In the middle of a routine shopping trip on Coruscant, C-3PO is abducted by bounty hunter Cad Bane. Soon, both C-3PO and R2-D2 find themselves pawns in Bane's plan to free Ziro the Hutt from a heavily guarded prison in the heart of the Republic.
After being freed from a Republic prison by bounty hunter Cad Bane, Ziro the Hutt finds himself wanted by the shadowy Hutt Council. Ziro makes another daring escape with the help of singer Sy Snootles, but Bane is hot on his trail as are Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Quinlan Vos.
While the Senate is tied up with endless debates over budgets and bills, Padmé Amidala and Ahsoka Tano travel in secret to Raxus in an attempt to forge a peace agreement with the Separatists. Padmé enlists the help of a former mentor Mina Bonteri while Ahsoka comes to some shocking revelations when she comes face to face with a Separatist enemy.