After the remains of of Savage Opress' first victims victims are returned to the Jedi Temple, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are sent to investigate this new menace. Meanwhile on Serreno Dooku begins to train Savage in the ways of the Dark Side.
This episode provide examples of:
- All There in the Manual: The Jedi never learned Darth Maul's name in The Phantom Menace, so many earlier Expanded Universe works just refered to him as an unknown Sith. This practice however ignored the fact that Nute Gunray was arrested in the film, and he knew Maul's name. In this episode Obi-Wan refered to Maul by name, and the episode guide confirmed that indeed Gunray was the one to reveal it to the Jedi.
- The Cameo: The Republic Commando had a cameo in this episode, they were the clones who returned the bodies of Master Halsey and his Padawan to the Temple.
- Continuity Nod: Obi-Wan confusing Savage for Darth Maul on the security footage.
- Obi-Wan and Anakin assuming that Dooku sent Savage to Toydaria to exact revenge against King Katuunko, who chose to join the Republic instead of the Separatist Allieance.
- Double Weapon: Savage gets his double-bladed lightsaber in this episode.
- Electric Torture: Dooku used Force-lightning on Savage, as a punishment for killing King Katuunko, whom he was supposed to capture alive.
- Evil Versus Evil: The battle between Dooku, Ventress and Opress.
- Instant Expert: Might be a side-effect of the Nightsisters' magic that transformed him, but Savage's a frighteningly quick learner given that with only the first levels of his training complete, he was able to fight Obi-Wan and Anakin on equal footing and Force-choke Ventress and Dooku simultaneously.
- The Juggernaut: Savage pretty much spent the latter half of the episode being totally unstoppable. Even being subjected to multiple full-powered Force-lightnings by Dooku, could only temporarly paralize him, and after the amount of beating he took from Dooku and Ventress, he still was able to force Obi-Wan and Anakin on the defensive. It took being surrounded and repeatedly shot on the torso by about a dozen droids to force him to retreat.
- The Power of Hate: Dooku teaches Savage how to use his hatred to channel the Dark Side.
- Took a Level in Badass: Savage.
- Training from Hell: Dooku puts Savage through this.