Now that Echo (Dee Bradley Baker) has left the group, the remaining Bad Batch members (also Baker) head to a planet to mine some very volatile ore. Unfortunately, their ship is stolen. They have to trek a very long way to find help, but things are made worse when an approaching storm washes over them. The squad soon ends up trapped in a cave. Suffering one setback after another, frustrations are growing high. This is especially true of Omega (Michelle Ang), who is still having trouble dealing with Echo’s departure. The episode ultimately ends on a cliffhanger as the group is still left on the planet with no plan of rescue or escape.
While the adventure aspect was decent, the main point of this episode is its characterization. There were only brief moments of it, but after having grown attached to the characters over the course of a season and a half, it was still meaningful. The audience is effectively viewing the Bad Batch through Omega’s lens. She is the most emotionally normalized of the group because she ages in real time and was never an official soldier. Ever since she was born, Omega has struggled to fit in and find a family of her own. As weird as it may be, the ship is her home and these clones are her family. After Echo left and the ship was stolen, everything seemed to fall apart around her, which is especially sad considering the galaxy itself is also collapsing. It was nice to see inside her head, but it was also frustrating that the episode cut short before her anxieties were resolved.
The Bad Batch streams Wednesdays on Disney+.
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