I’ve just seen the first episode of The Bad Batch on Disney+
So, we’re following the continuing adventures of Clone Force 99, “The Bad Batch”. They’d appeared in the previous series The Clone Wars, and both are helmed by Dave Filoni.
We start off with Jedi Deppa Billaba and a group of clone troopers in a spot of bother - outgunned, outnumbered. She’s sent her Padawan off for reinforcements, and he returns, telling them the reinforcements are on the way. The padawan’s name is Caleb, by the way…
Anyway, Clone Force 99 arrives with an avalanche, and quickly rout the attacking battle droids. They move off, and as they do, the regular clone troopers receive a holo message.
“Execute Order 66”.
Deppa is attacked by her former comrades, and tells Caleb to run, which he does. Hunter and the rest of Clone Force 99 are confused; they aren’t compelled to follow that order as the regular clone troopers are. Hunter and Crosshair take off after the Padawan, while the others try to work out what’s going on.
…and so on. There’s quite a bit going on, and my initial impression is pretty good. On the one hand, I was able to call a lot of what happened ahead of time, but I’m pretty genre-savvy. On the other hand, I enjoyed what was going on, and the details of how they got there.
I’m a little dubious about the character of Omega, but they managed Ezra pretty well, so I’m content to see how it goes.
Early days, but I’m eager for next week.