The Bad Batch Season 2 Ep 12 is the twelfth chapter of the second season of an animated television series set in the Star Wars universe. The series follows a group of elite and genetically enhanced clone troopers, known as the Bad Batch, as they undertake daring mercenary missions after the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. The show explores the events that occur after the end of the Clone Wars, and how the characters adapt to the changing political landscape.
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Entitled “The Outpost”, The Bad Batch Season 2 Ep 12, instead of continuing the promising set-up of the previous chapter, opts to give us another solo Crosshair adventure. But thankfully, it’s an engaging one, which is not always the case with Season 2 episodes.
The Bad Batch Season 2 Ep 12 finds Crosshair assigned to guard the titular location on a god-forsaken frozen planet commanded by Lieutenant Nolan, a proper arsehole of an Imperial officer. At the outpost, we discover that the clone troopers there have been decimated by insurgent forces with the Trooper Commander Mayday having only two men left with him.
Mayday – after suffering months in that frozen hellhole without proper support from the Imperial forces – is naturally rebellious but continues to follow orders, even those from the abusive Nolan. After another such attack which kills Mayday’s remaining colleagues, he and Crosshair are ordered to recover stolen assets in the cold dark night.
The duo fail in their task but barely escape with their lives, although in fact Mayday does not quite make it as Nolan refuses to provide him any medical attention declaring him “expendable”. Crosshair kills Nolan in cold blood and is arrested by the Imperial forces, ending up in a lab being experimented on! Crosshair certainly found out the hard way that his faith in the Empire was misplaced.
The Bad Batch Season 2 Ep 12 is a powerful episode and answers the question – what happened to the clones after the end of the Clone Wars? A tragic story indeed but definitely a better representation of the fascist Empire than the sympathetic portrayal provided by Andor! Once more, animated Star Wars trounces the live action! Recommended!
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