"The journey is often more important than the destination."

"In Search of the Crystal" is an unfinished episode of the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The episode was released on StarWars.com as a story reel on September 25, 2014, as part of The Clone Wars Legacy. Despite being incomplete, as the series was cancelled before the episode could be finished, it is considered official Star Wars canon.[2]

Official description[]

Obi-Wan and Anakin's investigation on Utapau continues, and they allow themselves to be captured by weapons dealers who possess a focusing crystal of unspeakable power.

Plot summary[]

"The journey is often more important than the destination."
―Episode quote[5]
Unsolved mystery! Having traveled to
the sinkhole planet of Utapau to
investigate the murder of a Jedi,
Anakin Skywalker and his master,
Obi-Wan Kenobi, find evidence pointing
to a troubling conspiracy between
the local Amani and the Separatists.

The surprising involvement of Sugi
warriors leads the Jedi to a secret
arms deal. Undaunted by intense
pressure to leave the planet at once,
the Jedi plan their next move....

The two Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker depart Pau City on their dactillion mounts for the plains of Utapau. While traveling, Kenobi spots a village ahead. This village is inhabited by several Plains Amani, who begin throwing spears at the Jedi visitors. Despite Kenobi's warnings, Skywalker dives from his mount and attacks the Amani. During the ensuing skirmish, the Amani attack the Jedi with blasters that fire precision laser darts. Before the Jedi can question them, all of the Amani flee into the wilderness.

While inspecting the camp, Kenobi discovers several unusual footprints which he assumed belong to the Amani leader. While traveling on foot, Skywalker mentions his former Padawan Ahsoka Tano, for the first time since her departure. While setting up camp, the two Jedi talk about Ahsoka's decision to leave the Jedi Order. Skywalker chatisizes the Jedi Council for not standing by Ahsoka during her trial and for causing her to leave the Order. In response, Kenobi argues that it was her own decision to make and that she let her emotion cloud her judgement, something against the Jedi way. Skywalker then moves on to question how Kenobi would feel if he failed him, something Kenobi believes will never happen.

As Kenobi begins to sleep, he instructs Skywalker to remain on guard. However, Skywalker disobeyed his orders and fell asleep. The following morning, the two Jedi are captured by several Sugi warriors who were accompanied by an Amani. While the Sugi take their lightsabers, Kenobi reprimands his former apprentice for falling asleep while on duty. Unwilling to take the blame, Skywalker claimed that he had intentionally fallen asleep in order to get the Sugi to lead them to their camp.

The Sugi then lead the Jedi back to their camp. Assuming that the Sugi are "primitives", the two Jedi openly talk about their escape plans. On the way, Skywalker tricked one of his Sugi captors into activating his lightsaber. The lightsaber blade went through the Sugi's head, killing him. The leading Sugi then reveals that he can speak and understand Galactic Basic Standard. When he interrogated the Jedi, Kenobi made up the story that he and Anakin were arms dealers who had traveled all the way to the Outer Rim Territories to buy arms from them. The Sugi leader responds that he has to talk with his boss.

The two Jedi and their Sugi captors then travel to several mounds where they encounter the Sugis' boss Endente and several more Sugi. While not revealing his name to the Jedi, he assumed that Kenobi and Skywalker had come to purchase the crystal. Endente revealed that he had already promised the crystal to the Separatist military leader General Grievous. The two Jedi then offered to pay double the price but Endente rejected their offer. While being led to the crystal, Kenobi assumed that it was a kyber crystal. Ahead, the two Jedi spotted a large starship, that is covered in canvas.

Back at the spaceship, Endente contacts Count Dooku who orders him to kill the two Jedi. When Endente revealed that the Jedi had offered twice the price and demanded more compensation, Dooku promised that he would send General Grievous to "give him what he deserved." Meanwhile, the Sugi lead their Jedi prisoners to another chamber but their captives managed to break free. Under fire from their Sugi captors, the two Jedi flee above the ceiling and eventually make their way into a weapons arsenal storeroom. While Skywalker arms himself with two blaster pistols, Kenobi prefers to use his Force powers.

After sensing a gang of Sugi at the door, the two Jedi plant smoke detonators which blind the Sugi. Skywalker then uses the Force to pick out the Sugi and kills several of them with his blasters. When the last Sugi warrior appears with their lightsabers, Anakin uses the Force to activate them, killing him as well. Endente flees on one of the Sugi while ordering the other Sugi to hold back the Jedi. Despite their best efforts, Endente managed to flee on a speeder into the wilderness. While examining the ship, the two Jedi discover a large kyber crystal hanging on the rafters and decide to depart on the starship for space.


Series Supervising Director Dave Filoni first previewed a short clip from the episode at a Celebration VI panel in August 2012. The clip depicted the campfire scene between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi; the animation was in story reel form, with no dialogue.[6]



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Notes and references[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 StarWars.com Star Wars The Clone Wars - Story Reel: In Search of the Crystal on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com The Clone Wars Legacy on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. Concept Art. cdnvideo.dolimg.com. (backup link not verified!)
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates both the events of "The Wrong Jedi" and the end of the Clone Wars to 19 BBY. Since StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) (version archived on June 29, 2017; now replaced) places the events of "In Search of the Crystal" during the Clone Wars and after those of "The Wrong Jedi," the former Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode must also be set in 19 BBY.
  5. 5.0 5.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "In Search of the Crystal"
  6. http://vimeo.com/54629896