Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 10 Review

Identity Crisis

Emerie Karr takes over for Nala Se as the lead scientist on Project Necromancer. This leads to her having a crisis of conscience as she sees what the Empire is willing to do to advance the project.

Emerie Karr

Since she was introduced as working for Dr. Hemlock, Dr. Emerie Karr has appeared to be a loyal soldier of the Empire. She revealed, like Omega, she is a female clone created by Nala Se. She and Omega are the only two female clones. She has always seemed to accept that clones were bred for a purpose, so she has never acted sympathetic to them. This put her at odds with Omega and Crosshair when they were in her care. But, once Nala Se is suspended from Project Necromancer, Emerie wants to take over as lead scientist. This is what leads to her identity crisis.

Now she is working with young children with high M-Counts. Unlike the clones, these children weren’t bred for a purpose. The Empire took them from their homes. While the breeding of clones might not be morally reprehensible to a clone, seeing others who had no prior connection to the Empire becomes too much for Emerie, especially when one tries to escape and is shot by stormtroopers. It’s clear that Emerie views these children differently. It raises an interesting question about what changes will happen going forward through the season.

Grand Moff Tarkin

Two fan favorite Star Wars characters returned for extended cameos in this episode. The first was Grand Moff Tarkin who made the effort to call Dr. Hemlock to question him about his funding request for Project Necromancer. Tarkin noted how much the project had already cost on top of his request for additional funding. It’s unclear how much Tarkin knows about Project Necromancer and his appearance was mostly for bureaucratic reasons. However, it’s always nice to see the only person other than the Emperor to control Darth Vader show up on screen again.

This scene shows how important Project Necromancer is to the Emperor. A lot of this storyline has focused on the project that will eventually allow the Emperor to return in Rise of Skywalker. While that film continues to hang like an albatross on other projects, this is one of the few times it’s worked in this show’s favor. If Dave Filoni is going to fill in the holes left by JJ Abrams, this episode does a better job of plugging that hole than previous efforts in this series.

Cad Bane

The other extended fan favorite cameo came from nefarious bounty hunter Cad Bane. A favorite of The Clone Wars, he experienced a less than stellar live action appearance in The Book of Boba Fett. Still, he is always welcome in animated content as it appears that’s where his story is best told. 

He appears in this episode as the bounty hunter who captured a new M-Count subject for Project Necromancer. The child is much younger than the others being held captive which furthers Emerie’s identity crisis. She starts asking questions, and he quickly lets her know that her questions are revealing more about her than anything about him or the project. He’s a smart cookie and she’s still incredibly young. It’s unclear if he’ll return, but I bet their paths will cross before the season ends.

Looking Ahead

The season is winding down and we are approaching the big meeting between the Bad Batch and the Empire. It’s clear that Hemlock’s forces will be reaching Omega at some point. What does that mean for Hunter, Wrecker, Crosshair, Echo and Rex? What does that mean for Emerie? Based on the sequel trilogy, we know Project Necromancer succeeds to some degree. How does it reach that point? I can’t wait to find out.

Check out all episodes of Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney Plus.

Article Written By: Jeremy Brown for Stelmach Brown Media 2024

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