Recap: Star Wars The Clone Wars S 1 E 22 Hostage Crisis
A band of Bounty Hunters led by Cad Bane infiltrate the Senate and take several Senators hostage. Due to circumstances, Anakin is forced to deal with them without his lightsaber.
This episode provides examples of:
- Anachronic Order: This episode takes place after the Season 2 premier Holocron trilogy (2x01/02/03) (and thus after the episode "Bounty Hunters" (2x17), which predates the 2x01 "Holocron Heist"), the Season 2 finale Boba Fett trilogy (2x20/21/22), the Season 3 episodes "Assassin" (3x07) and "Evil Plans" (3x08), and is followed up by "Hunt for Ziro" (3x10).
- Boom, Headshot: How Aurra Sing executes a Senate guard who survived Bane's grenade.
- Brought Down to Badass: Anakin without his lightsaber. Lampshaded by Bane:
- Bounty Hunters
- Cold Sniper: Aurra Sing
- Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Ziro the Hutt complains right after being released from prison because it is too bright out and he would have preferred the breakout to have occurred at night.
- Continuity Nod:Anakin: When I finished my lightsaber, Obi-Wan told me: "This weapon is your life."
- Department of Redundancy Department:Speaker: Attention! Attention! This is a restricted area! No landing is permitted, without permission!
- Die Hard In the Galactic Senate: Anakin channels John McClane when he's forced to deal with the invading bounty hunters without his lightsaber.
- I Lied: After escaping, Cad Bane blows up the hall where he has trapped the Senators, despite claiming that he wouldn't if no one attempted to stop them.
- Insert Grenade Here: Subverted. Cad Bane throws a "cooked" grenade after the Senate guards who have just entered the lobby after their shift.
- Neck Snap: How Cad Bane kills the captain of the Senate guards.
- Prisoner Exchange: Bane's plan is to capture a number of Senators and cut the Senate building off the communication lines, to force Chancellor Palpatine to order the release of Ziro the Hutt. It works perfectly.
- Talking to Himself: Corey Burton is the voice actor of both Cad Bane and Ziro.
- Visual Innuendo: Anakin tries to prove his love to Padmé by giving her his lightsaber.