‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Episode 2 Review: Cut and Run


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This screengrab of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” shows Omega smelling the air.

The second episode of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is out now, and Clone Force 99 is struggling to adapt to a new galaxy. With episode two out now, the series will begin following a weekly schedule with releases on Fridays moving forward.

The premiere of the series was released through Disney Plus on May 4, 2021 in celebration of Star Wars Day. It gave fans a full 70-minute opening to get the series rolling, and included major appearances by characters we’ve seen elsewhere in “Star Wars.”

Episode two, which is titled “Cut and Run,” directly continues the adventures of Clone Force 99, also known as The Bad Batch, and picks up where the first episode left off. While there was an extended length for the first episode, the second clocked in at just 26 minutes without the end credits, and we can likely expect a similar length for future episodes.

This is a review and recap of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season 1 Episode 2, which is titled “Cut and Run.” This article will have SPOILERS.

Omega’s Adventures With Dirt, Sports, and Danger

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Lucasfilm/Disney PlusIn this screengrab from “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” you can see Suu and Cut Lawquane.

One key thread running through episode two was made abundantly clear the second The Bad Batch and Omega left hyperspace. After landing on Saleucami in Sector J-19, which a course was charted for at the end of “Aftermath,” Omega emerged from their shuttle in nothing short of amazement at the dirt beneath her feet.

In fact, Omega picked up a handful of dirt and asked what it was, receiving the candid “dirt” reply before pouring it out of her hand and stomping around on the ground. This was the first time Omega had ever experienced dirt or the outdoors in any way, as she’d grown up her whole life as a clone on Kamino. Omega continued to express childlike amazement at most of the plants and wildlife she discovered.

As the group made their way through some fields, it was revealed they were on their way to meet with a deserter. After arriving near the property they were seeking, Wrecker seemed confident he wouldn’t set off any traps. Of course, this means he immediately set off a sensor that caused droid decoys to pop up and gave the homeowners a chance to descend upon them.

Fortunately, it became clear as the pair closed in on Clone Force 99 that they knew who was visiting, and the residents were revealed as Suu and Cut Lawquane.

This review is in progress and will be further updated as soon as possible.