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Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S4E15 "Deception"

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All warfare is based on deception.

Obi-Wan fakes his death to go undercover as his own killer at a Republic prison so he can uncover a plot to kill the Chancellor.


  • Call-Back: Boba and Bossk have been imprisoned since "Lethal Trackdown".
  • The Cameo: Boba Fett makes a brief appearance in the prison and picks a fight with the (disguised) Obi-Wan. And he's accompanied by Bossk.
  • Cramming the Coffin: As part of the escape plan, Bane, Eval, and "Hardeen" hide in chutes taking dead bodies to the crematorium. Obi-Wan is forced to get into the one that already has a dead prisoner in it.
  • Fake Assassination: Obi-Wan's murder is faked with the aid of body armour and a vitals suppressant, although the assassin doesn't know the truth about the plot.
  • Faking the Dead: Obi-Wan has his murder faked in order to have enough Villain Cred after assuming the murderer's identity.
  • Get into Jail Free: The first stop on Obi-Wan's mission is prison, when an unknowing Anakin and Ahsoka are sent to arrest "Rako Hardeen" for Obi-Wan's murder.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • What exactly happened to make Boba Fett angry at Rako Hardeen? It's only stated that Boba claims he stole a bounty from him... that is, if he's not just lying since he's been paid to start a riot.
    • How Cad Bane ended up captured and imprisoned was never explained, even in the old Clone Wars tie-in comics. He was last seen exiting stage left in "Hunt For Ziro". Eval hired him, and Bane got himself put in Eval's prison to break him out.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Ahsoka looks just as angry as Anakin when arresting "Rako Hardeen", and doesn't object to Anakin threatening to kill him on the spot.
  • Prison Episode: Obi-Wan goes to jail disguised as his alleged killer to infiltrate a plot against the Chancellor.
  • Prison Riot: Cad Bane pays Boba Fett to get into a fight with "Rako Hardeen" in order to start one as a means of escape.
  • Subtle Superpowering: Obi-Wan Kenobi is breaking out of prison while disguised as Rako Hardeen and he comes across a locked door. He asks Cad Bane and Moralo Eval to stand guard at the ends of the hallway while he rewires the control panel. This is so they won't notice him using the Force to open the door, an ability that Rako Hardeen doesn't have.
  • We Will Not Use Stage Makeup In The Future: Obi-Wan is given Rako Hardeen's face by means of a painful procedure involving the injection of a substance with a very large needle. Well, he is going to prison.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The real Rako Hardeen is never seen again after Obi-Wan starts impersonating him. There was supposed to be a scene in "Friends and Enemies" where Anakin caught Rex taking Hardeen to a safe location, but it was scrapped because the writers thought it would be out-of-character for Rex to conceal information from Anakin.
  • Whole-Plot Reference: To Face/Off: A good guy has his face swapped with that of a criminal in order to infiltrate a high-security prison and uncover a plot.