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9 ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Episodes to Watch Before ‘The Bad Batch’ Debuts on Disney+

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” will stream exclusively on Disney+ beginning on Tuesday, May 4th (Star Wars Day).  The new season will consist of at least 14 episodes, with a new episode dropping each Friday.

The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

If you need a refresher or a crash course to introduce you to Clone Force 99, then you’ll want to watch the nine catch-up episodes suggested by StarWars.com below.

Season 1: Episode 5 “Rookies” – This Season 1 episode follows Echo, Hevy, Droidbait, Cutup, and Fives as they stave off a droid invasion on a remote Rishi moon.

Season 3: Episode 1 “Clone Cadets: – The episode introduces a young Echo, along with four other troublesome cadets and Clone 99.

Season 3: Episode 2 “ARC Troopers” – In this episode, we find out what it takes to become an ARC Trooper and watch Fives and Echo come full circle as leaders.

Season 3: Episode 18 “The Citadel” – In this episode, we get more insight into the early days of Tarkin and Anakin Skywalker’s relationship and gain a better understanding of Imperial ideology.

Season 3: Episode 19 “Counterattack” – In a daring mission to escape the Citadel, a prison built to hold the Jedi, one clone becomes a casualty of the conflict.

Season 7: Episode 1 “Clone Cadets” – Captain Rex and the Bad Batch must infiltrate an enemy base on Anaxes.

Season 7: Episode 2 “A Distant Echo” – A mysterious live signal leads Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, Captain Rex, and the Bad Batch to a Techno Union facility where they make a shocking discovery! They get more than they bargained for when they find themselves trapped by Separatist forces.

Season 7: Episode 3 “On the Wings of Keeradaks” – Jedi Anakin Skywalker and the clones escape Wat Tambor’s trap and help defend a local village against an attack ordered by Separatist Admiral Trench.

Season 7: Episode 4 “Unfinished Business” – While Jedi Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead an attack against the Separatist forces on Anaxes, the Bad Batch and Anakin Skywalker infiltrate an enemy starship to ensure a Republic victory.

All of the above episodes are available to stream now on Disney+.

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is executive produced by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Brad Rau (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Star Wars Resistance”) and Jennifer Corbett (“Star Wars Resistance,” “NCIS”) with Carrie Beck (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars Rebels”) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (“Star Wars Resistance”). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.

You can watch the official trailer for “The Bad Batch” below:

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