In Andor, the Imperials may be some of the most fascinating characters to emerge from the series so far. Largely because they’re going to play a huge role in everything, eventually, falling apart.
Take the deputy inspector who’s told not to further investigate the murders of the corporate security guards, for example. He’s not going to just sit around and let someone get away with that, even if that’s exactly what the Empire wants him to do. There’s friction there, and look — it’s already gotten more than a few men killed.
And then you have Dedra Meero. An Imperial who is, like so many of the others in the Empire, working very hard to help the regime maintain a very tight hold on the galaxy — which often means very bad things.
But Dedra is also visibly frustrated with her boss and his attempts to keep her minding her own business. She’s great at her work, sure, but the fact that she can’t seem to prove she’s worthy of more recognition and reward no matter what she does has already created plenty of pent-up resentment.
She’s not going to save him when his ship goes down, that’s for sure.
We’ve seen plenty of times throughout various Star Wars stories that one of the Empire’s greatest weaknesses is those inside of it — mainly their willingness to turn on each other whenever the first opportunity to do so presents itself.
When no one trusts each other — when anything you say or do in any given moment could lead to your downfall at any time without warning — there’s really nothing to do except attempt to climb over anyone and everyone until you’ve reached the highest point you can reach.
That’s going to end very badly for at least one of these characters by the time this series wraps.
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