Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S4E17 "The Box"

"The strong survive, the noble overcome."

Count Dooku puts the bounty hunters and Obi-Wan in a box designed to test their capabilities for the upcoming mission, and Obi-Wan must survive without using the Force.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Death Course: What Eval's creation runs the bounty hunters through to find the best of the best.
  • Dwindling Party: The express purpose of the Box is to whittle the bounty hunters down from eleven to five, and Dooku outright admits before they begin that he will execute any extra survivors to maintain the secrecy of the mission.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Moralo Eval tries to dispose of Hardeen/Obi-Wan in a cowardly way, he is called out by both Cad Bane and Dooku, who give Hardeen a chance for a fair fight.
  • Whole Plot Reference: The Box is a much less graphic version of the Cube from the film series of the same name.