First appearance of Clone Sergeant Appo, who will end up commanding the 501st Legion during the Order 66 march on the Jedi Temple in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
(2005) (although his name is never mentioned in the film). The arrow shape on his helmet (which is not on it in Revenge of the Sith) is a nod to the character Appa from Avatar: The Last Airbender
(2005), a series on which supervising director Dave Filoni
previously worked. See more
Turning the tide! As Separatist control over vital but isolated supply routes expands, Republic forces invade a key planet - the darkened world of Umbara. In the midst of helping Obi-Wan Kenobi's battalion conquering the Umbaran capital, Anakin Skywalker is called away to Coruscant. His battalion is temporarily placed under the command of Jedi General Pong Krell, a shrewd and temperamental leader. Krell's reckless strategy force Captain Rex to retreat with his platoons in a disastrous defeat.