The Bad Batch, unwilling to wait the few days for Cid’s help to arrive, decides to go on a mission to find their ship so they can return home in the latest episode of the Disney+ Original Series, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” Hunter, Wrecker, Tech and Omega track down the ship’s location and find that it’s being controlled by miners who are also thieves because they’ve been told the ore they are mining is degraded.

This episode demonstrates the Bad Batch at their best. They work together to discover what happened to their ship and how they can recover it. Then, they work together to help the kid who stole the ship because he, and his fellow minders, is being taken advantage of. The episode still falls into the trap of Omega being captured by the villain and the Bad Batch having to weigh the options of continuing their attack and risking Omega be thrown to her death or stopping their attack and being captured themselves. While it’s not a weekly occurrence, it’s something that happens far too often on Bad Batch missions.

I like the potential of what this episode and this side quest could mean for the series. It’s entirely possible the ore they found on this side quest, and the people they have just helped, will help them later when they need it. Yes, that is another trope that has been done to death, but it’s also one reflective of every day life. If you meet someone new and help them, they are likely to return the favor when you meet them again. This series is clearly headed for a situation where the Bad Batch, and the clones they are assisting, find a way to escape the Empire. Plus, as Omega said, there are a lot of other threats out there who are just as dangerous to them as the Empire, even if the threat isn’t actually as evil the Empire.

This series is starting to overcome “The Book of Boba Fett” problem it had at the beginning. I’m finally caring more about the Bad Batch as a unit in this series. They were great in “The Clone Wars” but have been rather disappointing on their own. Prior to the recent events on Coruscant, the show was actually better when they didn’t appear, much like how “The Book of Boba Fett” was better when it was focusing on Mando rather than Boba Fett. But, now they are coming into their own. I’m finally getting excited to see the Bad Batch in their own show.

Rating: 4 stars

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Jeremy Brown

Jeremy has been a big Disney fan since he was a kid growing up during the Disney Renaissance. One day he hopes to go to every Disney Park in the world.

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