To Catch a Jedi – and a Killer

Yesterday’s episode of The Clone Wars, “To Catch a Jedi,” featured Ahsoka on the run from the Jedi, the clone Wolffe-pack, and the Coruscant police while she searches for answers about who framed her for the murder of Letta Turmond and the bombing of the Jedi Temple. Along the way she strikes an unlikely alliance with her erstwhile enemy Asajj Ventress and gets ambushed by a mysterious attacker posing as Ventress, before ending up getting recaptured amid the very explosive nanodroids used in the Temple bombing. It’s not looking good for the young Padawan…

“To Catch a Jedi” also sparked much speculation about the identity of the ambusher. Eric Geller emphasizes the clues pointing toward Barriss Offee, while Pete Morrison is less sure it’s her. We’ll find out on Saturday with the season finale, “The Wrong Jedi.”

In the meantime, Megan has much praise for yesterday’s episode:

I feel like the fangirls have finally succeeded.

“To Catch A Jedi” has three central female characters. Ahsoka is in a dingy underworld, but her gender is never brought up. She fights alongside Asajj Ventress, who still seems to be on the gray side of the Force. The Jedi Order, as represented by its men, does clean up afterward, but Ahsoka’s secret contact is Barriss Offee. And the whole situation was started by another woman, Letta Turmond.

Click for her full review.



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to