Season 1 Episode 3 “The Batch gets stuck on a desolate moon.”
What I Liked?
1. The Bad Batch is running low on supplies, the ship is breaking apart, food is low, Hunter has to remind Wrecker that there is a child on board now so that he needs to be careful with the food. While this is going on, we see that Tech is trying to build a scanner to find their inhibitor chips in their brains, the ship ends up crashing which causes Wrecker to bang the side of his head where the chip is, causing him to feel pain (which is weird because he can literally tank blaster fire) for the entire episode. This might cause him to execute order 66 at some point.
2. After the ship crashes, a dragon steals their electricity supply so Hunter and Omega go hunting it down and retrieve the energy. Hunter gets into a tiny fight with the dragon which causes him to knock off his oxygen mask causing him to pass out, Omega decides to go on her own to find it, she comes across the dragon and realizes it needs the energy to feed so she throws her torch for it, retrieves the capacitor and makes her way back to Hunter.
3. Back on Kamino, Tarkin gives Crosshair his new squad, and immediately sends them on a mission to finish off Saw Gerrera and his troops that The Bad Batch didn’t kill. This feels like the beginning of what will eventually become “The Inferno Squad” and other high-level troopers in the Empire.
What I Disliked?
My only dislike would be that Wrecker, Echo, and Tech didn’t have many scenes or action in this episode but I’m fine with that, especially if the thing with Wrecker pans out and he does execute order 66.
When Crosshair and his new team arrive at Saw Gerrera’s camp, they immediately start blasting, killing the soldiers, Crosshair tells the squad to kill the civilians since they don’t know anything, one of the squad members disobeys the order so Crosshair shoots him and the squad finishes the civilians off. This was quite dark for an animation.
Crosshair showed how loyal he is to the Empire, but when he’s back on Kamino, he was shown to somewhat miss his brothers.
A solid episode that was full of teases and story development which made up for the little bit of action we got. This episode showcased two sides to Crosshair, the side that always gets the job done, who is loyal to the Empire, and the other side who is loyal to his brothers and who he clearly misses. The episode teased the battle of Kamino and the story development was fantastic.
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