When Chopper steals a replacement for his original leg, he separates from the Ghost crew and finds himself stranded on an Imperial ship. The grumpy astromech meets an inventory droid in service of the Empire, but will this new acquaintance become friend or foe?
The Rebels had found a suitable location for a base in the Yawst System, where there were no sign of the Empire. They had also found a small habitable moon that would provide everything the Rebellion needs. Commander Sato found this promising but pointed out that Yawst was several parsecs away and their carrier did not have enough fuel to make the journey. Following on Sabine’s Intel, the Ghost Crew headed for the Horizon Base where they would steal an Imperial fuel shipment.
Upon arrival, Chopper was left guarding the ship while the Rebels carried out the mission. Just then, Chopper caught sight of a droid leg in the market, one that matched his right leg. Chopper wanted it, and despite being instructed to stay with the ship he flew to the market store and immediately asked the Ugnaught salesmen for the leg. All while the Rebels carried out their mission, Chopper became so distracting in trying to buy the leg that he failed to notice his fallow Rebels escaping from Imperial forces without him. Chopper failed to get the leg and the salesman shooed him off and attended to another customer. But while he was not looking, Chopper swiped the leg before realizing that his fellow Rebels had left him behind. Then the salesman caught him with the leg and Chopper made a run for it. Soon three Stormtroopers chased after him, after he was reported by the salesman. Chopper raced through the market until he finally made it aboard a huge imperial freighter, which soon took off. With Stormtroopers on the lookout for stowaways, Chopper went off to hide. However, a Protocol Droid known as AP-5 was on to him after noticing the door he left opened. Chopper kept moving and hiding as the droid searched the room. Chopper managed to stay out of site, but AP-5 eventually caught him after he tried to flee. Chopper tried to convince AP-5 that he was one of the Imperial droids on board but the droid was not fooled. He even swiped Chopper of his stolen leg and easily deduced that he was part of the Rebellion. However, Chopper got his leg back and made a run for it with AP-5 in slow pursuit.
Chopper made it the cargo bay with AP-5 still behind them, continuously doubting his chances of escape. He pretty soon became an annoyance to Chopper, and when he insulted him he threatened to electrocute AP-5 with his spark projector. This quieted AP-5 but left him curious, because Chopper’s spark projector was a military model. Chopper revealed to AP-5 that he was one of the droids who took part in the Ryloth campaign during the Clone Wars. During battle, his Y-Wing was shot down and was left for scrap until Hera found him and fixed him. AP-5 revealed that he too was part of the Ryloth campaign where he served as a military analyst on a Republic warship. He was the best navigator in his class, but after the Empire took over he was resigned to inventory duty. While AP-5 said he did not mind it or the disrespect he commonly gets from his supervisors, Chopper did not believe him. He could see that the droid was not happy with his line of work, and encouraged him to choose for himself just like he does. Just then, AP-5 received a call from his superior who demanded a report. He also demanded a report of any stowaways, and despite being loyalty to his duty he lied to his superior. In gratitude for not giving him away, Chopper shot off his restraining bolt.
Going through Chopper’s plan to lure the crew into the cargo hold, the two droids came across the captain. Just as he reported Chopper to security, he fought off the captain and knocked him out after electrocuting him. Then after carrying the unconscious captain into a nearby room, Chopper proceeded with his plan. He raced around the ship catching the attention of every Stormtrooper on board. They chased him back to the cargo hold, and as they tried to surround him Chopper headed back the way he came. He narrowly made it back after he got shot down, but AP-5 helped drag him to safety. The droids now had all the troopers trapped in the cargo hold. After jettisoning the cargo and the troopers, Chopper and AP-5 headed for the bridge.
Meanwhile, the Rebels were on their way back to the Rebel fleet with the fuel for the carrier and they were shown to be aware of leaving Chopper behind. Ezra insisted on going back for Chopper but Hera insisted on getting the fuel to the carrier. But upon arriving, they discovered the fleet is under attack by Imperial forces. The Imperials caught sight of the Ghost and Admiral Konstantine ordered their fighters to attack. Although out gunned, Ketsu Onyo gave them cover as they attempted to dock with the carrier. More TIEs came in, and with no time to make a safe landing, Hera piloted the Ghost aboard the carrier at full speed and managed to skid to a full stop. Soon after landing, the Rebels unloaded the fuel and immediately began refuelling the carrier. Just then Hera received communication from Chopper, who had taken control of the ship he was on with his new friend AP-5 at the helm. Hera and the Rebels also learnt from AP-5 that the Yawst system was not safe for the Rebellion. It turned out an Imperial fleet had been dispatched to that system and was waiting for the Rebellion. The Rebels now needed to quickly find a safer location and AP-5 had a few suggestions. But just before he could transmit the coordinates, the captain of the freighter showed up with a blaster. AP-5 turned against his superior and Chopper fought him off. AP-5 had isolated a safe system for the Rebel fleet, but just as he began transmitting the coordinates, he was shot twice in the back by the captain, only to be stopped by Chopper. The Rebels received the coordinates and the fleet escaped to hyperspace.
After re-joining the fleet and reaching safe haven, AP-5 was fixed after Sabine replaced his damaged thermal sensors with the ones from the leg Chopper stole. Although AP-5 was thankful for what Chopper did for him, he still however displayed disrespect for doing such a thing. Pretty soon an argument between the two droids broke out.
- Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger
- Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Kanan Jarrus / Stormtrooper #4
- Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla
- Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren
- Steven Blum as Garazeb Orrelios / Imperial Officer / Stormtrooper #5
- Keone Young as Jun Sato
- Gina Torres as Ketsu Onyo
- Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex / Kassius Konstantine / Ugnaught Shopkeeper
- Stephen Stanton as AP-5 / Stormtrooper #1
- Dave Filoni as Cargo Deck Officer / Stormtrooper #2
- James Adomian as Imperial Captain
- Ketsu Onyo makes her second appearance in this episode, following her debut in "Blood Sisters".
- The Rebels' captured Light Carrier has been painted with orange markings, yellow decals, the the rebel starbird symbol on the starboard side of the bridge.
- AP-5's droid model was previously seen in the Original Trilogy used by the Imperials on the Death Star.
- AP-5 is named after series producer "Athena Portillo"; the "5" comes from the fact that Portillo is exactly five feet tall.
- While not mentioned in the episode, the StarWars.com episode guide identified the planet selected as a new Rebel base as Atollon.