When R2D2 goes missing in action during a skirmish in an asteroid belt Anakin insists on mounting a rescue mission. Although Obi-Wan is against wasting time on a droid, Anakin explains the R2's memory has never been wiped and thus carries all of the Republic's tactics and base locations. Meanwhile, the plucky Atromech has been picked up by Trandoshan scavenger Gha Nachkt in his freighter, Vulture's Claw. Nachkt plans to sell the droid to the highest bidder.
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The two part 'Droid' storyline takes place before the three part 'Malevolence' one, which was broadcast first. The former show Ahsoka's maneuver between the Separatist frigates which leads Anakin to doubt her flying ability in the latter. See more
Anakin cuts off one of the IG-86 assassin droid's arms. When the assassin droids jump up into the rafters they both have two arms again. The droid fighting Ahsoka has two arms as it jumps down, but on landing it has only one. See more
Master, they've just delivered your replacement astromech droid. This is R3-S6.
[R3 bleeps a greeting, Anakin does not reply
I've heard that the new R3's are far faster in thinking skills and more powerful than the old R2 units. And best of all, Master? He's gold! A gold droid for Gold Leader of Gold Squadron!
You can't replace R2.