Stealing Back The Marauder | “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season 2: Episode 10 “Retrieval” Review

With last episode leaving the Bad Batch (Dee Bradley Baker) and Omega (Michelle Ang) ship-less on a mine planet, this episode they track down the thief and get the Marauder back.

Said thief, Benni Baro (Yuri Lowenthal), a young boy who works at a mine adjacent to the one that Cid bought, is initially rewarded by the mine’s leader, Mokko (Jonathan Lipow), an alien outfitted with cybernetics that frames himself as the savior of the mine. Benni tells the Bad Batch that after the Techno Union abandoned the mine, he kept it running despite the fact that its ipsium supply has degraded, which has caused mandatory pay cuts and has led to the mine’s workers to starve, given just enough rations to be kept alive.

Mokko is pursuing capitalism to its fullest degree by keeping costs as low as he can while hoarding as much wealth as he can. His ruse doesn’t last for long — Omega picks though his records while trying to disable the complex’s ray shield and discovers that the mine’s ipsium has not degraded, Mokko has just been lying to everyone while keeping as much profit as he can. It leads to his downfall and everyone at the mine is better off for it. Benni even owes the Bad Batch a favor, which they’ll probably cash in during a later episode.

This was a pretty decent episode, though it does amount to little more than a random side quest. Still, it’s good to know that the Bad Batch has presumably not gone home empty-handed, which has happened more so than not this season.

This two-episode arc did, however, expose how dysfunctional the Bad Batch is without Echo, as his absence arguably gave Benni an opportunity to steal their ship that they never should have had. Benni goes so far as to call them amateurs — this shortcoming should be addressed in future episodes.

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season 2: Episode 10 “Retrieval” gets an 8/10

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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