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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 6 Ending Explained

Contains spoilers for "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" Episode 6

"Star Wars: The Bad Batch" has so far impressed over the course of its inaugural season, pulling off everything from paying homage to the wider "Star Wars" universe to filling in the gaps of stories we didn't realize we needed clarity on. However, most importantly, it has succeeded at explaining how the Empire rose from the ashes of the Galactic Republic and how the titular group of genetically gifted clone troopers have adapted, seeing as their individuality has kept them from aligning with the new regime's oppressive vision.

After a handful of stage-setting episodes, the past couple of "Bad Batch" installments have depicted Clone Force 99 settling into their new societal niche now that they're no longer soldiers. Thanks to the egging on of former Jedi informant Cid (Rhea Perlman), the squad has begun taking up mercenary work — completing their first assignment in Episode 5, "Rampage," by helping secure a young rancor named Muchi for the crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Though this business is both lucrative and plays to their strengths, it could lead them down a highly immoral path very quickly and make their presence known to those seeking to collect the bounty on their heads.

Nevertheless, Episode 6, "Decommissioned," sends Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo (all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker), and Omega (Michelle Ang) to Corellia for yet another one of Cid's jobs. Here's how the story unfolds, and what it means for the future.

Practice makes perfect

Following the Bad Batch's trip to the Zygerrian camp in "Rampage," Omega finds her weapon of choice: a Zygerrian crossbow. Even though she takes a liking to it, her skills are less than developed, so Echo encourages her to get as much practice with it as she can. He even offers her the tip of drowning out distractions to better her aim. Sadly, before Omega can really put the advice to use, Cid lets her and the rest of the crew know she has a job for them on Corellia that involves stealing a Separatist Tactical Droid head.

Per usual, this mission goes haywire very quickly, resulting in a shootout between the clone squad and their two mysterious allies (more on them later) and the local Corellian security droids. In the process, Omega finds herself in a number of precarious positions — chief among them being her narrow escape from an unstoppable conveyor that leads directly into a smelting pit full of droid parts. Thankfully she makes it out unscathed, and on the way out of the scrapyard, she has the chance to try out her new crossbow on approaching droids — to great success.

From the moment "The Bad Batch" began, Omega has been depicted as someone with incredible potential, even if she hasn't had the chance to explore it much yet. Her gifts of foresight and superhuman empathy have raised eyebrows in the past several weeks, and it seems now we can add adaptability to her growing list of abilities.

A little help from unlikely allies

The Bad Batch weren't alone on their trip to Corellia, and they also weren't the only ones seeking out the Tactical Droid parts. The squad approaches getting into the facility as if it were any normal military operation, taking out prying eyes and doing their best not to attract attention to themselves. Inconveniently for them, that all changes when Omega spots one of the workers making off with the piece they're looking for. This worker later reveals herself as Rafa Martez (Elizabeth Rodriguez), the sister of Trace Martez (Brigitte Kali), who was also present.

For those unfamiliar, the Martez sisters made their collective "Star Wars" debut during the final season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." They appeared in four episodes alongside fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) as they went from underworld orphans on the 1313 level of Coruscant to enemies of the Pyke crime syndicate after severely botching a spice delivery. Once that business was sorted out, it was assumed they'd gone back to their simple life, but, evidently, they've stayed involved in all kinds of crazy galactic shenanigans.

After escaping Corellia and parting ways with Clone Force 99, the sibling duo — along with Ahsoka's "Clone Wars" astromech, R7-A7 — make contact with a mysterious third party about the clones. Could they still be in touch with Ahsoka? Or are they working for some sinister individual? Time will surely tell.

The Separatist Army rides again

As a result of the Bad Batch and the Martez sisters' bickering over who should take the Tactical Droid head back to their respective employer, the employees at the Corellian scrapyard have no choice but to call in for security. In mere moments, the entire building is flooded with security droids wielding blasters and next to no patience for intruders. They soon pin the heroes down, but not for long, thanks to the quick thinking of Trace Martez and the technical expertise of — sure enough — Tech.

Using the Tactical Droid head, Tech boosts its signal, powers it up, does the unthinkable for anyone who has ever served in the Grand Army of the Republic: calls upon the scrapped Separatist battle droids scattered about the building to fight back against the security droids. This greatly evens the odds and allows Clone Force 99 and the Martez siblings to escape, but it also sheds some light onto what became of the once-imposing droid army. The establishment of the Empire led to their dismantling and subsequent melting-down, literally throwing away the great fighting force that once plagued the galaxy under the Separatist banner. 

The fate of the droid army foreshadows the intentions of Governor Tarkin (Stephen Stanton) and Admiral Rampart (Noshir Dalal) for Kamino's legions of clones. It's well-documented that the Empire ditched them in favor of military recruits, but when that will occur and how it will go down are questions that future "Bad Batch" episodes will likely address. 

Good soldiers...

Ignoring Omega's near-death experience and the flood of security droids that very nearly killed the entirety of Clone Force 99, the Corellia job goes about as typically as the Bad Batch's missions tend to. With that being said, Wrecker doesn't enjoy himself too much on this one, having to wrestle with his intense fear of heights as the squad infiltrated the scrap facility. But that's not the only thing the Bad Batch's bruiser has to contend with: In swinging from one platform to another, Wrecker bangs his head on a wall upon landing, making his chronic headaches even worse.

Though hardly a focal point of "Star Wars: The Bad Batch," Wrecker's migraines are a constant on the program and likely point to his inhibitor chip going off — which would render him a mindless zombie in the same way many of the other now-Imperial clone troopers are. This possibility for the future is heavily hinted at in "The Bad Batch" Episode 6 when Wrecker is seen fighting his programming for a spell, coming scarily close to uttering the infamous "good soldiers follow orders" mantra before shaking it off. 

It's obvious that bad things are coming Wrecker's way should he choose to keep rushing into the battlefield head-first. He's a ticking time bomb at this point, and one can only hope that when he inevitably goes off, his brothers don't wind up in his sights. Wrecker will likely become a major focus of "The Bad Batch" down the line, and one to keep tabs on in the meantime.