->''Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?''

After the relief mission to Aleen is completed, R2-D2 and C-3PO attempt to report in to Padmé via hologram, but are interrupted by a Separatist attack and forced to abandon ship. However instead of utilizing an escape pod, the two droids commandeer a Y-Wing. Split up from Commander Wolffe and Republic allies, the duo attempt to navigate their way back home.

!!This episode provides example of:

* AlienBlood: After flattening Hay-Zu after 3PO knocked him over, R2 sports a large turquoise bloodstain on his front for the rest of the episode.
* DeathByFallingOver: An unusual variant -- diminutive dictator Hay-Zu is killed when C-3PO accidentally knocks R2-D2 onto him.
* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Although R2 may be an experienced in flying smaller ships, C-3PO certainly is not, and the audience is treated to a bewildered protocol droid "piloting" a Y-Wing. Points for literally tumbling into the cockpit initially as well!
* ForTheEvulz: This is the entire motivation of the Separatists for attacking the pirate vessel. Once notified of the existence of nearby spaceship that is ''possibly'' being used by pirates, General Grievous instantly snarls "Use that ship for for target practice! Open fire!". Granted the crew ''was'' made up of pirates and and they [[PayEvilUntoEvil certainly deserved it ]], but the Separatists didn't bother confirming this before shooting, or take into account any possible innocents aboard.
* GoryDiscretionShot: We are not shown what was left of Hay-Zu after R2 fell on him.
* {{Lilliputians}}: The Pattitites, in a direct homage to the TropeNamer.
* LudicrousPrecision: C-3PO, in his typical fashion, at one point comments that he has 1.723% charge left.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: The pirates who force droids to fight to the death are blown into space by Separatists.
* ShoutOut: This episode starts off with the initial quote being used from [[Film/ANewHope the movie that started it all]]. The leader from the first planet that the droids come across physically resembles recurring ''WesternAnimation/{{Droids}}'' enemy Sisse Fromm, [[Literature/GulliversTravels albeit scaled down]]. The second planet has a [[Film/TheWizardofOz great and powerful hologram]] that commands the denizens there.
* SpacePirates
* WakingUpElsewhere: After running out of power, the two droids are salvaged by pirates. Their wake-up after being recharged is not pleasant.