"A failure in planning is a plan for failure."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"Evil Plans" is the eighth episode of the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the fifty-second episode of the series overall. It was released on November 5, 2010 on Cartoon Network.


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 and soon both C-3PO and R2-D2 find themselves trapped and tools of a plan that neither understands.


Bane takes on a new mission from Jabba the Hutt

Jabba the Hutt hires Cad Bane to find plans for the Republic Senate Building, which led bane to Coruscant.

The episode starts with Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala, and C-3PO preparing for Senator Aang's celebration party. During the middle of preparations, C-3PO notices that the Jogan Fruit was missing from the Jogan Cake, so he, along with R2-D2, were ordered by Anakin to purchase some.

R2 and C-3PO argued as they walked along the city streets until they found a fruit vendor selling Jogan Fruit. After, hesitatingly, paying 32 Republic Credits for four Jogan Fruits, the two make their way back to the party, not knowing that Cad Bane was close by.

Todo 360 talks to the droids about a droid spa

During the walk back, the two droids were soon intercepted by TODO-360, who encouraged them to visit the Droid Spa. C-3PO insisted that they must return to the party quickly, however R2-D2, defiant of C-3PO's demands, quickly ran off to the Droid Spa, leaving him behind. As the door to the Droid Spa closed behind R2, C-3PO was shoved into Cad Bane's speeder, dropping the Jogan Fruit as he shouted in despair. After being deactivated by HELIOS-3E, C-3PO was taken to Bane's hideout.

While R2-D2 enjoyed himself while at the Droid Spa, Bane worked hastily to extract the Senate Building plans from C-3PO's memory. Soon realizing that C-3PO does not hold the plans he has been looking for, Cad Bane sent out TODO-360 and HELIOS-3E to capture R2.

Artoo is captured and taken back to Bane's hideout

R2-D2 exited the Droid Spa, only to find that C-3PO was missing. After unsuccessfully asking locals for help, R2 was pursued by HELIOS-3E and Todo 360 and fleed into a dark alley to hide. 3E and TODO-360 follow R2, however they end up paralyzing the wrong astromech unit. R2, soon hearing the two droids conversing about C-3PO gives his hiding location away and is captured. The plans were soon extracted from R2-D2 and HELIOS-3E threw R2 and C-3PO back out onto the streets of Coruscant. Meanwhile, Bane flew to Tatooine to deliver the plans to his employer, Jabba the Hutt. Jabba laughed and Bane asked what was funny. TC-70 replied by saying that Jabba requested another job from Bane. Bane asked if there was more to this job, and Jabba said he had to get the approval of the Hutt Council. After telling everyone but Bane to leave the throne room, Jabba contacted the four Hutt families and asked about freeing

Jabba requests another for Bane

Ziro from prison since he has damaging evidence from the Hutt families. The Hutts asked who would take on this dangerous assignment, and Bane steped in, saying he'll take for any price.

While Padmé and Anakin worry about the missing Jogan Fruit, the two droid soon successfully arrive with the Jogan Fruit, and the party starts.





Created and Executive Produced by

Supervising Director

Produced by

Directed by

Written by

Score by

Original Star Wars Themes and Score by



Droid models

  • 8D smelter droid
  • Techno-service droid
  • Assassin droid
    • IG-series
      • IG-86 senteniel droid
  • Interrogator droid
  • Astromech Droid
    • R4-series
    • R2-series
  • Battle Droid
  • Protocol Droid
    • 3PO-series protocol droid
    • RA-7 series protocol droid
    • TC-series protocol droid
  • LEP servant droid
  • Mouse droid
  • Police probe
  • Vendor Droid


  • Coruscant
    • Cad Bane's base (First appearance)
    • Coruscant market (First appearance)
      • Coruscant Spa (First appearance)
    • Senate Complex
      • Senator Amidala's apartment
    • Jedi Temple (Appears in flashback(s))
      • Jedi Council Chamber (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Tatooine
    • Jabba's Palace


Behind the scenes

  • "Evil Plans" is the sequel to the episode "Assassin" and is also the prequel to the two other episodes of the Ziro the Hutt arc, "Hostage Crisis" and the "Hunt for Ziro."

See also

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars | Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Nightsisters Trilogy | Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Darth Maul Returns
Season 1
"Ambush" | "Rising Malevolence" | "Shadow of Malevolence" | "Destroy Malevolence" | "Rookies" | "Downfall of a Droid" | "Duel of the Droids" | "Bombad Jedi" | "Cloak of Darkness" | "Lair of Grievous" | "Dooku Captured" | "The Gungan General" | "Jedi Crash" | "Defenders of Peace" | "Trespass" | "The Hidden Enemy" | "Blue Shadow Virus" | "Mystery of a Thousand Moons" | "Storm Over Ryloth" | "Innocents of Ryloth" | "Liberty on Ryloth" | "Hostage Crisis"
Season 2: Rise of the Bounty Hunters
"Holocron Heist" | "Cargo of Doom" | "Children of the Force" | "Senate Spy" | "Landing at Point Rain" | "Weapons Factory" | "Legacy of Terror" | "Brain Invaders" | "Grievous Intrigue" | "The Deserter" | "Lightsaber Lost" | "The Mandalore Plot" | "Voyage of Temptation" | "Duchess of Mandalore" | "Senate Murders" | "Cat and Mouse" | "Bounty Hunters" | "The Zillo Beast" | "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back" | "Death Trap" | "R2 Come Home" | "Lethal Trackdown"
Season 3: Secrets Revealed
"Clone Cadets" | "ARC Troopers" | "Supply Lines" | "Sphere of Influence" | "Corruption" | "The Academy" | "Assassin" | "Evil Plans" | "Hunt for Ziro" | "Heroes on Both Sides" | "Pursuit of Peace" | "Nightsisters" | "Monster" | "Witches of the Mist" | "Overlords" | "Altar of Mortis" | "Ghosts of Mortis" | "The Citadel" | "Counterattack" | "Citadel Rescue" | "Padawan Lost" | "Wookiee Hunt"
Season 4: Battle Lines
"Water War" | "Gungan Attack" | "Prisoners" | "Shadow Warrior" | "Mercy Mission" | "Nomad Droids" | "Darkness on Umbara" | "The General" | "Plan of Dissent" | "Carnage of Krell" | "Kidnapped" | "Slaves of the Republic" | "Escape from Kadavo" | "A Friend in Need" | "Deception" | "Friends and Enemies" | "The Box" | "Crisis on Naboo" | "Massacre" | "Bounty" | "Brothers" | "Revenge"
Season 5
"Revival" | "A War on Two Fronts" | "Front Runners" | "The Soft War" | "Tipping Points" | "The Gathering" | "A Test of Strength" | "Bound for Rescue" | "A Necessary Bond" | "Secret Weapons" | "A Sunny Day in the Void" | "Missing in Action" | "Point of No Return" | "Eminence" | "Shades of Reason" | "The Lawless" | "Sabotage" | "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much" | "To Catch a Jedi" | "The Wrong Jedi"
Season 6: The Lost Missions
"The Unknown" | "Conspiracy" | "Fugitive" | "Orders" | "An Old Friend" | "The Rise of Clovis" | "Crisis at the Heart" | "The Disappeared, Part I" | "The Disappeared, Part II" | "The Lost One" | "Voices" | "Destiny" | "Sacrifice"
Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir
"The Enemy of My Enemy" | "A Tale of Two Apprentices" | "Proxy War" | "Showdown on Dathomir"
Crystal Crisis on Utapau
"A Death on Utapau" | "In Search of the Crystal" | "Crystal Crisis" | "The Big Bang"
Star Wars: Dark Disciple
"Lethal Alliance" | "The Mission" | "Conspirators" | "Dark Disciple" | "Saving Vos, Part I" | "Saving Vos, Part II" | "Traitor" | "The Path"
Season 7: The Final Season
"The Bad Batch" | "A Distant Echo" | "On the Wings of Keeradaks" | "Unfinished Business" | "Gone with a Trace" | "Deal No Deal" | "Dangerous Debt" | "Together Again" | "Old Friends Not Forgotten" | "The Phantom Apprentice" | "Shattered" | "Victory and Death"
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