When I heard the line “you pull a job for me, I get the information you want” I immediately thought this was gonna be a Mandalorian-style sidequest episode, and I felt fed up with the Mando similarities. In the end though, it didn’t bother me at all. I really enjoyed the episode, its sense of fun and its unexpected turns, and I think stuff like the plot with Crosshair and the regular building-up of something involving Wrecker’s inhibitor chip will stop The Bad Batch from feeling like a formulaic series.
I didn’t really have a problem with the sidequest style plot since one of the premises of the show in the first place was the Bad Batch turning to mercenary work to make a living, if I recall correctly.
However I’m still intrigued by Wrecker’s state. I’ve never felt more anxious about headaches in a show.