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    Episode 1: Aftermath 
  • We kick things off with some blasts from our past: A The Clone Wars -style intro that even gives us a couple of shots from Revenge of the Sith re-done in Clone Wars' style.
  • The first episode begins with Jedi Knight Depa Billaba and her men about to be overrun by a massive amount of B1 battle droids. Then the young Caleb Dume arrives, claiming to have brought reinforcements. When asked where the reinforcements are... What appears to be a boulder, rolls down the hill and smashes several droids. Depa and her clones are shocked, when the Bad Batch reveals themselves, destroying all the battle droids in the process.
  • The climactic moment of the fight, when Crosshairs tethers several AA Ts together, then Wrecker pushes the farthest tank off the nearby cliff, pulling the rest of the platoon over with it.
  • It may be a case of Evil vs. Evil, but it is immensely satisfying to see Tarkin telling the Kaminoans - a race of Jerkass clone slavers - that no, they are not the be-all and end-all they think they are and that they can be replaced.
  • The Bad Batch are put into a training simulation, which soon switches to live fire, with new droids that are immune to the Batch's training weapons. Nevertheless, the Batch adapt and still manage to come out of the fight on top. Tech and Echo hack one of the droids to shoot for them, and the droids are still vulnerable to their vibro-knives. Extra kudos to Crosshair's incredible shot, shooting Wrecker's tossed knife out of the air and into one of the droids' heads.
  • The seemingly harmless Omega, managing to shoot Crosshair's rifle out of his hands during the Bad Batch's escape from Kamino. This was according to her, the first time she ever held a blaster in her hands.

    Episode 2: Cut and Run 
  • Suu proving herself to be a handy sharpshooter when the Nexu threatens Omega. She's able to scare it off with a few well placed rifle shots.
  • Tech's confidence in being able to forge chain codes when he's only just learned about their existence is pretty darn cool.
  • Also humorous, Wrecker denting an astromech droid with one solid hit shortly before knocking out three clones just by casually extending his arms and knocking their heads together.

    Episode 3: Replacements 
  • It's important to notice that Omega could have shot the creature, but instead finds another way to handle the Moon Dragon without hurting him. This serves as a strong parallel to Crosshair, who ignores his men's protests that they could arrest the refugees in favor of executing them in cold blood.

    Episode 4: Cornered 
  • Hearing of Omega in danger causes all of her ori'vod'e (Mandalorian: older brothers) drop everything they were just doing in order to help.
  • After how impressive an aged Fennec Shand already was in The Mandalorian, now we get to see her in her prime, expertly worming her way into Omega's confidence, matching Hunter in a shootout, taking down Wrecker with one expertly placed move, and giving her all in a car chase where she survives a crash with nothing more than a slight limp. She also shows she wasn't just a simple bad guy even back then, honoring her deal with the dock master despite the job not working out (not least because it leaves her with a reliable information source).
    • This is actually built upon on the next episode: the Internal Reveal suggests Fennec is in fact new to the bounty-hunting scene around this time. The fact that she has already built up such notoriety at this point makes her the equivalent of a newbie athlete outscoring veteran players.

    Episode 5: Rampage 
  • Omega gets a big one when she sneaks into the Zygerrian slave camp and unlocks the Rancor cage.
  • Hunter takes on the head slaver in a one on one fight and wins by toughing out the guy's electrifying whip, fighting through the pain to take him down.
  • The titular rampage of the episode by the hand of Muchi, the baby Rancor, is a sight to behold as she single-handedly mauls the slavers and later goes toe to toe with the leader's pet, which is significantly larger than her, and actually wins. She later meets her match in the form of Wrecker... and only went down due to exhaustion.
  • As if making up for his pitiful showing against Fennec in the last episode, Wrecker defeats a Rancor (albeit an adolescent one) in hand to hand combat.

    Episode 6: Decommissioned 
  • Cid shows she's more than just Mission Control when she grabs the Zygerrian bow and effortlessly nails three bullseyes.
  • Hunter and Rafa have a brief bout of Snark-to-Snark Combat before multiple droids show up and they wordlessly just start shooting past each other to take them down, covering each other before taking cover together, despite the persisting tension.
    • Afterwards, when Omega is in danger, Hunter swiftly comes up with an escape plan that takes out a lot of the droids in the process, leaving him free to help her. He hooks the support pillar up to the conveyor belt, causing some of the walkways to collapse and wiping out a good number of police droids (and almost Rafa, much to her chagrin).
  • After Wrecker shakes off his chip starting to activate, he jumps in the middle of the police droids and takes most of them out in seconds, even using one as a shield.
    Rafa: Now this one I like!
  • The Separatist battle droids, even in their half-assembled state, are still more than capable of handing a Curb-Stomp Battle to the police droids and they're ultimately the reason the Batch and Martez sisters make it out of the factory.

    Episode 8: Reunion 
  • Tech improvising escape plans that save the squad from nigh-inescapable traps twice in one episode (the second time building on a question from Hunter).
  • A villainous version - Cad Bane returns in grand fashion, dispatching an entire squad of clone troopers off-screen before casually shooting the breeze/threatening Hunter to give him Omega. He then engages in a Mexican Standoff with Hunter and proves faster and more accurate on the draw, blasting the clone dead-center in his chest, almost killing him, and seizing Omega. He’s only onscreen for a couple minutes, but it's evident his skills haven't dulled a bit since the war ended.
    • The manner of their Quick Draw is also worth noting. Hunter draws first, but as a soldier he instinctively brings his blaster up all the way to aim properly. Bane draws second and does a quick but accurate shot from the hip, hitting Hunter before Hunter has time to fire his shot.
    • The next episode reveals that Bane himself lured Crosshair to the planet, to keep the Batch distracted to he could capture Omega.

    Episode 9: Bounty Lost 
  • We get what all the fans were clamoring for after the last episode's ending, as Cad Bane and Fennec Shand go toe to toe in a fight that takes up most of the episode, and shows both at the peak of their abilities. And while Fennec technically wins as simply getting Omega away from Bane completes her assignment, Bane still survives and is now very motivated for a rematch.
    • Cad Bane immediately recognizes Fennic and gives her a courteous tip of his hat, despite her earlier being established as having just started as a bounty hunter. This implies that the few jobs she's had were impressive enough that a legendary member of the trade saw fit to take note of her.
  • Despite being mostly on her own until Fennec shows up, Omega shows remarkable bravery and cleverness trying to escape from Bane's ship and getting in contact with the Batch to tell them her location. Even later on with her hands bound, she manages to evade capture long enough to get into a flight pod and the Batch to rescue her before she crashed. She may still have a lot to learn, but she's not completely helpless on her own.

    Episode 10: Common Ground 
  • Senator Singh refuses to submit to the Empire, choosing his people's sovereignty over cooperation. It may not have turned out well initially, but it's inspiring to see people who are willing to lead resistance to Imperial oppression.
  • Omega turns out to be such a natural strategist that she can expertly play Dejarik, and by the time the Batch comes back has basically become the franchise's version of Beth Harmon, with people coming from far and wide to see her, and earning enough to completely pay off the Batch's debt to Cid even after negotiating her keeping a majority of the winnings.
    • Even better, when the Batch return, she's in the middle of a game with a Pantoran who is implied to be somewhat of a professional player (the Thrawn vibes are strong with this one). He spends a significant amount of time thinking about his next move and deciding upon it, only for Omega to immediately counter it and defeat him.
  • The Batch rescuing Senator Singh from his heavily occupied home city, hijacking an AT-TE and repairing it under heavy fire, and escaping - quite likely without having to kill a single clone.

     Episode 12: Rescue on Ryloth 
  • Howzer standing up to the other clones, saying this isn't what they were meant for and refusing to fight for the Empire. The others in his squad likewise lay down their weapons. They all know they're going to be arrested but are still willing to give up their freedom for what they believe in.
    • Plus, how it's all a grand distraction for the Batch to escape in a shuttlecraft. Crosshair looks actually impressed by this move.

     Episode 14: War Mantle 
  • Seeing the elevator door open to reveal an Imperial commando with familiar black and yellow markings. Delta Squad, specifically Scorch, is back!
  • Tech pulls off some really impressive maneuvers while piloting the Havoc Marauder - while under attack from a swarm of V-wings.
  • Just the sheer number of stun blasts Scorch was able to take before passing out. Gregor went down after two earlier in the episode, and Scorch’s Expy Wrecker went down after being hit once a few episodes prior, but Scorch took five stun hits to take down. Made of Iron indeed.

     Episode 15: Return to Kamino 
  • Circumstances and conflicting ideologies aside, it's great to see Crosshair join the rest of the Bad Batch to fight against a room full of combat droids, complete with the Bad Batch theme playing in the background. Just like the old days.
  • Bittersweet though it is (given the revelation of the Kamino cloning facilities' impending abandonment and destruction), hearing the Kamino leitmotif from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones repeatedly throughout the episode is a nice touch.

     Episode 16: Kamino Lost 
  • Wrecker chewing Crosshair out for his rant about being abandoned, pointing out that for all his talk about (dis)loyalty, he never made an effort to seek the Bad Batch out himself.
  • Tech, despite his occasional obliviousness, shows a great deal of social awareness and joins Wrecker in calling Crosshair out. When the sniper mistakes this for defence and asks why he's being backed up, Tech quickly makes it clear he is done with Crosshair's nonsense.
    Tech: Just because I understand you doesn't mean I agree with you.
  • AZI once again proves himself one of the most selfless droids when he sacrifices himself to save Omega and get her to safety. When his own possible demise is brought up, he dismisses it, saying her safety is his priority... then Omega goes to save him herself. She almost drowns and has to be saved by Crosshair, but nobody could say the young clone doesn't have a good heart.