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- "A failure in planning is a plan for failure."
In the middle of a routine shopping trip on Coruscant, C-3PO is abducted by the bounty hunter Cad Bane. Bane is looking for information about the Senate building on behalf of Jabba the Hutt. Finding C-3PO devoid of useful information, Bane and his accomplices kidnap R2-D2 and extract the vital data, before memory wiping the droids of the incident, and letting them on their way. The floor-plans and security details of the Senate building are part of a plot engineered by the Hutt families to free their imprisoned brother, Ziro the Hutt, who holds potentially damaging information about Hutt activities.
Padmé is desperately trying to arrange a party for Senator Aang, and despite Anakin's efforts to ease her mind, the stress begins to bear down on her, especially since C-3PO is also quite fuzzy about the arrangements. Finally, Anakin sends out Threepio and Artoo to fetch the Jogan fruit that Artoo had forgotten to buy for dessert - Jogan fruit cake, which is Aang's favorite dessert.
At the market, Threepio chastises Artoo for his (at least what he considers) incompetence, but gets himself swindled by the fruit vendor. Right after the purchase is made, a droid approaches them and suggests that they take a break at a nearby Droid Spa for a cosmetic overhaul. Artoo takes the offer enthusiastically, but as he races off to the facility, Threepio is kidnapped by Cad Bane's droid gang.
While Artoo enjoys the spa's amenities, Threepio is brought to Bane's hideout in one of the industrial areas of Coruscant, where his databanks are brutally scanned for information on the Galactic Senate Building's layout. Threepio's memory does not contain this information, but Threepio mentions that Artoo might know, so Bane decides to change targets. As Artoo exits the Spa and finds Threepio missing, he is promptly pursued by Todo and HELIOS-3E. Artoo manages to hide in a dark alley, but after he hears his pursuers preparing to dismantle Threepio, he surrenders himself.
After Bane manages to obtain the information he is looking for, he has the two droids mind-wiped and dumped back in the place where they were snatched. The two droids return with their purchase, none the wiser about what had befallen them, just in time for the cake to be finished and served to the delighted Aang. Meanwhile, Bane travels to Tatooine and delivers the plans to his employer, Jabba the Hutt. Jabba, however, immediately offers Bane yet another assignment and contacts the Hutt Grand Council for a private conference. Bane's new mission is to free Ziro from prison, as he possesses confidential information which might prove fatal to the Hutts should the Republic authorities get their hands on it; and Bane readily accepts the job.
- Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
- Seth Green as Todo 360
- Corey Burton as Cad Bane, HELIOS-3E and J0-N0
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Jabba the Hutt, Gorga the Hutt and Droogan
- Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker and droid
- Catherine Taber as Padmé Amidala
- Nika Futterman as TC-70
- Dee Bradley Baker as GL-916 and Arok the Hutt
- Terrence Carson as Senator Aang and alien
- Angelique Perrin as SN-D1 and BO-N1
- Tom Kane as narrator
- David Acord as rabbit droid
- Jeffrey "Duff" Goldman as baker droid
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