Star Wars: The Bad Batch
Disney+
Season 2
Episodes 1 – 4
TV-PG


Months have passed since the events on Kamino and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places.

The second season of this adventure series features videogame quality graphics that are noticeably improved from the already stunning previous run. The first four episodes do an excellent job of reintroducing the characters and defining the story direction that will be taken. Each episode is 30 minutes or less but adds a significant amount of world building and character development.

Spoils of War
Run Time 24min
Wanda Sykes cameos as Phee Genoa in the season two premiere. The Bad Batch is offered the chance to make enough money to last a lifetime by completing a high stakes robbery of the Galactic Empire. This is the first entry in a two-part adventure is geared for younger audiences.

Ruins of War
Run Time 28min
The adventure continues as The Bad Batch finds themselves in a dangerous predicament on Serenno. The main theme of this narrative is the use of capital as a means of impact. Also, Omega discovers the perspective differences and similarities between The Republic and Separatists as the group meets a new ally.

The Solitary Clone
Run Time 30minutes
This entertaining episode features the return of Crosshair and Commander Cody. I was particularly impressed with the storyline and the ideological comparison between the aforementioned clones. Hopefully, this season will find more ways to explore the impact of the Galactic Empire and Order 66 on the original soldiers of The Republic.

Faster
Run Time 25min
Three members of The Bad Batch work security at a Riot Racing event at Sofa Toma. After a series of incidents, Tech must take on a surprising role in order to save a business partner. This action-packed episode gives a sneak peek into Cid’s checkered past. Ben Schwartz voices the fun and snarky Tay-O, a droid a sincerely hope to see more of in this series.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch S02XE01-04

8.2

8.2/10

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