Now that season 1 of The Bad Batch has come to an end, it’s impossible not to instantly wonder where the story is headed. Fans want to know more about Omega and see more character development as a whole in clones like Echo and Tech. But the main story beats are still a mystery, and theories about who we’ll see and what we’ll learn are already running wild.
Here are a few theories about what The Bad Batch season 2 could explore further when it premieres next year.
5. Wolffe will reunite with Gregor and Rex
Former Clone Commander Wolffe served with Jedi Master Plo Koon during the Clone Wars and, as of now, wasn’t heard from again after the war until many years later.
In Star Wars Rebels, Ahsoka sends the Ghost Crew to a remote planet to find Rex, Gregor, and Wolffe, all aged clones hiding out in the dark aftermath of the Empire’s galactic takeover. We’ve now gotten some of Gregor’s story in both The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch. We still don’t know how Wolffe comes into the picture. Season 2 could be the perfect place to re-introduce him.
4. We’ll find out what happened on Mandalore
Star Wars has always jumped around its timeline when telling stories. It has a tendency to gloss over certain story points in the present and, often through other mediums or stories, fill those gaps earlier on in the timeline later. Mandalore ended the Clone Wars seemingly in good hands. Somehow, that changed.
At some point between The Clone Wars and Rebels, the Empire takes control of Mandalore and Bo-Katan Kryze loses her leadership over her people … or it’s forcefully taken away from her. Season 2 of The Bad Batch, even if it doesn’t tell the whole story, could begin to fill in those missing pieces.
3. Boba Fett and Omega will meet
Or at the very least, Boba Fett will get some screen time in the series as he has in several others up to this point. A meeting between the two is likely, but might be best saved for a later season or even a final arc.
Fett (the “Alpha”) and Omega are both pure clones of Jango Fett that don’t age at an accelerated rate, though Omega has been given unknown enhancements similar to her brothers in Clone Force 99. Both Fett and Omega grew up on Kamino and, as of the end of season 1, have lost their shared home planet.
It’s not fully clear what Boba Fett was doing around this time, but if he was already tangled up in the bounty hunting life by this point, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him pursuing Omega and the rest of the Bad Batch.
2. Omega will reveal more about Nala Se’s experiments
In the two-part Bad Batch season 1 finale, Omega revealed more about her relationship with Nala Se and the other clones. We learned Omega is older than Clone Force 99 and that they only shared space with Omega for a short time.
While we know Nala Se had her own private lab on Kamino and was responsible for the enhancements made to the Bad Batch — and presumably Omega as well — we don’t know all the reasons behind the Empire’s interest in her. Omega might, though, and it’s possible we’ll learn more of those details through her in season 2.
1. Crosshair asks The Bad Batch for help
Most clones are out of commission, one way or another, by the time the original trilogy rolls around. It’s always been assumed they aged out of the Imperial forces and/or were replaced. It’s possible, similar to the Jedi, most clones were actually eliminated early on in the Empire’s reign — maybe due to a mass resistance against the regime led by one specialized clone in particular.
There have been hints of some kind of “clone revolution” happening at some point later in the show, on a larger scale but similar to Howzer’s protest in season 1. If Crosshair is to be redeemed, asking his brothers to help the clones stand up against the Empire might be one way to move that plot point forward sooner rather than later.
Season 2 of The Bad Batch will return to Disney+ sometime in 2022.