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Who is the solitary clone? The Bad Batch's episode 3 title explained

**Warning – Spoilers ahead for The Bad Batch Season 2**

The animated series, The Bad Batch, focuses on the morale and rivalry of the Empire’s clones and we explain who the solitary clone is from season 2’s title for episode 3.

The Bad Batch Season 3 has still to be green-lit by Disney Plus, but considering its popularity, that thumbs up may come before the Season 2 finale arrives.

Created by Dave Filoni for the streaming platform and considered a sequel spin-off to the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch first premiered back in May 2021 following the titular Clone Force 99, also known as The Bad Batch, starring Dee Bradley Baker and Michelle Ang in leading roles.

Who is the ‘solitary clone?’

The solitary clone is referring to the character Crosshair and his lonely path ahead detailed in episode 3.

We see Crosshair seeking companionship and friendship in other clones, but they are wary to converse with him after his speech about hating ‘regs’ – clones that have been genetically modified.

We know he is very much alone in the galaxy up until this point, however, when Commander Cody calls upon him for a mission to Desix, Crosshair begins to consider Cody a friend.

This sentiment is short-lived, though, when Cody eventually abandons the Empire after a run-in with separatists and their blatant annihilation of them.

Once again, Crosshair is left alone, and Vice Admiral Rampart later points out how many clones abandon their post on his watch in an attempt to isolate him.

With few clones sticking around these days (and who would in their right mind) this suggests that Crosshair could become the last clone standing in Imperial Army servitude.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Cr. Lucasfilm, Disney Plus. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM

How Many Episodes are in Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2?

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 is confirmed to have 16 episodes, following the same episode count as its freshman season.

Each episode is expected to be between 23-75 minutes in length, with later installments harboring a longer runtime.

The final two installments, Episodes 15 and 16, will also air as a double bill, serving as the season finale on March 29, 2023.

Below, we have outlined Season 2’s release schedule in full:

  • Episode 1: Spoils of War – January 4, 2023
  • Episode 2: Ruins of War – January 4, 2023
  • Episode 3: The Solidarity Clone – January 11, 2023
  • Episode 4: Faster – January 18, 2023
  • Episode 5: Entombed – January 25, 2023
  • Episode 6: Tribe – February 1, 2023
  • Episode 7: The Clone Conspiracy – February 8, 2023
  • Episode 8: Truth and Consequences – February 8, 2023
  • Episode 9: The Crossing – February 15, 2023
  • Episode 10: Retrieval – February 22, 2023
  • Episode 11: Metamorphosis – March 1, 2023
  • Episode 12: The Outpost – March 8, 2023
  • Episode 13: Pabu – March 15, 2023
  • Episode 14: Tipping Point – March 22, 2023
  • Episode 15: The Summit – March 29, 2023
  • Episode 16: Plan 99 – March 29, 2023
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Cr. Star Wars, YouTube

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

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Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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