"Sorry we're late Commander. We were putting down an insurrection on Yalbec Prime when your comm came in. Had a few unforeseen… complications."
―Hunter apologizes to Cody for being late[1]

In 19 BBY, the final year[3] of the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and Separatist Alliance, the Republic's elite clone commando squad Clone Force 99 ended an insurrection on Yalbec Prime. Under the command of Clone Sergeant Hunter, the clone commandos Tech, CT-9904—nicknamed "Crosshair"—and Wrecker killed the Yalbec queen after Wrecker removed its stinger. As a result, several Yalbec males were also killed in their attempts to mate with the clone troopers, who utilized specialized blades to eliminate them.[1]

However, amid Clone Force 99's mission on Yalbec Prime, they received a transmission from Clone Marshal Commander CC-2224, known as "Cody," who ordered them to[1] the planet[4] Anaxes to assist in the Republic's engagements with the Separatist Alliance. Responding to Cody's instructions, the clone commandos traveled to Anaxes, where they expressed their delays due to their complications with the insurrection.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The insurrection on Yalbec Prime was first mentioned in "The Bad Batch,"[1] the first episode of the seventh season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on Disney+ on February 21, 2020.[5] The episode originally aired as an unfinished story reel on April 17, 2015, at Celebration Anaheim,[6] and later on StarWars.com on April 29 as part of The Clone Wars Legacy multimedia project.[7]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
  2. The Mandalorian civil war begins in "The Lawless" and does not end until "The Phantom Apprentice." StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) places the events of "The Bad Batch" between "The Lawless" and "The Phantom Apprentice," so its events must be concurrent to the civil war.
  3. 3.0 3.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that the events of "The Bad Batch" occur after those of "The Wrong Jedi," which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Furthermore, "The Bad Batch" occurs during the Clone Wars, which Galactic Atlas establishes to have ended in 19 BBY. Therefore, "The Bad Batch" must also be set in the same year.
  4. StarWars-DatabankII.png Fort Anaxes in the Databank (backup link)
  5. StarWars.com The Final Season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Begins! on StarWars.com (backup link)
  6. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Bad Batch" 4-Episode Arc Coming to Star Wars Celebration on StarWars.com (backup link)
  7. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Bad Batch" Recon on StarWars.com (backup link)
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