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Easter Eggs, References, & Trivia Facts in ‘The Bad Batch’ Season 3 Episode 4

By George & Josh Bate

The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 easter eggs

Star Wars: The Bad Batch continued its final season this week with a new episode – “A Different Approach.” Here are all of the easter eggs, references, and hidden details we noticed in the new episode.

The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 easter eggs

The planet that the episode is set on is called Lau. This may be a reference to Lao Che, the antagonist from the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

The disguises worn by Omega and Crosshair are reminiscent of the uniforms worn by Rebels on Echo Base in The Empire Strikes Back.

The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 easter eggs

Omega is asked for a Chain Code while trying to escape off-world. Chain Codes were first mentioned in The Mandalorian.

Captain Mann is voiced by actor Harry Lloyd, who previously played Viserys Targaryen in the first season of Game of Thrones and Jeremy Baines in the Doctor Who episodes “Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood.”

The TK troopers wearing goggles are reminiscent of mud troopers and range troopers seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story

The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 easter eggs

The droid bartender on Lau makes a remark that sounds like “Oga.” Oga’s Cantina is one of the locations on Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The droid also looks like it’s the same model as Glitch from Star Wars Resistance.

The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 easter eggs

The child who tells Omega and Crosshair Batcher’s location is selling the fruit Meiloorun. This fruit first appeared in an episode of The Clone Wars and has since featured in Andor, Young Jedi Adventures, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Jedi: Fallen Order, and more.

The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 easter eggs

Omega releases what appears to be a dinosaur-like creature near the end of the episode. These look very similar to the Gallimimus seen in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. We may be mistaken, but we’re pretty sure a dinosaur sound effect from Jurassic Park can be heard during this animal escape scene. These ostrich-like animals previously appeared in The Clone Wars episode “A Sunny Day in the Void,” which is actually George Lucas’ favorite episode of the series. This sequence of Omega releasing the animals is also reminiscent of the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 easter eggs

During the animal escape scene, the sound of a Porg can be heard. Porgs were the tiny creatures that inhabited Ahch-To in The Last Jedi.

The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 easter eggs

Captain Mann is eaten by a Rathtar, the same creature that Han Solo and Chewbacca were transporting in The Force Awakens. Previously, rathtars played a role in the destruction of Starlight Beacon as depicted in The High Republic: The Fallen Star and were fought by Maul in the comic book Darth Maul 1.

The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 easter eggs

The moon that Omega and Crosshair meet up with Hunter and Wrecker on is from the Ryloth system and previously appeared in the Ryloth arc of The Bad Batch Season 1.

Stay tuned to The HoloFiles and Star Wars Holocron for continued coverage of the final season of The Bad Batch!

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