The Hidden Enemy

March 19, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 1 Episode 16

“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.

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Concept Art and Trivia


Crystal City apartment exterior by T. Le

In the script, the opening sequence was to involve the clones setting up their own combat droid that they had nicknamed “The Beast.” Its design would resemble the dome-shaped mining droids from A New Hope — but modified with weaponry to look not too dissimilar to the head of a Dalek from Dr. Who. Ultimately, it was decided to keep the sides clearly defined as clones versus droids, and not clones using droids versus droids. Furthermore, the opening scene would not even display just what “The Beast” would do, so it was cut as an unnecessary story complication.

The script describes Obi-Wan’s placement in the towers as both on 287th floor and the 46th level. This is not necessarily a contradiction.

The side of the tactical droid’s head is stenciled with Aurebesh characters that read “TACTICAL.”
The display screen that Cody uses to contact the Jedi says in Aurebesh, “SENDING,” “RECEIVING” and “LOCATING STATUS.”

Due to late editorial changes, at the end of Act I, you can hear Obi-Wan refer to Cody as both “commander” and “captain.” The latter shot was originally of Kenobi referring to Rex.

During the first footchase inside the Republic base, it may sound like Cody orders Rex to take the left corridor (who then proceeds to turn right). What Cody actually says is “You take the west corridor.”

The music that accompanies the brawl between Rex, Cody and Slick is a variation of the speeder chase from Episode II.

Originally, Sergeant Slick was supposed to have red hair, but when rendered, the standard dark hair model was used. This actually helps him blend in more rather than stand out as a suspect.

Clone pilot Hawk was originally in the Clone Wars movie, called by Anakin for an extraction from the B’omarr monastery on Teth. That sequence was cut from the movie — which may have ended up saving Hawk’s life, because as it originally played out, that rescue gunship would have been shot down by a vulture droid.

Sketch has an Aurebesh “S” tattooed on his brow.