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Tales of the Jedi season 1, episode 2 recap – “Justice”

October 26, 2022

This Tales of the Jedi Season 1 Episode 2 recap for the episode titled “Justice” contains spoilers.

Deviating from Ahsoka’s origin story, which was featured in Tales of the Jedi episode 1“Justice” instead focuses on Count Dooku in the first of three episodes that unveil the separatist leader’s downfall to the dark side.

Tales of the Jedi season 1, episode 2 recap

Here, the younger version of Dooku is recognizable primarily by his stern, upper-class mannerisms. It’s in his early days, when Qui-Gon Jinn (Micheal Richardson) is still his apprentice, though not a version of him that everyone would recognize at a glance (the fact that he’s Qui-Gon is even treated as a last-minute reveal). But the events of this episode become pivotal elements in Dooku’s eventual alliance with Palpatine.

Dooku and Qui-Gon have been sent to investigate the kidnapping of a senator’s son, which they soon discover to be the work of everyone living in an impoverished village that has been left to rot due to corruption. of the senator. The village eldest (Vanessa Marshall) makes such a secret of kidnapping Senator Dagonet’s son. What else should they do?

The son (Josh Keaton) sees things the same way. He is ashamed of his father’s selfish nature and the fact that he left what are apparently his people to fend for themselves as he fills his own pockets. But he barely has time to articulate this when Dagonet himself (Mark Rolston) shows up with a cadre of soldiers, ready to take his son back by force.

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Dooku sees the writing on the wall. He understands that the senator is corrupt and that the Jedi’s explicit function of serving the Republic is undermined by obeying the man’s orders. Thus, Dooku refuses to allow Dagonet to take his son. The senator, not wanting to be told no and clearly seeing the Jedi as his servants and not as peacekeepers, orders his men to open fire on them and the civilians.

Many civilians die. And when Dooku sees this, he turns around a bit and starts forcefully choking the senator, sending his men flying at the same time. Qui-Gon, recognizing that he cannot talk to his master, frees Dagonet’s son and forces him to convince his father to do good for the people, which ultimately causes Dooku to relent. And while Dooku acknowledges that Qui-Gon’s wise actions saved many lives, he remains disappointed in the Jedi’s effectiveness, especially in light of the Republic’s obvious corruption, as we’ll see in later episodes. .

Further reading:

  • Tales of the Jedi season 1 review.
  • Tales of the Jedi summary of season 1, episode 3.

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