Star Wars: The Bad Batch Finally Answers A Major Clone Wars Question

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 Episode 11 finally brought us back on track with some unfinished business as we learned what happened to Nala Se after the previous season finale. However, Metamorphosis also dropped a major surprise as it gave us an answer to an unresolved mystery from the second season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

In The Bad Batch Season 2 Episode 11, Clone Force 99 accepts another mission from Cid, this time to gather cargo from a fallen ship. However, the ship is revealed to be transporting a cloned creature that feeds on energy which causes it to grow rapidly. The beast is eventually captured by the Empire and is taken to Tantiss where Nala Se has also been imprisoned.

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At first, fans had no idea what the creature was but as it grew, it is revealed to be a clone of the Zillo Beast that the Jedi had to face and eventually kill on Coruscant in Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2. The beast, which appeared in two episodes of the animated series, was of great interest to the then Chancellor Palpatine who wanted it to be cloned. Although it was killed, it appears that Palpatine had succeeded with another clone.

That's not the only thing we learned from The Bad Batch Season 2. It was also confirmed that the Empire was trying to create weapons from the beast's hide but as Tech suggests, they would need the right scientist for the job. Tech also points out that the Empire didn't want to destroy Kamino's cloning abilities but instead wanted to control it.

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The Zillo Beast certainly had a welcome return in The Bad Batch and although it's not the same one, there is little doubt that it will be an important part of the Empire's grand plan.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 Episode 11 is titled Metamorphosis and is now streaming on Disney+.

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