The Clone Wars Bechdel Test Rewatch- 5x20 “The Wrong Jedi”
On trial for murder, Ahsoka faces her greatest challenge.
Female Identifying Characters: 4
Ahsoka Tano, Asajj Ventress, Padmé Amidala, Barriss Offee
Male Identifying Characters: 9
Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Mace Windu, Wilhuff Tarkin, Sheev Palpatine, Plo Koon, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Saesee Tinn
Does it pass?
Just barely, but yes. Ahsoka and Padmé exchange a few words before they start prepping for the trial. Asajj and Barriss have good moments, but they are mostly isolated. Ahsoka asks Barriss if she really framed her in the trial and Barriss responds, so some points there too. It’s notable that this is the only appearance Padmé makes in Season 5. This is also Asajj Ventress’ last appearance in the series. For anyone unaware, her unaired final arc was adapted into the novel Dark Disciple. This episode is really powerful. I’ve grown way more fond of Ahsoka since the last time I watched it and I definitely got choked up. It’s not just a high point of the series, but I high point for Star Wars.