The Bad Batch Episode 16 Kamino Lost Review

Review | Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Episode 16: Kamino Lost)

The season finale of The Bad Batch was simply amazing. It was visually breathtaking and quite poignant, with so many feels!

Today is the season one finale of The Bad Batch. It’s titled ‘Kamino Lost.’ It’s been an amazing ride! And this show has had the best first season of any Star Wars series. So, it’s going to be a long wait for season 2. I had gotten used to seeing this team every Friday.

(L-R): Tech, Echo, Omega, Wrecker, and Hunter in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
STORY

This season finale starts where we left off last time with the destruction of Tipoca City. It’s a symbolic destruction marking the end of the Prequel era and more specifically The Clone Wars (in the storyline). So, it’s emotional to watch for us the fans. But, it’s also difficult for the characters even more so for Omega. It was her home for so long and now it’s gone. There’s a deeply moving scene with her about Kamino near the end. It had me almost burst into tears.

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(L-R): Omega and AZ-3 in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

This episode features some emotional scenes, not only because of the destruction of Kamino but because of the team and Crosshair too. Despite Crosshair’s beliefs in the Empire, you can see there’s conflict within him. And it’s captivating to see his interactions with his brothers. It’s also hard for Hunter and the others to be apart from their brother, they want him back.

(L-R): Wrecker and Crosshair in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

‘Kamino Lost’ doesn’t feature any fight scene. Instead, it really focuses on the team trying to get out of the ruins of Tipoca City. I think that was a great idea for the finale. Many times during the episode, I was on the edge of my seat. I was afraid that something could happen to the characters even AZI. I love this droid and I’m glad they brought him back for The Bad Batch!

Omega in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
VISUALS

This episode features some of the best work from the animation team. I remember back in season 3 of The Clone Wars when they talked about the difficulties of animating water. So it’s just incredible to see what they are capable of today. The sky, the water, the characters, everything is so beautifully animated. The scenes on Kamino are absolutely breathtaking! Some shots feel like they belong in a museum. It’s art.

They had done it last week and they did it again this week – Omega with a wet hair look. Seeing the team being able to animate wet hair is great. Plus, it looks good on Omega!

(L-R): Crosshair and Omega in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
SCORE

Kevin Kiner always delivers with the score. And today is no exception. He has composed some great tracks that add even more emotions to the scenes. Indeed, his track for the final scene on Kamino is absolutely beautiful!

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The cloning facility on Kamino from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
VERDICT

The season finale of The Bad Batch was simply amazing. It was visually breathtaking and quite poignant, with so many feels! This series has had the best first season of any Star Wars series. All I can say now – season 2 can’t come soon enough!

The Bad Batch is streaming exclusively on Disney Plus NOW!

 

 

 


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