Star Wars: The Bad Batch: The Summit
March 29, 2023 12:58 AM - Season 2, Episode 15 - Subscribe

An infiltration proves more challenging than expected. Part 1 of a 2-episode finale.
posted by EndsOfInvention (9 comments total)
That was a deeply strange conversation between Tech and Phee. Also, Rex had better have a really good reason for making himself scarce.
posted by orrnyereg at 3:22 AM on March 29

Subtitles spoiled the Saw reveal by a few seconds, but cool to see him here. Nice twist to a mission going wrong - a competing rebel team.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:12 AM on March 29 [4 favorites]

Was that supposed to be Jyn Erso with Saw?
posted by orrnyereg at 7:53 AM on March 29

Hmm, good question but I think this is too early in the timeline. Rogue One's prologue (with Jyn as a little kid) is six years after Revenge of the Sith.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:56 AM on March 29 [2 favorites]

They've been trying all season to make Tech and Phee a thing, and it's hopeless.

Now if Phee were a particularly interesting-encrypted bit of Imperial data, THEN she would have his interest. Otherwise, that seems pretty unlikely.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:58 PM on March 29 [2 favorites]

I mean, it's hopeless because Tech is basically the designated on-the-spectrum Beeb.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:25 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]

Ouch. I too have gone to some lengths to avoid the awkwardness of dealing with people who seemed romantically inclined towards me, but I feel like Tech took it a little far this episode. (Despite the physics, I'm going with 'no body, no death' here.)

Also: Saw Was Right? The Empire only lasts a couple decades; blowing up those particular men might have saved Alderaan and delayed the Emperor's cloning projects long enough to kill him for keeps.
posted by mersen at 8:01 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]

Saw was absolutely right. Likely no successful Death Star program, not to mention, the numerous other Tarkin Initiative programs (like hyperspace tracking which came to fruition in The Last Jedi). The Batch totally screwed millions, if not billions, of lives by ruining Saw's mission. It was also fun seeing the Saw design from Clone Wars. The death of his sister isn't that far behind him.

The Phee Tech thing. If Tech is truly dead then good riddance to that awkward storyline.

There is an argument, i.e., the Tagge strategy, with no Death Star sucking up resources, he could have created the massive fleet of super star destroyers that would have cost less and would've been just as good, if less vulnerable, to the rebels. So who knows, maybe it's a good thing the Death Star wasn't waylaid on Eriadu.
posted by Atreides at 6:33 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]

Saw was 100% right and I'm here for it. Usually "kill these few high-powered individuals" is not a winning strategy but in this case, wow, it would have been SUCH a huge setback to have lost those few key players! In particular it seems like Hemlock is singlehandedly keeping the cloning program running right now and is keeping a lot of his plans and ideas very secret.

Just because Tech is on the spectrum doesn't mean he's not interested in romance. But Tech, the individual character, does not appear to be interested in romance. Or if he is, he is very much not interested in exploring that interest with the other interested party at the present time. It cracks me up how little support the show has given Phee in her pursuit. No romantic music! No one-on-one tension or solo jaunts! You blink and you miss the romantic mood. It's awesome, feels like Disney told them they needed a romance subplot and they were like "how can we do this in the least disruptive possible way to the narrative thrust of the season we actually want to write?"
posted by potrzebie at 1:25 PM on May 13

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