The Bad Batch Episode 13 Recap: Dealing With The Infested

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It's Bad Batch Friday and we finally have the latest episode of the Star Wars animated series. Not surprisingly, The Bad Batch Episode 13 takes us back to where Clone Force 99 has been hiding out since they escaped the Empire. Unfortunately, Infested also confirms that the Empire isn't the only thing the team needs to worry about.

WARNING! The following contains SPOILERS from Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 13! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

In The Bad Batch Episode 13, the team returns Ord Mantell where they discover that Cid has been driven out of her parlor by a new crime lord named Roland Durand. Still, Cid is determined to get her parlor back and she wants the Bad Batch to help her do it.


Interestingly, Cid reveals that Roland wants to make a name for himself and has been working with the Pykes to achieve this. She intends to steal the spice that Roland will be selling to the Pykes so that he will get into trouble with the syndicate. To do so, there will need to go through the old mining tunnels to break into Cid's old office.

It sounds like a fool-proof plan except there's trouble in those tunnels. Cid warns the Bad Batch not to make a sound as it might disturb the hive of dangerous bugs that have infested the underground tunnels.

Although they manage to steal the spice from Cid's office, Roland's guards discover the theft and chase after them. The chase disturbs the hive, which turns out to be siblings who attack everything in sight. Although the team manages to escape the tunnels, they lose the spice to the irlings and are caught by the Pykes.

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Naturally, the Pykes want the spice back and order Cid and the Bad Batch to retrieve it. The Pykes decide to hold Omega hostage as the others find a way to get rid of the irlings and find the spice.


It was an action-packed episode that somehow set up a possible tension with the Pykes, who have previously worked with Darth Maul in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. For now, it's unclear if Maul will show up in the series but it wouldn't be a huge surprise if that happens.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 13 is now streaming on Disney+.

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