Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Andor - Episode 1 / Episode 2

Andor opens on the world of Morlana One (which we're told is part of the Morlana Corporate Zone, whatever that is) five years before the Battle of Yavin. When we first see him, Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) is looking for his sister in a brothel, but the night doesn't go according to plan leading to Andor reaching out on an old friend (Adria Arjona) in order to make himself scarce. Sadly, he may have misjudged just how much her douchebag of a boyfriend dislikes him (although since everyone on the planet who he apparently owes money and favors to seems to dislike him, maybe he didn't notice). Meanwhile, a middle-management corporate security lackey with a stick up his ass (Kyle Soller), despite being told to sweep the entire matter under the rug, begins his own investigation into the night's activities.

For a Rebellion show, there's not much Rebellion here (or even Empire for that matter). Our thief may have gotten on the wrong side of Imperial agents over the years, but his main trouble seems to be all with the local cooperation which isn't all that well defined other than as a private arm of the Empire doing its business in the Outer Rim. The first two episodes include flashbacks to Andor's time as a child and the crashlanding of a ship on Kenari (which at the time of this writing is so obscure even Wookieepedia doesn't have an entry for it) and provide us our first look at Stellan SkarsgÄrd, although we'll have to wait for a proper introduction to his character and his pitch to get Andor to join the Rebellion.

  • Title: Andor - Episode 1 / Episode 2
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