Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S5E8 "Bound for Rescue"

"When we rescue others, we rescue ourselves."

Although Ahsoka saved the younglings from Hondo's pirates, she was captured in the process, and their ship was heavily damaged. After Obi-Wan's rescue mission is thwarted by a surprise attack from General Grievous, the younglings discover that their ship will explode if they don't land soon and let the engines cool off, so they're left with one option: go to Florrum and rescue Ahsoka.

This episode provides examples of:

  • The Alcoholic: Hondo Onaka, to the point where it is played for laughs.
  • Badass in Distress: Continuing from the end of the previous episode, Ahsoka Tano.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In the newsreel at the beginning of "The Gathering", the younglings were shown practicing acrobatic moves. They use these moves to con their way into a traveling circus as acrobats, so they can sneak inside Hondo's base and rescue Ahsoka.
  • Circus Episode: The younglings join a circus to infiltrate Hondo's camp and rescue Ahsoka.
  • Fanservice: The Twi'lek and Togruta girls working in the circus are dressed in rather revealing and form-fitting outfits.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Grievous regains enough levels to put him on par with his Star Wars: Clone Wars incarnation; his fleet routs Obi-Wan's, and he tears his way through the clones and even pretty much curbstomps Obi-Wan himself, forcing him to flee. Obi-Wan gets the last laugh by having the ship self-destruct, however.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Ahsoka's reaction when she sees that the "Animal Instincts" are actually the younglings in disguise who came to rescue her (though she says it as "Oh no...").

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