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‘The Clone Wars’ premiere has two Easter eggs that tease ‘Revenge of the Sith’

‘Revenge of the Sith’ is almost here, and ‘The Clone Wars’ just teased it

Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker leads the fight behind enemy lines in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” exclusively on Disney Plus.
Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker leads the fight behind enemy lines in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” exclusively on Disney Plus.
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The first episode of the final season of “The Clone Wars” had two pointed references to “Revenge of the Sith,” which shows we are on the road to the show’s epic conclusion.

What happened?

The opening episode of the new season centers on Captain Rex, who discovers that the droid army for the Confederacy of Independent Systems (or the Separatists) knows everything about the clone army’s tactics. Captain Rex teams up with a group called the Bad Batch to face off with the droids.

What are the ‘Revenge of the Sith’ Easter eggs?

  • One scene shows Captain Rex and the Bad Batch shoot up an elevator and appear before a circular room full of droid soldiers. The droids joke about why the Bad Batch is there before they’re easily shot down. This shows the droids are their comedic heights, appearing reminiscent of how they appear in “Revenge of the Sith.” The moments are similar to when the droids insult R2-D2, calling him a “little astro droid.”
  • The second Easter eggs surrounds the true name of the “Bad Batch.” Commander Cody calls them Clone Force 99. Rex looks at Cody, smirks and says, “Nice touch.” What is that nice touch? Just flip 99 upside down. It becomes 66. And what’s the significant of 66? Order 66 — the order dished out by Emperor Palpatine to kill off all the Jedi. (It’s also a reference to 99, a clone of Jango Fett for the clone army who was malformed, as a fan pointed out to me shortly this article was published).

When’s the next episode of ‘The Clone Wars’ arrive?

  • The next episode drops on Feb. 28.