A Friend in Need
Episode 14 of 22 within Season Four : Battle Lines. Item 85 of 134 overall.
Production number 4.06.
Christian Taylor - Writer
Dave Filoni - Director
2 votes

A peace conference between Separatists and Republic delegates is interrupted by Lux Bonteri, the son of a late Separatist Senator, who involves Ahsoka in his dangerous search to find justice for his mother's death.

original airdate--January 13,2012  rating--1.51 million


music--theme composed by John Williams


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

"Friendship shows us who we really are."


                        Plot summary

Divided by war! In an effort to end the galactic conflict, the first ever sanctioned meeting between the Republic and the Separatists will be held and Mandalore is chosen as neutral ground for these precarious meetings. Tensions run high as many hold hope for these important negotiations....


Trivia: According to Series Writer Brent Friedman, "A Friend in Need" was originally part of a larger story arc including the episodes "An Old Friend," "The Rise of Clovis," and "Crisis at the Heart." However, the arc was eventually split, with the latter three episodes being completed later in the series' production schedule.


  • Katee Sackhoff's character Bo-Katan is named after Boogie, the cat of Dave Filoni's wife Anne. It is derived from Boogie-Cat-Anne.



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regional titles

Een vriend in nood
A Friend in Need
Un ami dans le besoin
A Friend in Need
A Friend i Riachtanas
A Friend in Need
Un amigo en necesidad