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 StarWars.com.
Tech and Echo in a corridor. "Return to Kamino." The Bad Batch. Courtesy of StarWars.com. /
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6. "Battle Scars" - episode 7

This is where we all strap in because episode 7, "Battle Scars," is when the rollercoaster of emotions really kicks into hyperdrive.

"Battle Scars" feels like the moment when you realize your popcorn isn't just buttery, it's got that extra zing that just makes it that much more enjoyable. This episode dives deep into the nitty-gritty of what makes our batch of misfit clones tick, particularly poking at the ticking time bomb that is their inhibitor chips. You know something epic is about to go down, and "Battle Scars" doesn't disappoint.

Now, imagine if your brain had a sneaky switch that could turn you from a chill buddy into a rampaging party pooper. That's the drama "Battle Scars" brings to the table, making it a cornerstone of character exploration in the series. The gang meets up with good ol' Captain Rex (yes, that Rex!), who basically serves as the wise uncle who's seen too much but still knows how to party. Together, they embark on a quest to remove these pesky chips, which is like defusing a bomb with a pair of tweezers and a blindfold - intense to say the least. This episode not only tightens the screws on the squad's loyalty and bravery but also throws them into the emotional deep end, making us love them even more.

It's no wonder it sits comfortably at number 6 - it's the perfect blend of action, heart, and a dash of "Uh-oh, what now?" that keeps us coming back for more.

5. "Rescue on Ryloth" - episode 12

"Rescue on Ryloth" is the episode that catapults itself into the heart of the action and drama, securing the 5th spot. This episode is like a hero sandwich, layered with bravery, strategy, and a dollop of emotional mayhem.

Our batch of misfits decides to play the knights in shining armor, swooping in to rescue Hera Syndulla's parents and sticking it to the Empire. It's not just any old rescue mission; it's a galactic rodeo of stealth, wit, and blasters that keeps us on the edge of our seats, munching on our snacks a tad faster. This episode isn't just shooting stars and exploding ships though - it dives deep into the sea of bonds and bravery, showing us what our quirky squad would do for their allies.

More reasons why "Rescue on Ryloth" isn't just floating in space but soaring among the stars include the sheer emotional ups and downs we experience when friendships are tested and alliances are forged in the heat of battle. We get to see a different side of the Bad Batch, a more tender and protective facet that adds layers to their tough exterior. It's like watching a cactus trying to hug - it's unexpected but heartwarmingly delightful. This episode blends action-packed sequences with touching moments of vulnerability, making it a standout in a galaxy full of star-studded episodes.

It's not just a mission; it's a testament to the team's growth, making us root for them even more.