Warning! Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Bad Batch season two, episode four, “Faster.”
The second season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch has kicked off with a bang. After a chilling standalone episode that picked up with Crosshair, this week’s episode provided a fun throwback to the prequels. Let’s dive into the ending and explore what comes next for Clone Troop 99.
Off to the Races
After a tense beginning to the season, “Faster,” provided a relief in tension as the Bad Batch got swept up into helping Cid (Rhea Perlman) with a bet gone astray during a podrace. As the alien the crew turns to for missions and work, Cid is sort of the unofficial sixth member of the Bad Batch.
Though she remains a mercurial character, the clones’ overall sense of duty and loyalty means they felt obliged to help Cid out of a sticky situation. After her droid TAY-0 (Ben Schwartz) was damaged in a crash, Tech (Dee Bradley Baker) stepped in to win the race.
After the victory, Cid seemed to reluctantly agree she owed the clones a favor. However, Cid’s opponent, Grini (Ernie Hudson) warned the crew that nothing with Cid is what it seemed. While Cid has largely been an ally for the Clones as long as we’ve known her, this could be the first sign of future discord with the Bad Batch.
Based on the discussion between Echo and Hunter in the series premiere, it’s clear this season will focus on Clone Troop 99’s shift toward actively fighting the Empire and helping the oppressed. As a result, they likely will spend less time working as hired guns for Cid, which may put them at odds with her.
Whether Cid will support the Clones’ new mission or feel betrayed remains to be seen, but it’s clear that many shake-ups are ahead this season.
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