The Bad Batch Episode 15 Review

Review | Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Episode 15: Return To Kamino)

Matt Michnovetz has done it again! The Bad Batch ‘Return To Kamino’ is a fantastic and emotional episode with breathtaking visuals.

It’s time for our weekly dose of Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Today is the first part of the season finale. This one is untitled ‘Return on Kamino.’

STORY

We pick up where we left off last week. The Bad Batch is coming to rescue Hunter who is now on Kamino with Crosshair. It’s obviously a trap but our heroes never leave one of their team behind. The confrontation with Crosshair is the heart of the episode and it’s quite emotional. Indeed, this time they say what they have to say to each other. The Bad Batch tries to bring Crosshair on their side while he is all about the Empire. And, there is an unexpected reveal. One that I didn’t see coming.

Hunter (second from left) and Crosshair (far right) in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

It’s not the only reveal we get. This episode comes with quite a few. It answers the question of why Kamino was being emptied. As usual with the Empire, it’s not for good reasons. It also answers something about the creation of The Bad Batch.

The Bad Batch Episode 15 'Return To Kamino'
The cloning facility on Kamino from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

Between the introduction of the Stormtroopers last week and now that particular scene on Kamino, for me we have reached the end of the Prequel era in the timeline. The Bad Batch has fully entered the Empire era. That’s why that scene is extra emotional for us Prequel fans.

The Bad Batch Episode 15 'Return To Kamino'
Omega in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
VISUALS

I talk about the visuals almost every week because it keeps impressing me. They have done it again with this episode! The rainy scenes on Kamino are absolutely breathtaking. Seeing it in 4K on Disney Plus is an absolute joy because it’s so cinematic.

The Bad Batch Episode 15 'Return To Kamino'
(L-R): Echo, Wrecker, Omega, and Tech in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
SOUNDTRACK

Kevin Kiner has done a great job with the soundtrack as usual. I love that he re-used the Kamino theme from Attack of the Clones for the arrival scene on that planet. It’s a perfect fit.

The Bad Batch Episode 15 'Return To Kamino'
Imperial ships are approaching the planet Kamino in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
VERDICT

Matt Michnovetz has done it again! This is a fantastic and emotional episode with breathtaking visuals.

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