Fresh off the heels of Star Wars The Clone Wars season 7, The Bad Batch picks right up just before Order 66 is enacted, we get introduced to a Jedi Master named Depa Billaba and her Jedi Padawan, Caleb Dume in the middle of a war in the Outer Rim territory.
Caleb brings in reinforcements to help turn the tide in the favor of the Republic, which they do, this is when Order 66 is enacted and the Clone’s turn on Jedi Master and the Padawan managing to escape from Hunter and Crosshair, even though Hunter was trying to help while Crosshair was following the order.
The Bad Batch returns to their home on Kamino, to see that the Republic is no more and that The Empire is now in charge, after The Bad Batch heads out on another mission and fails to follow orders, they get thrown into prison in which they have to escape.
We then see The Bad Batch have to navigate the universe as fugitives and deserters from The Empire and have to take on missions to feed, defend, and protect Omega throughout it all, from the ups and down to the battles, we get to see The Bad Batch stick together, except Crosshair who stays loyal to The Empire.
Over the course of the season, we quickly see just how fast Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine force the galaxy to change into their image and to flush out any deserters, and eventually swap out the Clone army with regular human soldiers.
Over the course of 15 episodes, we got to learn, love, and witness growth and character development for multiple characters throughout the story. While most of the character development was focused purely on The Bad batch, we did get introduced to other characters we’ve seen previously or which will debut in future Star Wars projects.
While many characters were amazing and had interesting stories throughout the first season, we did get introduced to a character or two which were slightly annoying or didn’t truly need to be in the series at all, maybe one appearance and done type of thing.
My standout character would most likely have to be Hunter, his story is so unique, his abilities were remarkable, and his leadership was truly tested throughout the season.
My favorite episode would truly have to be the pilot episode, Aftermath. It was 70 minutes long and was truly amazing to see.
My least favorite episode would have to be, Infested. While it wasn’t the lowest-rated episode, it was the most boring for me. I didn’t need a full episode focused on Cid.
Episodes & Their Ratings
Episode 1: Aftermath – 10
Episode 2: Cut and Run – 9.8
Episode 3: Replacements – 8.8
Episode 4: Cornered – 9.8
Episode 5: Rampage – 9.5
Episode 6: Decommissioned – 9.3
Episode 7: Battle Scars – 10
Episode 8: Reunion – 10
Episode 9: Bounty Lost – 9.3
Episode 10: Common Grounds – 9.5
Episode: 11: Devil’s Deal – 8.5
Episode: 12: Rescue on Ryloth – 9.8
Episode: 13: Infested – 8.3
Episode: 14: War-Mantle – 10
Episode: 15: Finale Part 1 – 10
Episode: 16: Kamino Lost – 7.5
Average rating – 9.4/10
Our Overall Rating 9.6/10
A very fair rating based on the episodes. Dave Filoni and the people at LucasFilm/Disney have released an incredible story focused on enhanced Clones and their navigation throughout the galaxy as fugitives and deserters. They delivered a great, moving, and emotional story along with some incredible action scenes and some memorable moments.
Does It Deserve Another Season?
If you didn’t know, The Bad Batch has been renewed for a second season but does it deserve it? Definitely, I believe there is plenty more stories and adventures to see and just witness come to life involving The Bad Batch, I feel like we’re only beginning to see in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope in recent memories in canon so to witness it from a Clones perspective is hands down an incredible experience.