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A Filler Mission | “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season 1: Episode 10 “Common Ground” Review

Things slowed down a bit in this week’s episode. The Bad Batch (all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) get a mission to rescue Separatist Senator Avi Singh (Alexander Siddig) of Raxus Secundus after he refuses to cooperate with the Empire’s occupation of his planet, but Hunter has Omega sit this one out, thinking she should keep a low profile with he bounties on her head. However, he also seems to inadvertently admit that Omega is useless and is a liability, which she grapples with with Cid (Rhea Perlman) while the rest of the team is out on their mission.

The group are met by Singh’s droid, GS-8 (Sian Clifford), who ordered their services. They are understandably wary of helping someone who was such a recent enemy, but their mission goes off almost without a hitch, and it even involves them stealing an AT-TE, though it does feel painfully standard. I wouldn’t feel like we’ve had a lot of filler episodes in this show, but this is certainly one of them.

Meanwhile, Omega does the opposite of keeping a low profile by playing holochess for money, showing off her tactical skills. She even manages to pay off the Bad Batch’s debts, proving that she’s not useless, which leaves the group in a strange situation where they no longer are tied to Cid, don’t necessarily need her access to bounties, and Omega basically just broadcasted her location to whoever wants to find her. Gee, I wonder what’s going to happen next …

The next episode is listed as “Devil’s Deal”, so my instincts tell me they’ll be in a fairly bad situation next week.

Overall, Episode 10 is fairly standard, but it doesn’t have much bearing on the overall plot other than Omega clearly drawing attention to herself.

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season 1: Episode 10 “Common Ground” gets a 7/10

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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