The Clone Wars Episode Order

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What’s in the Clone Wars episode order?

Episodes of The Clone Wars were often aired out of chronological order. While this made the series interesting by providing backstory on previous arcs, it could make the timeline confusing. Thankfully, once the show ended, a complete list of the chronological order for the series came out. So now we know exactly the order to view the series.

Additionally, the show ended prematurely, but many of the unfinished episodes were later adapted to other mediums, such as comics or a book. These stories, though not part of the television show, we still include below. Because those stories would have appeared as part of the show, if it hadn’t ended after its sixth season. We also include the Clone Wars film, which came out first. Though the film does not mark the chronological beginning of the show.

For a complete Star Wars timeline, visit our Star Wars Canon page. And be sure to contact us if you have any questions.

Where to start?

This is actually one of those instances where we recommend the chronological order above the release order. Watching the episodes in chronological order can be confusing. And having watched all the episodes in chronological order, we recommend that as the least confusing way to watch these episodes.


#Time:Buy:Name:Type:Author/Director:Year:Notes:
122 BBYBuyTCW 2.16 “Cat and Mouse”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2010
222 BBYBuyTCW 1.16 “The Hidden Enemy”TelevisionSteward Lee2009
322 BBYBuyThe Clone WarsFilmDave Filoni2008
422 BBYBuyThe Clone WarsNovelKaren Traviss2008
522 BBYBuyTCW 3.01 “Clone Cadets”TelevisionDave Filoni2010
622 BBYBuyTCW 3.03 “Supply Lines”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2010
722 BBYBuyTCW 1.01 “Ambush”TelevisionDave Bullock2008
822 BBYBuyTCW 1.02 “Rising Malevolence”TelevisionDave Filoni2008
922 BBYBuyTCW 1.03 “Shadow of Malevolence”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2008
1022 BBYBuyTCW 1.04 “Destroy Malevolence”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2008
1122 BBYBuyTCW 1.05 “Rookies”TelevisionJustin Ridge2008
1222 BBYBuyTCW 1.06 “Downfall of a Droid”TelevisionRob Coleman2008
1322 BBYBuyTCW 1.07 “Duel of the Droids”TelevisionRob Coleman2008
1422 BBYBuyTCW 1.08 “Bombad Jedi”TelevisionJesse Yeh2008
1522 BBYBuyTCW 1.09 “Cloak of Darkness”TelevisionDave Filoni2008
1622 BBYBuyTCW 1.10 “Lair of Grievous”TelevisionAtsushi Takeuchi2008
1722 BBYBuyTCW 1.11 “Dooku Captured”TelevisionJesse Yeh2009
1822 BBYBuyTCW 1.12 “The Gungan General”TelevisionJustin Ridge2009
1922 BBYBuyTCW 1.13 “Jedi Crash”TelevisionRob Coleman2009
2022 BBYBuyTCW 1.14 “Defenders of Peace”TelevisionSteward Lee2009
2122 BBYBuyTCW 1.15 “Trespass”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2009
2222 BBYBuyTCW 1.17 “Blue Shadow Virus”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2009
2322 BBYBuyTCW 1.18 “Mystery of a Thousand Moons”TelevisionJesse Yeh2009
2422 BBYBuyTCW 1.19 “Storm Over Ryloth”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2009
2522 BBYBuyTCW 1.20 “Innocents of Ryloth”TelevisionJustin Ridge2009
2622 BBYBuyTCW 1.21 “Liberty on Ryloth”TelevisionRob Coleman2009
2722 BBYBuyTCW 2.01 “Holocron Heist”TelevisionJustin Ridge2009
2822 BBYBuyTCW 2.02 “Cargo of Doom”TelevisionRob Coleman2009
2922 BBYBuyTCW 2.03 “Children of the Force”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2009
3022 BBYBuyTCW 2.17 “Bounty Hunters”TelevisionSteward Lee2010
3122 BBYBuyTCW 2.18 “The Zillo Beast”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2010
3222 BBYBuyTCW 2.19 “The Zillo Beast Strikes Back”TelevisionSteward Lee2010
3322 BBYBuyTCW 2.04 “Senate Spy”TelevisionSteward Lee2009
3422 BBYBuyTCW 2.05 “Landing at Point Rain”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2009
3522 BBYBuyTCW 2.06 “Weapons Factory”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2009
3622 BBYBuyTCW 2.07 “Legacy of Terror”TelevisionSteward Lee2009
3722 BBYBuyTCW 2.08 “Brain Invaders”TelevisionSteward Lee2009
3822 BBYBuyTCW 2.09 “Grevious Intrigue”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2010
3922 BBYBuyTCW 2.10 “The Deserter”TelevisionRobert Dalva2010
4022 BBYBuyTCW 2.11 “Lightsaber Lost”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2010
4122 BBYBuyTCW 2.12 “The Mandalore Plot”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2010
4222 BBYBuyTCW 2.13 “Voyage of Temptation”TelevisionBrian Kalin O' Connell2010
4322 BBYBuyTCW 2.14 “Duchess of Mandalore”TelevisionBrian Kalin O' Connell2010
4422 BBYBuyTCW 2.20 “Death Trap”TelevisionSteward Lee2010
4522 BBYBuyTCW 2.21 “R2 Come Home”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2010
4622 BBYBuyTCW 2.22 “Lethal Trackdown”TelevisionDave Filoni2010
4722 BBYBuyTCW 3.05 “Corruption”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2010
4822 BBYBuyTCW 3.06 “The Academy”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2010
4922 BBYBuyTCW 3.07 “Assassin”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2010
5022 BBYBuyTCW 3.02 “ARC Troopers”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2010
5122 BBYBuyTCW 3.04 “Sphere of Influence”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2010
5222 BBYBuyTCW 3.08 “Evil Plans”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2010
5322 BBYBuyTCW 1.22 “Hostage Crisis”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2009
5422 BBYBuyTCW 3.09 “Hunt for Ziro”TelevisionSteward Lee2010
5520 BBYBuyTCW 3.10 “Heroes on Both Sides”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2010
5620 BBYBuyTCW 3.11 “Pursuit of Peace”TelevisionDuwayne Dunham2010
5720 BBYBuyTCW 2.15 “Senate Murders”TelevisionBrian Kalin O' Connell2010
5820 BBYBuyTCW 3.12 “Nightsisters”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2011
5920 BBYBuyTCW 3.13 “Monster”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2011
6020 BBYBuyTCW 3.14 “Witches of the Mist”TelevisionGiancarlo Volpe2011
6120 BBYBuyTCW 3.15 “Overlords”TelevisionSteward Lee2011
6220 BBYBuyTCW 3.16 “Altar of Mortis”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2011
6320 BBYBuyTCW 3.17 “Ghosts of Mortis”TelevisionSteward Lee2011
6420 BBYBuyTCW 3.18 “The Citadel”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2011
6520 BBYBuyTCW 3.19 “Counterattack”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2011
6620 BBYBuyTCW 3.20 “Citadel Rescue”TelevisionSteward Lee2011
6720 BBYBuyTCW 3.21 “Padawan Lost”TelevisionDave Filoni2011
6820 BBYBuyTCW 3.22 “Wookiee Hunt”TelevisionDave Filoni2011
6920 BBYBuyTCW 4.01 “Water War”TelevisionDuwayne Dunham2011
7020 BBYBuyTCW 4.02 “Gungan Attack”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2011
7120 BBYBuyTCW 4.03 “Prisoners”TelevisionDanny Keller2011
7220 BBYBuyTCW 4.04 “Shadow Warrior”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2011
7320 BBYBuyTCW 4.05 “Mercy Mission”TelevisionDanny Keller2011
7420 BBYBuyTCW 4.06 “Nomad Droids”TelevisionSteward Lee2011
7520 BBYBuyTCW 4.07 “Darkness On Umbara”TelevisionSteward Lee2011
7620 BBYBuyTCW 4.08 “The General”TelevisionWalter Murch2011
7720 BBYBuyTCW 4.09 “Plan of Dissent”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2011
7820 BBYBuyTCW 4.10 “Carnage of Krell”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2011
7920 BBYBuyTCW 4.11 “Kidnapped”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2011
8020 BBYBuyTCW 4.12 “Slaves of the Republic”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2011
8120 BBYBuyTCW 4.13 “Escape from Kadavo”TelevisionDanny Keller2012
8220 BBYBuyTCW 4.14 “A Friend in Need”TelevisionDave Filoni2012
8320 BBYBuyTCW 4.15 “Deception”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2012
8420 BBYBuyTCW 4.16 “Friends and Enemies”TelevisionBosco Ng2012
8520 BBYBuyTCW 4.17 “The Box”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connel2012
8620 BBYBuyTCW 4.18 “Crisis on Naboo”TelevisionDanny Keller2012
8720 BBYBuyTCW 4.19 “Massacre”TelevisionSteward Lee2012
8820 BBYBuyTCW 4.20 “Bounty”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2012
8920 BBYBuyTCW 4.21 “Brothers”TelevisionBosco Ng2012
9020 BBYBuyTCW 4.22 “Revenge”TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2012
9120 BBYBuyTCW 5.02 “A War on Two Fronts”TelevisionDave Filoni2012
9220 BBYBuyTCW 5.03 “Front Runners”TelevisionSteward Lee2012
9320 BBYBuyTCW 5.04 “The Soft War”TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2012
9420 BBYBuyTCW 5.05 “Tipping Points”TelevisionBosco Ng2012
9520 BBYBuyTCW 5.06: "The Gathering"TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2012
9620 BBYBuyTCW 5.07: "A Test of Strength"TelevisionBosco Ng2012
9720 BBYBuyTCW 5.08: "Bound for Rescue"TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2012
9820 BBYBuyTCW 5.09: "A Necessary Bond"TelevisionDanny Keller2012
9920 BBYBuyTCW 5.10: "Secret Weapons'TelevisionDanny Keller2012
10020 BBYBuyTCW 5.11: "A Sunny Day in the Void"TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2012
10120 BBYBuyTCW 5.12: "Missing in Action"TelevisionSteward Lee2013
10220 BBYBuyTCW 5.13: "Point of No Return"TelevisionBosco Ng2013
10320 BBYBuyTCW 5.01: "Revival"TelevisionSteward Lee2012
10420 BBYBuyTCW 5.14: "Eminence"TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2013
10520 BBYBuyTCW 5.15: "Shades of Reason"TelevisionBosco Ng2013
10620 BBYBuyTCW 5.16: "The Lawless"TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2013
10720 BBYBuyTCW 5.17: "Sabotage"TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2013
10820 BBYBuyTCW 5.18: "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"TelevisionDanny Keller2013
10920 BBYBuyTCW 5.19: "To Catch a Jedi"TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2013
11020 BBYBuyTCW 5.20: "The Wrong Jedi"TelevisionDave Filoni2013
11120 BBYBuyTCW 6.01: "The Unknown"TelevisionBosco Ng2014
11220 BBYBuyTCW 6.02: "Conspiracy"TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2014
11320 BBYBuyTCW 6.03: "Fugitive"TelevisionDanny Keller2014
11420 BBYBuyTCW 6.04: "Orders"TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2014
11520 BBYBuyTCW 6.05: "And Old Friend"TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2014
11620 BBYBuyTCW 6.06: "The Rise of Clovis"TelevisionDanny Keller2014
11720 BBYBuyTCW 6.07: "Crisis at Heart"TelevisionSteward Lee2014
11820 BBYBuyTCW 6.08: "The Disappeared, Part I"TelevisionSteward Lee2014
11920 BBYBuyTCW 6.09: "The Disappeared, Part II"TelevisionBosco Ng2014
12020 BBYBuyTCW 6.10: "The Lost One"TelevisionBrian Kalin O'Connell2014
12120 BBYBuyTCW 6.11: "Voices"TelevisionDanny Keller2014
12220 BBYBuyTCW 6.12: "Destiny"TelevisionKyle Dunlevy2014
12320 BBYBuyTCW 6.13: "Sacrifice"TelevisionSteward Lee2014
12420 BBYBuyTCW (unfinished): "A Death on Utapau"TelevisionDave Filoni2014This 4-episode arc is unfinished and can be found on StarWars.com, but is still considered canon by the Lucasfilm Story Group
12520 BBYBuyTCW (unfinished): "In Search of the Crystal"TelevisionDave Filoni2014
12620 BBYBuyTCW (unfinished): "Crystal Crisis"TelevisionDave Filoni2014
12720 BBYBuyTCW (unfinished): "The Big Bang"TelevisionDave Filoni2014
12820 BBYTCW (unfinished): "Bad Batch"TelevisionDave Filoni2015This 4-episode arc is unfinished and can be found on StarWars.com, but is still considered canon by the Lucasfilm Story Group
12920 BBYTCW (unfinished): "A Distant Echo"TelevisionDave Filoni2015
13020 BBYTCW (unfinished): "On the Wings of Keeradaks"TelevisionDave Filoni2015
13120 BBYTCW (unfinished): "Unfinished Business"TelevisionDave Filoni2015
13220 BBYBuyDarth Maul: Son of DathomirComicJeremy Barlow2014An adaption of 4 unfinished Clone Wars episodes
13320 BBYBuyKindred SpiritsShort StoryChristie Golden2015Star Wars Insider 159
13420 BBYBuyDark DiscipleNovelChristie Golden2015An adaption of 8 unfinished Clone Wars episodes

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