Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 3 Recap: Good Soldiers Follow Orders

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 3 released on Disney+ Hotstar today. In the second episode, members of Clone Force 99, except for Crosshair, escape from Saleucami along with Omega. They help Cut and Suu escape the planet with their family. The Empire is rising and trying to get everyone under their control.

In The Bad Batch episode 3, named Replacements, things take a darker turn. Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo and Omega are travelling in space in their damaged ship. They all are missing Crosshair, who has turned his back on them and sidelined with the Empire. Suddenly their ship feels a strong force, and it ends up crashing on a desolate moon. Huge trouble lies ahead for them on the moon.

On the other hand, Admiral Tarkin is still trying to find an advanced version of clones and an army that will loyally serve the Empire. He aims for the strength Hunter and his men had. Tarkin appoints Crosshair as the new leader of the replacements he found for the Clone Force 99. He also assigns them a mission to test if they follow every given order or not. Who are these new replacements? Will they be strong enough like the Bad Batch and serve the Empire loyally?

We will find all the answers in the coming episodes. Today, Star Wars: The Bad Batch episode 3 was just of 24 minutes. Directed by Nathaniel Villanueva, Matt Michnovetz wrote it. It was another nudge for something big that’s coming ahead.

The Bad Batch Episode 3 Recap
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 3 Recap

In the previous episode, we were concerned about Omega’s fate. Well, she is one of the Bad Batch members now. She is just a kid but today’s episode showed that she might be innocent, but she is fearless and ready to face every challenge and save her people.

Crosshair shows no signs of improvement. We knew that he doesn’t hesitate when the mission is to kill a child. The makers didn’t shy away from taking the wild turn and show him murdering innocent lives. Whether it is his inhibitor chip or his own conscious turning him evil and drawn towards the empire is something to look forward to. He clearly threatens the replacements by saying, ‘Good soldiers follow orders’.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 3 Recap: Is it worth it?

Today’s episode also showed us Tarkin’s hatred towards Saw Gerrera, the fugitive Republican who is not willing to submit himself to the empire. There is no sign of Jedi Caleb Dume either. So we will have to wait for future episodes to know what they are up to.

Overall, today’s episode was short and intriguing. Crosshair is unstoppable and Omega might have a lot to offer to the story ahead. The war might be over but everything hints at another one soon among the war soldiers. After The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni is teasing us with another promising Star Wars show.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 3 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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Crosshair has submitted himself to the Empire entirely. The rest of the members of Clone Force 99 have bigger threats ahead.
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