5. Carnage of Krell (Season 4 Episode 10)
The finale of the Darkness of Umbara Arc was ranked within the top five for four out the five lists it was mentioned in. The episode’s title conveys a clear picture of the events that take place as Captain Rex and the 501st Division confront Jedi Master Pong Krell for his treachery against the clones that were killed under his command. The very intense story was handled beautifully and it well deserves its place on this list.
4. Sacrifice (Season 6 Episode 13)
Even though this episode was in the unaired 6th season (also known as The Lost Missons) it is part of an amazing arc in which the story follows Yoda as he learns how to manifest his consciousness after death. Along the way aspects of the Force are revealed to the audience. In this episode Yoda goes to Moriband, the ancient homeworld of the Sith, and come to grips with the evil that is behind the conflict the Republic has been facing. Ranking within the top five in all five lists it was mentioned in, “Sacrifice” is an awesome finale for Yoda’s Destiny Arc as well as being the official finale for The Clone Wars series.
3. Rookies (Season 1 Episode 5)
An oldie but a goodie managed take third place and there is no better honor. “Rookies” is one of the best episodes not only of the first season but also one of the best in the entire series. It follows rookie clone troopers Hevy, Fives and Echo as they go along with Commander Cody and Captain Rex to fight for control of the Rishi Moonbase to prevent a Separatist attack on their homeworld of Kamino. Despite ranking only in the top five in two of the seven lists it was mentioned in, it is still fun ride and a must watch for Star Wars fans.
2. The Wrong Jedi (Season 5 Episode 20)
The finale of the fifth season, this is also the finale of Ahoka’s Destiny Arc where it answers the question of why she is not seen in Revenge of the Sith. It has a way of cultivating feelings of anger and remorse as Ahsoka is tried in the Republic military tribunal for treason as well as being expelled from the Jedi Order. The ultimate outcome could not have been done any better and, considering events in Star Wars Rebels, this episode along with this entire arc takes on a whole new meaning. A lot people must have really like this episode because out of the 10 lists it was mentioned in, nine of them ranked it within the top three.
And now the moment you all have been waiting for…
1. The Lawless (Season 5 Episode 16)
This comes top of our list since it was mentioned in all 12 lists and is never ranked below the top five. This episode is the finale of The Rise of Darth Maul Trilogy Arc and its key ingredients are Darth Maul, Obi-Wan and Mandalorians. It also has action, suspense, heartbreak and loss and honestly there is little more I can say without giving too much away. After viewing, it is immediately apparent why “The Lawless” is the most popular episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.