The Bad Batch – Episode 2 – “Cut and Run”

(L-R): Crosshair, Echo, Wrecker, Hunter and Tech in a scene from "STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH", exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

In the second episode, Star Wars: The Bad Batch sees the clones get together with some old friends as they figure out what to do next.

On Tuesday, we got to meet the newest clone in Omega. What we know from the premiere is that she is the first female clone of Jango Fett. We also know that Kamino is no longer safe for either her or Clone Force 99. Going off planet isn’t much of a choice. Crosshair stays behind with the regs because of Tarkin ordering his inhibitor chip powered to capacity. Listen, we could get into a whole issue of whether or not that’s ethical but oh, well. I’m sure we’ll see him again at some point.

Today’s episode sees them reuniting with clone deserter Cut Lawquane. For the newcomers, Cut and Suu Lawquane are married with two young children. The Bad Batch just misses out on crossing paths with Captain Rex upon their arrival to the planet. Hunter thinks the right thing to do is for Omega to get to grow up and have a childhood. The certainly isn’t wrong. Things go awry but this should not come as a surprise.

The second episode is really the first one in the series to show how the dynamics are starting to change during the Empire era. Everyone must have a chain codes in order to get off the planet in a shuttle. Republic credits are no longer being taken at the spaceports. It’s a different world out there and regular people have yet to be conscripted into the Imperial Army. We know it’s going to happen eventually with how Admiral Tarkin feels about Clones. We’re just not there yet!

The series is still young following the first two episodes. But still, Lucasfilm knows how to give the fans what they want. The prequels might stop at the start of the Empire. They do not really show us what happens on individual planets. Not until nearly two decades into their reign. Solo and Rogue One being the rare prequel exceptions, of course. This is one of the things that I love about The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch. From the series premiere, we know that a Civil War is going to happen. It is not a matter of if but when.

Supervising Director: Brad Rau
Head Writer: Jennifer Corbett
Producer: Josh Rimes
Executive Producers: Dave Filoni, Athena Portillo, Brad Rau, Jennifer Corbett
Co-executive Producer: Carrie Beck
CAST: Dee Bradley Baker

Star Wars: The Bad Batch premieres new episodes Fridays on Disney+.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.