This is no Jedi mind trick.

Nope, the second season of Star Wars The Clone Wars begins Oct. 2 on Cartoon Network, and we've got an exclusive sneak peek at the premiere episode, featuring a battle invovling Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka, Clone Capt. Rex and R2-D2 squaring off against new bounty-hunting nemesis Cad Bane and a whole host of baddies.

Lightsaber slashes? Check. Dark side-loving evildoers? Natch. Ill-fated clone troopers? Sadly, yes. 

Gives us a new hope for the coming season.