Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Into the Breach

The oldest Star Wars trope there is, Rebels sneaking into an Imperial base and making it out completely unscathed with exactly what they came for, comes into play in "Into the Breach" with the Batch using Vice-Admiral Edmon Rampart (Noshir Dalal) to get the coordinates of Tantiss from Imperial Station 003. One of the things I liked about Star Wars Rebels was it showed the Imperials weren't completely incompetent 100% of the time and some, like Thrawn, actually were a threat. It's hard to take the Galactic Empire seriously when they are bumbling around at every turn like the Three Stooges. Meanwhile, on Tantiss, Omega (Michelle Ang) meets the other kids and has already planned her next escape completely under the notice of constant supervision from the Imperial scientists. 

"Into the Breach" is a serviceable, though not memorable, episode whose main purpose is to set events in motion for the final two episodes of the series. We get one small mission from the team before hitchhiking a ride to Tantiss to find Omega just as she's already planning her own escape. After a couple of lackluster weeks, I'd expect things to pick up quickly with the next episode.

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