Star Wars: The Clone Wars s05e07 Episode Script

A Test of Strength

Ancient Jedi tradition! Six younglings are sent to the secret caverns of Ilum, where they are tested by The Gathering, an ancient Jedi ritual where each youngling must harvest a crystal, around which they will construct their own lightsaber.
Along the journey, they underwent great perils, hardest of which was to face themselves.
Now, having passed the test, they take their first step into a larger world.
I call that move the "Whirlwind of Destiny.
" Showoff.
Can everyone gather around, please? You have all successfully passed The Gathering and harvested your crystals.
So when do we start to build our sabers? Place your crystals on the table.
Your lesson begins now.
May I introduce you to architect and lightsaber designer Huyang? These are them.
I swear they get younger every expedition.
All have passed The Gathering? Yes, sir.
Are you sure? But he's a droid.
You expect us to learn from a droid? Who said that? Many years I have been on this ship, teaching many a Jedi before you, and I will continue teaching many a Jedi after you.
Call me what you want, but inside my memory banks, I contain a record of every lightsaber ever made and the Jedi who fashioned them.
Whoa! Look at that! Which will you choose? A simple grip? The curved approach? One inlaid with the bone of the Cartusion whale, pastillion ore, or black onk? Well? From Battles of Rashfond to the Peacekeeping of Parliock to our very own Clone Wars, the lightsaber is a Jedi's only true ally.
But how do they work, hmm? Yes, you have brought me crystals, but they're all useless unless you give them life.
Do you know how to awaken the Force within the crystal? No? Then I suggest you listen and learn until you think of a question this droid cannot answer.
A Wookiee.
Rare you are to the Jedi.
Proud your people must be.
Unique, just as your lightsaber will be.
Hold out your hand, Wookiee.
Describe what you see your saber to be.
No, no, no, not what you imagine but what you feel in your hand.
What will make you strong in battle and humble in retreat? What connects with your Force? Ah, yes, wood.
Not a common choice.
And only wood from the brylark tree is as strong as metal.
Let me see.
Where would we find that all the way out here, far from anywhere, deep in space? Let's see what we have.
Let me see.
Let me Yes, yes, yes.
No, no, no, no, no, no.
Ah, I wondered where I put that.
Oh, that's not mine.
Ah, ah, what do we have here? - Whoa, look at that.
- Ooh.
- Ooh.
- Wow.
You can say that again.
It is my job, before you leave this ship, you will have everything you need to build your lightsabers and the knowledge of how to do it.
So let us begin.
There is much more work to be done.
Well, where are they? The Jedi ship is right in front of us, sir.
Lose them, and you'll lose more than your head.
Our attack must be swift and devastating.
They cannot have time to get away.
I thought we weren't going to mess with Jedi anymore.
These aren't Jedi.
My sources say they're just younglings, headed back to the Jedi Temple from a training mission with the most important treasure in the universe-- Kiber crystals, used for making laser swords.
The price for just one would make a man rich, and we all know how much I like to be rich, don't we? What's the rush, Petro? With this lightsaber, I'm going to challenge Obi-Wan Kenobi to a duel and kill Grievous.
The only person you are going to kill with that, my young friend, is yourself.
You have inverted the emitter matrix, which will cause the power grid to backfire.
Light this, and all that will be left of you and your lightsaber will be your crystal.
Start again, and this time, please follow the diagram.
Remember, quiet your mind and concentrate.
The design will become clear.
Trust the Force.
What was that? I don't know.
Hold on.
Artoo, what's happened? Where? Oh, no.
Ugh, they're aiming for the hyperdrive.
Get us out of here! I don't like the sound of that.
Stay here.
I'll check on the younglings.
Excellent shot.
Fire the grappling harpoons.
Now reel them in, and let's get what we came for.
What's happening? We're being boarded.
Here? Why? I don't know.
Quickly, give me your crystals, and I will hold on to them until we are safe.
Younglings! Younglings! Who's attacking the ship? Pirates.
Pirates? They'll kill us all.
Perhaps we should hide in the ventilation shaft.
Follow me.
Hiding is for cowards.
We should stand and fight.
Huh, we're gonna fight, just not the way they expect.
Time to go.
Is this part of our training? It is now.
Hondo says find the kids and bring 'em to him.
Dead or alive? Yes.
We must have courage, young Jedi.
Ganodi and Zatt, I need you to get to the cockpit, find Artoo, and secure it.
The rest of you, take Professor Huyang and seal yourselves inside the hold, and wait for my command.
What are you going to do? I'm going to reroute enough power to the engines so that we can break free of the pirate ship's hold on us.
Okay? Wh--what about the pirates already on board the ship? Once the docking tube is ruptured, when the ships pull apart, a vacuum will be created, which will suck the pirates off our ship and into space.
Will we be sucked into space? No, the cockpit and the hold will be sealed and still have air.
Do not--and I mean do not-- engage the pirates.
Your only job is to stay hidden.
Do you understand? Now go.
I smell profit! Nice, juicy, fat, warm profits.
Well? We've secured the ship, but she seems deserted.
Imbecile! That is the oldest trick in the book.
The runts are probably hiding in the ventilation system.
Didn't think of that.
Why does that not surprise me? All that matters is you find the younglings and bring me the crystals.
If anything gets in the way, kill it.
But, boss, they're just kids.
They're just kids.
When will they learn? In case you lack motivation, remember that on the black market, these crystals are priceless.
We can't fit in there.
Smoke them out.
You heard the boss.
I do love me a party.
Hold it! Get off him! Easy, there.
That's no way to make friends, now, is it? Thanks, buddy.
Come on, keep up.
The hold is not much further.
Something's wrong.
Unhand me, brigand! Well, hello, girls and boys.
We've been looking forward to meetin' ya.
Now, be nice, and hand over your crystals.
Over my dead body.
That can be arranged.
Petro, no.
Your emitter matrix is still inverted.
So which one of you is first? All bark, no bite.
Ah, that's for me.
I always wanted one of these.
You sure you can handle it? Huh? Everybody get down! Let's go.
Hurry, hurry.
This way, younglings.
You could have killed him.
Look, we can keep running, or we can stand and fight and show these pirates we're not afraid.
I cannot approve of such action.
Besides, I have been damaged and cannot aid you in battle.
Petro's right.
It's our only choice: fight or be killed.
Zatt, come in.
I am overriding the emergency power fail-safe and routing energy to the engines.
It's working.
Any word from the others? Have they reached the hold? - Uh, not yet.
- Where are they? I don't know.
I didn't hear from them.
I know what that means.
Set them to the highest level.
Get him! Gungi! Here, kiddie kiddies.
You can come out now.
No one's gonna hurt you.
Zatt, close the door to the training room.
Katooni, where are you guys? No time to explain.
Just close the door.
Artoo, close the door! Hey, what's--what's going on? We can't make it.
There are too many blocking the hold.
Well, children, you have put up quite a fight, but playtime is over.
Now, hand over my crystals, and no one gets hurtmuch.
Hondo, the Jedi Council will not take kindly to this attack.
Ahsoka, how will they know who is responsible if there is no one left to tell the tale? You seem less hospitable than our last meeting.
My mood is based on profit, and today I am in the mood for crystals.
You want the crystals? Come and get 'em.
Oh, easy, now.
Hurry, hurry.
What about Ahsoka? Trust her.
Now, get in there.
Oh! How dare you? I've lived on this ship a thousand years and never lost a fight.
I'm not about to start today.
You know, had I known you were here, I would have simply asked for the crystals directly, and we could have avoided all of this.
I don't want to hurt you, Hondo.
I know, and I appreciate that.
We're all in the hold, but Ahsoka's still out there fighting the pirates.
Ahsoka, Ahsoka, come in.
They've made it to the hold.
Then what are you waiting for? But what about you? Do it! What are you doing? Getting you off my ship.
Oh! Whoa! Whoa, whoa, ah! Whoa! We're all clear.
Make the jump to hyperspace.
Ah, ah, ah! Yes! We did it! They're off the ship.
Oh, Professor.
Bring him here.
I'll fix him.
You should have seen Ahsoka.
She took them on all by herself.
Where is Padawan Tano? Padawan Tano, come in.
Ahsoka! Ahsoka, are you there? You have cost me greatly today, young one.
And since you lost me so much profit, I am left with no choice But to turn you into profit.
Good night.

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