Water War
Episode 1 of 22 within Season Four : Battle Lines. Item 72 of 134 overall.
Production number 3.22.
Jose Molina - Writer
Duwayne Dunham - Director
6 votes

"When the king of Mon Cala is assassinated, talks break down between the Mon Calamari people and the Quarren, co-inhabitants of the aquatic world. To stop a civil war, the Republic sends Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, but unbeknownst to them, the Quarren are already being backed by the Separatists.

Meanwhile, the Jedi must protect Mon Cala's new leader, the young Prince Lee-Char, from the attack."

original airdate--September 16,2011  rating--1.93  million


music--theme song composed by John Williams


The 'Jedi fortune cookie' message that opens the show reads... 

"When destiny calls, the chosen have no choice."


                      Plot summary

Water wars! Tensions run high on the ocean world of Mon Calamari, where two separate peoples, the aggressive squid-like Quarren and their peaceful neighbor, the Mon Calamari, struggle to maintain a fragile co-existence. Adding to the strife, the king of the Mon Calamari has been found mysteriously murdered, leaving his young son, Prince Lee-Char, to guide his people alone. But the Quarren race will not accept the new ruler as their king.

Senator Amidala and her Jedi bodyguard have arrived to help resolve the matter and to avoid plunging the planet into civil war....


Trivia: Captain Ackbar's line of "It's an attack!" was an homage to his famous line in Return of the Jedi, "It's a trap!"

  • According to the official Facebook page for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the whole underwater battle, including the participation of thousands of marine creatures, was a peak in their animation, having raised heights.
  • Lee-Char's name was a reference to the mascot of StarKist Tuna, Charlie the Tuna.
  • The design of the Mon-Cala city was intended to remind viewers of the Mon Calamari ships from Return of the Jedi, and in fact the towers were essentially landed and docked ship designs.
  • Kit Fisto's gunship artwork featured his likeness on the warhead of a cartoon bomb with Aurebesh writing that said "Service with a Smile", a reference to his famous grin in Attack of the Clones.


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071 end of season Battle Lines (season finale)
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regional titles

water War
Water War
eau guerre
Wasser War
Cogadh uisce
La guerra dell'acqua
Guerra del Agua