My concern with Cad Bane is that they pull a Walking Dead with him where they introduce a heavy into one part of the franchise and then kill him off in the next episode. Even though I am not a TCW fan it would be a real slap in the face to that part of the fanbase if they did that…and the way things are going I can see that happening.
They sure are smart enough to not do that. I predict he’ll face off with Boba in the finale but will survive. Cad Bane could very well serve as an overarching villain if there’s a season 2. He has ties to both Boba and Fennec that go way back (TCW and Bad Batch series).