Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Spoils of War / Ruins of War

Star Wars: The Bad Batch returns for its Second Season with the Empire's power growing and a dangerous but lucrative opportunity for the crew offered. Looking for a big score, for either retirement or help with the Rebellion (the Clones have differing opinions on their next course of action), the team accepts a risky mission stealing from the Empire who are cleaning out Count Dooku's vaults. Even a single cargo container could be the Bad Batch's biggest score. However, things don't go quite according to plan. Both the first two episodes focus on the heist, where the team gets separated, and then bringing the group back together (albeit without the big score they hoped for).

We see a more experienced Omega (Michelle Ang) in the opening of the season, although still trying a bit too hard to prove herself. Her attempt to retrieve some treasure in the waning moments reminded me more than a little of Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Through a local we learn a bit about Dooku's role in the planet prior to his death. The most notable guest-star is Vice Admiral Rampart (Noshir Dalal) who decides to hide any mention o the Bad Batch in the report, fearing reprisals from Governor Tarkin if he learns the group is still alive. This also means that despite their run-in with the Empire, our crew still remains under the radar... for now.

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