- "A soldier's most powerful weapon is courage."
D-Squad has arrived in the seedy town of Pons Ora. Colonel Gascon and WAC-47 enter a diner for some refreshment while the astromechs performed reconnaissance around town for hostiles. But upon announcing themselves, they are rudely shooed out by the diner's cook, Borkus. WAC takes Gascon to the side of the diner where a swarm of bugs are scurrying towards the garbage. Though disgusted at the thought of eating leftovers, Gascon sees no alternative. But before he could take a bite, a Human dish washer named Gregor steps out of the diner to throw out the garbage, accidentally hitting Gascon. Apologizing for his mistake, Gregor offers to give him some food on the side. However, Gascon stares Gregor and identifies him as a clone trooper. However, Gregor apparently has no idea what a clone is and is forced to return to work. Gascon and WAC then rendezvous with the astromechs, who confirm the presence of Separatists on Abafar.
After his shift is done, Gregor asks Borkus what's a clone. The Sullustan vaguely says clones fight in a galactic war and tells Gregor to forget about it, reminding him that it was he who found him. Though Gregor still appreciates his help, he asks how he arrived on Abafar. Borkus avoids the question, and tells Gregor to go home and never mention the word, "clone" again.
Meanwhile, D-Squad finds a heavily guarded landing field. Though Gascon insists they discreetly make their way to the shuttle, the droids point out that the Separatists may be on the lookout for them after their adventure on the dreadnaught. As it'd be a suicide for a head on attack, Gascon decides to enlist Gregor's help.
D-Squad locates Gregor's apartment and get his attention as R2 projects a hologram of Captain Rex. They explain to him his true origins as a clone, meant to fight for the Republic. Gregor is hesitant to believe them, saying he's lucky that Borkus is paying off his rent. Gascon corrects that he's Borkus' slave. As Gregor has amnesia, Gascon has R2 ID Gregor off his identification code on his wrist, revealing Gregor to be a clone commando, presumed missing in action in the Battle of Sarrish, one of the Republic's most devastating military defeats. Recalling vague memories of the battle, Gregor agrees to assist D-Squad. They then go searching for his equipment, unaware that Borkus is watching them. They go to Borkus' diner, only for the Sullustan to come to them, revealing he has Gregor's gear. Gregor demands to know why he withheld the truth from him. Borkus said he didn't care and reminds Gregor owes him a life debt. The clone retorted that he made him a slave and demands his gear. Borkus gets the drop on Gregor but the droids tie him up. As D-Squad prepares to leave, Borkus pleads Gregor not to leave but he refuses. Borkus then reveals that the Separatists plan on blowing up a Republic cruiser in orbit with the rhydonium fuel they mined. He says that they'll never escape and will be begging him for a job.
D-Squad returns to the landing zone, confirming that Borkus was telling the truth. D-Squad unanimously agree to save the cruiser. Gregor provides cover fire for Gascon and the droids as they make their way to the shuttle. However, the battle droids spot D-Squad and open fire on them. A stray shot hits a Rhydonium canister, knocking down BZ and Gascon inside him. The Colonel tells WAC to leave him, an order that the pit droid quickly complies with. However, Gregor comes back for him and stays behind to cover their escape. Though Gascon and R2 insists they can save him, Gregor promises he will return home. As the Separatists surround him, Gregor shoots nearby canisters, causing massive explosions. As their shuttle departs Abafar, Gascon promises that Gregor's sacrifice will not be forgotten and they will watch for his return.
- Stephen Stanton as Colonel Meebur Gascon
- Dee Bradley Baker as Gregor and Captain Rex
- Ben Diskin as WAC-47
- Tom Kane as narrator and Mr. Borkus
- Matthew Wood as Battle droids
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Behind the scenesEdit
The opening logo for the episode, traditionally colored yellow, was rendered blue to salute R2-D2. The other three episodes, Secret Weapons, A Sunny Day in the Void and Point of No Return, which are also parts of the arc, also feature this blue opening logo. However, it is not the first time the logo changes color. In Season 4's last two episodes (Brothers and Revenge), the logo was painted red, on the reason of the return of Darth Maul.
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