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Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S2E1 "Holocron Heist"

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A lesson learned is a lesson earned.

Ahsoka is assigned to duty at the Jedi Temple archives after overstepping orders to withdraw from Felucia. She's unhappy because she thinks it'll be boring. However, Darth Sidious has hired bounty hunter Cad Bane to pilfer a holocron from the vault of the Jedi Temple...


  • Action Prologue: The episode opens on Felucia with Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and the 501st Legion in the middle of a battle where they're desperately outnumbered, with Plo Koon dropping in with gunships and fighters from the 104th Battalion to extract them.
  • Aesop Amnesia: In "Storm Over Ryloth", Ahsoka disobeys orders from Anakin and Admiral Yularen to pull back and gets most of her squadron killed, which naturally makes her feel upset. Here, Ahsoka is in the exact same situation and given just about the same orders from Anakin and Obi-Wan during the First Battle of Felucia. The only difference is that Ahsoka is commanding clone troopers on the ground instead of starfighters. Obi-Wan tells Ahsoka that she is putting her clone troopers' lives in danger. This should have made her stop and think rather than continuing to do the same thing that she did at Ryloth, but Obi-Wan and Anakin practically have to drag her off of the battlefield instead (though this time her squad does not suffer heavy losses like the previous time she had to take this lesson to heart).
  • Air-Vent Passageway: The Jedi Temple's vents are enormous. Cad Bane uses them to break in.
  • Alliterative Title: "Holocron Heist".
  • Anachronic Order: This episode (and the subsequent two episodes that are part of the story arc this episode begins) take place before "Hostage Crisis" (1:22).
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Bane escapes with a Holocron.
  • Call-Back: Cato Parasitti isn't the first Clawdite bounty hunter in canon. That would be Zam Wessell.
  • The Cameo:
    • Kit Fisto enters the Holocron vault as Jocasta Nu is showing Ahsoka around the archives.
    • Luminara Unduli is walking in the other direction when Anakin and Obi-Wan are discussing Yoda's vision and trying to figure out where to start looking for the intruders.
  • Comically Missing the Point: On learning that they have to go pick up Ahsoka because she refuses to call off her attack:
    Anakin: Where is she?
    Obi-Wan: Following your teachings, apparently.
    Anakin: ... Is she winning?
    Obi-Wan: ... For now.
  • Deadly Rotary Fan: The Jedi Temple's large vents have their fans in pairs with a hidden security switch, making them intentionally deadly traps.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Cato Parasitti enters the Jedi Temple by impersonating a Jedi Master named Ord Enisence, who had recently died.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: The Jedi aren't able to catch Bane because, while Master Yoda expects the break-in, they assume the intruders are there for information on military deployments due to the holocrons only being of use to those who can open them.
  • Gunship Rescue: This episode opens with Anakin and Obi-Wan awaiting one on Felucia that's led by Plo Koon.
  • Holographic Disguise: Clawdite bounty hunter Cato Parasitti has one to mimic the clothing of people she impersonates.
  • Impossible Task: Bane acknowledges that infiltrating the Jedi Temple and stealing one of their well-guarded holocrons is impossible, but before Palpatine can finish saying that perhaps Bane's reputation is overstated Bane informs him that this means he's going to require a much larger payment than he would for a more normal job.
  • Insistent Terminology: Todo 360 keeps insisting that he's a "techno-service droid", not a butler droid, though Bane informs the droid that he's whatever Bane says he is.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Angry at being left to get arrested by Bane, Cato tells the Jedi who he's going after next: the Jedi Master Bolla Ropal, who is the caretaker of a crystal that contains a list of all the Force-sensitive children known to the Order.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: While Obi-Wan, Anakin, Yoda, and Aayla Secura are going over the setbacks in the Felucia system and the Outer Rim as a whole, Yoda looks away and grunts as he has a vision of the Jedi Temple being infiltrated, which is being planned elsewhere on Coruscant at that very moment. Obi-Wan also stops talking and starts to turn around towards Yoda right before the Grand Master is hit with the vision.
  • Near Misses: Obi-Wan grabs Anakin and pulls him away from a AT-TE walker just before a Vulture Droid collides with it, with Anakin even saying it was close.
  • Punishment Detail: While there are more reasons than just punishment behind Ahsoka's duty as a guard for the Jedi Temple Archives, she takes it as punishment for her rash actions and failure to follow orders and look at the bigger picture on Felucia, and it is definitely foremost intended as such.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": When the Jedi recognize that Todo 360 has been booby-trapped with a bomb that's about to go off, the droid starts quickly repeating "no!" right before blowing up.
  • Rocket Boots: Cad Bane uses these to fly to the point where he breaks into the Jedi Temple, and to control his fall in the vertical sections of the vents.
  • Towering Flower: The surface of Felucia where Plo Koon's gunships rescue Obi-Wan and Anakin is covered with teal flowers with maroon stamens and veins well over twenty feet tall. There are also towering brownish plants that look almost like a stack of rocks rather than plant life, but sway and move giving away their nature.
  • Undisclosed Funds: Cad Bane says that he wants a rather nice Rouge-class starfighter with elite weapons and cloaking devices in addition to "triple [his] usual rate" as payment from Darth Sidious for breaking into the Jedi Temple. This gives away nothing about how much Bane is usually paid, especially as Sidious makes it clear that money is no object.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Cato Parasitti is able to shapeshift like all Clawdites, but she's limited to humanoids.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: Bane hides a bomb inside his droid Todo 360 and blows him up to distract the Jedi.