What episodes to watch before Star Wars: The Bad Batch

STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH key art. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm.
STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH key art. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm. /
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Fennec Shand in Star Wars: The Bad Batch
Fennec Shand in Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Photo: Disney+. /

Episodes based on Fennec Shand

Nothing pleases us more than to see Ming-Na Wen’s character from The Mandalorian transition from live-action to animation.

Fennec Shand is one of those characters who makes you question whether she’s good or bad. We think it ultimately depends on the situation and who has the most credits (or most power), but she also appears to be extremely loyal and abides by a code of honor. Given her presence in The Bad Batch, we wonder if there’s more of a connection to The Mandalorian than the trailer leads us to believe, or if she’s just a mercenary looking to have a big payday.

Before she makes her animated debut, revisit Fennec’s fighting techniques and killer aim in The Mandalorian to see what Clone Force 99 are up against.

“The Gunslinger,” The Mandalorian (season 1, episode 5)

Running low on credits, Din Djarin joins forces with a rookie bounty hunter to hunt down Fennec Shand, an assassin who’s been on the run from the New Republic. When they finally cross paths, she shares a piece of advice, “You wanna be a bounty hunter? Make the best deal for yourself and survive.” Not only does this episode shed insight into her character, but it gives you an idea of what goes through her mind when she seemingly makes a deal with the Empire in The Bad Batch.

“The Tragedy,” The Mandalorian (season 2, episode 14)

Like most bounty hunters and rogue assassins, Fennec is hard to kill. She ends up teaming up with Boba Fett and offers her skillful services to help rescue Din Djarin’s kid, revealing a more compassionate and honorable side of herself. While it’s highly doubtful we’ll see these personality traits in The Bad Batch, this episode rounds out her character and demonstrates how second chances have a positive effect on people, including hardened mercenaries.