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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.