Andor episode 4: ‘Aldhani’ ending explained

Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Reilly) in Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Reilly) in Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

Warning! Spoilers ahead for the fourth episode of Andor, “Aldhani.”

The latest live-action Star Wars series Andor has arrived on Disney+. The fourth episode, “Aldhani” saw Andor join a crew of Rebels who were plotting to steal from the Empire, as well as the introduction of a familiar face.

This week’s episode was the longest yet with lots of moving parts to digest. Below, we’ll unpack the ending of “Aldhani.”

Buying and Selling

The return of Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) has been a big part of the promotion for Andor, and this week’s episode finally saw her debut in the series.

While there is still a lot to learn about her role within the larger political realm and within the Rebellion at this point in time, Mon Mothma and Luthen have a specific relationship that will clearly play a large role moving forward in the series and for Andor himself.

While Luthen pressures her to deliver funds to the Rebellion, despite the threat to her safety, a dinner party at her home later in the episode demonstrates she is under pressure at all times.

Politics have always been a crucial part of Star Wars, and it appears that Mon Mothma will be the centerpiece of Andor’s political storytelling to come.

Clem Joins the Team

After a brief back and forth with Luthen (Stellan Skarsgard), Andor reluctantly agrees to join a crew of rebels who plan to rob the Empire the night before their mission–for a price.

While the crew has plenty of skepticism about Andor’s late addition to the team, it’s apparent he has skills to add; if nothing else, he’s an expendable body.

As the planning ramps up, though, it’s also clear Cassian is in over his head. In the episode’s final moments, Andor is relaxing and enjoying his food, while the team is taking planning more seriously. The final shot of Andor’s face seems to convey a slight fear and feeling that he may have gotten in over his head.

While he’s been driven purely by survival instincts thus far, Andor has not been challenged in a fight like the one he’s about to face with the Empire. For someone who has had everything taken from them, he has little choice but to leave his last bit of safety and security behind and stand up for himself, moving one step closer to the Andor we know.

Andor is available to stream on Disney Plus.

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