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The Clone Wars – S3E18 : The Citadel

Aired February 18th, 2011


Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Citadel is the sixty-second episode of the canon television series The Clone Wars, set in the prequel era. It was aired on February 18, 2011, as part of Season 3.



  • TypeAnimated
  • FormatEpisode
  • SeriesThe Clone Wars
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date02/18/2011
  • Season Number#3
  • Episode Number#62
  • CertificationTV-G

Official Synopsis

With help from R2-D2 and a squad of captured battle droids, an elite team of Jedi and clone troopers led by Obi-Wan and Anakin attempt to free a captive Jedi General, Even Piell, from an impenetrable prison. Despite orders to the contrary, Ahsoka Tano tags along, though she proves indispensable when the infiltration mission begins to evolve. Piell and his fleet officer, Captain Tarkin, are liberated from their cells, but now the fugitives must escape the Citadel itself.

Opening Crawl

Episode 18

Captured! Returning from a perilous assignment in the Outer Rim, Jedi Master Even Piell’s cruiser has fallen under attack and been boarded. Seeking vital information he carries about secret hyperspace lanes called the Nexus Route, Separatist forces have taken him alive.

Now the Jedi are preparing a stealth mission into the heart of Separatist space in an effort to rescue Master Piell from the deadly prison known as the Citadel….