22. cwustudent Force Ghost

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    Ah, yes! I agree, Dan and John, TCW seems to occur during the time jump. For the sake of discussion, I'd be interested to see the Nelvaan material separated from the Coruscant battle. I like how, in parts, Volume I would focus on a particular arc until completion, rather than intercutting.
  23. johnboy3441 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, I got the book. The official (as of right now) order of The Clone Wars episodes is:

    2.16 - "Cat and Mouse"
    1.16 - "The Hidden Enemy"
    Theatrical - The Clone Wars
    3.01 - "Clone Cadets"
    3.03 - "Supply Lines"
    1.01 - "Ambush"
    1.02 - "Rising Malevolence"
    1.03 - "Shadow of Malevolence"
    1.04 - "Destroy Malevolence"
    1.05 - "Rookies"
    1.06 - "Downfall of a Droid"
    1.07 - "Duel of the Droids"
    1.08 - "Bombad Jedi"
    1.09 - "Cloak of Darkness"
    1.10 - "Lair of Grievous"
    1.11 - "Dooku Captured"
    1.12 - "The Gungan General"
    1.13 - "Jedi Crash"
    1.14 - "Defenders of Peace"
    1.15 - "Trespass"
    1.17 - "Blue Shadow Virus"
    1.18 - "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
    1.19 - "Storm Over Ryloth"
    1.20 - "Innocents of Ryloth"
    1.21 - "Liberty on Ryloth"

    2.01 - "Holocron Heist"
    2.02 - "Cargo of Doom"
    2.03 - "Children of the Force"
    2.17 - "Bounty Hunters"
    2.18 - "The Zilo Beast"
    2.19 - "The Zilo Beast Strikes Back"
    2.04 - "Senate Spy"
    2.05 - "Landing at Point Rain"
    2.06 - "Weapons Factory"
    2.07 - "Legacy of Terror"
    2.08 - "Brain Invaders"
    2.09 - "Grievous Intrigue"
    2.10 - "The Deserter"
    2.11 - "Lightsaber Lost"
    2.12 - "The Mandalore Plot"
    2.13 - "Voyage of Temptation"
    2.14 - "Duchess of Mandalore"
    2.20 - "Death Trap"
    2.21 - "Artoo Come Home"
    2.22 - "Lethal Trackdown"

    3.05 - "Corruption"
    3.06 - "The Academy"
    3.07 - "Assassin"
    3.02 - "Arc Troopers"
    3.04 - "Sphere of Influence"
    3.08 - "Evil Plans"
    1.22 - "Hostage Crisis"
    3.09 - "Hunt for Ziro"
    3.10 - "Heroes on Both Sides"
    3.11 - "Pursuit of Peace"
    2.15 - "Senate Murders"
    3.12 - "Nightsisters"
    3.13 - "Monster"
    3.14 - "Witches of the Mist"
    3.15 - "Overlords"
    3.16 - "Altar of Mortis"
    3.17 - "Ghosts of Mortis"
    3.18 - "The Citadel"
    3.19 - "Counterattack"
    3.20 - "Citadel Rescue"
    3.21 - "Padawan Lost"
    3.22 - "Wookiee Hunt"

    4.01 - "Water War"
    4.02 - "Gungan Attack"
    4.03 - "Prisoners"
    4.04 - "Shadow Warrior"
    4.05 - "Mercy Mission"
    4.06 - "Nomad Droids"
    4.07 - "Darkness on Umbara"
    4.08 - "The General"
    4.09 - "Plan of Dissent"
    4.10 - "Carnage of Krell"
    4.11 - "Kidnapped"
    4.12 - "Slaves of the Republic"
    4.13 - "Escape from Kadavo"
    4.14 - "A Friend in Need"
    4.15 - "Deception"
    4.16 - "Friends and Enemies"
    4.17 - "The Box"
    4.18 - "Crisis on Naboo"
    Video - Darth Maul Returns
    —4.19 - "Massacre"
    —4.20 - "Bounty"
    —4.21 - "Brothers"
    —4.22 - "Revenge"

    5.02 - "A War on Two Fronts"
    5.03 - "Front-Runners"
    5.04 - "The Soft War"
    5.05 - "Tipping Points"
    5.06 - "The Gathering"
    5.07 - "A Test of Strength"
    5.08 - "Bound for Rescue"
    5.09 - "A Necessary Bond"
    5.10 - "Secret Weapons"
    5.11 - "A Sunny Day in the Void"
    5.12 - "Missing in Action"
    5.13 - "Point of No Return"
    5.01 - "Revival"
    5.14 - "Eminence"
    5.15 - "Shades of Reason"
    5.16 - "The Lawless"
    5.17 - "Sabotage"
    5.18 - "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"
    5.19 - "To Catch a Jedi"
    5.20 - "The Wrong Jedi"
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  24. pronker Force Ghost

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    Thanks! I'm planning a 3 ep/night rewatch beginning on Saturday.
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  25. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    I was planning on doing something similar. I keep having to put if off though. :(