12 (120th of the show)
March 7, 2014
- "Death is just the beginning."
- ―Episode moral[src]
"Destiny" was the penultimate episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It was the twelfth episode of the sixth season, and the one hundred and twentieth episode of the show.
Letting the Force guide him, Yoda voyages into the heart of the galaxy to an ancient world that is one of the wellsprings of the Force and the source of midi-chlorians. Yoda undergoes difficult trials administered by the Five Priestesses, mysterious Force-wielders who hold the secret to immortality.
Behind the scenesEdit
"Destiny" bridges the gap between the characterization of Yoda in the original trilogy and the characterization in the prequel trilogy. When the character was introduced in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda taught Luke Skywalker that wars did not make a person great, and that the Force should be his ally. In the prequels, however, Yoda was seen as a general in the Clone Wars and a lightsaber duelist. "Destiny" showed Yoda learning the key teachings that he would pass onto Luke in The Empire Strikes Back, including why war does not make someone great. At the start of the episode, Yoda's initial overconfidence in himself mirrors that of Luke when he first met Yoda.
The episode also contained two other references to past Star Wars films. The scene in which the Force Priestess removes her mask to reveal an empty robe harkens back to the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, when his body disappears and leaves behind an empty robe. The second reference is when Yoda had a vision of the ruined Jedi Temple. As Yoda walks through the halls and saw the dead Jedi, a faint version of "Battle of the Heroes" from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith can be heard.
An additional reference came from the vision of Count Dooku, when he appeared as a Jedi Knight. Dooku mentions how he had an encounter with a terentatek on Kashyyyk. Terentatek beasts were first seen in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.