Warning! Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Bad Batch season two, episode twelve, “The Outpost.”
Last week’s episode of The Bad Batch made it clear the clone conspiracy is an important arc for this season, even if Clone Troop 99 has yet to be pulled into it. “The Outpost” saw a continuation of the plot with a standalone episode that followed a one-time Bad Batch brother. Read on to find out what happened in this week’s episode.
Surviving the Cold
Two-thirds of the season has gone by since we last saw Crosshair (Dee Bradley Baker), the first fallen member of Clone Troop 99. A lot has happened since then, namely the retirement of clone troopers within the Empire’s ranks.
“The Outpost” sees Crosshair dispatched to a desolate frozen planet on a mission to protect cargo shipments from raiders, something he and the outpost’s commander, Mayday, know are far below their abilities.
When a young and patronizing Imperial lieutenant sends Crosshair and Mayday on a doomed mission to retrieve stolen cargo, they discover they’re protecting equipment for the soldiers who are replacing them.
The two barely make it back to the base and Mayday dies when the lieutenant refuses to send for a medic, reiterating how expendable they are, leading Crosshair to shoot him then and there. The moment gave us a glimpse of the old Crosshair and a hope at possible redemption for his character outside of the Empire.
The episode’s final moments see Crosshair waking up in captivity with Emerie (Keisha Castle-Hughes), Dr. Hemlock’s assistant, preparing to experiment on him and telling him he’ll be lucky to survive.
It seems Crosshair has now been directly pulled into the clone conspiracy as a test subject. Of course, we still don’t know what Emerie and Hemlock are trying to do, but it’s safe to say the Bad Batch will get involved soon enough to save their brother.
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