The tale appears to be picking more steam as the first season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch comes to a close.
The tale appears to be picking more steam as the first season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch comes to a close. Unlike The Bad Batch episode 13, which functioned as filler and seemed unsatisfying owing to its late placement in the season, episode 14, “War-Mantle,” moves the series forward and shows what it can be when it’s firing on all cylinders. This is, first and foremost, a storey of Clone Force 99 as they prepare to help Captain Rex’s old friend, CC-5576, or Gregor.
This problem has also appeared in various Star Wars cameos. The Bad Batch has seen a lot of familiar faces (albeit not necessarily the same ones from Rogue One), from Rex to Hera Syndulla to a Jabba the Hutt disagreement.
None of them have been horrible, but there’s a sense that Clone Force 99 has eclipsed them.
They aren’t nearly as big as Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Mandalorian, but they have dominated Clone Force 99.
Because their appearances make perfect sense and are employed to further both the Empire’s storyline and the Bad Batch’s path of self-discovery and tries to do the right thing, “War-Mantle” makes good use of Gregor (and Rex).