WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for Andor Season 1, Episode 7.
Against what should have been his better judgment, Cassian returns to Ferrix — and not just to check on Maarva, though she clearly needs it.
After being greeted by everyone’s favorite Star Wars dog — I mean droid — B2EMO, he informs his mother that he has secured enough money for them to get off-planet and away from the Empire’s reach for good.
But Maarva doesn’t want to go. She’s seen the spark, and wants to help the rebellion in any way she can to stand up against the Imperial regime. She wants to stay on Ferrix and finally do something about the Empire’s increasing presence there.
So Cassian, in an effort to repay his debts before leaving without his mother, finds Bix in the quiet of the night. She begs him to leave. He tells her to remind Luthen he held up his end of their deal, but never wants to associate with the man again.
It’s a heartbreaking goodbye, but probably not the last time we (the audience) will see Bix. Whether or not she and Cassian eventually reunite is unclear, though unlikely.
On Coruscant, Dedra and others in the ISB meet to discuss Palpatine’s new initiative to crack down on acts of rebellion across the galaxy (how’s that going to work out for him, you think?). Though her rival tries his best to knock her down the corporate ladder, he’s the one who gets roasted by their boos, who permits her to oversee the matter since she’s already so attentive to it and he’s just, well, a big meanie.
Elsewhere on the planet. Mon Mothma and Luthen have a heated discussion about what he’s up to. People are going to get hurt, she says. He’s aware. They’re both on the same side, but have very different ideas about how to accomplish the same goal. Where have we seen that in Star Wars before?
Vel and Kleya meet up, and the latter instructs the former to kill Cassian since he could easily betray the rebellion and wreck everything. Anything to win, right?
At a party, Mon reconnects with longtime friend Tay Kolma and asks him to use his job as a banker to help her with some mysterious money. She can’t tell him what it’s for — he doesn’t want to know. Her husband is jealous. He has no idea what’s really going on, and that’s just the way Mon wants it.
On a sunny beach planet not at all far away from the Empire’s shadow, Cassian is stopped by a shoretrooper and accused of being involved in something he actually has nothing to do with for once. Doesn’t matter. He’s toast.
Cassian is sentenced to six years in an undisclosed Imperial prison, even though he was just a man minding his own business and just happened to be at the worst place at the wrong time.
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