STAR WARS: ANDOR's Latest Episode Delivers Another Big Twist And Possibly Introduces [SPOILER]

STAR WARS: ANDOR's Latest Episode Delivers Another Big Twist And Possibly Introduces [SPOILER] STAR WARS: ANDOR's Latest Episode Delivers Another Big Twist And Possibly Introduces [SPOILER]

There were plenty of big developments in the latest episode of Andor, including a shocking twist and some revelations that promise to turn the Galaxy on its head. Also, was that [SPOILER] who we think?

By JoshWilding - Oct 19, 2022 11:10 PM EST
Filed Under: Cassian Andor

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Andor once again put action to one side for "Announcement," but that proved to be no bad thing. With the heist behind him, Cassian returned to Morlana One in an effort to convince his adoptive mother, Maarva, to leave the planet and find somewhere warm where they can be free of Imperial rule. 

In flashbacks, we learn that her husband was killed by the Imperials, and she explains that what happened on Aldhani has inspired her to Rebel against the Empire. As a result, Maarva declines to join Cassian as he goes on the run with his share of the credits from that job. 

Meanwhile, the robbery has inspired the ISB (Imperial Security Bureau) to tighten its grip on the Galaxy. Luthen is pleased by this development as it will remind everyone that they're being strangled by their oppressors, though Mon Mothma is less sure. Despite that, she enacts a plan to acquire her family's money in secret so she can fund the Rebellion. 

Poor old Syril Karn continues to be the Star Wars franchise's resident sad sack, though, munching on cereal while his mother berates him. He gets a new job working for the Empire, but it's more akin to a prison than a role that can help him capture Andor and prove himself a hero. 

Talking of prison, things go badly for Cassian on Niamos. After shacking up with a local girl, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

The Empire has found its way here as well, and after being wrongly accused of being part of a Rebel plot, he's sentenced to six years behind bars, quickly dashing all hope of what looked like a "happy" ending for Cassian. Ironically, it's an Imperial droid who looks exactly like K-2SO who apprehends him, though this appears to be an Easter Egg rather than that character's introduction.

Being locked up might just make him an easier target for Vel, though, as she's back on Coruscant and told by Luthen's assistant, Kleya, that Cassian is a loose end who needs to be dealt with. She clearly reports to someone more than just Luthen, with the assumption being that it's Forest Whitaker's resistance fighter Saw Gerrera, calling the shots from afar. 

What did you think about today's episode of Andor?

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GhostDog - 10/19/2022, 11:09 PM
This show gets better with each episode. Really enjoying the Mon Mothma storyline. Glad to see the ISB inclusion.
thewanderer - 10/20/2022, 8:05 AM
@GhostDog - am I blind, or does this article title tease a shocking twist that 1) never happened in the episode and 2) is never mentioned in the article?
GhostDog - 10/20/2022, 8:10 AM
@thewanderer - I agree. Unless I missed something too. It’s the Saw thing maybe? I got no inkling that she reports to anyone other than Luthen. Maybe I missed something
ElvenKingSlayer - 10/20/2022, 11:36 AM
@thewanderer - I think he meant the droid K2SO
Kurban - 10/19/2022, 11:12 PM
The show is genuinely good. It’s slow and takes its time but the writing and production is better than everything Disney’s done with the property so far. My only problem is idk that I would care nearly as much if it didn’t have the Star Wars label. It’s definitely above average writing-wise but nothing too special as far as sci fi goes, *aside* from it being SW. I’m still really enjoying it though and hoping it continues to get better. Maybe by the end of the season it’ll have justified itself.
DerekLake - 10/19/2022, 11:15 PM
I was worried the momentum and quality would drop after the excellent Episode 6, but honestly this might be the best episode so far in my opinion. The performances were stellar, especially Genevieve O’Reilly, Fiona Shaw, and all of the ISB actors (though Anton Lesser’s performance consistently holds those scenes together more than the other excellent cast).

I’m especially glad they finally gave Mon Mothma some meatier dialogue after several episodes of very brief, unimpactful scenes. More of this for her character please.

Now they just need to do something with Syril Karn, because it feels like they are just spinning the wheels with him until he finally gets brought back in by the ISB. There’s been no good reason to drag out his humiliation for four episodes other than lack of time to get to this point. That’s probably my only issue right now, that they are doing so little with certain characters that it doesn’t seem worth it to give them 10-20 sec scenes in certain episodes.

But I’m quite excited to see what happens next.
noahthegrand - 10/19/2022, 11:28 PM
People watching the show waiting for Syril to show up again:

Waifuslayer - 10/19/2022, 11:39 PM
Absolutely loving this show!
ThorArms - 10/19/2022, 11:43 PM
I'm loving the underground rebellion world building

ElvenKingSlayer - 10/20/2022, 11:38 AM
@ThorArms - I'm loving the imperial galaxy rule
AnthonyVonGeek - 10/20/2022, 12:53 AM
I’ve been pleasantly surprised with this show. The action is good but the slow moments are actually well written and still keep me invested in it.
cadunovaes01 - 10/20/2022, 1:36 AM
Two things in the Star Wars universe made me believe I was dead wrong in thinking they would be disastrous products: Rogue One and Andor. I thought they would be terrible and I was terribly wrong. Today, they are two of my favorite productions of the saga, even more than some Skywalker Saga films.
UniqNo - 10/20/2022, 3:13 AM
I dunno what it is, but Mon Mothma been giving off some real sexy vibes. Her B plot is also what has me more interested in where the story is going. Best star wars show hands down, more so than Mando.
ObserverIO - 10/20/2022, 4:37 AM
@UniqNo - I would have been okay with them calling the show 'Mothma' and dropping the Cassian Andor sub-plot altogether.
UniqNo - 10/20/2022, 5:10 AM
@ObserverIO - Might be worth exploring her character after they finish Andor.

Especially now that the legends stuff is no longer canon, her story can go either way.
FireandBlood - 10/20/2022, 3:16 AM
I said it when the show dropped and I’ll say it again; we need more content like Andor. Not the same, but content that takes the franchise into new territory with its chest. This show feels like an expanded novel come to life. It’s slow, takes its time but does it so well that the payoff matters. And it’s doing it with small time side characters.

Kumkani - 10/20/2022, 3:54 AM
The fact that I feel so conflicted rooting for and against Dedra (the female ISB supervisor), who you want to see prove the other stuck-up ISB guys right with her theory but not discover the rebel plot, is a true testament to how good this show's writing and acting is.

It's so refreshing to watch a big budget event show like this (and HOTD) where every character is treated with the seriousness and morality that the story requires.
Fares - 10/20/2022, 8:21 AM
@Kumkani - Oh I know the feeling. Every time she's on screen, I'm like "you go girl! You go ahead, find those rebels, and prove that dickhead wrong...oh wait, no do I want that?"

It's seriously a genius move to have her in the show. A lesser storyteller would either have given us a side character that no one is interested in seeing, or just stick with the main character the whole time (which isn't so bad admittedly)
ObserverIO - 10/20/2022, 4:35 AM
It's a slow burn, but episode 7 woke me up a bit.

I think you just kind of have to be patient with the first 5 episodes, while it slowly lays the groundwork. Then, if you have perchance fallen asleep, episode 6 is like an alarm clock waking you up in time for the story to actually start in episode 7.

Or maybe I'm kidding myself and this is going absolutely nowhere.
puchito - 10/20/2022, 6:37 AM
Its So……………………………………………………………………………………………………….boring
Dotanuki - 10/20/2022, 6:41 AM
Another fantastic episode-great acting, dialogue and set design. His interaction with the Shoretrooper was so tense. I love seeing the machinations of the Empire. It definitely makes them more evil than how they are portrayed in the films.
Fares - 10/20/2022, 8:22 AM
The conversation between Mon Mothma and her old friend was more thrilling than a lot of action scenes I see in movies.
OmegaEffect - 10/20/2022, 8:28 AM
This show is vastly underrated
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