I knew that it would be hard to match the intensity of last week’s THE SOLITARY CLONE, and although this week’s episode, FASTER, isn’t quite as good, it’s a satisfying installment in THE BAD BATCH. The episode reminds me of STAR WARS: RESISTANCE and feels a bit like THE CLONE WARS filler episodes – with a couple of big exceptions:

There were a few genuinely unexpected moments; it’s relatively subtle, but when directly comparing the racing in this episode to THE PHANTOM MENACE or RESISTANCE, it becomes obvious how mature THE BAD BATCH feels, fitting in neatly with ANDOR and THE MANDALORIAN and less so with its animated siblings.

The second thing I noticed was the commitment to character development; we see more of Tech’s personality than before, which isn’t surprising – what I didn’t expect was the focus on Cid. She’s an interesting character, and I suspect we’ll see a lot more of her this season.

THE BAD BATCH S2E4 FASTER is available to stream on Disney+.

Tarush Mohanti

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