Warning! Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Bad Batch season two, episode ten, “Retrieval.”
After another wayward mission with Cid (Rhea Perlman) left them stranded on an abandoned mining planet, last week’s episode saw the Bad Batch dealing with the aftermath of Echo’s departure. “Retrieval” picked up in the aftermath as the crew worked to find their ship and flee the planet.
Find out what happened in this week’s episode and what the ending means for the future of Clone Troop 99.
Mining for Trouble
While waiting for Cid’s rescue with little rations and no way out, Omega (Michelle Ang) had the idea to track the droid with their ship and find a way home. As a result, Clone Troop 99 discovered the thief was a child, Benni (Yuri Lowenthal), who worked as part of a mining empire of child laborers who essentially believed he was stealing for survival.
Of course, the boss, Mokko (Jonathan Lipow), was the opposite of a benefactor and, in fact, hoarded profits from his workers. After the Bad Batch retrieved their ship and defeated Mokko, Benni decided to stay and reform his home, but Omega was left defeated.
Omega has been the moral compass for the Bad Batch ever since they adopted her. It makes sense that she was more impacted by the moral corruption in the mines than her brothers. However, Tech’s (Dee Bradley Baker) reassurance that there are other good guys like them out there rings a bit hollow.
Time and again, the only reason the Bad Batch has taken action to intervene positively is at Omega’s insistence. It’s already led to Echo’s departure thanks to his frustration that they should have done more for their fellow clones.
While Omega is unlikely to leave since she is a young child and relies so heavily on the belief in a family with her brothers, it’s clear the idea of what the Bad Batch is rests on a shaky foundation.
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