Master Eeth Koth has tracked down General Grievous, but is soon captured and tortured as an example to the Jedi. Obi-Wan, Anakin and Adi Gallia mount a rescue attempt, unaware that Grievous is expecting them to do just that.
During a mission in the underworld of Coruscant, Ahsoka loses her lightsaber to a pickpocket. Ashamed to tell Anakin, she sets out to look for the thief alone, but gets help from an ancient Jedi Master called Tera Sinube.
Obi-Wan and Anakin guard the Duchess Satine and members of The Council of Neutral Systems as they travel to Coruscant aboard the luxury vessel Coronet, but a traitor amongst them has smuggled aboard a spider-shaped assassin droid.
On Coruscant, word reaches Duchess Satine that Death Watch is mobilizing, sparking a preemptive Republic invasion. On the run from Republic authorities, Satine and Obi-Wan set off to discover the group's true motives.
Padmé is working to to introduce a bill to minimize military spending and halt the creation of clone troopers. But when one of her most trusted allies is poisoned, she and Bail Organa set out to expose the murderer.
The Zillo Beast has been captured and is brought to Coruscant for testing. Chancellor Palpatine wants to learn the secrets of its invulnerability but only manages to make the beast angry enough to escape.
When Anakin and Mace try to rescue Admiral Kilian from his crashed cruiser, they walk into a trap set by Boba Fett and his bounty hunter associates. Then it is up to R2-D2 to try and get a message out.
Jedi Master Ima-Gun Di and his men are trapped on the besieged world of Ryloth. Senator Bail Organa teams up with Representative Jar Jar Binks to convince neutral King Katuunko of Toydaria to send aid to the Twi'leks of Ryloth.
Ahsoka is assigned to tutor at a leadership academy on Mandalore. Duchess Satine's nephew Korkie and three of his classmates discover a conspiracy involving the black market and the planet's food supplies.
C-3PO and R2-D2 are tasked to get some Jogan fruit for a reception honoring Roonan Senator Aang. But the droids are targeted by bounty hunter Cad Bane who wants to extract information regarding the Senate from their data banks.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos are assigned to retrieve Ziro the Hutt after his escape from prison. But Ziro is instantly put on trial by the five Hutt families on Nal Hutta, where his only ally may be an old lover.
Senators Amidala and Organa are opposed to funding five million new clone troopers, but they and other like-minded dignitaries find themselves targeted by thuggish bounty hunters set on changing their vote.