Rex: Looks like we got ourselves a batch of Shinies here.
Echo: Shinies, sir?
Rex: That's right. Your armor. It's shiny and new. Just like you.
An important outpost that's scanning the space surrounding Kamino, protected by a squad of rookie clone troopers are attacked by the Separatist army.
This episode provides examples of:
- Anachronic Order: This episode takes place between the two episodes of the Season 3 premier, "Clone Cadets" (3x01) and "ARC Troopers" (3x02)
- Be Careful What You Wish For
- Break Out Character: Hevy, Fives and Echo. Cutup and Droidbait to a lesser extent.
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: The droids try to make Rex and Cody go away from the base by disguiseing their faces with clone helmets. Near the end of the episode Rex fools them into opening the gate by using the torn off head of one of the droids.
- Bittersweet Ending: The invasion attempt is thwarted and the Separatist fleet retreats. Sadly, three members Domino Squad are now dead, including Hevy. But hey, Echo and Fives are now inducted into the 501st.
- Boom Head Shot: Rex took out one of the disguised Commando Droids this way.
- Commander Smooth and Captain Rough: Cody and Rex respectively.
- Dwindling Party: Domino Squad. In order of death: Droidbait, who was the first to be killed by the invading droids, Cutup was eaten alive by a Rishi eel, and Hevy was forced to pull a Heroic Sacrifice when the bomb's remote had a malfunction. Only Echo and Fives survived.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Hevy detonated the bomb manually, when the remote had a malfunction.
- Lower Deck Episode: Anakin and Obi-Wan only had cameos in this episode.
- New Meat: Provides the current page quote: