Recap: Star Wars The Clone Wars S 3 E 9 Hunt For Ziro

After the notorius bounty hunter Cad Bane broke Ziro, the Hutt out of the Republic prison on Coruscant, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos team up to track down them.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Anachronic Order: This episode takes place directly after the Season 1 finale, Hostage Crisis (1x22), and is the last part of the Ziro-arc.
  • Ascended Extra: Sy Snootles from Return of the Jedi had a pivotal role in this episode.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: The club where the Hutt Council held it's meating on Nal Hutta, had a classic 1920-ies maffia club vibe.
    • Bikini Bar: Three barely dressed twi'lek girls were performing a dance number in one scene, and others appeared for few seconds on the screen.
  • Crack Pairing: In-universe, the episode revealed, that Sy Snootles and Ziro once had a "relationship".
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Averted with Mama the Hutt. She actually is voiced by a woman (Angelique Perrin), albeit with voice modifiers that make her sound like a man.
  • Death by Woman Scorned: When Ziro grew tired of Snootles, he sent her away to Nal Hutta, breaking her heart. After she has learnt about Ziro being held prisoner in the same club she was working in, she helped him escape, followed him to the Macguffin of the episode, and killed him.
  • Dynamic Entry: Quinlan Vos likes these. When arriving at the Jedi Temple, he didn't wait for his ride to land, he simply jumped down to the platform. Also see below at There Was a Door.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Ziro.
  • Fanservice: See Bikini Bar above.
    • Fan Disservice: In the middle of the dance number performed by three beautiful, different colored twi'lek girls, Sy Snootles shows up as the main attraction... Not to mention later in the episode she and Ziro were shown kissing...
  • Interspecies Romance: Ziro (Hutt) and Sy Snootles (Pa'lowick) had once a relationship.
  • Large and In Charge: Mama the Hutt is the arguably the largest Hutt introduced in the Star Wars universe. She makes Jabba (her grandson) look in-shape.
  • The Mafia: The Hutt Council. Marlo the Hutt even looks like the godfather.
  • MacGuffin: The holodiary, which contained an extensive list of the crimes of the Hutt Council.
  • Psychometry Quinlan Vos has this ability, and used it to confirm that Ziro had been in the Hutt's club not long before their arrival.
  • There Was a Door: Subverted. Quinlan entered Mama the Hutt's lair through the door, but instead of knocking, or using his Psychic Powers to open the lock, he cut an "X" in it with his lightsaber, and kicked the pieces in.