The season finale of The Bad Batch ended with a super-exciting bang that will surely leave fans satisfied for months to come!
Season 1 of The Bad Batch has ended and it ended with a super-exciting bang that will surely leave fans satisfied for months to come. Its strength was in its simplicity. The episode starts where we left off. With Clone Force 99 and Crosshair trying to take cover as the Empire bombards Tipoca City.
THE END OF AN ERA
There are quite a lot of explosions, but eventually, the Empire leaves when it seems assured the city will sink into the ocean. They didn’t slag it and I guess that is what truly saved the clones. They work together to try and get out. And I can’t help but remember a similar plot formula from (of all places) Pokemon when Ash and his friends are trapped on a sunken cruise ship; and need to work with their enemies, Team Rocket to survive. In this case, of course, Crosshair is Team Rocket.
Omega really shines in this episode, and even though Crosshair is doubtful, it is her plan that saves the day. Ironically, Clone Force 99’s room survived. And the clones can use it to then enter the underwater tubes that they used to get to Tipoca City; when they were rescuing Hunter. The power is off, and they have to walk but thankfully, everyone is up to the challenge.
AZ is essential in the clone’s survival, and I find it funny that droids are seemingly completely waterproof, yet their batteries can die. Someone needs to invent a longer-lasting battery! I like the plan to use the cloning tank tubes as makeshift underwater lifeboats. Once they can get out into the abyss, the tubes will be able to float to the surface. And they will be able to get back to the Havoc Marauder.
WATER AND MONSTERS
It isn’t Star Wars without a monster, and Kamino’s ocean is home to a gargantuan turtle-like mosasaurs creature. He doesn’t end up causing much damage. And I was a little disappointed by his abrupt departure, once AZ caused a power surge, but I can’t be too upset. The visuals of this show were absolutely stunning, and it did not let up even for the final episode. AZ and Omega are the only reason they survived, and I love how Omega is such a kind-hearted soul, to even droids and jerks like Crosshair.
I was right about Crosshair not being interested in re-joining his crew, but I was surprised by the role he played in their survival. He may have some good left in him, but I don’t trust him for a second. His inhibitor chip was removed long ago, and he STILL participated in Order 66. He’s a nasty piece of work.
Even though this episode was pretty straightforward, I enjoyed it nonetheless. And I am very curious to see what is planned for Season 2. Will the clones continue to work for Cid, taking jobs and making a few credits to eat? OR do they have a deeper purpose waiting for them? Only time will tell, but I also think we haven’t seen the last of cloning in the galaxy. I’ll let that nebulous statement stay with you as you watch the final moments of the season.
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Max Nocerino is a regular Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. He is a passionate Star Wars fan and loves the literature of the galaxy far, far away. Follow him on Twitter where he shares his love of the Force frequently!