For other uses, see Chapter 2.

"The Republic fleet, led by Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, encounters resistance as it enters the orbit of the planet Muunilinst. The Republic's attack gunships manage to land on the planet, where they encounter the Droid Army of the Separatists. Advanced Recon Commandos, the elite shock forces of the Republic Army, are deployed on a special mission within the city, but their ship is shot down behind enemy lines."
―StarWars.com summary[1]

"Chapter 2" is the second episode of the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated television series, and the second episode in Season One and Volume One. Written and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the episode originally aired on Cartoon Network on November 10, 2003.

Plot summary[]

Onboard an Acclamator-class assault ship, Obi-Wan Kenobi informs his squad of ARC troopers of their mission: to secure the InterGalactic Banking Clan headquarters as soon as possible, in order to quickly end the battle.

Afterwards, Kenobi goes to speak with Anakin Skywalker, who is working on his starfighter. Skywalker complains that the other Jedi are unwilling to acknowledge his skills; Kenobi retorts that his skills are never in question, but his willingness to follow orders and recognize his place are. Kenobi offers a terse "May the Force be with you", before leaving Skywalker to his ship.

As the Republic fleet drops out of hyperspace above Muunilinst, it immediately comes under attack from orbiting defense platforms and squadrons of Geonosian starfighters. The Battle of Muunilinst has begun.

As Skywalker leads the V-19 fighters against the Separatists; while thousands of gunships ferry Kenobi and his soldiers down to the surface. Kenobi gives the order for the ARC gunship to veer off towards the Banking Clan headquarters. Before it can reach there, however, it is shot down by a battle droid. This strands the ARC troopers in an unfamiliar area of the city of Harnaidan



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Behind the scenes[]

In this episode, Anakin receives the rank of commander, which is the same rank his son Luke will achieve in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

The episode was released on DVD on March 22, 2005. It was presented is an edited compilation with the other chapters that make up Volume I.


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