A Starry Eyed Encounter is the second episode of Sly 2: Band of Thieves. The main antagonist of the episode is the Klaww Gang member, Rajan.


The SetupEdit

The Cooper Gang locates another Clockwerk Part, this time bringing them to India, where they arrive at the palace of powerful spice lord and prominent Klaww Gang member, Rajan, who is holding a lavish ball to show off his latest acquisition: the Clockwerk wings.

Rajan believes that the wings will bring him prestige, but little does he know that they are also bringing the Cooper Gang.


Job name Completed by
"Recon the Ballroom" Sly Cooper
Sly sneaks into Rajan's ballroom to learn more about the guests at the party and Clockwerk's Wings.
"Lower the Drawbridge" Sly
Sly pickpockets several keys in order to lower the palace's drawbridge for Bentley and Murray.
"Ballroom Dance Party" Sly
Sly tries to gain entrance to Rajan's party.
"Steal a Tuxedo" Sly
Requiring formal wear to be let into the party, Sly ransacks the palace's guest house in search of a tuxedo.
"Dominate the Dance Floor" Sly
Once inside the ballroom, Sly dances with Neyla to impress Carmelita Fox.
"Battle the Chopper" Murray
Murray uses a mounted turret to battle Rajan's chopper.
"Boardroom Brawl" Sly, Murray
Sly and Murray defend Bentley while he hacks Rajan's computers to gain remote access to the automated winch above the ballroom.
"RC Bombing Run" Bentley
Bentley uses his RC chopper to destroy Rajan's surface-to-air defenses.
"Elephant Rampage" Sly
Clockwerk's Wings have been welded onto a statue in the middle of the ballroom. Sly gathers several gems for Bentley to create a durable saw to remove them.
"Bomb the Bridge" Bentley
Part one of Operation: Hippo Drop: Bentley destroys the palace's main bridge to distract the guards standing watch over Clockwerk's Wings.
"Tango with Carmelita" Sly
Part two of Operation: Hippo Drop: Sly distracts the crowd by dancing with Carmelita. Meanwhile, Murray is lowered into the ballroom via the automated winch to steal Clockwerk's Wings.
"Clear the Way for Murray" Bentley
Part three of Operation: Hippo Drop: Murray has stolen Clockwerk Wings, but he needs cover fire from Bentley in order to escape the palace.

The GetawayEdit

After the Cooper Gang makes off with the Clockwerk Wings, Carmelita blows her cover and starts making arrests left and right. With Rajan's reputation in shambles, he flees from his palace and went deep into the jungle.

The Gang takes a break and sneaks Murray onto the set of a full blown Indian musical in Bollywood. Sly is happy that they are able to unwind, but he knows that Rajan is still out there and that things were going to get tough somehow.



The safe is located behind the laser barrier in "Boardroom Brawl" and is opened with the combination 8-5-7. Upon opening it, Sly receives the Insanity Strike power-up.


Sly 2 Band of Thieves - A Starry Eyed Encounter The Setup

Sly 2 Band of Thieves - A Starry Eyed Encounter The Setup

Sly 2 Band of Thieves - A Starry Eyed Encounter The Getaway

Sly 2 Band of Thieves - A Starry Eyed Encounter The Getaway


  • This is the only time where Carmelita is shown without her shock pistol in gameplay.
  • Due to Dimitri Lousteau's arrest, he's the only Klaww Gang member to not appear at Rajan's party.
  • This is the only episode in the game in which a Clockwerk part isn't used for evil.
  • It is possible to get all three members of the gang to freeroam inside the Safehouse through a glitch. See Sly 2: Band of Thieves/Cheats and glitches.
  • During the two dances (with Neyla then Carmelita), Rajan is not seen sitting in his chair. He is only seen sitting in it during certain moments, such as when he is talking to Bison, when Murray is seen taking the Wings from the statue, and when he notices the Wings are gone.
  • The silhouettes of all unnamed party guests appear to be swine.
  • In the PS3 version, graphical glitches would sometimes occur around the safe house and also around the trees next to the palace.
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