This article contains spoilers from Star Wars: The Bad Party season 2 finale.

Star Wars: The Bad PartyThe main characters have earned a reputation for beating the odds, but the Season 2 finale was a stark reminder that the odds aren’t always in their favor. Disney Plus aired the finale in two parts on Wednesday. Season 2, Episode 15, “The Summit,” opens with the crew debating whether to respond to a distress call from Crosshair (Dee Bradley Baker). Hunter fears that this may be a trap, but in the end he is overcome by the desire to save his brother. Also, as Echo points out, completing the mission will give them a chance to track down Dr. Hemlock (Jimmy Simpson) from his location on Eriada. This would be a great opportunity to learn more about the experiments he was conducting on the disappearing clone troopers as part of the Advanced Science Division.


The crew makes their way to Crow’s Peak and sneaks into the base. Things are going relatively well until the expected showdown with the infamous So Guerrera (Andrew Kishino), in which he reveals his own plans to use detonators to completely destroy the base. This sets off a series of events that eventually culminates in the Bad Party battling the stormtroopers in wagons hanging above the planet’s surface. What happens after this mad rush to safety still leaves fans in shock.

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Season 2, Episode 16, “Plan 99,” starts out simple enough. In fact, the way it starts isn’t all that different from the season 2 premiere, which shows the twists and turns. The crew has a plan that involves stealth, but then it goes horribly awry. But this episode seems different, more difficult. It’s like the show is trying to let the audience know that something terrible is about to happen, and they don’t realize it until Tech is hanging by a thread. After he climbs out of the car to restore power, he is heading back when an aerial bombardment derails the rear car and causes Tech to fall off the tracks.

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Wrecker and Omega try to make their way to it, but their shifting weight compromises the stability of the entire carriage. Seeing no other option, the Technician carries out Plan 99 and sacrifices himself to give the others a chance to survive. This is the pivotal moment when Wrecker and Omega experience for the first time what it’s like to lose someone they love to death. The machinery falls and the carriage returns to the track and then speeds to its final destination.

Like the season finale itself, the broken heart of Tech’s death is split in two. In his use of Plan 99 to give the crew a chance to escape, there is an idea that they should have sat down and created it in the first place. Who decided it was necessary? Was there a specific event that prompted its creation? Maybe Tech just came to a logical conclusion given the number of life-threatening situations they’ve been in over the years.

Even more tragic is the name itself: Plan 99. The Bad Batch was originally known as Clone Force 99 in veteran honor of clone trooper 99, who gave his life to protect his brothers, even after he was found to be defective. It was a fitting callback that left many fans misty-eyed as to its significance. Like the 99, Tek sacrificed himself for the people he loved and gave them a chance at survival that they wouldn’t have otherwise.

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Although Tech’s untimely death is a tough pill to swallow, A bad batch could have been subtly hinting at it this entire season. He got a lot more screen time, more storylines focused on his development, and even seemed to be on the verge of a love interest for the wily Fi (Wanda Sykes). Audiences familiar with the storytelling technique could understand that a sidelined character would only get such a sudden spotlight if he was about to screw up or his time was up. Unfortunately for Tech, it was just a countdown to his final moment.

However, luckily for his fans, they got to spend some quality time with their clumsy pet – whether he was standing pleasantly awestruck in front of a crowd of jubilant race fans or relentlessly explaining to Omezi that just because he speaks differently doesn’t mean he doesn’t. feels as deeply as she does. Some viewers have accused Tech of being a one-note character. He was also a prime example bleaching clone troopers except Crosshair. Regardless, Tech made an impact and it will be interesting to see how the show continues without him.

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By design A bad batch stuck to its formulaic way of telling the story of Clone Force 99. Hunter, Destroyer, Tech, Echo, and Omega got into a lot of dangerous situations during the episodic journey and came out (mostly) unscathed. Even when they came into contact with those affected by the Galactic Empire, they were able to remain untouched by its dark aspects. It was with this confidence that most fans entered the Season 2 finale, and they held on to it even as Tech’s tragic end became more and more inevitable.

Although the show was mostly upbeat, Season 2 didn’t shy away from finally seeing Clone Force 99 personally affected by the darkness that has engulfed the entire galaxy. Fans and critics Star Wars: The Bad Party equally hoped that they would emerge victorious again. They expected history to do what it had done up to this point and make a way for them in an impossible situation. This was their implicit order to Clone Force 99. However, as the Tech told Wrecker, “When have we ever followed orders?”

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