The truth about Omega’s purpose and why Prime Minister Lama Su needed Omega for his contingency plan finally surfaced in the latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, “Bounty Lost.”
When Omega tagged along with Clone Force 99 at the start of the series, Hunter and the others never really questioned Omega’s existence. They thought she was just another defective clone like them, but she’s not.
Throughout the first half of the season, the Bad Batch experienced situations in which Omega’s uniqueness became the focus of attention. Cut Lawquane in “Cut and Run” told Hunter the Kaminoans must have developed her for a reason. Fennec Shand had the intention of kidnapping Omega in “Cornered.” And in “Battle Scars,” Captain Rex emphasized how he’d never seen a clone like her.
There were clues scattered throughout the series that stressed the importance of Omega’s uniqueness, but the Bad Batch occupied themselves with bigger issues. That is, until now.
“Bounty Lost” finally had the ex-clone commando squad ask, “Why are they after the kid?” It’s a moment that had the Bad Batch and the audience desperately wanting to know the truth.
Why is Omega different from the rest of the clones?
“Because she’s more valuable than we realized,” Tech said. According to his further analysis of Omega’s genetic profile, Tech found “she has pure, first-generation DNA.”
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones introduced Jango Fett as the genetic template of all the clones in the Grand Army of the Republic. At the time, there was only one clone that had unaltered DNA: Jango’s son, Boba Fett. Unlike the other clones, Boba didn’t have accelerated aging or other alterations that came with being a clone trooper.
The Bad Batch creators, however, took a page from Yoda’s book in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and basically said, “There is another.” Tech revealed Omega is a “pure genetic replication” of Jango. That essentially makes her Jango’s daughter and Boba’s sister.
Some questions still linger, though. Did Jango ask or commission the Kaminoans to make him another unaltered clone? And even though his son was code-named Alpha, Jango named his son Boba. If he asked for Omega to be made, did he have plans to give Omega an original name, like Boba, before he died? We’re not sure, but Nala Se could be the key to those answers. For now, Omega and the audience know part of the truth.
Hunter also promised Omega she would never go back to Kamino. That’s a tall order, especially since Lama Su might keep sending bounty hunters after them. If Omega ends up going back to Kamino, we imagine it’ll be under her own terms, but we’ll have to wait and see.
What were your thoughts about the reveal? Do you think this opens up the door to see Boba Fett in the future of the series? Let us know in the comments below.
Stream the next episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, “Common Ground,” starting Friday, July 2, on Disney Plus.