Warning! Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Bad Batch season two, episode eleven, “Metamorphosis.”
Last week’s episode of The Bad Batch saw the crew come face to face with more brutalities in the galaxy as they retrieved their ship and fled a botched mission.
With just a few episodes of the season to go, let’s find out what happened in this week’s episode, “Metamorphosis” and what it means for the future of Clone Troop 99.
Refueling the Clone Conspiracy
After several episodes that departed from the primary storyline with the Empire, “Metamorphosis” kicked off with a darker return and reminder of the looming threat outside of the Bad Batch’s immediate missions.
While the Batch went on one last creepy mission for Cid (Rhea Perlman), the clone conspiracy was reintroduced along with Nala Se (Gwendoline Yeo). Palpatine’s newest, scary henchman Dr. Hemlock (Jimmi Simpson) interrogated Nala about the Kaminoan cloning technology on behalf of the Empreror, but she refused to give over any information after the Empire destroyed her planet.
The episode ended with her one-time partner, Lama Su (Bob Bergen) telling Hemlock the way to get Nala to talk would be to use Omega as bait. It’s an effective cliffhanger that will ultimately put Clone Troop 99 back in the path of the Empire one way or another, but it also feels like a bit of a season one redux.
The larger issue for the Bad Batch is how they fit in to the world that is evolving around them. They seem to finally be done with Cid and are perhaps clear for a new life as the “good guys” they see themselves as, rather than simply acting as neutral mercenaries.
Beyond that, the episode makes it clear the clone conspiracy is of deadly importance to the Empire. It’s only a matter of time before we find out why.
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