Since the new episode just dropped I figured we may as well move the ongoing episode to episode discussion here so those that haven't had a chance to see them yet don't get spoiled in the old season 7 discussion thread. As I already saw the story reel version some years back I don't have much to say about this first episode, beyond a few technical notes. Not surprisingly the animation looks better than ever with the characters in particular having a much greater fluidity to their movements, even compared to the later seasons of TCW. As mention when the preview clip came out, there's been some slight, but not totally insignificant changes made. Most notable the premise for the episode has been greatly streamlined (for the better.) In the SR cut, there was this whole backstory about a tactical algorithm Rex had developed with Fives & Echo, with the assumption being the droids' sudden new ability to check their every move meaning they got a copy of Rex's algorithm off of Echo's body and it's Mace that orders them to go to the data centre and find out. This time around they droids are just naturally analytical but their new counters are suspiciously specific to Rex's way of doing things, and it's Cody's idea to go to the data centre to find out what's going on. Moreover, all mention of Echo was removed from this scene and put in a brand new scene between Rex & Cody in barracks before the Bad Batch land. Rex even holds back from telling Anakin his suspicion that Echo might be alive, which is entirely new. Most of the rest of the episode seems as it was with the only little addition I noticed being a fyrnock creeping around their campsite, which is a neat bit of retroactive continuity!