Category: Star Wars

“Kamino Lost” Begins The Imperial Era Without A Lot Of Detail

“The Bad Batch” wraps up its inaugural season in “Kamino Lost,” not so much with a bang as a lot of whispers. The struggle to escape a watery grave doesn’t pack in the excitement that you might expect from the finale, nor does it answer any of the season’s lingering questions. We do get a […]

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“Return To Kamino” Finds The Plot Of “The Bad Batch”

A “Return to Kamino” finally brings the focus of “The Bad Batch” to its leading players. Thus far, the show has suffered a bit under Dave Filoni’s tendency to take a look at the galaxy at large. That’s not a bad thing, but it leaves “The Bad Batch” feeling more a supplement to other programs. […]

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“War-Mantle” Offers The Most Development Late For “The Bad Batch”

“The Bad Batch” has suffered some for not moving its plot along. The show has spent more time adding to other “Star Wars” properties than developing its characters. “War-Mantle” finally begins to change that and sets up the final conflict of season one. Hunter gets a character-defining moment, something we haven’t seen since episode two. […]

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Cid Gains A New Enemy In “Infested”

“Infested” does what a lot of Dave Filoni‘s “Star Wars” does. It introduces characters and ideas that we’ll likely see again. It also doesn’t advance the plot in any meaningful way. None of the characters offer any real reason for the things they do, so we end up with an episode that feels like it […]

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Howzer Takes “Rescue On Ryloth” Away From “The Bad Batch”

It’s almost difficult to review “Rescue on Ryloth” as a separate episode of “The Bad Batch“. Without Howzer’s internal conflict, “Rescue on Ryloth” would merely serve as clean-up from last week’s “Devil’s Deal”. Dave Filoni loves his small slices, though, so here we are. At the very least, we get a picture of the dawning […]

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“Devil’s Deal” Brings Back Some Old Friends

“Devil’s Deal” presents a bit of a quandary for “The Bad Batch.” It offers an intriguing story with familiar characters that you know and love. It gives us more insight into how swiftly the Empire moved after “The Clone Wars.” We get glimpses of the inner conflict of many that fought alongside the Clone armies. […]

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“Common Ground” Has Fascinating Ideas But Is Missing Something

Just as everything started to heat up on “The Bad Batch,” “Common Ground” comes along and brings the pace back down. We do get the team questioning their programming more. This is the kind of thing that should have come before Omega’s arrival, though. “The Clone Wars” did a lot of the heavy lifting for […]

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“Bounty Lost” Returns Plot Development To “The Bad Batch”

Ah, the Fett’s. OK, well, in “Star Wars” counting, there are millions or more in that family, but specifically, here, I’m talking Jango, Boba, and now Omega. “Bounty Lost” reveals Omega is from the original Jango material. What that means for “The Bad Batch” and the rest of the ever-growing “Star Wars” universe is a […]

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“Battle Scars” Gives Some Growth To “The Bad Batch”

I have found myself frustrated at times with the lack of movement in “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” and “Battle Scars” continues some of that. It’s essential to remember that the Dave Filoni universe doesn’t always travel in hyperspace, preferring to take its time instead. Thinking back on “The Mandalorian” or “The Clone Wars,” and […]

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“Decommissioned” Gives “The Bad Batch” Some Direction

“The Bad Batch” has been a little lost this far into its run. The characters haven’t had shining moments, and we haven’t learned much about any of them as a result. “Decommissioned” doesn’t wholly rectify this, but it does start to turn the plot back in the right direction. We also meet a familiar team […]

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