Star Wars: The Clone Wars s02e08 Episode Script

Brain Invaders

\n Victory on Geonosis! After a massive assault, the Republic has finally recaptured the Separatist planet and shut down its droid factories of doom.
An investigation by Luminara Unduli led to the discovery of Queen Karina the Great, whose hive-mind could reanimate dead Geonosian soldiers.
During the destruction of the Queen's temple, the Jedi apprehended her advisor Poggle the Lesser, and now prepare to deliver the villain to Coruscant for trial I'm afraid we have a complication.
Don't we always? I've just received a distress signal from our forces on Dantooine.
Master Windu's defenses held, but at a great cost to his men.
They need medical supplies immediately.
We can obtain these supplies at the medical station near Ord Cestus.
We're delivering Poggle to Coruscant, and Cestus is not exactly on the way.
The Republic must begin debriefing Poggle right away if we're to get useful intelligence from him.
Master, I suggest we let our padawans handle the supply mission.
Whatever needs to be done, Master.
I'm happy to help.
As am I.
Very well.
Take a medical frigate.
And after we've delivered Poggle to Coruscant, we'll rendezvous with you for the voyage to Dantooine.
Sorry, boys.
Hope I didn't interrupt any pleasant dreams.
Got another mission, sir? You bet.
We're making a medical supply run to Ord Cestus.
Thought we were bred for battle, not running errands.
We were bred to follow orders, Pulsar.
You got a problem with that? No, sir.
No problem.
That's what I thought.
Now move.
Come on.
Up, brother.
Up and at 'em.
Hey, Scythe.
Welcome back to the land of the living.
Thank you, sir.
We are ready to make our jump, Master Fisto.
I look forward to your arrival.
What? What is it? It's too quiet.
It's a big change from all the fighting the last few days.
You should enjoy this peace while it lasts.
I can't.
Let's go eat.
I was just thinking about what you said earlier about enjoying the peace while it lasts.
As a Jedi, I'm not sure I know how to do that.
Master Windu has said we are keepers of the peace, not warriors.
However, once the war is over, it will be our job to maintain the peace.
Yes, but will we do so as keepers of the peace or warriors? And what's the difference? I don't have all the answers, Ahsoka.
Like you, I'm a learner.
What does your Master tell you? Anakin? Oh, um, you might find some of his thoughts on the future, uh, a bit radical.
Really? Why? Let's just say my Master will always do what needs to be done.
I'm not even sure how peacetime will agree with him.
Just come up to check on us, Scythe? Well, we are on course, and all systems are green.
What the--? We have control of the bridge.
Evening, Ox, Edge.
Would you like to join us? Is something wrong, troopers? Troopers, stand down! What are you doing? Two clones just attacked us.
What is going on? Trap, do you know what happened to those troopers? Couldn't tell you, Commander.
I'm just as confused as-- You're in charge of those men.
Did you order them to kill us? No, sir.
I did not.
What's happening? Why would they do this? We don't know.
We heard shots.
Why should we believe you? Look, no guns.
These men wouldn't just attack us without reason.
My Master had a clone betray them once, a traitor who was paid off by Ventress.
It can't be that simple.
At least, it didn't feel like that.
Excuse me, sir.
We should make sure that we're still in control of the bridge.
Bridge, this is Barriss.
We need to get up there.
We need to find out what's going on.
But these two will be coming around any minute.
Havoc can watch them until we check on the bridge.
Okay, let's go.
The cargo ship failed to check in on schedule.
I attempted to contact them.
There is no reply.
I don't like it.
Something's up.
It is certainly most unlike either padawan to lose contact.
They're in trouble.
Anakin, have faith in your padawan.
She would have checked in.
Like you always do? Good point.
Sometimes I don't think you realize how alike you two have become.
We need to continue our interrogation of Poggle.
Yes, agreed.
He's being most uncooperative.
Keep your ears open in case Ahsoka calls.
Got it.
Engage the autopilot and put up the security shields.
Someone doesn't want us going up there.
I'll attempt to override the controls.
He's infected! Get this thing off me! Ugh, what is that? Looks like some type of parasite.
It must be controlling their actions.
Mind control.
Well, that explains a lot.
Trap was my friend.
He would never have tried to kill us.
How did these things get on board in the first place? They must have infected the clones while they were on Geonosis.
We'll have to quarantine the ship.
We should also contact Master Fisto and let him know about the situation.
Let's go.
- That sound, it's - Geonosian.
We have to help him.
It's too late.
Barriss, let's go for the vent.
I'll go to the reactor room and disable the thrusters.
You head for the aft comm-center and send a warning to Master Fisto.
We have to stop the ship from reaching the medical station.
I don't know, Barriss.
I think we should stay together.
As do I.
Unfortunately, that's not a luxury we have right now.
One of us must succeed, Ahsoka.
If you need to, you'll do what must be done.
I know it.
Yes, of course.
Then I'll see you soon.
As long as these things are on board, we dare not dock with the medical station.
You must bring the ship in.
The only way we can stop these parasites is to analyze them.
You don't understand how terrible these things are.
What if they get loose? We will take precautions.
I have a bad feeling about this, Master Fisto, but I will follow your instructions.
If there's one thing we clones know, it's how to stop a Jedi.
No! Almost got it.
Cargo ship TB-73, this is clone Captain Rex.
Please respond.
Rex, this is Ahsoka.
Boy, am I glad to hear your voice.
Likewise, sir.
I've got someone here who wants to speak with you.
Ahsoka, what's going on? Are you okay? Well, not exactly.
Make sure you have a wrist com.
Keep it on.
I'm going to interrogate Poggle.
He might have some answers.
Find Barriss and wait for my signal.
Barriss, you're back.
Were you successful? Barriss, what's wrong? Barriss, no! I'm your friend! Barriss, snap out of it! Barriss! It's not you! It's the creatures.
Fight them! Leave us.
You will answer my questions.
Your feeble Jedi mind tricks do not work on Geonosians.
The other Jedi already learned this.
Mind tricks? I don't need mind tricks to get you to talk.
I will never talk, Jedi.
We'll see about that, Poggle.
I made contact with Ahsoka.
What's their status? Geonosian parasites have infected her crew.
How did they get on board her ship? Poggle said the parasites must have need a new host after we raided the Queen's temple.
You interrogated Poggle? I did.
There wasn't time to get the rest of you.
How did you get him to talk? Look, all that matters is that he told me how to stop the worms.
This is Ahsoka.
Come in.
Ahsoka, listen to me.
The worms are affected by the cold.
Cold? That's how we stop them? Rupture the coolant system.
Did you hear me? Rupture the coolant system.
The coolant system.
Got it.
That's Ahsoka's ship.
It just came out of hyperspace.
Send out the tugs to help guide them in.
Warn all medical hazard crew that I don't want anyone boarding that ship until the parasites are contained.
Sound all the alarms and prepare the subzero conduits.
Engage tractor beam.
There you are.
You can't hide from me.
The bridge, at last.
We're coming in awfully fast.
This is Ahsoka Tano.
Can you hear me? I'm shutting down the engines.
I'll try to reverse the-- I've having a hard time slowing her down! There's no one at the controls.
The pilot must be dead.
Sir, she's listing.
The escort ships must maintain control.
Kill me, please.
I can't.
Full power now.
Now! We got her.
We got her.
Attach the subzero conduits.
The temperature's below freezing, sir.
Let's board, then, but stay on guard.
They may still be dangerous.
Hello, Master Fisto.
We're ready to pick up the supplies.
We'll take care of that.
You rest now, Ahsoka.
It's all right, Ahsoka.
It's okay.
You're safe.
Barriss? Barriss is fine, thanks to your efforts.
And so are the clones.
What were those things? I think I can help answer that.
We had the parasite worms analyzed.
They are the same type of creature you found on Geonosis, Master Skywalker.
We'll have to inform the troops on Geonosis.
This parasite might explain how they recaptured the planet the first time.
I don't want it happening again.
You have been through quite an ordeal, little one.
Master Skywalker, may I have a word? Master, on the ship, Barriss was gone, and she wanted me to kill her.
She told me-- But you couldn't do it.
No, I couldn't.
But should I have? I mean, it worked out now, but if we had failed, if the ship docked and the worms spread, and Ahsoka, it's your duty to save as many lives as you can.
Barriss knew you could save thousands if the worms were destroyed, which she thought meant destroying her too.
But you did the right thing.
You knew the freezing cold would kill the worms.
Letting go our attachments is a difficult struggle for all of us.
You followed your instincts.
I'm sure she would agree that you made the right choice.

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