Palpatine refusing to believe Dooku's capture by pirates seems to foreshadow the fact that he plans to get rid of him in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Manhunt! After a long and perilous search, the Jedi finally track down Separatist leader, Count Dooku. During a heroic attempt to capture the Count, Anakin Skywalker has gone missing. Having lost contact with Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi heads towards his friend's last known location, a lone Separatist frigate in the far reaches of the Outer Rim...
Jedi Fortune Cookie: "The winding path to peace is always a worthy one, regardless of how many turns it takes."
Count Dooku: (About the Space Pirates) They are devious and deceitful and most importantly, stupid.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: It's a wonder you don't get along with them, Dooku. You have so much in common.
Hondo Ohnaka: Even a Sith Lord is no match for my warriors. Put up quite a fight! Blasters. Cannons. That glowy thing. Vmm! Vmmm!
Ahsoka Tano: (To Anakin) So which part of the situation did you have under control? The blocked entrance, or the poison gas, or that gundark behind you?
Hondo Ohnaka: (To Count Dooku) You don't survive in the Outer Rim by being stupid!
Count Dooku: Obi-Wan Kenobi. I thought I sensed an unpleasant disturbance in the Force.
Anakin Skywalker: How come I'm the one getting caught all the time? It doesn't look good.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: When you're a Jedi Master, you can make the plan.
Anakin Skywalker: That's just it. How can I become a Jedi Master if I'm always getting caught?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: At least you're a master... at getting caught.
The space pirates featured in this episode are of the Weequay species. The Weequay were first introduced in the original trilogy Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, as well as its novelization.