WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for The Bad Batch Season 2, Episode 10: “Retrieval.”
While still tinkering in the abandoned outpost, Clone Force 99 struggles to figure out what to do next. It’s Omega who realizes Gonky is still on their ship — and if she can track him, she can locate their ship. She’s successful … there’s just one problem.
The thief that stole the ship, Benni, has taken it back to the mining facility where he works. The facility’s owner, Mokko, says the ship can be sold in parts and that Benni can keep Gonky as his reward.
It turns out this mining operation functions a lot like Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s White Worms. Workers who complete the most jobs to become “top performers” are rewarded with luxuries. In this case, luxuries are food and water. But it’s fine! Benni did good, Mokko says.
When the Bad Batch arrives at the facility and confronts Benni, they threaten not to let him run off until he shows them where their ship is. Upon finding it, they learn the hyperdrive has already been removed, and it’s going to take Benni’s help to free the ship from the facility’s ray shields.
Omega accompanies him to the workers’ lounge, where he learns Mokko hasn’t deemed him the top performer after all. While retrieving the data Tech needs to dismantle the shields, Omega discovers Mokko isn’t desperate for resources at all. In fact, he’s withholding food and water from Benni and the other workers on purpose.
The Batch confronts Mokko, who threatens to throw Omega into the mineshaft. But Benni reveals the truth about their overlord’s dealings, and the workers won’t stand for it.
Mokko is eliminated, the workers will continue mining but share the facility’s profits (and resources). Clone Force 99 (and Gonky) have their ship back, and are prepared to embark on their next adventure.
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