Andor episode 12 ending explained: ‘Rix Road’

B2EMO in Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
B2EMO in Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Andor episode 12, “Rix Road.”

The latest live-action Star Wars series Andor has arrived on Disney+. The twelfth episode, “Rix Road” saw all roads lead back to Ferrix in a stunning and emotional finale.

With the first season officially over, let’s dive into the season finale, “Rix Road.”

Andor finale ending explained: Fight the Empire

As Ferrix mourned Maarva (Fiona Shaw), the Empire and rebels descended on the community to spy and surveil, both hoping to catch Andor (Diego Luna) first. And, of course, though it was dangerous for him to return, Cassian still came back to say goodbye to his mother, his home, and rescue those he could.

After a beautiful and haunting funeral march, B2EMO (Dave Chapman) projected a hologram of Maarva. Of course, Maarva used her final words to stir her beloved Ferrix to fight the Empire, leading to an all-out riot at her funeral between the Imperial troops and the civilians gathered for her memorial.

While chaos broke out, Andor managed to rescue Bix (Adria Arjona) and gather as many of his friends and chosen family as he could to escape, including Brasso (Joplin Sibtain) and B2. Though he didn’t go with them, he promised to find them as he sent them away on a ship to safety.

Instead, Andor found Luthen (Stellan Skarsgard) on his ship and confronted him with the truth–that he knew Luthen came to Ferrix to kill him. Luthen seemed stunned to be beaten at his game, but even more surprised when Andor issued an ultimatum:  kill him, or bring him into the rebellion.

The finale showcased just how far Andor had come since we first met him and since he last left Ferrix. While he was initially stuck in survival mode and made purely selfish decisions, the Andor we saw in “Rix Road” was a confident and self-assured leader, ready to devote himself to the cause.

The second season is set to begin a year after the events of “Rix Road” and spans much more time than the first season did. While we don’t know the exact plot details, it’s clear that we will see a version who is much closer to the leader we know in Rogue One.

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