The Bad Batch Season 2 Eps 7-8 are the seventh and eighth chapters 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 Clone Conspiracy” and “Truth and Consequences” respectively, The Bad Batch Season 2 Eps 7-8 is essentially a two-part episode that details a significant event in Star Wars history viz. the outright replacement of the clone troopers with the Imperial Stormtroopers. The first part deals with Senator Chuchi’s efforts to expose Admiral Rampart’s culpability for the destruction of Kamino (as seen in the season 1 finale) and the second part involves our titular team’s mission to steal data that implicates Rampart.
The only real character arc takes place in part 2 as Omega takes an active part in assisting Senator Chuchi in exposing Rampart. Of course, Omega has a personal stake as Kamino was essentially her home till its destruction. Thus, her emotional outburst at the meeting with the former Kaminoan representative is heart-felt! We always get to experience Omega’s sadness when Echo leaves the Strike Force 99 to team up with Rex in light of the new status quo at the end.
As previously mentioned, The Bad Batch Season 2 Eps 7-8 marks a critical point in Star Wars history as that moment is provided by Emperor Palpatine as he exploits the exposure of Rampart to his own advantage – by declaring the clones – who had followed Rampart’s orders – unfit for military duty and service to the Empire! This explains why by the time of the first Star Wars movie, the clone troopers no longer exist. This once more highlights what a dangerous villain Palpatine is.
The Bad Batch Season 2 Eps 7-8 demonstrates once more that as far as Disney Star Wars is concerned, most of the animated series have been more faithful to the lore than the recent live action series and thus infinitely superior. If only Dave Filoni was given more influence over the future direction of Disney Star Wars, the lore would be in safer hands! Highly recommended!!
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