If you’ve been following my blog and my weekly reviews of The Bad Batch you will notice that I have become more and more frustrated with this show, mainly its narrative structure.
To be fair, the series isn’t awful. Far from it. Compared to the first seasons of The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, it is a step above in terms of storyline and enjoyment, and yet for the last five weeks I’ve come away from each episode feeling more and more peeved.
Last week’s episode gave us a surprise return of a beloved fan favorite in Cad Bane (btw, he’s my favorite bounty hunter) and that was exciting but ultimately, once again, I came away from the episode feeling a little letdown. The episode itself wasn’t bad but it felt like everything got to where it was because of some convenient twist that could’ve been avoided if it wasn’t there to drive the story forward.
Hence, this week I watched the episode with little expectation and ended up having so much fun!
First off, bounty hunters are my favorite in Star Wars. I love that every bounty hunter is different with their own specific skill sets that work for that particular hunter. They always have the coolest outfits and the best personalities. I just love them.
So to have Cad Bane (my fave) versus Fennec Shand (who I like a lot as well) was so cool I couldn’t stop smiling. Their fight was so well-choreographed that I had no idea who was going to come out on top.
But that wasn’t all that was fascinating about this episode. I’m going to watch it again so I can get all of the juicy details and talk about those details tomorrow in a more concise post but for now, yay! I’ve missed thoroughly enjoying this show and now we’ve only got seven episodes left.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day. May the Force be with you.