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‘The Bad Batch’: I’ve Given Up

After thirteen episodes and a storyline that seems to yank me every which way each week, The Bad Batch has finally completely lost my interest or investment. Don’t worry. I’ll finish the season because I’m a loyal Star Wars fan but my feelings for this series has been annihilated.

The problem with this animated series (that no one wanted in the first place, might I add) is that it hasn’t managed to carve its identity in thirteen weeks! For its first four weeks, it felt like The Mandalorian; a bunch of tough guys have to take care of likable kid. Then it strayed into side quest-ville with a few moments of drama along the way (Wrecker’s inhibitor chip fiasco) and an unnecessary cameo appearance by Rex.

Then there’s a side story with Crosshair and what was a rather fascinating storyline; the decommissioning of the clone troopers and the Empire’s slow but deliberate annihilation of the Kaminoans’ livelihood. That got highlighted for maybe a couple of episodes and hasn’t been revisited since.

Honestly, I’m not going to even delve into the other storylines this series has been dabbling with in the past few weeks because it’s just too much to keep track of and it’s annoying.

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‘The Bad Batch’ Was Boring…Again

I don’t know why I keep getting invested in this show only for it to royally disappoint me the following week with another episode that just douses the flame completely.

Last week’s episode, featuring a child version of Hera Syndulla and introducing her mother for the first time, was riveting…and then this week happened.

I tried to get invested but for the latter half of the episode I’m sorry to say, I was waiting for something bad to happen. I thought Howzer was surely going to die…that didn’t happen. The Bad Batch once again got through another mission with nary a scratch. And the episode just devolved into the easy way out…AGAIN!

We’ve only got four episodes left, there will surely be a second season because there’s no way this story is about to end. Honestly, I hope there is only one season of this show because it’s been getting on my nerves for months now. But hopefully next week’s episode is a tad bit better.

Oh, and I’m going to need Crosshair to perish in the coming episodes because now he’s just becoming annoying.

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‘The Bad Batch’ Was Great This Week

My favorite animated Star Wars series is Star Wars: Rebels so it’s no surprise that this week’s episode, “The Devil’s Deal”, which veers away from The Bad Batch to focus on Ryloth, home of the Twi’leks and its citizens, was so enjoyable for me.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

In a surprise twist that I didn’t see coming we’re reunited with Cham and Hera Syndulla. It was really fun to see Hera as a child before she becomes the incredible rebel leader that we know her to be in Rebels. We also, for the first time, meet her mother who is unsurprisingly awesome. The apple apparently didn’t fall far from the tree.

As exciting as it was to see these characters again I couldn’t help feeling a growing sense of anxiety considering that I know the outcome of the Syndullas’ story and it is not a happy ending, specifically for Hera’s mother.

I was so emotionally invested in this episode, in fact, that toward the end I found myself having to fight back tears. I just knew at some point Crosshair was going to shoot Hera’s mother. It didn’t happen but it sure did seem like it was about to, and the notion that we were going to see Hera’s mother die was honestly kind of terrifying.

When the episode concluded I realized why the next episode is called “Rescue of Ryloth.” Apparently, The Bad Batch are going to have to save Hera from the Empire which should be an exciting twenty minutes of content. After that, we’ll be at the last stretch of the series with only four episodes left.

Considering where we are in the story it seems that maybe we should get another season of The Bad Batch because I don’t see this story concluding in five episodes. But we’ll see what happens.

All in all, I really enjoyed this episode and it’s undoubtedly my favorite episode since the premiere. I hope The Bad Batch can remain this good for the next five episodes because if so, it’ll be a strong conclusion to the somewhat entertaining series.

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‘The Bad Batch’ Bored Me to Death This Week

I’m not expecting every episode to be as action-packed and thrilling as last week’s episode but this tenth episode was hard to watch.

It felt like a typical episode of The Clone Wars but with no Anakin, Obi-Wan, or Ahsoka I found myself finding it hard to stay awake or invested.

The 24 minutes or so flew by like a breeze and when it concluded I wanted to yawn. The Bad Batch has had its moments but with only six episodes I’m going to need these episodes to start getting better quickly or my investment is going to drop to an all-time low.

Every interesting storyline has been diverted by some convenient answer to the problem. Now we’re back to square one, the boredom, and honestly, it’s kind of tiring.

I want to love this show and it is a decent first season but honestly…I’m only still watching every week because I’m a Star Wars fan.

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My Evaluation of Episode 9 of ‘The Bad Batch’

The Bad Batch has had its ups and downs but yesterday’s episode was all pros, no cons, and now I’ve got to write about it.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

First off, and I’m going straight to the nitty-gritty with this evaluation, was that a first rendition of Snoke?

In Episode 4 of The Mandalorian‘s second season we saw Mando and co. go into an Imperial facility on Nevarro where they encountered blue tubes with the remains of what appeared to be a botched Snoke clone. I immediately began to suspect that these shows Filoni were producing were going to try to make the sequels make more sense. And no, these connections won’t ultimately fix the debacle that is the sequel trilogy (only an animated remake of the trilogy would fix that) but it can make the sequel trilogy a little bit better.

Now, in this episode, we’ve seen more experiment tubes, this time with green gook inside, and inside that green gook we managed to see a large alien that looked like a hybrid between a Grey and whatever Snoke is.

The Bad Batch season one, episode three recap: Replacements

This feels like an early rendition of what Snoke turned out to be but the real question is, what eventually succeeded in creating Snoke to the point where he could shoot lightning out of his fingers with a simple gesture?

I think we’re going to get this question answered in either this show or maybe the Ahsoka series.

And then there’s the other major bombshell of the show and why I truly believe this series is connected to The Book of Boba Fett. Yesterday’s episode answered the question of why Omega is deemed so special. Apparently she’s made of first-generation genetic material from Jango Fett, resulting in the notion that she is Boba’s sister.

Why would Filoni reveal to us that Fett now has a sister months before his show comes out? It’s not a coincidence and I am totally here for it. Plus, the show is roughly six months away and we haven’t gotten any casting news which means…

Here’s to hoping for her live-action debut in The Book of Boba Fett.

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We finally Got a Great Episode of ‘The Bad Batch’!

If you’ve been following my blog and my weekly reviews of The Bad Batch you will notice that I have become more and more frustrated with this show, mainly its narrative structure.

To be fair, the series isn’t awful. Far from it. Compared to the first seasons of The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, it is a step above in terms of storyline and enjoyment, and yet for the last five weeks I’ve come away from each episode feeling more and more peeved.

Last week’s episode gave us a surprise return of a beloved fan favorite in Cad Bane (btw, he’s my favorite bounty hunter) and that was exciting but ultimately, once again, I came away from the episode feeling a little letdown. The episode itself wasn’t bad but it felt like everything got to where it was because of some convenient twist that could’ve been avoided if it wasn’t there to drive the story forward.

Hence, this week I watched the episode with little expectation and ended up having so much fun!

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