Cat and Mouse

March 18, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 2 Episode 16

“A wise leader knows when to follow.”


A Separatist blockade surrounds Christophsis. Anakin’s fleet is tasked with deploying relief supplies to the surface but they are massively out-gunned and out-manoeuvred by the skillful Admiral Trench. Obi-Wan arrives and unveils the Republic’s new weapon: a stealth ship. The stealth ship is the last hope at besting the cunning Separatist fleet commander and aiding the battered people of Christophsis.

Cat and Mouse Commentary, Preview and Episode Guide.

Concept Art and Trivia

Chronologically, this episode precedes all the others that have been broadcast thus far. “Cat and Mouse” is followed by Season One’s “The Hidden Enemy” and then an episode originally titled “The New Padawan” that was re-edited into The Clone Wars feature film.

Among the Republic starships destroyed by Admiral Trench — according to intelligence reports displayed on Admiral Yularen’s screen — are the cruiser The Righteous and the frigate Swift Return

Cut from the episode but present in the script was the name of the Jedi Master in charge of the Republic task-force at the Battle of Malastare Narrows: Jedi Kep-She.

Early in production, Admiral Trench’s name was rendered as “Admiral Taranch,” a more obvious nod to his tarantula inspiration. Though his name was changed, Yularen’s intelligence report shows the original spelling in Aurebesh.