WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for Andor Season 1, Episode 10.
Did you hear it?
The “Snoke” of it all isn’t a spoiler, though. You might be able to get away with calling it an easter egg.
No, Snoke didn’t actually show up in Andor; technically he hasn’t even been created yet at this point in the timeline. But it’s sometimes hard to separate two very distinct Star Wars characters when they’re played/voiced by the same person. Especially when you close your eyes (or they’re off-screen briefly).
Andy Serkis may not be the first actor to appear in Star Wars more than once as different characters, but he’s playing a decent-sized role in this show, the same way he played a pretty major part in the sequel trilogy. Kino Loy was already a breathtaking character before “One Way Out,” but now he’s possibly one of the best additions to the entire series.
Serkis gave Snoke a very specific voice, magnified to sound larger and more intense as the Supreme Leader of the First Order ideally should. Throughout his time in Andor, he’s sounded pretty much like Andy Serkis, not Snoke. This week changed that slightly when his character took over the control room and broadcasted his voice to the entire prison.
When the camera cut away to show prisoners escaping with Kino’s speech in the background, Kino very quickly and briefly transformed … into Snoke’s voice. Oops.
The more passionate his speech became, the more his amplified voice over the loudspeaker … began to sound exactly like Snoke. Oh no. ANDY. You went too far, my dude. You went too hard, and now your two separate characters have essentially become one.
Or, they were for a few moments there. I wonder if Snoke can swim? (Too soon?)
New episodes of Andor drop on Wednesday mornings exclusively on Disney+.
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