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Sabine: Still a bounty hunter, I see.
Ketsu: Tell me you don't miss it.
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Sabine and Ezra are sent on a mission to retrieve a droid with sensitive information, only to run into a bounty hunter and former friend of Sabine's.


Tropes in this episode:

  • Absentee Actor: Kanan and Zeb are nowhere to be seen.
  • Are These Wires Important?: When Chopper is blown out the airlock, he takes the opportunity to land on Ketsu's ship and sabotage the weapons array, which he accomplishes by grabbing whatever he can get his claws on and tearing it out.
  • The Cameo:
    • R2-D2 shows up at the end to receive the courier.
    • An RX-Series pilot droid, (the droid model of RX-24, the Starspeeder 3000 pilot from the original Star Tours ride, is back again (having first appeared on the show in "Droids in Distress").
  • Continuity Nod:
    • When Chopper meets R2-D2 again at Havoc Outpost, they have an exchange of irritated beeps. The last time R2 showed up, in "Droids in Distress", he and Chopper got into a few fights.
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    • Hera mentions that when the Ghost crew met Ezra, he was stealing from them.
  • Enemy Mine: Sabine and Ketsu have to work together against the Imperials while also fighting each other for the droid.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: At the beginning of the scene where Sabine and Ezra are trying to find the courier, an Aqualish passenger dressed like a backpacker can be seen among the disembarking passengers.
  • Generic Graffiti: The first sign of Ketsu's presence is a tag she left on a wall, which Sabine takes notice of.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Though she doesn't turn all the way to the rebels, Ketsu nevertheless gives up the bounty on the droid to help Sabine, despite earlier not caring if she lived or died.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The intel is hidden in a boxy, low-mobility power droid, as no one would expect it to house something valuable.
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  • Human Shield: Ketsu uses a stormtrooper as one while fighting a squad of them.
  • Info Dump: Most of the dialogue between Sabine and Ketsu is exposition about Sabine's past.
  • Meaningful Background Event: During the scene early on where Sabine and Ezra are approaching various disembarking passengers and saying the code phrase, trying to find the courier, EG-86, the actual courier, can be seen sitting among the offloaded cargo in the background.
  • Nothing Personal: Ketsu re her attack on Sabine.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Chopper, when Ketsu tractor-beams him. He puts his manipulator arms over his "eyes" as he's being pulled in.
    • The poor shuttle droid, after Sabine reactivates him in the middle of his ship being seized and about to explode.
  • Shout-Out: The Imperial commander calls the droid shuttle captain "bold but foolish", not unlike another bold (and bald) but foolish captain.
  • Tempting Fate: After hijacking the shuttle, Sabine quips that she made an easy getaway from Ketsu. Naturally, Ketsu shows up right then.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: Chopper gets sucked into space when Ketsu shoots out the shuttle hatch.
  • True Companions: Ketsu and Sabine used to be this, Ketsu even referring to her as "little sister". By the end of the episode they've managed to repair their relationship somewhat.
  • Trust Password: The courier will respond to the code phrase "It's a long way to Alderaan."
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: While Sabine is protective of Chopper and the power droid, she doesn't think twice about engineering the death of the innocent shuttle captain droid as a diversion.


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