Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Hidden Enemy   Rewatch 
November 3, 2016 8:47 AM - Season 1, Episode 16 - Subscribe

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead a desperate fight against Separatist forces on the planet of Christophis, only to discover that a traitor might be in their midst.

Episode Information

"The Hidden Enemy" is the second episode in The Clone Wars chronological viewing order. For more information, such as image galleries, videos, etc, check out its episode guide here!

Official Synopsis!
"Truth enlightens the mind, but won't always bring happiness to your heart." Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead Republic forces in an attempt to defeat the droid armies and free the planet of Christophsis from the Separatist siege. When the Republic is ambushed and forced to retreat, it becomes clear that someone in their midst has set them up. The Jedi believe this infiltration is a Sith-backed operation and go behind enemy lines to investigate. Meanwhile, Captain Rex and Commander Cody set out to uncover the traitor amongst them.
  • "The Hidden Enemy" is a prequel to The Clone Wars movie. At the time it aired (or the creation of the Trivia section), it was referred to as part of an anthology of episodes which jumped around the time line, particularly in Season Two.
  • The original script called for the Clones to deploy their own droid, called "The Beast," which would have resembled the head of a Dalek from Dr. Who, but was based off of dome-shaped mining droids seen in A New Hope. It was cut after a decision was made to keep the war simply between clones and droids, not clones, clones' droids, and droids.
  • It's implied from the script that Obi-Wan moves between the 287th floor and the 46th floor of the tower in the episode.
  • The side of the tactical droid's head is stenciled with the word "Tactical" in Aurebesh characters.
  • Due to late editorial changes, Act I confusingly has Kenobi refer to Cody as both "commander" and "captain." The latter a result of Rex originally being in the shot.
  • The music which accompanies the brawl between Rex, Cody, and Slick, is a variation of the music from the speeder chase in Attack of the Clones.
  • Originally, Slick was supposed to have red hair, but ended up with the regular brown clone hair which helped him blend in with his fellow troops instead of standing out like a suspect.
  • The clone pilot, Hawk, was originally supposed to die in The Clone Wars movie, but that scene was ultimately left out of the final film.
  • The clone barracks featured pinups of Twi'lek girls and Naboo handmaidens.
  • Sketch has an Aurebesh "S" tattooed on his brow.
Next Time on The Clone Wars!

The next episode chronologically is actually The Clone Wars movie. In lieu of two posts next week, we will just devote one due to its length!
posted by Atreides (2 comments total)
I really want to start watching this in this order. Right now I'm watching them in this order instead as my first watch of the series. I'll have to double back here when there is overlap.
posted by French Fry at 1:35 PM on November 3, 2016

I recall seeing that order somewhere (perhaps on the Blue), and it definitely offers a lean and to the point viewing guide. I think it definitely covers the best of the best, with only a few fun episodes dropping through the cracks. In good news, I don't think you'll have to wait long for the overlap to begin!
posted by Atreides at 2:55 PM on November 3, 2016

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