"Triplecross" is the sixteenth and final episode of the animated micro-series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny' second season. It was released on May 25, 2018.[1]

Official description[]

Hondo teams up with bounty hunter droid IG-88 to capture Qi'ra, but she outsmarts both her pursuers by pitting them against each other so that she can collect the bounty on them.

Plot summary[]

On Ord Mantell, Qi'ra is running away from the droid bounty hunter IG-88, who is firing blasters. IG-88 orders her to stop and surrender. Reaching an alley, Qi'ra opens a door only to walk into the arms of the Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka, who is pleased that she has fallen into their little trap. Hondo adds that he had to partner with IG-88 to catch the elusive Qi'ra.

As IG-88 fits Qi'ra with stuncuffs, he remarks that a Crimson Dawn lieutenant would fetch a fine bounty. Qi'ra tells Hondo that it is out of character for him to be working together and adds that she thought he hated droids. Qi'ra asks Hondo why he is bothering with her and adds that the bounty on the droid is worth more than hers. Hondo then remarks that the bounty on him is worth more than Qi'ra and IG-88 together.

When IG-88 asks "really" and raises his vibroblade, Qi'ra quickly dodges out of harm's way. Hondo instinctively shoots at IG-88, knocking the droid to the ground. While Hondo fastens a set of stuncuffs on IG-88, Qi'ra takes the opportunity to free herself from her binders with a tool. As Hondo confronts IG-88 for double-crossing him, Qi'ra shouts "good idea" and knocks Hondo to the ground.

After disarming him, she handcuffs Hondo and taunts him that the droid was a good distraction. When Hondo protests, Qi'ra tells him that he is going to make her rich. IG-88 then rises and accuses Hondo of double-crossing him. Hondo responds that Qi'ra "triple-crossed" him. Qi'ra orders them to start walking. While walking, Hondo offers to split the bounty with Qi'ra but IG-88 points out that they are in no position to negotiate. Hondo grumbles that IG-88's constant interjections is why he doesn't like droids.




Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 SWYTlogo.png Hanging with the Cast of Solo to Talk New Action Figures, Flip Phones, and How to Speak Like Chewie on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  2. Breznican, Anthony: Star Wars highlights female heroes in Forces of Destiny — first look (2017-04-13). ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 2, 2020.
  3. TwitterLogo.svg Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) on Twitter: "Allow me to introduce @NicoleDubuc - writer of the new #ForcesofDestiny eps debuting tomorrow! Nicole also wrote #StarWarsRebels eps "Through Imperial Eyes," "An Inside Man" and "Hera's Heroes", so...she's obviously awesome." (backup link)
  4. "Triplecross" takes place while Qi'ra is a lieutenant of Crimson Dawn. Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition establishes that she didn't become a lieutenant until one year after she tried to escape Corellia. Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide places the escape six years after the founding of the Galactic Empire, which was founded in 19 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Therefore, Qi'ra tried to escape Corellia in 13 BBY and she became a lieutenant in 12 BBY. Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition establishes the mission takes place before the raid on Kessel. Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide dates Han Solo's Kessel Run depicted in Solo: A Star Wars Story to nine years after the Empire's founding, therefore placing it in 10 BBY. As the raid takes place directly before the Kessel Run, it must also take place in 10 BBY. Therefore, "Triplecross" must take place between 12 BBY and 10 BBY.