Warning! Spoilers ahead for Andor episode 11, “Daughter of Ferrix.”
The latest live-action Star Wars series Andor has arrived on Disney+. The eleventh episode, “Daughter of Ferrix” followed the aftermath of Andor and Melshi’s escape from prison amidst a devastating personal loss for our hero.
With just one episode of the first season of Andor left, stories are both winding down and cranking up for the second season. Let’s dive into “Daughter of Ferrix.”
Andor episode 11 ending explained: The Sun Sets on Ferrix
After escaping from the prison, Andor (Diego Luna) and Melshi (Duncan Pow) weren’t home free yet. As they both became fugitives on the run again, they had to outrun Imperial guards searching for the prisoners who broke out as well as native aliens who took them captive.
When they finally made it back to the beach where Andor was arrested, Cassian broke back into the apartment where he’d been staying to grab Nemik’s manifesto. After meeting Melshi back on the beach, he took the risk of radioing back to Ferrix to send a message to Maarva only to learn she had died.
As Andor processed the shock, Melshi reminded him of their mission–they had to assume they were the only ones who made it out and tell the truth about what had happened to them.
The final moments of the episode saw Andor alone on the beach as the sun set, reflecting on everything that had happened to him. Visually, it mirrors the final moments of Rogue One, suggesting a strong thematic link between the two moments.
Andor’s escape from prison signals a new lease on life and the beginning of his journey as a leader for the Rebels, but it is also a death of what he had before. He’ll never again have the quiet, safe peace he once had with Maarva. He’ll never again have a true home. Instead, he’s fighting for everyone else’s.
All of those feelings–the melancholy mingled with hope for a better future–may have been what ran through Andor’s mind through both sunsets. And those complex feelings are largely what Andor is about on the whole.
As the walls close in on Mon Mothma, Vel, and Luthen, everyone is forced to commit further to the cause in hopes of fighting for a better future they may or may not see. Compromise and loss in the face of a greater strategic calculus have been a central focus of this season–we’ll have to tune in and find out what the finale and season two have in store.
Andor is available to stream on Disney Plus.
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