The Bad Batch Episode 13 Teases Darth Maul's Return

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There is little doubt that Star Wars: The Bad Batch would feature characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. After all, Clone Force 99 was first introduced in the final season of the animated series.

But is it possible that Episode 13 confirmed that the Bad Batch will eventually clash with Darth Maul? Infected strongly suggested that Maul will be set for a major return in the Star Wars show.

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

In The Bad Batch Episode 13, the team discovered that the new crime lord Roland Durand has taken over Cid's parlor. When they reunite with Cid, she enlists their help to take the parlor back by stealing the spice Roland is planning to sell to the Pykes. To do so, they would sneak into Cid's old office through the underground tunnels.

It seems like a fool-proof plan until they are caught by Roland's guards and the chase through the tunnels disturbs a hive of irlings. Cid and the Bad Batch barely escape and they lose the spice along the way. To make matters worse, they are caught by the Pykes who are determined to get the spice back.


The Pykes' appearance in The Bad Batch Episode 13 was a huge surprise although most fans were already expecting it considering that Ord Mantell is crawling with criminal activity. However, the idea that the Bad Batch would end up working for the Pykes just to save Omega also led to speculations that Maul will eventually appear in the show.


It's no secret that Maul has been working with the Pyke syndicate for some time now. The villain had previously appeared in the final season of the Clone Wars and his connection to the Pykes was one of the reasons he went head to head with Ahsoka Tano in Season 7. The show concluded with Maul escaping arrest so there is a possibility he's teamed up with the Pykes yet again.

For now, it is still unclear if Maul will actually show up in the next few episodes of The Bad Batch. Nevertheless, it wouldn't be a surprise anymore and Star Wars fans are actually hoping he'll be back in action soon.

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

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