Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 1 Episode 16

The Hidden Enemy

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Feb 06, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Suspicions run high when Anakin and Obi-Wan try to liberate a Separatist planet and they're forced to deal with a Republic traitor.

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  • GREAT !! - (This episode is set right b4 the movie)

    This episode is set right b4 the movie

    which was strange to me, i was thinking the clone wars timeline started with the movie then these episodes.. but oh well

    this episode was very good, it has a jedi and clones vs robots fight, and a lightsaber fight and other stuff too..

    now that this episode is set rite b4 the movie.. im gonna go watch the movie again now :P

    cant wait 4 week week... we get 2 episodes:)

    Jedi Fortune Cookie: "Truth enlightens the mind, but won't always bring happiness to your heart." Suspicions run high when Anakin and Obi-Wan try to liberate a Separatist planet and they're forced to deal with a Republic traitor.moreless
  • Anakin and Obi-Wan are leading clones in the defence of the planet Cristophsis. When waiting to ambush the droids, they are counter-ambushed and forced to retreat. They then realise that this was the fault of a traitor.moreless

    The story is very good, and I enjoyed the action at the beginning. The traitor is not very subtle, using the terminal in his own barracks, hiding in the corridor just outside the command centre and blatantly lying. This put my score down slightly. It also seems hard to believe that Slick was the traitor, as he is a leader and has earned the republic's trust. Why he betrayed the republic is unclear, he claimed it was for his brothers but his actions put many of them in danger.

    Overall I enjoyed this episode as I enjoy all the Clone Wars Episodes.moreless
  • The Republic's efforts to hold Christophsis are complicated by a traitor in their midst. Cody and Rex investigate while Anakin and Obi-Wan head for a meeting that just might be a trap.moreless

    One of the better episodes of the first year, this one actually serves as a prequel to the movie that was released last August. Here we get a direct lead-in to the events that opened the movie and part of that is the intriguing plotline involving a clone traitor in the midst of the Republic forces. This episode did so many things well, it's hard to remember all of them or to pick specifics. From the beginning it starts off fast with a failed plan leading to the Jedi and clone troopers being ambushed by waves of battle droids. After so much of the series has highlighted the comical, ineffective side of the droids, it's good to see here (as was showcased at the end of Episode II) why they're such a deadly and feared fighting force: there are so darn many of them and they can just keep on coming nonstop. They overwhelm our heroes early on, necessitating and quick and exciting escape. The episode's main storyline involves the Republic traitor responsible for making the initial attack possible, focusing on Cody and Rex as they investigate a small unit of men under their command. I'm always up for getting a closer look at the individual clones and this episode continues that, again giving us a look at the men who share identical faces but vary in so many other ways. It's interesting to get that look and to follow Cody and Rex (with some assistance from always dependable Artoo) on their search for the traitor. In the end, it leads to some good plotting and a well-done fight scene as well as bringing up issues that should be asked involving the Jedi and the use of a clone army. It's a question that's been brought up in the past in other Star Wars material, particularly in several of Karen Traviss' books, so it's good to see some of those threads carrying over to the show as well, especially in a less preachy fashion. The B story of the episode has Anakin and Obi-Wan investigating the Separatist base for clues on the traitor. This results in some positives as well, whether it's the back and forth with Anakin and Obi-Wan, some classic moments involving Obi-Wan and the nemesis they discover waiting for them, and more elements from the movie that tie into the beginning there. Though not as strong as the other story, it's still entertaining enough, making for one of the show's best episodes to date.moreless
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are looking for a hidden traitor which is believed to be a clone trooper. Except Rex and Cody find the traior first as Obi-Wan and Anakin are led into a trap. Anakin and Obi-Wan escape and the traitor is captured.moreless

    This is my favourite episode of the series with everything that you can hope for. It contains violence and even when the action stops it is very engaging as you are trying to find out who the traitor is and this is why it is very exciting. While a really good bit is the lightsaber battle between Obi-Wan, Anakin and Ventress. I think the best bit is the hand on combat between cody and rex and the traitor which is really exciting. I can't wait for the next episode which looks as good as this one, but i think that this is (so far) the best episode of the seriesmoreless
  • Awsome episode! My favorite one of the season!

    This episode was so awsome! Probably one of my top 5 favorite Star Wars: The Clone wars episodes. The battle with Ventress was so awsome! But kinda sad about the tradder. Anyways, the scene where the robot guy got his head ripped off made me Lol! It was nice to see Commander Cody and Captain Rex again. And the both of them working together was nice. Overall this episode was great! And it was nice to see the droid tanks(or whatever they are called) again! Kinda of like a mystery themed episode because they were asking the clones where they were.moreless
Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter

Anakin Skywalker

Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Yoda, Narrator, Wullf Yularen

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Captain Rex, Commander Cody and the Clone Troopers

Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

TC-70, Asajj Ventress

James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

Obi-Wan Kenobi, 4-A7, Medical Droid

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Newsreel:
      A planet under siege! Separatist forces mercilessly batter the beautiful and elegant world of Christophsis. Unable to defend themselves any longer, the people of Christophsis call upon the Jedi for assistance. Hoping to save lives and prevent further destruction, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker plan a daring ambush that can turn the tide in the fight for this crucial star system...

      Jedi Fortune Cookie: "Truth enlightens the mind, but won't always bring happiness to your heart."

    • In this episode, Commander Cody is referred to as Captain Cody. This is because he is recomended for promotion by Obi-Wan after the Battle of Christophsis.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Sergeant Slick: All of you just blindly following orders! For what? At least I got something out of all this suffering!
      Captain Rex: Yeah, I bet you sold out your brothers for some real shiny coin, huh?
      Sergeant Slick: Yes, she offered me money. But she offered me something more important, something you wouldn't understand: freedom!

    • Anakin Skywalker: You couldn't be a bigger disappointment. How could you do this to your brothers?
      Slick: Only a Jedi would ask that. It's the Jedi who keep my brothers enslaved! We do your bidding, we serve at your whim. I just wanted something more.
      Rex: And all you had to do to get it was put the rest of us all at risk.
      Slick: I... I love my brothers. You're too blind to see it. But I was striking a blow for all clones!
      Cody: If you loved your brothers, you never would've put them at risk.

  • NOTES (1)