In the Clone Wars episode "Darkness on Umbara", Anakin Skywalker is told by Pong Krell that Palpatine has summoned him to Coruscant. Krell further states that the Jedi Council thought it was important enough to agree with Palpatine, which they never do.

At first, I thought it was a ruse by Krell to get Anakin off Umbara, so he could mistreat/kill members of the 501st Legion, but Wookieepedia (the Star Wars Wiki) says that Palpatine actually did summon Anakin then. So my question is: Why was Anakin summoned to Coruscant, and was this mentioned in another episode, directly or indirectly?

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    Wookieepedia is user-moderated, so take everything it says with a pinch of salt.
    – Rogue Jedi
    May 2 '16 at 23:36
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    @RogueJedi: While what you say about Wookieepedia is true, there's probably merit to that statement. A Jedi Master would need a compelling reason to relieve a Knight from command of his troops. If Anakin shows up to Coruscant and and Palpatine says, "No, I didn't call for you," then the rest of the Jedi Council is going to be interested pretty quickly into what Krell is up to. So, Palpatine either did call Anakin back, or Palpatine is willing to cover for Krell for some unknown (and presumably dark) reason, or Krell is exposing himself to a large amount of unnecessary risk.
    – Ellesedil
    May 2 '16 at 23:42
  • @Ellesedil True. That why I said "take it with a grain of salt" and not "it's probably wrong."
    – Rogue Jedi
    May 2 '16 at 23:44
  • Sure. Sometimes, people say the former and really mean the latter, so I thought I'd be clear. :)
    – Ellesedil
    May 2 '16 at 23:46
  • This is speculation, but perhaps Palpatine knew what Krell was doing and was just helping it along? So he leaned on the Council for his favorite Anakin's help? I don't remember anything before or after this episode arc that would have involved Anakin and Palpatine.
    – Joshua
    Aug 1 '16 at 4:52

Starwars.com has this synopsis

When Anakin is forced to temporarily turn over command of his clone troopers to a new commander, the Jedi Pong Krell, tensions begin to run high as the clones are assigned with a very deadly mission to take the capital of Umbara.

IMDB has this synopsis

During an assault on the shadowy world of Umbara, General Skywalker is called back to Coruscant. He has to relinquish command of the 501st legion to legendary Jedi Master Krell, who turns out to have a low opinion of Clones.

Both indicate that this is something Anakin has to do. If it were a ruse, I would expect it to be a plot point (i.e. When Anakin is tricked into relinquishing command...)

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