The Clone 99 Force has kept working on their missions under Cid, but this week they stumbled upon one of Phee Genoa’s stories and found themselves in fatal danger at Skara Nal. A filler episode or not, we got to see Omega act her age and delve deeper into the relationship between Genoa and the Bad Batch.
The episode began with Wrecker and Omega scavenging for spare parts in a junkyard when something in Omega’s pile caught Phee Genoa’s eye. Revealing a compass that leads to an ancient treasure, Genoa leads Clone Force 99 to the coordinates, and it feels like a repeat of the season 2 premiere where the Bad Batch tries to earn their freedom.
But episode 5 also ends without the treasure in the team’s hand, but they definitely earned a new level of annoyance for Phee Genoa. The episode ended with some nice laughs and a new angle at Genoa and Omega, but did the myths Genoa believed actually hold some weight to them?
Genoa’s story about Skara Nal may have been a hoax, but the treasure was real, leading us to believe her myth about the old place might connect to other Star Wars canon, which has yet to be adapted on screens. Some floating theories are guessing it might be connected to the Old Republic or the Rakatan Empire or might even hint at something more massive coming up in the series.
This Indiana Jones meets Star Wars episode was an exciting filler giving more insight into who Genoa is. But the team is going back to Ord Mantell, meaning the next episode will move the story along.
We don’t know about you, but we want an update on Commander Cody after he deserted his last mission with Crosshair and what Rampart has been up to after the premiere.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch will return with a new episode every Wednesday only on Disney+.
About Star Wars: The Bad Batch
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is an American animated show created by Dave Filoni for Disney+. It is both a sequel and a spin-off of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The series’ renewal was announced right before season 1’s two-part finale.
Dee Bradley Baker reprises his role as voice actor for all the clone troopers from the previous Star Wars animated projects. Additionally joining him are Ming-Na Wen, Stephen Stanton, Andrew Kishino and Michelle Ang.
The Bad Batch follows the elite and experimental troopers of Clone Force 99 as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars. Choosing to become an independent group of mercenaries the show will see them undertake dangerous missions.