"Love comes in all shapes and sizes."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"Hunt for Ziro" is the ninth episode of the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the fifty-third episode of the series overall. It was released on November 12, 2010 on Cartoon Network.


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. Ziro makes another daring escape with the help of Sy Snootles, and 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. Now it's a race to get to Ziro before it's too late.


The bounty hunter Cad Bane had recently liberated Ziro the Hutt from Republic custody and took him to the Hutt homeworld of Nal Hutta to confront the Hutt Council. Inside the Hutt Palace, Ziro is confronted by the five Hutt family leaders, and Ziro soon finds out their sole intention of freeing him was because of the holo-diary that cataloged every deeed the Hutts committed. To keep him out of Republic hands and the diary to fall in the hands of the Senate, the Hutts imprison Ziro in a cell within the palace. Meanwhile, on Coruscant, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Commander Cody await the arrival of Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos, who has showed up late. Kenobi and Vos get down to business that they need to gain custody of Ziro and Bane. The two then set course for Nal Hutta.

On Nal Hutta, Sy Snootles and other dancers perform for the Hutt leaders. After the show, Snootles soon discovers her past love, Ziro, is locked up within the Hutts' grasp. Snootles is able to trick the guards into fighting with each other while Snootles visits Ziro. After reuniting, Snootles breaks Ziro out of the cell. Meanwhile, Kenobi and Vos enter the Hutt Council Chamber. While Kenobi talks with Gardulla the Hutt, Vos could sense Ziro's presence from a discarded cup. After alerting Gardulla that Ziro had escaped Republic custody, to which she knew, the two Jedi leave. Cad Bane then enters through the shadows. Kenobi and Vos soon discover Ziro's empty cell and that he had escaped. Meanwhile, Snootles and Ziro escape in a swamp speeder through the swamps of Nal Hutta.

At the scene of the premise, Gardulla, Arok, and Gorga believe that the Jedi took Ziro, but Bane and his droid Todo 360 think otherwise. Bane explains that Ziro was freed long before the Jedi arrived. The Hutts then hire him again to recapture Ziro. Meanwhile, Kenobi and Vos have already gotten a head start. Vos believes Ziro is still on the planet, but Kenobi is skeptical as to why he wouldn't just escape, to which Vos replies something is keeping him there. A while after, Kenobi is attacked by a swamp snake, to which he kills it.

Ziro and Snootles then arrive at the home of Ziro's mother, Mama the Hutt. Ziro explains his rough situation and that Gardulla is hunting him. He then trades his swamp speeder for Mama's starship. Ziro thanks her and explains he has some business on Teth. Later, Bane and Todo threaten Mama for the location of Ziro and head to Teth. Kenobi and Vos then visit Mama and the two explain they need Ziro, and Mama reveals that he and Bane went to Teth.

On Teth, Ziro and Snootles approach the grave of Ziro's father, where the holo-diary is stashed. Snootles proudly collects the diary, but not before killing Ziro since he broke her heart. Soon afterward, Bane and Todo arrive at the scene, where they find Ziro's body and the missing diary. To make matters worse, they spot the Jedi starship landing. Kenobi and Vos rush to the scene, where Bane emerges from the shadow. The Jedi believe he killed Ziro, but Bane says no, and wants to leave on even terms, but the Jedi are less than budged. The Jedi duel Bane but the bounty hunter escapes the planet. On Tatooine, Snootles delivers the diary to Jabba the Hutt and proudly claims she could do a bounty hunters job.





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  • Dragonsnake
  • Peko-peko
  • Plebo (First appearance)
  • Sha'rellian toop

Droid Models

  • IG-series assassin droid
  • Protocol droid
    • 3PO-series protocol droid
    • TC-series protocol droid
  • Techno-service droid




  • "Hunt for Ziro" is the last episode of the Ziro the Hutt arc. It is the sequel to the Season 1 finale episode "Hostage Crisis."
  • After "Hostage Crisis" aired, many people thought that the Separatists had hired Bane to free Ziro since he was conspiring with Count Dooku to kidnapping Jabba's son. The crew later got the chance to reveal that the Hutts were the one's who hired Bane, not the Separatists.
  • Before Ziro dies, he murmurs, "Oh what a world," which is what the Wicked Witch of the West from the "Wizard of Oz" said when she died.
Episode Guide
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
"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
"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
"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 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 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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