Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S1E16 "The Hidden Enemy"

Truth enlightens the mind, but won't always bring happiness to your heart.

Anakin and Obi-Wan have to try and free the planet of Christophsis from Separatist control, while Cody and Rex 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 movie.
  • 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.
  • Call Forward: Ever wondered why, in the movie's opening battle, the Republic forces didn't have any tanks or gunships? It's because Slick blew them up the night before.
  • The Cameo: General Loathsom from the movie appears briefly.
  • Dual Wielding: Ventress uses two lightsabers.
  • Hypocrite: Slick claims his actions are to free his fellow clones from what is slavery in all but name, yet his actions cause the deaths of more clones than would have happened otherwise. Rex calls him out on this at the end.
  • 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.
  • It Works Better with Bullets: Cody leaves a blaster on a table. Slick grabs it, only for Cody to reveal it's unloaded.
  • 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.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Slick blows up all of the tanks and gunships as well as the weapons depot, with only four heavy cannons surviving.
  • 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.


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