Following the finale and confirmation of another season, Star Wars fans are discussing what they want to see in “The Bad Batch” season two.
The direction of season two is unknown following the Bad Batch’s escape from Kamino and Nala Se at an imperial facility.
Here are ten things we want in “The Bad Batch” season two. Expect to see some familiar faces from the Star Wars universe.
10. Republic Commandos
Republic Commandos are a fan favorite clone trooper. They rose to the spotlight thanks to the “Star Wars: Republic Commando” video game. Episode eight, “Reunion,” had a callback to the video game when Hunter’s perspective switched to inside his helmet. This perspective was similar to the first-person view in the video game.
While the video game isn’t canon anymore, the clone commandos resurfaced in episodes of “The Bad Batch.” To much enjoyment of the fans, the clone commando Scorch from the video game also made an appearance.
Previously in canon, the clone commandos were in two episodes of “The Clone Wars.” In the season finale of “The Bad Batch,” clone commandos with grey markings were renamed to “Imperial Royal Guards.” These clones escort Nala Se to the planet, Weyland.
With clone commandos back on the table, it is feasible that they have more screentime in season two. Scorch and the Delta Squad would make interesting combatants for the Bad Batch to fight in season two.
9. Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka has received a lot of love recently, appearing in the final season of “The Clone Wars,” “The Mandalorian,” and her spin-off show. She was with Captain Rex in “The Clone Wars” finale, but only Rex is in “The Bad Batch.”
Unfortunately, Ahsoka and Rex won’t reunite until “Star Wars: Rebels.” In the meantime, it would be interesting to see where Ahsoka departed after burying all those clone troopers. A novel about Ahsoka’s time after Order 66 exists, but there could be room in the timeline for a cameo in season two.
8. More about TK troopers
First seen in episode 14, “War-Mantle,” the Bad Batch went up against TK troopers. These new troopers are humans trained by clone troopers to be their replacements. As a part of “Project War-Mantle,” the Empire’s goal is to phase out clone troopers with loyal human recruits.
Besides being humans in Stormtrooper-like armor, the TK troopers are a mystery. Expect them to be a nuisance for the Bad Batch in season two.
7. Commander Cody
Commander Cody is one of the most popular clone troopers amongst Star Wars fans. He is known for serving alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi and leading the 212th Attack Battalion of clone troopers.
Cody last was executing Order 66 against Kenobi in “Revenge of the Sith.” He has been absent from any new projects besides “The Clone Wars.” Unless his fate is being saved for the “Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Disney+ series, it would be great to see Cody again in season two.
6. Howzer and other Defecting Clones
Episode 11, “Devil’s Deal,” introduced the new clone Captain Howzer. He served on Ryloth and began to question the Empire’s motives for the world’s inhabitants.
Acting in defiance, he saved the Bad Batch and Syndulla family from walking into a trap. In the process, he stood up to Crosshair’s troops and encouraged other clones to do the same.
Howzer standing up to the Empire sent a message to other clone troopers, even if only six clones stood with him. Considering the decimation of Kamino and the phasing out of clone troopers, all clones shouldn’t be happy with the Empire.
If Howzer returns in season two, he should inspire thoughts of rebellion in the remaining clones. A clone uprising is what the Empire deserves. A Howzer and Syndulla reunion could also be a touching moment.
5. Bo-Katan and Mandalore
Between her appearances in “The Clone Wars,” “Rebels,” and “The Mandalorian,” Bo-Katan is always fighting for Mandalore. While she freed Mandalore from Darth Maul’s occupation during the “Siege of Mandalore,” the planet fell to the Empire in “Rebels.”
In light of the Empire taking over the galaxy, perhaps the Empire’s initial takeover of Mandalore could appear in season two. If not anything else, it would be cool to see Bo-Katan fighting alongside the Bad Batch themselves.
4. Boba Fett
Boba Fett was namedropped in “The Bad Batch” when Tech shared that Omega is his biological sister. Since Fett is still establishing his reputation, perhaps a bounty put on the Bad Batch in season two will result in a mini family reunion.
3. The Redemption of Crosshair
Crosshair revealing his loyalty to the Empire despite removing his inhibitor chip was a heartwrenching revelation. However, saving Omega and AZI shows that Crosshair still has some good left in him.
A redemption arc isn’t out of the question for Crosshair. Depending on how long Disney plans to keep the series going, season two might be early for a full-on redemption. Instead, the writers could plant the seeds for Crosshair’s redemption in season two.
Good soldiers may follow orders, but eventually, Crosshair is bound to see that the Empire doesn’t value him as his brothers do.
2. More Tech and Echo
The series may be called “The Bad Batch,” but not every member gets the same amount of screen time. Hunter and Omega were the stars, with Wrecker and Crosshair also receiving a good amount of attention.
Unfortunately, Tech and Echo did not receive as much attention as their brothers and sister. While Echo received plenty of attention in “The Clone Wars,” he feels underutilized in “The Bad Batch.”
Tech and Echo are due for more character development in season two. It seems their purpose was for exposition or technology-related issues. For Tech specifically, it would be interesting to learn more about him outside of fixing technical problems.
1. The Empire’s Cloning Plans
The finale of “The Bad Batch” season one drops Nala Se off at the Mount Tantiss Imperial facility on Weyland. This location teases connections to other Star Wars media like “The Mandalorian” and “The Rise of Skywalker.”
The Imperial scientist that greets Nala Se has an outfit similar to Dr. Pershing on “The Mandalorian.” Since Dr. Pershing was involved with cloning experiments through Grogu’s blood, perhaps season two will give more insight into the Empire’s secret projects.
The Mount Tantiss Imperial Facility also has connections to stories in “Star Wars Legends.” Also known as the “Expanded Universe,” these stories are no longer considered canon following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012. In the Legends novel “Heir to the Empire,” the facility was one of Emperor Palpatine’s secret storage houses that contained cloning materials.
One of the items in the storage unit was Luke Skywalker’s hand. Luke’s hand recently resurfaced in canon in the “Darth Vader #11” comic, where Palpatine stored it on the planet Exegol.
The time of “The Bad Batch” is long before Skywalker loses his hand and the death of Palpatine. The Empire could use Nala Se to jumpstart its cloning ambitions. “The Bad Batch” season two could also be the beginning of the cloning experiments seen in “The Mandalorian” and “The Rise of Skywalker.”
What do you want to see in “The Bad Batch” season two? Season two of the animated series will release on Disney+ sometime in 2022.
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