Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S4E16 "Friends and Enemies"

"Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer."

A disguised Obi-Wan, Moralo Eval, and Cad Bane flee the Republic while pursued by Anakin and Ahsoka.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Big Damn Heroes: Cad Bane is about to execute an unconscious Anakin when Ahsoka comes flying in, lightsabers blazing, to stand over his body in defense.
  • Choke Holds: Obi-Wan subdues Anakin by choking him into unconsciousness, giving him enough time to whisper a warning that lets Anakin realize that he's disguised as his own killer.
  • Continuity Nod: The ship Obi-Wan buys is of the same design as Lando Calrissian's yacht, the Lady Luck, in the Expanded Universe.
  • Groin Attack: Anakin slams a knee between Obi-Wan's legs, which almost gives him enough time to retrieve his lightsaber and kill Obi-Wan before Cad Bane joins the fight.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Anakin and Ahsoka are kept out of the loop regarding Obi-Wan's faked death and undercover mission, which almost gets all three of them killed when the Chancellor overrules the Jedi Council and allows Anakin to pursue "Rako Hardeen" himself. To sell Obi-Wan's death, the Jedi needed Anakin's reaction to look natural, but could have told him the truth at any point after the event, as Yoda notes too late.
  • Shout-Out: When Cad Bane is picking out a new hat, the first one he picks up is Indiana Jones' fedora.