The Bad Batch S01E04 Cornered

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Story

Short on supplies

The Havoc Marauder travels through space. Hunter proposes that they go to Idaflor but Wrecker says that it is not inhabited. Hunter thinks it will be a good place to hide but Omega complains that she has been stuck on Kamino for her whole life. Hunter disagrees and says that it is time to stay low. Tech tells them that they are out of fuel and rations. Since they are no longer serving the Galactic Republic, they are on their own. Echo also warns them that the Marauder’s signature is on the wanted list.

Tech proposes scrambling the list but says that he needs to land in order to perform those calculations. Tech suggests landing on the nearest planet of Pantora. Hunter agrees and the adult Clones exit the ship’s deck. Omega stares at the map and marvels about visiting the planet.

Landing on Pantora

The Havoc Marauder reaches Pantora and descends through the clouds towards a large city surrounded by valleys. The ship lands in a docking station. As the Bad Batch descend down the gangplank, Wrecker grumbles about being hungry but Tech reminds them that their priority is to change the ship’s signature. They are greeted by a Sullustan who asks if they are here for repairs. Tech replies that they just need a minor calibration and fuel.

The Sullustan says he needs to scan the ship but Wrecker stares him down. The Sullustan offers to skip the step for a bribe. Tech pays the manager some credits and returns to his office. He goes to his computer screen and files a report, identifying himself as Raspar Six at Ro station. He tells an armored bounty hunter that he has sighted an Omicron-class attack shuttle before requesting payment. The female bounty hunter summons a hologram of Omega and tells Raspar Six to send her the coordinates and not to let the Clones leave. The female bounty hunter takes her ship into hyperspace.

Back at Ro station, the GNK-series power droid Gonky carries tools while Wrecker unloads explosives. Wrecker is unhappy about selling their armaments but Hunter says they need to buy money to eat. Wrecker grumbles about having to do repairs wile the others go sight-seeing. Omega is curious but Hunter clarifies that this is a supply run and that they have to move in and out quickly and quietly. Echo adds that Wrecker sticks out too much. Echo dons full-body armor that covers his face. The Clones are being watched by the Sullustan spy.

Omega is curious about the marketplace. The Bad Batch and Omega pass a column of Clone troopers marching by while civilians cheer. When Omega asks what is the celebration about, Hunter explains that they are celebrating the end of the Clone Wars. The clones also see an Imperial broadcast by Vice Admiral Rampart encouraging citizens to register for chain codes and to exchange their Republic currency for Imperial credits at no cost. Hunter thinks that they should be fast with their supply run. Omega asks whether the end of the war is a good thing but Echo says it depends whose side they are on.

Back at Ro station, Wrecker removes a panel from the Havor Marauder while Tech shines a light inside. He says that the signature key should be embedded below the rear parallax inverters. Wrecker proceeds to remove a piece of machinery.

Getting lost

Meanwhile, Omega inspects a device at a shop while Hunter tries to sell a Pyro denton explosive for 1,800 credits to a Gran merchant. He tells Hunter that he should sell it at the black market. Omega accidentally knocks down a metal container. While Omega shows Echo a tooka doll, the Gran merchant watches them keenly through his prosthetic eyes. Mistaking Echo for a droid, he proposes selling him for 2,000 credits.

Echo is not enthusiastic about the plan but Hunter says that once they get the supplies, he will give him the signal to leave. Echo reluctantly complies but convinces Hunter to bid for 4,000 credits. The merchant insists on 3,000 credits. Echo complies while Omega takes an interest in several voorpak puppies in a box. She pats one of the voorpaks which snatch her doll. The repulsorcraft carrying the voorpaks moves along and Omega runs after her doll and the creatures. Unknown to her, she is being watched by the masked female bounty hunter.

The trader pays Hunters for his new “droid” before leading him away. Hunter finds that Omega is missing and runs after her. Omega pursues the voorpak craft. One of the voorpaks spit out the doll. As she retrieves it, she bumps into a Gotal who tells her to be careful. While being spooked by some animals in a cage, Omega meets the unmasked female bounty hunter, who turns out to be Fennec Shand. Shand asks if she is alright and offers to help Omega find her friends and helps Omega up. She puts her arm around Omega.

Omega and the bounty hunter

Meanwhile, the Gran trader sets Echo to work supervising his droid crew. Echo meets a female protocol droid named CG-67 who quickly realizes that he is not a droid. An astromech droid named Clink agrees. The female protocol droid wants to report Echo but he raises a blaster at the droids.

Elsewhere, Hunter finds Omega’s doll on a street corner. After retrieving it, he runs on. Omega walks with Fennec Shand, who asks if she is hungry. Shand walks into a trader carrying fruits, causing him to trip and some of the fruits to drop. While they are helping the trader by picking up his fruits, Omega notices a weapon concealed under the woman’s tunic. The female merchant thanks them for their kindness.

While the two help themselves to the fruits, Omega notices that she did not pay for it. Shand replies that it is okay to sometime break the rules. Omega asks Shand if she is a soldier. She replies that is no. When Omega asks why she has a blaster, Shand replies that the galaxy is a dangerous place to be alone. Omega says that is why she has her friends. She then invites her to join her group. This pleases Shand, who says that is the best offer she has heard in a long time.

Hunter soon finds them and tells Omega to step away from the woman. When Omega points out that the woman was helping her to look for him, Shand replies that she and Omega were getting to know each other. She dons a helmet and stares down Hunter, who reaches out for his knife. However, Shand fires first. Omega manages to break free of the woman, who fights with Hunter. She gains the upper hand and knocks the blaster out of his hand. As she brings her dagger down, Hunter tells Omega to flee. Hunter manages to wrestle the blaster and knife out of Shand’s hand but she headbutts him. Just then security officers arrive, prompting Shand to flee.

Trouble on two fronts

Meanwhile, Wrecker finally reaches the signature key, which makes a beeping sound. Tech says that with a slight adjustment, they will be able to scramble their signature at will. Just then, Hunter contacts Tech, Wrecker and Echo by comlink, warning them that he has lost Omega and that someone has attacked them. Echo receives the signal. Hunter tells them that the woman is highly trained and is after the kid. Tech decides to tap into the central security network in order to find Omega and the woman. Hunter warns Tech to get the ship ready but Tech warns that they will need a team of maintenance droids.

Echo replies that he can help with that and enlists the astromech droids’ help. CG-67 says that they are prohibited from leaving their post. Echo says that the sooner they do this, the sooner she will be back in charge. The droid protests that she is not able to remove their restraining bolts. Echo brandishes a tool and remarks that’s why he is the supervisor. The droids and Echo walk out of the storeroom. The Gran merchant protests but Echo replies that he got him for a bargain.

Meanwhile, Shand pursues Omega through the streets. Omega crouches behind a crate before spotting a manhole, which she opens. Tech hacks into the city’s surveillance system. He tells the other Clones that Omega went down into the maintenance tunnels and to head northwest at 155. Tech spots Shand behind Omega. Omega flees through the tunnels but collides with Wrecker. Omega is delighted to meet up with Wrecker, who picks her up. Wrecker tells the others she is on her way.

Shand closes in on them. Wrecker tells Omega to climb up a ladder while he faces down the bounty hunter, warning her that anyone who messes with Omega has to contend with him. Wrecker lunges at Shand but she knocks him down, causing him to hit a pipe which lets out gas. The hunter continues her pursuit. Meanwhile, Omega reaches the top of a high tower with no escape.

Repairs and pursuit

Back at Ro station, Echo arrives back with the droids. The protocol droid protests that she is not programmed to repair or assemble starships. However, the astromech droids particularly Clink are enthusiastic to help. The protocol droid reasserts her authority and orders 225 and DK-3 to work on the repulsors.

Elsewhere, a blast on the door causes Omega to stumble and she grabs a letch. As Hunter looks for her, Tech intercepts com chatter discussing reports of a child hanging from a tower in the lower division. Tech conveys the news to a shocked Hunter. Hunter steals a speeder bike. Meanwhile, Shand saves Omega from falling off the tower, telling her that she can thank her later.

Shand spots Hunter weaving through the skyway traffic to reach them. She tells Omega to tuck and roll when she lands before dropping Omega onto a hovertruck truck below. The bounty hunter follows. Meanwhile, Wrecker wakes up and Tech updates him about the pursuit. Meanwhile, Omega raises a level which causes the truck’s pickup bed to tilt and release its goods including the bounty hunter, who loses her blaster. She drops onto an airspeeder.

While the Aqualish driver listens to music in his headsets, Omega graphs on to a rope as bales drop out. Two Pantoran security officers follow in speeder bikes. Shand throws a driver out of his airspeeder and continues the hunt. Hunter flies to the hovertruck and reaches out to Omega. However, Shand rams into him, causing him to swerve into the air. She also shoots at the two security officer’s speeder bikes, causing them to crash.

Hunter tears after Shand and Omega. He blasts at the hijacked airspeeder’s engines, causing them to explode. Hunter catches Omega just as she loses her grip. Warning Omega they are not yet out of trouble, he reverses his speeder bike into Shand’s hijacked speeder. He plants a detonator, which causes the speeder to explode. The hunter manages to jump out in time onto the street.

Meanwhile, Wrecker watches several Pantoran security officers flying in speeder bikes and grumbles about missing the action. Back at Ro station, the protocol droid tells Echo that her diagnostic test indicates the Havoc Marauder is now operational. Echo thanks the astromech droids for their help and passes them back to CG-67, who reasserts her authority. The droids follow CG-67.

On the run

Hunter and Omega arrive back at the hangar. Tech tells Wrecker to pick up the pace. Wrecker soon follows and the clones take off in the Havoc Marauder. As the engines fire up, the Sullustan manager runs out but is unable to stop them from escaping. He grumbles that he hasn’t been paid.

In space, Hunter tells Omega that their opponent was a bounty hunter but is unaware of her identity. Echo explains that a bounty hunter is someone who hunts targets while Tech adds that she is the target. Wrecker thinks they should not scare the child. Hunter says they need to find out who the hunter is and who hired her. Omega wears a worried expression.

Meanwhile, Shand confronts the Sullustan manager who tells her that he tried to stop them. She throws him a cylinder, telling him to contact her if they return. The bounty hunter walks away and removes her helmet. Speaking into her helmet, Shand says that the target got away but vows to find her.

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