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The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch has been a stable show ever since its debut in 2021. It has been a sequel to the Clone Wars series, and star wars fans love it. 

The Bad Batch, or clone force 99 as others call them, were originally introduced in the final season of the clone wars. They’re tactics are unknown and extremely creative. Some like the way they fight, some of the other clones feel that they don’t deserve to fight alongside them.

The show starts out just before the tragic events of Order 66. With they’re defectiveness, the batch was immune to the order so they didn’t know what was going on, as all of the jedi were accused of treason against the republic, which would soon be reorganized into the empire. Throughout the first season, the Bad Batch realized that the empire was way different than the republic that they first were in league with. Of course, there was the termination of the Jedi, but they first realized this as Admiral Moff Tarkin ordered them to kill civilians on the planet of Onderon. They wouldn’t do it. That is where Crosshair decided to leave the squad and join the newly formed Empire.

The first season was incredible for this show, as many felt that this was a sequel to the show, “The Clone Wars”, and it delivered. The extremely creative personalities along with the incredible missions, with them trying to evade the empire, made the show extremely engaging, with many having troubles waiting till the next episode dropped. The personalities of Clone Force 99, first introduced in the final season of the clone wars, had Hunter, who is the leader of the squad and has insane reflexes, crosshair, who can hit any shot any time, wrecker, who is extremely strong, and echo, part machine, part human, and Tech, who is extremely intelligent. All of these characters played a really good role throughout the season and made it captivating. 

The second season was a Clone Force 99, trying to figure out their role in the galaxy, as at that point, it had already been taken over by the empire. The team takes on various missions while still on the run from the Empire. They encounter many new allies, and enemies throughout the extremely exciting season. As the squad is evolving, it also shows the rapid growth from the empire, as more and more clones get decommissioned, and replaced with stormtroopers. 

The second season was fantastic, as it still doesn’t feel like they are running out of ideas on how to expand the show. It showed many things, including the growth of the squad, the more exciting side of the clones, along with plenty of action sequences to keep viewers engaged. The storyline for this season was great as it not only showed Clone Force 99, but it also showed growth from Crosshair, as he was starting to believe that the Empire was not as good as he once thought.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3 follows Clone Force 99 as they continue their struggle against the Galactic Empire. The squad, including Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo, and Omega, faces new challenges and threats as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy. They undertake daring missions, form alliances with other rebels, and uncover more about the Empire’s sinister plans. Throughout the season, the team grapples with internal conflicts and personal growth, especially as Omega learns more about her origins and purpose. Crosshairs journey takes unexpected turns, adding complexity to his relationship with the team. The season is filled with intense action sequences, emotional moments, and significant revelations that push the characters to their limits. The season builds up to a dramatic climax, setting the stage for the future of the rebellion and the ongoing fight against Imperial oppression.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3 is a thrilling and emotional journey that keeps the audience hooked from start to finish. The action scenes are intense, and the character development is impressive, especially with Omega’s growth and Crosshair’s unpredictable path. The animation is top-notch, and the story is compelling, with high stakes that make each episode exciting. This season is a must-watch, combining epic battles with heartfelt moments, making it perfect for both fans and new viewers.

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Devin Nance, Reporter
Devin Nance Staff Writer Devin has consistently written A&E because Temo won't let him write for any other sections.  
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