The two-part season 2 debut of Star Wars: The Bad Batch makes the Separatists and the Empire of Star Wars history, present, and future even worse. The Bad Batch keeps up with the exploits of Clone Force 99, an Empire outlaw group that relies on Cid, a former Jedi informant, for financial support. Clone Force 99 is dispatched to Serenno, a planet in the Outer Rim, in the second season opener of The Bad Batch.
The Bad Batch investigates two main military factions from the prequel and original trilogies on Serenno. It is primarily due to the money that the Bad Batch is dispatched to seize from the planet’s former resident, Star Wars’ Jedi-turned-Sith Count Dooku. The Batch encounters Serenno survivors and Empire forces while on the planet, serving as additional examples of the Separatists’ and the Empire’s capacity for evil.
Dooku’s Separatists Went Further Than We Realized, According to The Bad Batch
The Bad Batch primarily addresses the villainy of the Separatist factions of the prequel trilogy through the malevolent Sith Lord Count Dooku, even if some of them had noble intentions and merely wanted to get rid of a corrupt Republic that was harming their planets. Tech, Echo, and Omega come upon a Serennian survivor while on Serenno. This survivor, Romar Adell, reveals the source of Dooku’s money.
Romar Adell discloses that Dooku’s fortune comes from exploiting the Serenno populace while claiming that Dooku stole money from other planets. It is in stark contrast to the Dooku, that was the center of Tales of the Jedi, who fought against this very thing in episode 3. It demonstrates the lengths to which some Separatists—Dooku in particular—went to advance their war efforts, a situation made worse by Dooku’s servitude to the Sith and the nascent Galactic Empire.
The Bad Batch Demonstrates How Powerful The Empire Was
The Bad Batch also emphasizes the immense force of the Empire’s power outside of the orbital bombardment of Sereno by the Empire. Echo claims that the Empire is getting more powerful and that the Bad Batch ought to be doing more to directly challenge their tyranny. The Empire’s strength is established in The Bad Batch, which takes place only a year or so after the Empire’s founding. Understandably, the Empire ruled the galaxy for over two decades if it is this powerful after just a year in Disney+’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
The brutality and commitment of the Empire to ruling the galaxy are only further demonstrated by the conclusion of the two-part premiere of The Bad Batch. Admiral Rampart orders Captain Wilco to fabricate a report stating the Bad Batch was not sighted on Serenno after The Bad Batch episode 2. Rampart executes Wilco in cold blood after he rejects his proposal. Star Wars: The Bad Batch can accurately depict how unstoppable the Empire became since this demonstrates how willing the Empire is to execute people who do not agree with their corrupt ways.