The Bad Batch: 3 Questions we have after "The Harbinger"

A very important character returns in the latest episode of The Bad Batch, but we're left with many questions going forward.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Season 3 "The Harbinger." Asajj Ventress and Omega. Image Credit: StarWars.com
Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Season 3 "The Harbinger." Asajj Ventress and Omega. Image Credit: StarWars.com /
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This week's episode of The Bad Batch answered the biggest question we were left with at the end of the last episode. We now know the identity of the mystery person Fennec Shand contacted at the end and it's none other than Asajj Ventress.

Ventress's return opens a can of worms regarding how she's alive in The Bad Batch's timeline and what it means for her future role in Star Wars. The episode does give us a glimpse of who Ventress is now and what her motivations are, but there's a lot we still need to know.

Here are 3 important questions we have after Episode 9, "The Harbinger".

How did Ventress survive?

Ventress died In the novel Dark Disciple, so how did she return from the dead? Did she actually survive the novel's events, or was she brought back by Nightsister Magick? It seems the writers want us to ask this question, hence why they've deliberately given no hint of an explanation of how Ventress is alive.

But an event such as the return of a character from the dead is canon-altering, similar to Palpatine's return in the sequels. Until it's properly explained, it won't sit right with the majority of fans. That said, we'd be lying if we said it wasn't great to have Asajj Ventress back in Star Wars.

Is Ventress lying about Omega's Force sensitivity?

In Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn does a blood test to determine Anakin's M-Count, which makes us wonder if the tests Ventress does to determine Omega's Force sensitivity are enough to decide if she can wield the Force.

As Ventress says herself, M-Count alone isn't enough to be a Jedi, and she's left the door open for Omega to be trained to use the force. However, that leads to the conclusion that Ventress sees potential in her and suspects that Omega is, indeed, Force-sensitive. If that's the case, then Crosshair guessed it: Ventress is lying.

Will Omega leave her brothers to be trained by Asajj Ventress?

The offer certainly stands that Omega might have to leave her brothers. Even though Hunter turned it down, for now, he's bound to understand that, ultimately, any self-protection training Omega gets is for her good. Just like Grogu had to finish his Jedi training under Luke so he could defend himself against various threats, Omega should tap into her potential and get trained by a Force user like Ventress, too.

We don't know how the show will end, but it doesn't seem like the Empire will let Omega go anytime soon. Depending on why they're after her, this could go on for a few years. After all, in The Mandalorian, long after the Empire fell, they were still after Grogu for his high M-Count blood.

Omega's future seems uncertain, especially if she does have some Force sensitivity. It seems like the show is setting up Omega's possible Jedi arc. Now, it's up to Omega to realize that this is what she needs and for Hunter, Wrecker, and Crosshair to let her go for her own good.

The Bad Batch Season 3 is streaming on Disney+.

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