Max sinks his teeth into the triumphant return of The Clone Wars in Season 7.4 – “Unfinished Business”
‘Unfinished Business’ was a far stronger episode than its predecessor. Echo is back in the fold and they all return to Anaxes in order to salvage a victory. The Bad Batch, however, does not fully trust Echo and believe that he may still be transmitting data to the Separatists. Echo is then determined to prove that that is not the case and slices into a computer system with a scomp link arm; like an R2 unit; to help out the Republic.
The heroes use the art of deception to fool Admiral Trench and thankfully Mace Windu was very open to letting them do this unorthodox second mission. I really liked that Mace listened to Echo’s plan. Some Jedi were distrustful of clones and I expected the severe Mace Windu to be one of them. Not so. Windu truly shines in this episode. And even though I thought his plea to the battle droids to surrender was pointless; I really appreciate him for doing it. As he once said “We’re keepers of the peace. Not soldiers.”
Also, what interested me was that he refers to Obi-Wan Kenobi as Obi-Wan but Anakin he refers to as Skywalker. It could be because of his young age, but I think that Windu really never liked Anakin. He said he didn’t trust him in Revenge Of The Sith, and we are close to the events of that movie.
‘The Bad Batch’ continues to exude awesomeness and I loved Crosshair’s strategy. On the other side, I admire Admiral Trench’s bravery and defiance towards a Jedi as deadly as Anakin Skywalker. And did he actually fire an energy WEB-LIKE WEAPON?! Props to the crew for giving a spider alien a web. Trench truly is terrifying and I could never be in the same room as a Harch. Not being speciesist; just spiders freak me out.
Anakin is definitely getting close to his Revenge Of The Sith portrayal. The look on his face when he encountered Trench, gave us a taste of the Dark Side that he will later embrace in a few short months. The end of this episode was a little rushed, but I really liked how everything played out. Fans will love Wrecker’s wrecking and Crosshair’s shooting. The Bad Batch really is an invaluable tool and I hope to see more of them outside this arc in the future.
Overall, a decent and fun episode; it gets a solid B.
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Max Nocerino is a new addition to the Future of the Force roster. He is a passionate Star Wars fan and loves the literature of the galaxy far, far away. Follow him on Twitter @MaxN2100 where he channels his passion frequently!