After three seasons, the animated series, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” came to a close today with the release of an extended finale on Disney+ around the world.

The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch, who were previously introduced in “The Clone Wars” animated series. We see how they adapt to a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War.

Each of the members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

One of the group members is Omega, a female clone who, like Boba Fett, is possibly unaltered and ages normally when compared to the usual clone troopers. However, there is something even more different about her, which some blood tests by the Empire have discovered, resulting in her being hunted down and placed in a remote Imperial science lab.




In this final episode, The Bad Batch makes one last-ditch attempt to rescue Omega from the science lab, while Omega herself takes advantage of the situation to escape with her force-sensitive jail mates. All of the events in the finale have been set up in advance throughout the season, with Omega learning some of the weaknesses of her cell and the rest of the team working out where she is being held.

This extended finale nicely wrapped up the entire show, and having that little bit more time to tell the story correctly really helped. It didn’t feel rushed, and it was able to take the time it needed to put everything into place.   

There’s plenty of action in this episode, with some double turns and some fun moments, but there weren’t any major surprises in this finale, and everything got wrapped up by the end, which I kind of liked. This whole season has felt a little bit of a drag for me, as it’s obvious where the show was heading, but it was taking a while to get there. I’ve enjoyed the previous seasons, but this final season just hasn’t clicked in the same way.

Throughout this season, we’ve been teased with the idea that Omega is special and might help set up the events in “The Mandalorian” and “The Rise Of Skywalker,” where the Emperor is experimenting with new forms of cloning. Ultimately, everything gets reset, refocusing the Empire on building the Death Star and trying to justify why none of this is ever mentioned in the original trilogy.

As you might expect, there is a small end-credit scene that sets up potential new adventures for Omega with the Rebels. More importantly, it shows how the Bad Batch is able to hide out and live the rest of their lives in peace and quiet. However, it still leaves the door open for Omega and possibly Echo to appear elsewhere. If Omega isn’t introduced as an adult rebel in one of the upcoming live-action Disney+ series, I’d be shocked.

One thing I liked about this finale is how, generally, it felt slightly disconnected from most of the other major events within the Star Wars universe; there were no big cameos like most Filioni shows have.  It also felt much more of a closed-off story than we’ve seen with “Rebels” and “The Clone Wars”. 

Overall: “The Bad Batch” finale was a nice solid finale, that ticked all the right boxes and got everything wrapped up, almost to the point where if you never watched the show, it really wouldn’t make much difference. The show’s finale just felt safe. There were no big emotional moments, like we saw with the death of “Echo” in the second season, though there is a nice little nod to the character at the end of the show. This is ultimately a show aimed at younger Star Wars fans, and it gives us a happily ever-after type of finish. It was ok, but nothing amazing.

Rating: 3.5 Out Of 5

You can watch all three seasons of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” on Disney+ now.

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Roger Palmer

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