Andor episode 7: ‘Announcement’ 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 seventh episode of Season 1 of Andor, “Announcement.”

The latest live-action Star Wars series Andor has arrived on Disney+. The seventh episode, “Announcement” saw the far-reaching political and personal fallout of the Aldhani mission.

We’re firmly into the second half of Andor’s first season with some of the puzzle pieces falling into place. Let’s take a look at what happened in “Announcement.”

Shifting Alliances

After realizing Luthen (Stellan Skarsgard) went forward with the Aldhani heist, Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) sought out new allies she could trust to build a rebellion on her terms.

In the midst of a splashy dinner party in her home, Mon reconnected with a childhood friend, Tay (Ben Miles). A beautifully tense scene saw Mon reveal that she and Tay were closer political allies than he thought, and that she was deeper than a surface level do-gooder.

However, Mon also pointed out the many spies surrounding her and watching her, one of whom could be her own husband. Whether she will be able to work with Tay to access her family funds to support the Rebellion remains to be seen.

Yet, it’s clear Andor is showing there’s more than one way to start an uprising.

Caged In

A somewhat naive Andor returned to Ferrix after the Aldhani mission, hoping to take his adoptive mother, Maarva (Fiona Shaw), and their loyal droid, B2EMO (Dave Chapman), away to start over somewhere new.

However, Cassian didn’t anticipate the ripple effect of his actions from before and after the mission. With her boyfriend dead, Bix (Adria Arjona) was no longer on his side, and Maarva found herself newly emboldened by Aldhani to stay and fight for Ferrix, unwilling to leave with her son.

This left Andor alone in a remote beachy town where it didn’t take long for him to end up in trouble thanks to the increasing presence of the Empire. As much As Cassian hoped to outrun them, their hold on the galaxy clearly spread.

In a moment of wrong place, wrong time, Andor was arrested by a shoretrooper and wound up in jail, sentenced to six years in prison. Based on what we know about the series timeline, Andor will likely break out or get broken out long before his sentence is up.

However, in the meantime, he’s trapped and a target of not just the Empire, but Vel (Faye Marsay), who’s been sent to tie up loose ends from the mission, and Syril (Kyle Soller).

Based on the final moments of the episode, despite losing his status in the Pre Morlana, Syril’s boredom will likely keep him focused on what Andor took from him…

Andor is available to stream on Disney Plus.

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