In Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Clone Force 99 has had the luxury of exploring the galaxy far beyond their homeworld of Kamino.
Especially now that the place they were born no longer exists, they only have their beloved ship to return to from this point forward. If “home” is a more organic place, they no longer have one.
Maybe that’s why, when given the chance to help someone else find a place to call home, they took it — no matter the consequences.
In The Bad Batch Season 2, Episode 6 “Tribe,” the members of Clone Force 99 find themselves on Kashyyyk trying to help young Wookiee Gungi find a safe place to hide from the Empire. Wookiees and clones are very different. They’re raised differently, have different rituals and beliefs — they don’t speak the same language or live the same lifespan.
That doesn’t stop them from working together to defeat a common enemy.
When you’ve traveled throughout the galaxy, and you’ve seen how people treat you because you’re different than them, you learn that just because something seems odd to you doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
Even among their clone brothers, the Batch was always shunned for being different — we saw this at the beginning of Season 1. And they’ve also seen how the Empire treats those different than them. They’re not the kinds of people who judge someone without knowing them.
They don’t roll their eyes at the Wookiees’ connection to the trees. By the end of the episode, they’re even willing to try their food. They may not understand their foreign customs and don’t appreciate their deeper meanings as much. But they respect them all the same.
They agree to help them all the same.
New episodes of The Bad Batch air Wednesdays exclusively on Disney+.
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