When it was revealed that Hera Syndulla would appear in the Ahsoka series, Star Wars fans have been eager for more of the Star Wars Rebels character. Because of the timeline, she could very easily appear in Andor — and very few would likely complain about that.
In the final season of Star Wars Rebels, Hera and the Ghost Crew use Yavin 4 as their home base, joining up with other members of the forming Rebel Alliance to plan coordinated acts of resistance against the Galactic Empire.
The Ghost also makes a cameo appearance in Rogue One (as does Chopper), presumably with Hera at the controls during the Battle of Scarif.
So it makes a lot of sense that, at least in the later portion of the show that occurs closer to Rebels and Rogue One in the Star Wars timeline, Hera might show up. Perhaps not directly — she may not have a full-scale guest starring role (different from a cameo). But she could appear in the background, or her voice may be heard at some point.
It’s much more likely that her name or at the very least her presence may be referenced indirectly by someone else. Mon Mothma will have a large role in the show, and she interacts with the Ghost Crew (Hera especially) directly in Rebels.
The same way Bail Organa refers to Leia in Rogue One without actually speaking her name — “I’d trust her with my life” — referencing Hera or another member of the Ghost Crew might be a subtle way to include them in the show without making it obvious.
But Hera did get her own set of episodes, essentially, in The Bad Batch. Maybe, before her role in Ahsoka, she’ll get to be a small part of Andor as well.
Star Wars: Andor will premiere its first three episodes September 21 exclusively on Disney+.
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