Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 3 Episode 53

Hunt for Ziro

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Nov 12, 2010 on Cartoon Network
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Cad Bane has broken Ziro the Hutt out of prison and the Hutt Council demands that Ziro tell them where he's hidden vital, and incriminating, information: a journal detailing the criminal activities of the five Hutt families. Ziro makes another daring escape with the help of his estranged lover, Sy Snootles. Bane is back on the Hutt's trail but he's not the only one. The Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos need to find him too. A chase through the swamps of Nal Hutta leads the pursuers to Ziro's enormous mother, Mama the Hutt, who points them to the direction of Teth. It is here, in the secret grave of Ziro's father, that the fugitive Hutt has hidden the diary. When he retrieves it, Snooty reveals her true intentions. She's a deadly woman scorned and a bounty hunter for hire. She kills Ziro, and returns the journal to her client: Jabba the Hutt.moreless

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  • Ziro the Hutt had been taking into custody by the Hutt Council, however Sy Snootles finds this out and breaks Ziro free, however both Jedi, Quinlan Vos and Obi Wan, along with notorious bounty hunter, Cad Bane are racing to catch up with Ziro.moreless

    I found this episode to be one of the best of the season because the story line was very impressive, wiht a mix of detective work from the Jedi and some fantatsic action scenes, as well as the fact it really gave a note to the title of the season "Secrets Revealed", as we learnt that Ziro was a big threat to the Hutt council and again got to see why Jabba the Hutt is the most famous Hutt and even goes behind the Hutt Council's back. An fantastic addition in this episode, was that of the new character, Quinlan Vos, who seemed to gain a reputation of a Jedi, who broke the rules and the relationship between him and Obi Wan was very humorous and made the episode that much better.

    The love story of Sy Snootles and Ziro the Hutt, was very weird, but believeable and another thing which made the episode very interesting and climatic, was seeing Snootles betray Ziro and then right at the end, seeing Jabba had orchestrated finding Ziro's secrets and killing Ziro.

    Finally, without failing to mention, the fight scene between Cad Bane and the two Jedi, was great, and shows how much the action and animation has improved since the first season. The lightsaber fight between Bane and Obi Wan, was only a couple of seconds long, but i think would have been more believable than having a 30-second fight, as Jedi are supposed to be lightsaber fighting skills, far more than a bounty hunter (even Cad Bane). Obi Wan being shocked by Cad Bane was great imagery and I loved Bane's brutalism when he kept on kicking the Jedi, when they were knocked down and even the flame thrower, at the end looked very real and dangerous.

    Cad Bane seemed a larger threat during this episode too, compared to last weeks, especially with the first shot of him in the episode, he looked menacing and like he wasn't going to take any crap for anyone, than at the end of the episode "Evil Plans", where he seemed to be too respectful with saying "Cad Bane at your service" (i admit think anything of it, until i watched this episode).

    Even though the fight was very short, it topped off what was one of the best episodes of the season so far, along with "ARC Troopers", "Assassin" and "Evil Plans". However I am really looking forward to the premiere of the SAVAGE OPRESS arc, which looks to be an incredible story, if not the best story of the entire CLONE WARS SERIES!!!moreless
Al Rodrigo

Al Rodrigo

Qunlan Vos

Guest Star

Angelique Perrin

Angelique Perrin

Mama the Hutt

Guest Star

Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

Sy Snootles/Gardulla the Hutt

Recurring Role

Angelique Perrin

Angelique Perrin


Recurring Role

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Todo 360

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This episode marks the first time Gamorrean Guards are seen in this series.

    • Newsreel:
      A great escape! Cad Bane and his notorious crew of bounty hunters liberated Ziro the Hutt from a Republic prison after holding the Galactic Senate hostage. The Jedi Council has assigned Obi-Wan Kenobi to retrieve Ziro the Hutt with the help of Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos. Unknown to the Jedi, we find Ziro in the clutches of the five Hutt families on the distant world of Nal Hutta...

      Jedi Fortune Cookie: "Love comes in all shapes and sizes."

    • This episode marks the death of Ziro the Hutt.

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  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode seems to be inconsistent with the rest of the Expanded Universe, considering Ziro had a mother and a father. In the EU, Hutts are hermaphrodites, and either have a masculine or feminine personality.

    • Contrary to popular belief, Ziro the Hutt wasn't really a main character. Over the past three seasons of the series, he has actually only been in one story arc. Evil Plans, Assassin, Hostage Crisis, and Hunt for Ziro all comprise one story arc. He was also featured in The Clone Wars feature film.

    • International Air Date:
      United Kingdom - December 11, 2010 on Sky Premiere