We knew what was happening with the separatist leadership and it was not good. Darth Vader, before his epic duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi, took them down one by one in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. However, we did not know what had happened to the great separatist Senate. It wasn’t until season 3 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that we even knew they had one.
The episode “Heroes on Both Sides” introduced us to their senate on the planet Raxus. Some of them had good intentions, but none of them realized that they were being played by Darth Sidious and Count Dooku as if they were dejarik pieces. Dooku towering over them during sessions when a giant hologram did not indicate them.
What happened to all these dopes? Star Wars: The Wrong Lot hasn’t forgotten them, and Episode 10 of the series takes us back to Raxus to see how all of their bad choices worked for them.
*** WARNING: There are spoilers ahead for Episode 10 of Star Wars: The Wrong Lot. If you haven’t watched yet, look no further. ***
In The clone wars, Ahsoka (Ashley Eckstein) is the one who learned that being a Separatist Senator doesn’t automatically make you mean. Here, it is especially Echo (Dee Bradley Baker, he plays all the clones) who must adapt. The title of the episode “Common Ground” probably relates to him and the rest of the group having to save a former enemy. You hate the Empire, I hate the Empire, look we are on common ground!
How is it going on Raxus? They are great … if you like Imperial Occupation. Walkers patrol the streets, the clones impose curfews, and Captain Bragg (Shelby Young) says they all want to be friends. She expects one of the only remaining senators to help her appease the populace.
He refuses, so he will have to be rescued before being probably frozen like the rest of the separatist senate. His droid receives a message from Cid, who sends the still indebted lot to save him.
Clones to the rescue of a separatist? It sounds crazy, but the madness doesn’t end there! The Senator is Avi Singh, and he is played by Alexander Siddig. The Batch saves a separatist who is voiced by a Star Trek Legend.
Siddig played Doctor Julian Bashir during the seven seasons out of the Perpetually Underrated Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Not to spoil anything from this show, but Bashir knew a few things about DNA enhancement. Siddig, a veteran of many other projects since the end of DS9, has now traded the hiking for the Wars.
This is not the first time this has happened. George Takei (Hikaru Sulu on the original Star Trek) joined in a memorable way The clone wars for a season 1 episode where he also played a separatist. He was a plump Neimoid who was hot for the genocide, so Avi Singh is an easier swallow in comparison.
At the end of the episode, Echo (and the others) learn that Separatists can be okay, especially when they sacrifice special gift vases for the cause. If they can be friends then maybe there is hope for Star Trek fans and Star wars Fans. Witches can be right, giants can be good.
We’re mostly kidding, because a lot of people are huge fans of both franchises. They scratch a whole different itch and the debate over which is better is just exhausting at this point.
Also on deck this week: Cid (Rhea Perlman) transforms an Omega left behind (Michelle Ang) into dejarik’s Elizabeth Harmon, with all debts in the bundle paid off in the process. The next Omega is trying to sleep on the Ravage Marauder, will she see pieces of dejarik on the ceiling?
There was something for everyone this week that you loved Star Trek, The Queen’s Gambit, Cheers, or all. Star wars fans got answers and a potentially ongoing storyline, so a big hit all around.
(The kriffe gall from Hunter though! He tells Omega that she’s supposed to keep a low profile as he just danced around a planet occupied by Imperials wearing his clone armor loud and clear. We would bet Cid every credit we have that Omega whipped his bandana ass in this “Sorry I Left You Out” dejarik game at the end of the episode.)
Looking to the future, a former Separatist Senator can be of great help to the Batch. That would mean more of Alexander Siddig in this series, so they should make him a main character. Doctor Bashir entering Carla Tortelli’s bar on a Star wars series isn’t something we realized we needed until it happened.
New episodes of Star Wars: The Wrong Lot broadcast on Disney + every Friday.