The latest episode of The Bad Batch was something of a turning point. Finally separating Omega and Clone Force 99, “Common Ground” sent the team off on a mission while leaving the young clone behind with Cid on Ord Mantell — and given what happened, we might have seen the last of that place. Before we do some theorizing about Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 1, episode 11, let’s just briefly go over where we stand:
- The Bad Batch liberated a Separatist senator, Avi Singh, from Imperial capture. He had rebelled after the unlawful occupation of Raxus, the former centre of Separatist government, by the Empire’s forces, and his droid, GS-8, was able to summon help from Cid.
- Omega showed her profound ability to strategize by winning a bunch of games of dejarik, paying off the group’s debt to Cid in the process, as well as befriending the grumpy old Trandoshan.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 1, episode 11 release date:
The episode will be released exclusively on Disney+ on July 9, at the usual time of 3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT. We don’t anticipate any changes to the schedule.
Predictions for Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 1, episode 11:
- “Common Ground” featured nothing from Crosshair, any Empire higher-ups, bounty hunters, or the Kaminoans, so I think it’s a safe bet that we’ll be getting some focus on The Bad Batch’s adversaries in the next outing.
- With their debt having been paid, will Clone Force 99 remain on Ord Mantell? I think it’s time to move on. Cid has been great fun, and the mission-of-the-week structure has been useful, but we’re approaching the part of the season now where we need some clearer stakes and conflict.
- It’s probably safe to assume that Omega won her dejarik game against Hunter and won’t be left out of any more missions. It’s a tricky line to walk, this, since putting Omega in danger every week is too easy, but keeping her sidelined doesn’t develop her relationship with the team. Expect her to be present in person for whatever happens next.
- Will we see Fennec Shand or Cad Bane? I doubt it, personally. The series has been light on cameos, and when it has used them, it has generally been in a purposeful way. Bane’s presence helped to flesh out the conflict within the Kaminoan leadership. We have a Big Bad there, and another with Crosshair, so it makes sense that the last few episodes would focus on that. Then again, this is Star Wars, and you can never have enough cameos, can you?