All Bad Batch season 1 episodes ranked from worst to best

Bad Batch is undeniably a gem in the ever-expanding Star Wars lore. Let's take a look at season 1 and see how these 16 episodes fare against each other.
Tech and Echo in a corridor. "Return to Kamino." The Bad Batch. Courtesy of
Tech and Echo in a corridor. "Return to Kamino." The Bad Batch. Courtesy of /
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8. "Rampage" - episode 8

Episode 8, "Rampage", finds itself smack in the middle of the pack, not just because it's the eighth episode out of sixteen, but because it's like the fizzy drink of the season - sweet, a little bubbly, and full of energy.

"Rampage" is like that one friend who’s always up for a good time but doesn’t dive too deep into the feels. It takes us on a rollicking adventure where our gang of misfit clones and their adorable sidekick, Omega, embark on a mission that feels like a mini vacation from the heavier stuff they’ve been dealing with. They’re out to rescue a kid (who turns out to be much more than just a kid), and along the way, they tangle with slavers and beasts. It’s a classic 'in and out' mission, but of course, nothing goes exactly as planned.

This episode is a delightful blend of action, humor, and just a dash of danger, making it the perfect palate cleanser in the midst of a season filled with heavy emotional arcs and dark plot turns. It doesn't just serve as a break, it's also a showcase of the Bad Batch’s growing dynamics and Omega’s increasing role in the team. "Rampage" doesn’t aim to shake the stars or reveal earth-shattering secrets. Instead, it says, "Strap in, we’re going on an adventure!" And that’s exactly why it earns its spot.

"Rampage" is the breather episode that reminds us that, at its heart, The Bad Batch is about the thrill of the ride as much as it is about the destination.

7. "Bounty Lost" - episode 9

Episode 7, "Bounty Lost," lands at number 7 in this ranking for a whirlwind of reasons. This episode is like the secret sauce in your favorite snack - it just makes everything better.

It's where we dive headfirst into the mystery surrounding Omega, our favorite little clone with a knack for getting into trouble. Imagine you're chilling in space, thinking you're just another clone, and then you find out you're the galaxy's most wanted because you've got primo genetic material. That's Omega's Tuesday. The episode turns into a high-stakes game of hide and seek with bounty hunters hot on her heels, making it full of moments that keep you glued to your seat.

But why does "Bounty Lost" snag the lucky number 7 spot out of all 16 episodes in the first season? Well, it's like the moment in a fireworks show right before the finale. It's got suspense that'll make your heart race faster than a podracer, action that makes you feel like you're dodging blaster bolts, and a dash of revelation that changes the game for the Bad Batch crew. This episode is where Omega goes from being the tagalong kid to the center of a galactic chess game, with the likes of Fennec Shand and Cad Bane moving their pieces to capture her.

"Bounty Lost" isn't just a turning point; it's where the story kicks into hyperdrive, making you realize that this ride is about to get even wilder. And let's be honest, who doesn't love a good "Oh snap!" moment in their Star Wars adventures?