Star Wars: The Clone Wars s01e05 Episode Script


Seasone 1 Eps 5 Clone forces rally.
As the war escalates in the Outerrim, the Jedi knights are spread thinly across the galaxy.
Many new clones are rushed into service to support their Jedi generals.
Unfortunately, because of the relentless demands of battle, many young clones must join the struggle before their intensive training has been completed.
These clones, manning of a whole network of tracking stations, are all that stands between the Republic and invasion.
This is the deck officer checking in.
Nothing going on.
As usual.
You're listening to the grand army of the Republic broadcast.
The voice of the Outerrim.
This next one goes out to the med-jumpers of the 224th.
"Smugging it out on Membom.
" Keep your heads down and your seals tight, boys.
Yes! Who's next? Fives? Shouldn't you watching your scopes, Hevy? Let's take a look.
Well, you know? All clear.
Just like the last thousand times I looked at it.
Personally, I like that it's so quiet out here.
I can catch up on the rig manuals.
Echo, what is wrong with you? We should be out on the front lines, blasting droids.
Leave him alone.
They kept him in his girl's chart too long.
You may not realize it yet, Fives, but you landed on the most boring post in the Outerrim.
And one of the most important.
Attention! Sergeant on deck! At ease! Even though you're all new here, I shouldn't have to remind you that this quadrant is key to the Outerrim.
If the droids get past this station, they can surprise-attack the facilities where we were born on our home world of Kamino.
There are some officers on the way, so I want everything squared away for inspection.
- Understood? - Sir, yes, sir! Still here, Anakin.
When was the last time you slept? I'll sleep after we find general Grievous.
Clone intelligence spotted him in the Balmorra system.
That was weeks ago.
Since then, he vanished.
Well, unlike you, maybe he's getting some much-need rest.
Excuse me, general.
Incoming transmission from commander Cody.
General Kenobi, General Skywalker.
How goes the inspections? The tracking station in Pastil is fully operational.
Captain Rex and I are proceeding to the outpost in the Rishi system.
Report back once you've arrived.
Copy that.
Cody out.
Good man, that Cody.
Don't worry, Anakin.
If general Grievous comes anywhere near this quadrant, we'll know about it.
- Sir, incoming meteor shower.
- Raise the shield.
You wanted excitement, Hevy.
Meteor shower.
What the - Get these doors open.
- Roger, roger.
CT-327, report in.
- Sentry, do you copy? - Interference from the meteors? - I don't see him down there, sarge.
- You two, go find him.
Droids! Sound the alarm! They've disabled the beacon.
Get a message to the fleet! We have to warn Sarge! That should slow those buckets down.
- This way.
Hurry! - No, we can There's too many.
The outpost is secure, general.
We shut down the alarm and turned on the all-clear signal.
Keep that signal alive.
I don't want the Republic to find out we're coming.
General, our spy on Kamino is making contact.
All the preparations for your invasion are in order.
Our fleet is approaching the system.
We are almost at the rendezvous point.
Very good, my Lord.
I will await your arrival.
The destruction of Kamino will stop their production of clones for good.
Rishi outpost, this is commander Cody.
Do you copy? Rishi outpost, please respond.
Open, open Open comlink channel.
Rishi outpost, come in.
Rishi outpost, come in.
Sorry, commander.
We're, experiencing technical difficulties.
This is the inspection team.
Inspection? Negative, negative.
We, do not require an inspection.
Everything is fine here.
Thank you.
We'll be the judge of that.
Prepare for our arrival.
Roger, roger.
Something's not right here.
Well, good luck.
I'm putting you in charge of this one.
What do we do without the sarge? - The reg manual says the next - Wait.
- Did you hear that? - Yeah, what is that? It doesn't sound like droids.
Don't forget about those giant eels.
I've never seen Cutup! What the hell was that? That was an eel.
Now, that's why we have the regulation not to go outside.
Let's move before it comes back.
Poor Cutup.
Look! It's commander Cody.
It's the inspection team.
This is not good.
I don't see the deck officer anywhere.
These boys are sloppy.
There should always be an officer on duty.
We have to warn them.
Get on the comlink.
I have a bad feeling about this.
Welcome to Rishi, Commander.
As you can see, the outpost is operating at peak efficiency.
Thank you for visiting, and have a safe trip back.
We need to inspect the base just the same.
There is no need.
Everything is fine and fully operational.
It's no good.
Their comlinks are on a different scramble set.
I'll signal them with this flare.
Take us to the Sergeant in command.
Roger, roger.
A droid attack flare? Rex! What the heck are you doing? Relax.
Just as I thought.
Looks like one of those new commando droids.
That flare must have come from the survivors.
Ambush! Those clankers have tough armor.
We're cut off.
Off the platform! Copy that.
No sign of them.
They must have been pulverized.
Resume defensive posts.
Well, that sure complicates things, commander.
- No worse than that time on Tibrin.
- We had Jedi with us on Tibrin.
They helped.
Hands above your head.
Take your sun bonnets off.
- Sir? - Take 'em off! Now! Nice shot.
The name's Rex.
But you'll call me Captain or sir.
Sir, yes, sir! I'm Commander Cody, your new boss.
My designation is trooper 27-5555, sir.
We call him Fives.
I'm Hevy.
This is Echo.
Where's your Sergeant? Dead, sir.
We're all that's left.
Looks like we got ourselves a batch of shinies, Commander.
- Shinies, sir? - That's right.
Your armor, it's shiny and new, just like you.
Sir, me and my batchers are trained and ready.
We'll take back our post, shiny or not.
There's hope for you yet, rookie.
Commander Cody, do you copy? Captain Rex, please respond.
They should have checked in from the Rishi station hours ago.
It appears your captain follows orders as well as you do.
Perhaps Cody is boring Rex with standard procedures and protocol.
we need to work on our own boring procedures and figure out a strategy to find Grievous.
Admiral, let me know if you hear from Rex.
Look sharp, rookies.
As long as those tweezers occupy this post, our home planet of Kamino is at risk.
- But there's so many of them.
- Doesn't matter, kid.
We have to retake this base, so we will retake this base.
How do you propose we get through those blast doors, Rex, old boy? I have a few ideas.
What is that? Unit 2-6, is that you? Roger, roger.
You sound strange.
Is something wrong with your vocabulator? - Roger, roger.
- Take off your helmet.
Let me see your faceplate.
Roger, roger.
This is never gonna work.
- Clones! - Roger, roger.
Let's move.
- Permission to take point, sir? - I'm always first, kid.
- Fives! - He's okay.
Focus on the battle.
I got one! - Sorry, Echo.
I jumped that one.
- Like hell you did.
Get to the window.
It looks like we have more visitors.
It looks like a Separatist fleet.
That's why they commandeered the outpost.
They're mounting a full-scale invasion.
We have to warn command.
The Republic base is still transmitting the all-clear signal, but for some reason, our commando droids are not responding.
That base cannot be allowed to alert the Jedi that we're coming.
Send down reinforcements to investigate.
Those clankers sabotaged our transmitter, and hard-wired the all-clear signal.
It'll take time to repair.
- We don't have time.
- Look.
Well, buddy, you always said you wanted to be on the front lines.
We can't protect the outpost long against that army of clankers.
Then we'll destroy the outpost instead.
But, sir, our mission is to defend this facility at all costs.
We have to warn the Republic about the invasion.
They'll take notice when the all-clear signal stops.
That's right.
When they stop receiving our beacon, they'll get the message something's wrong.
We'll need every thermal detonator in the inventory.
It'll take more than a few detonators to destroy this outpost.
We can use the LT.
This moon freezes for over half the year.
We use Liquid Tibanna as fuel to heat the base.
- Liquid Tibanna: highly explosive.
- Good.
Bring the tanks here and prime the detonators.
All right, listen up.
There's only one target of interest in this sector: Kamino.
It's the closest thing we clones have to a home.
Today we fight for more than the Republic.
Today we fight for all our brothers back home.
- Understood? - Sir, yes, sir! I think we can even the odds a bit, Commander, especially since they don't know we're here.
This one here is mine.
Big gun doesn't make a big man.
Reinforcements reporting.
Open up.
Didn't say please.
Clones! Get 'em! We could use a Jedi about now.
Captain Rex, come in.
Commander Cody, are you there? General, there's still no response.
How about the all-clear signal? Is the base still transmitting? Yes, sir.
If something were wrong, Cody would contact us.
What is the status of the base? We've run into some difficulties.
There seem to be a few clones left, sir.
Then wipe them out.
We can't let a few puny clones stop us.
Fall back to the op center.
Move! - Rex, time's wasting.
- Almost ready.
The handset isn't linked up with the detonator.
- Hevy.
- Yes, sir.
- This detonator isn't working.
- I'll take care of it.
It'll be fixed in no time.
You guys get out of here.
Just make it fast.
Those droids are getting close.
That should fix it.
This isn't good.
There's got to be another way.
The base is ours again, sir.
- The clones are fleeing.
- Cowards.
Secure the area.
Hevy, hit the - Where's Hevy? - I'm on it, sir.
Hevy, get out of there.
The remote isn't working.
I have to detonate it manually.
- Hold on there.
- Blast him! We've got to get up there.
Back to the maintenance pipe.
- Let's move.
It's no use.
- I know what I have to do.
I don't like your tone, rookie.
Soldier, come in.
Are you there? Soldier, come in! Respond! Hevy, come in.
Come in, Hevy! Do we take prisoners? I don't.
Hevy always did hate that place.
The all-clear signal has been disabled? The Rishi base has stopped transmitting.
- Grievous.
- Sound the invasion alarm.
Let's get the fleet under way.
I didn't tell them to blow up the station.
But isn't it good that the base is destroyed? Idiot! The Republic fleet.
We're outgunned.
Get us out of here.
We've got those tinnies on the run.
Thanks to Hevy.
On behalf of the Republic, we thank you for your valiant service, and we honor your comrade's sacrifice.
Your new unit is lucky to have you.
I'd be proud to fight beside you anytime, anywhere.
You're not shinies anymore.
With all due respect, sir, we failed our mission.
We don't deserve this honor.
No, if it weren't for you, the Republic wouldn't have learned of the Separatists' invasion until it was too late.
You showed me something today.
You're exactly the kind of men I need in the 501st.
Sir, yes, sir! - You look troubled.
- I lost R2 in the field.
Well, R2 units are a dime a dozen.
- I didn't wipe R2's memory.
- What? He's still programmed with our tactics and base locations? Find that droid, Anakin.
Our necks might very well depend on it.
I'm en route to the rendezvous point, General.

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