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The Bad Batch The Bad Batch 2.08 - Truth and Consequences - Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Todd the Jedi , Feb 7, 2023.

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  1. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Loving Tyrant of SWTV, Lit, & Collecting star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Episode 2.08!!
    Truth and Consequences

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  2. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    "Truth? What is truth?" -Pontius Pilate
     
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  3. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It took him 7 episodes but holy crud Wilco walked all the way back to Coruscant to get revenge!
     
  4. Sproj

    Sproj Jedi Master star 4

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    And he did it all by being simply too angry to die.
     
  5. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Force Ghost star 5

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    Oh? Two episodes? mid season finale or something?
     
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  6. Generational Fan

    Generational Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Very interesting title.

    A Crosshair episode??? Crosshair coming across TBB - or Rampart imparting a truth and Crosshair subsequently lining him up in the crosshairs?

    A "Cid turning TBB in" episode? Needs the money and has to live with the consequence of burning friendships?

    The title sounds less like a "latest mission" episode and more like one that begins to build a narrative towards the finale.

    Might actually be a really good episode.
     
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  7. clonegeek

    clonegeek Jedi Knight star 3

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    He did fall to his death so its plusible
     
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  8. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Loving Tyrant of SWTV, Lit, & Collecting star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It's the finale until the show returns from break... in one whole week.
     
  9. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Force Ghost star 7

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    Wondering if we see Mount Tantiss.
     
  10. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I doubt we will, but I’d like to be proven wrong.
     
  11. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Force Ghost star 7

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    I think we will start see the big picture now. Maybe they want to keep Mount Tantiss as big secret.
     
  12. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    When we finally reach Mount Tantiss, Wilco will be there ready to finalize his revenge plan.
     
  13. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Force Ghost star 7

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    I was rather thinking Howzer, the hot clone.
     
  14. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think you mean “Wiilco”.
     
  15. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 7

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    But what about Billy Bragg?
     
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  16. TheCloneWarsForever

    TheCloneWarsForever Force Ghost star 7

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    Well, CF99 really outdid themselves in blowing a mission this time. The Senate gets his way again and now, the squad has been reduced one member. Can't complain about lack of narrative progression this week.
     
  17. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Force Ghost star 7

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    Well that ended in a epic goodbye and speech. This was such good episode, Rex and Chuchi working together meeting the Bad Batch. Introducing Omega to the life of a senator and see the senate chambers. Talking about clones. I like that Omega looks like junior senator. Bail and Chuchi with Omega. Seeing the Kaminoan senator, Halle Burtoni again and see Omega interact with her. Bad Batch mission was fun, it all fails and Rampart is arrested and Emperor Palpatine gets his new military. Like Rebels with Sabine we get Echo goodbye with rest of Bad Batch.
     
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  18. Force Nexus

    Force Nexus Jedi Knight star 3

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    That was a great performance by Ian McDiarmid.
    lol @ Echo bailing out
    they did not bother to do anything with him for 1.5 seasons and now they just write him out [face_laugh]
    guess that seals the deal - he bites the dust in the finale
     
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  19. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Force Ghost star 7

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    I think Echo's departure will convince rest of Bad Batch to join Rex soon.
     
  20. Foreign32567

    Foreign32567 Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, nice to see Palpatine once again outmaneuvering his opponents in the political field.

    Rampart is most likely dead, but there is small chance of him staying alive (like in Lama Su's case, ironic).
     
  21. Generational Fan

    Generational Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Absolute brilliance Brad Rau. Why can't you be producing episodes like this every week?

    This episode had it all and then some!! Brilliant narrative progression - not only for TBB itself in this season, but also in the overall storyline and narrative with the transition from Clones to Stormtroopers.

    Brilliant cameos that worked really well with the narrative. Rex trying to get Clones to defect and Palpatine imposing another order that cannot be questioned that sealed the fate of the Clones and replaced them with Stormtroopers. Both worked really well with the narrative, as well as Bail Organa's involvement. This will definitely put him on Palpatine's radar. And then there was Mas - who just played his role, but I enjoyed the cameo.

    There was brilliant characterisation with Echo and finally another example of a character growing from what they experience and it setting them on a chosen path. I have felt this building now over a number of episodes with Echo ( with what is happening to the other Clones) and the catalyst of this week's episode sees him break away from the squad and pursue an individual path that is meaningful to him. Genuine character growth that is individual and not just playing his part in the team.

    Combine all of this with Coruscant (lower levels), brilliant visuals and great action and it's a chef's kiss from me Brad.

    Brilliant stuff and this episode stands equal favourite with episode 2.
     
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  22. Sproj

    Sproj Jedi Master star 4

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    These last three episodes feel like we are going somewhere again finally. I LOVE everything in this episode and it built well on last episode's foundation. That was a brilliant twist with Palpatine swinging it exactly as he wanted. And the poetic irony of it looking like clones who sealed their own fate by taking Rampart down as well when he was arrested.

    Clearly, the clone rebellion is incoming or at least the clones starting / joining the growing rebellion.

    Echo also clearly believe Omega is force sensitive and I feel like this episode basically confirms she will be and likely that will bring Gungi back into it.
     
  23. DLCV

    DLCV Jedi Knight star 3

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    What a great episode, TBB appears on this very well, and the finale, very sad, the next half of season promise...
     
  24. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    Two great episodes. A lot introduce and some parts seem to be rapping up. I don’t think it will be the last we see of Rampart. I have a feeling some clones are very loyal to him. In fact I have a wild theory. The clone rebellion will be led by Rampart with his brainwashed clones
     
  25. clonegeek

    clonegeek Jedi Knight star 3

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    Rampart is going to become the anti-hero of the show isn't he?