Warning: this article contains spoilers for Andor episodes 1 – 10, and potential spoilers for episodes 11 and 12 based on unseen trailer footage.
Andor season one has been a massive accomplishment so far. With ten episodes in the books and two to go, it’s easy to see that Tony Gilroy and crew have absolutely delivered on the promises of a more substantial take on Star Wars. The conflicts in Andor are realistic and human; every action taken has a ripple effect felt across the galaxy. And as those ripples reach each other, they resonate and amplify—culminating in the sound of a reckoning. As the season draws to a close what can we expect from the upcoming two-episode finale? Based on the trajectory of the plot and yet unseen footage used in the trailers, here’s what that reckoning might sound like.
Let’s catch up and take a look at where all of our main players are as of the credits roll on episode ten.
Cassian has escaped the Imperial labor prison on Narkina 5 with Melshi, and is likely heading back to Niamos to gather his possessions. There isn’t any unseen footage from the trailers that supports this particular prediction, but there are some set photos from 2021 of the two on a beach, with Diego Luna sporting the same wardrobe that he wore during his time on Niamos in episode seven. From there, I believe Cassian and Melshi will seek out the Rebellion, ready to fight against the atrocities they’ve now experienced first-hand, and travel back to Ferrix after catching wind of an uprising. More on that in a bit.
Mon Mothma and Tay Kolma are still backed into a corner after cutting ties with Davo Sculdun, their most viable solution for concealing Mothma’s discreet rebellion funding. From what I’m able to determine, we’ve already seen all of the footage from the trailer that features Mothma and Kolma, so it’s difficult to predict what might happen next—but we do know that we’ll most likely be seeing Sculdun again, as Rosalind Halstead was cast as his wife for the season but has not yet appeared. I can’t help but wonder if Mothma will be forced into a position of further desperation, and invite Sculdun’s family back to Coruscant as he requested in an attempt to cut an alternative deal.
The ISB is chasing leads on “Axis,” a figure they believe to be spearheading an organized rebel effort across the galaxy. This, of course, is Luthen Rael—who is aware of their every move thanks to rebel mole Lonni Jung. The ISB’s best lead is Cassian Andor, but their energy has recently been diverted to rebel faction leader Anto Kreegyr. They captured one of his pilots and discovered that Kreegyr is planning a raid on an Imperial power facility on Spellhaus. The Empire is laying in wait for the attack, ready to wipe out his whole crew. Luthen knows this thanks to Jung, but informing Kreegyr of the trap will jeopardize Jung’s secret and get him executed for treason.
We know from the trailers that Luthen makes another visit to Saw‘s compound and asks him to get involved yet again. We can infer that something will be different this time and Saw will join in the conflict based on their back and forth. (LUTHEN: “Call it what you will.” SAW: “Let’s call it… war.”) Looks like there will be some epic open warfare against Imperial forces, based on yet-unseen trailer footage the Fondor firing on TIEs and buzzing through them with a lightsaber-like space weapon.
I have a wild prediction: Luthen actually orchestrated the capture of Kreegyr’s pilot to put the Empire on the offensive at Spellhaus. We know that one of Luthen’s main goals this season has been uniting the rebel factions, and that he’s willing to lie to every single one of them to bring his plans to fruition. Perhaps he won’t tell Kreegyr about the trap… but he will tell Saw, and give him the opportunity to swoop in and rescue them simply to boost camaraderie between the factions.
On Ferrix, things are getting worse and worse as the ISB pulls no punches for information about Andor. The Empire has a constant presence in the town, pushing the citizens around like they’re nothing. They kidnap and torture with no hesitation, and they impose fear via public executions. The people are clearly fed up, and revolution is inevitable. Thanks to unseen footage from the season’s trailers, we know that there will be massive unrest on Ferrix during to the two episode finale.
I hate to say it, but it’s possible that old Maarva Andor takes some sort of public last stand against the Empire as her health declines, and the Empire harms her (or worse). She’s somewhat of a community matriarch, and violence against her would be more than enough to pop the lid on the pressure cooker. It also wouldn’t surprise me if perhaps they kidnap her as bait for Cassian: it looks like Dedra Meero will be visiting the planet herself, flanked by two death troopers—which leads me to believe that he’ll be successfully drawn back to Ferrix.
We also know that Syril Karn will be present on Ferrix, but this time as an over-involved, radicalized civilian. He can be spotted in the trailer wearing clothes similar to the other working people; a sight we haven’t seen in the show yet. Maybe he’s come to the planet to try to nab Cassian for himself?
It’s hard to tell how exactly how things will play out, but the final two episodes are shaping up to be the most explosive yet with all three concurrent plots coming to a head. Andor continues to top itself with every single episode, and it’s near impossible to imagine better Star Wars than episode ten, “One Way Out,” but the show’s track record indicates that we’re in for a treat.
Stay tuned at Dork Side of the Force for our coverage of the end of the season. May the Force be with you!