I can never get enough of red-eyed gunslinger Cad Bane (Corey Burton). (Photo: Lucasfilm)
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On this week’s episode of The Bad Batch, we learn more about Omega’s place in the galaxy. We get some fun spaghetti-Western action; we glimpse a mysterious new world. And this story’s place within the larger Star Wars mythos begins to come into focus. Fans of both Cad Bane and Fennec Shand will find plenty to nourish them in this one.
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Crosshair seems more determined than ever to hunt down his brothers. (Photo: Lucasfilm)
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What happens in this episode of ‘The Bad Batch’?
“I don’t want to end up an experiment in a tube,” says Omega. (Photo: Lucasfilm)
With Crosshair hot on their tail in the skies above Bracca, the Bad Batch makes a jump to hyperspace, despite Omega still being in Cad Bane’s custody. The bounty hunter is working for Lama Su, Kamino’s prime minister, who wants to turn the child into another science experiment for the Empire. Meanwhile, Nala Se—the Kaminoan scientist who raised Omega—has hired Fennec Shand to thwart Bane and keep the girl out of Imperial hands.
Down in Cad Bane’s brig, Omega offers to fix the damaged leg of Todo, Bane’s droid companion, in hopes of making an escape. Eventually, the droid deactivates the red energy gate, and Omega does as promised—but only just before putting him temporarily out of commission.
Bane sets down on a cloudy world in the Lido system—a dusty old place with a mix of Geonosian and Kaminoan architecture. It’s an abandoned cloning facility that may well predate the Clone Wars, and there are strange things waiting inside, not quite forgotten. Here, Fennec kills Taun We, a Kaminoan loyal to the prime minister, and she and Cad Bane have a lengthy, exciting fight, one on one.
Elsewhere in the facility, Omega finds several large, Snoke-like specimens in green amniotic tanks, similar to the ones the Sith Eternal has on Exegol in The Rise of Skywalker. (The specter of the Sith is never far.) One of the clones appears to be a Kaminoan with enlarged proportions, which might even explain Snoke’s long, slender physique in The Last Jedi. But we’re not seeing much; we’ll have to wait for more answers.
The kid fires up a computer terminal in the lab to try and signal the Bad Batch, then climbs into a spherical “flight pod” and blasts off into the atmosphere. Ultimately, the pod malfunctions, but the Batch intercepts her in time. Fennec spares Bane, but keeps him busy long enough for Omega to escape. Nala Se’s pleased to hear this news and transfers Shand her full fee.
“As long as she is not in the hands of Lama Su, she is safe,” Nala says.
With Bane stranded on this mysterious planet and Fennec done with her mission, the Batch is reunited at last. But, knowing she’s the only pure Jango Fett clone left (with the exception of Boba), Omega fears what’s yet to come. “I don’t want to end up an experiment in a tube,” she says.
“You are never going back to Kamino,” Hunter promises. Let’s hope not.
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