June 6, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

#77 Season 4 Episode 11

“Where we are going always reflects where we came from.”


Zygerrian slavers are behind the sudden disappearance of an entire colony of people on the planet Kiros. As Anakin and Ahsoka rush to defuse a series of bombs planted by the slavers, Obi-Wan must fight with their imposing leader.

Kidnapped Preview and Episode Guide. Commentary for episodes 4:11 to 4:13

Original Airdate: 25 November 2011

Writers: Henry Gilroy and Steven Melching

Director: Kyle Dunlevy

Concept Art and Trivia

“Kidnapped” is the first installment of a three-part arc that adapts the comic series Slaves of the Republic, originally published as six issues by Dark Horse Comics in 2008, and collected as a digest-sized paperback. The comics came out as the television series first launched, and as such, take place earlier in time than the episodes. Ahsoka is younger in the comic, and Rex, Anakin and Obi-Wan have their Season One looks.


In the comic version of the events, Obi-Wan brawls with Separatist commander Xerius Ugg as Anakin defuses the bombs set on Kiros. In the television series, Uggwas was replaced by Darts D’Nar. This helped expedite the story — involving the Zygerrian element from the start meant it didn’t need to be introduced later. It also avoided the re-use of a Besalisk villain so soon after the memorable Umbaran episodes featuring Pong Krell.


This episode sees the return of an animation model seen previously in “Padawan Lost.” On Wasskah, viewers were treated to owl-like creatures named convoree. This episode features a similar creature, with different colored plumage. It is known only (so far) as a Kiros bird.

The Tecora has its name written on its hull in Aurebesh type, as well as the words “DELTA S-9” on the trailing edge of its wings. This Zygerrian ship shares a name with a Portuguese slave ship from the early 1800s.

The interior controls of the Tecora are heavily influenced by the computer interfaces seen in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Attentive fans no doubt noticed the hexagram patterns also seen in Luke Skywalker’s garage


Rancor nose art for BARC speeder sidecar