Recap / Star Wars The Clone Wars S 1 E 16 The Hidden Enemy

Anakin and Obi-Wan have to try and free the planet of Christophsis from Separatist control, and they also have to identify a traitor within the clones' ranks.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Anachronic Order: This episode takes place between Cat and Mouse (2x16) and the Clone Wars film.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: Slick hides in the air vents to try and escape. Rex and Cody aren't fooled, though.
  • Batman Gambit: Cody and Rex figure out Slick's escape plan. Knowing that Slick is hiding in an air vent, they lure him into their trap.
  • Dual Wielding: Ventress uses two lightsabers.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: Slick is found out when he inadvertently reveals that the Jedi are gone, even though there is no way that he should know that.
  • In the Hood: Ventress when she first appears.
  • The Mole: Slick.
  • Moral Dissonance: Slick's main motivation; the Republic's vaunted stand for "freedom" is being fought mostly by Clones who are slaves in all but name.
  • Zerg Rush: The battle droids overrun the clone positions at the beginning of the episode with a surprise attack and overwhelming numbers, wiping out most of the force. It's the first time basic B1 droids have been a serious threat on the show instead of comic relief fodder.