Warning! Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Bad Batch season two, episode 2, “Ruins of War.”
After a six-month hiatus, Star Wars: The Bad Batch has returned for its second season on Disney+ with a two-part premiere. The previous episode ended in a gripping cliffhanger that saw The Bad Batch in the midst of a heist with no way out.
Let’s dive into the second half of the season two premiere, “Ruins of War,” and find out what Clone Troop 99 is up to.
In Cold Blood
The bulk of the second episode explored some of the emotional turmoil within The Bad Batch as the crew was split up on the planet Serenno. While Wilco (Dee Bradley Baker), an Imperial clone, hunted Wrecker and Hunter, Omega (Michelle Ang), Tech, and Echo hunkered down with local survivor, Romar Adell (Hector Elizando).
While the clones were focused on escaping the Empire and the planet, Omega was desperate to retrieve the war chest and finish the mission. A frustrated Echo pleaded with her to let it go until Omega finally told him she had to get the chest to prove herself to the Troop after overhearing his conversation with Hunter.
After they made it off the planet and were safely reunited and back on their ship, Echo told Omega they did the right thing when they rescued her. But “Ruins of War” made it clear that the danger wasn’t over.
The final moments of the episode saw Wilco meeting with Rampart (Noshir Dalal), one of the Imperial officers who reports directly to Tarkin. After reporting that the Bad Batch was still alive, and refusing to lie to protect Rampart’s reputation, the officer killed the clone in cold blood.
While the Empire at large assumes the Bad Batch is dead, the ending makes it clear they are still very much in danger. Rampart’s power-hungry desire to maintain the illusion of competence and the clones’ increasing work against the Empire is a deadly combination for the remainder of the season.
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