I actually really liked the episode, only because I enjoyed the expansion of Obi/Ani's relationshp... We see them i nthe films, but ultimately we only see them briefly "having a good time". Otherwise they're almost advesarial, as in the movies there's frequent disagreemnts and things...
In the cartoon we see them in a more playful setting, having adventures... I like that a lot.
I also liked the pirates... Pirates in SW EU have sorta always been like just a transplant of piracy here on Earth, so I dig it. They weren't really over the top I thought, as they're all in their spacey looking gear, have a definitely cool ship, and they just seem like a roving band of opportunists. Had they tried to make them sound silly, saying things like "Arrr matey" and stuff, then I 'd have been rolling my eyes.
That waid, I agree with you Jayson, on next week's episode. I don't dig the thought of Dooku working with Ani/Obi to escape, and I really think Jar Jar should be left to that one episode, and be done. Though he was somehow more tolerable as a cartoon, and his constantly calling 3PO "Threeso" was funny... But yeah, I'm seeing next week's episode as trying to infuse the kiddie element into a 2-parter that started out with a good adult tone to it (the Weequay grabbed the waitresses ass, that was funny and he got slapped for it. That's the little stuff I dig about the series).
Next week could be a downer.