A series of bombs denote in the finale of this epic Star Wars saga, and it already feels like the most emotionally draining installment of this epic franchise to date.
The finale finally cements Cassian as an integral part of the rebel. He is homeless. He has no reason to live and no one to live for. The rebel is the only thing that is keeping him alive.
It feels revolutionary, in more ways than one.
1. Season 2 Synopsis/Speculation
Season 1 is over, and it was a finale to remember! Sigh. Now, what will happen in Season 2 is the million-dollar question.
In an interview, Tony Gilroy revealed that Andor was supposed to be a 5-season affair, with each season depicting one year before Rogue One. However, it was shortened from five seasons to two.
Chronologically, season 2 has about four years before the events of Rogue One begin. Given how season 1 was divided into chunks of three episodes, it is expected that season 2 will follow the same pattern. I would not be surprised if there are huge time jumps here and there.
I think the next season won’t necessarily be about the rebellion but about building alliances and developing characters.
Season 1 ended with Cassian and Luthen engaged in an emotionally surcharged moment. Everyone expected Luthen to kill Andor, but he didn’t. Cassian has become homeless, with nothing tangible left but for the rebellion. Luthen Rael understands that.
Talking about Luthen, it is a surprise that we don’t see him in any future installments of Star Wars.
Does he die in season 2?
The best guess is that he sacrifices himself for the rebellion. I think Mon Mothma has a pivotal role to play in it. Luthen knows that Mon is the only worthy leader of the uprising.
It won’t surprise me if he sacrifices himself to keep her alive.
Speaking of rebels, many of the characters from Star Wars: Rebels should get a cameo in season 2. It makes sense for key members like Hera or Sabeen of the rebellion to show up.
As for the empire, I would like to see the blue man in action. Yes, I am talking about Admiral Thrawn!
Now, let’s talk about the scene you might’ve missed if you didn’t stick around after the credits.
The finale ends with a massive reveal in the post-credit scene as we see the Death Star being constructed.
This confirms my previous speculations that the prisoners of Narkina-5 were building the Death Star. Here, it is almost complete, and just the dish part of the Death Star is left.
However, with the prison break and all other disturbances, I think it will take time for the Death Star to be completed.
Season 2 could also introduce Director Krennic and his rise to power. Krennic should be a prominent antagonist of season 2. I would like to see how Krennic ends up inside the Death Star.
The final moments of season 2 will definitely bleed into the events of Rogue One, much like Rogue One bled into a New Hope.
2. Season 2 Release Date
Disney Plus is yet to announce an official release date for Andor Season 2, but it is expected to be out by autumn 2024.
I. Is the series on a break?
Season 1 of the series just ended. It is on a break for an indefinite period as of now.
3. Season 1 Schedule
|No.||Episode||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||Kassa||Toby Haynes||Tony Gilroy||September 21, 2022|
|2||That Would Be Me||Toby Haynes||Tony Gilroy||September 21, 2022|
|3||Reckoning||Toby Haynes||Tony Gilroy||September 21, 2022|
|4||Aldhani||Susanna White||Dan Gilroy||September 28, 2022|
|5||The Axe Forgets||Susanna White||Dan Gilroy||October 5, 2022|
|6||The Eye||Susanna White||Dan Gilroy||October 12, 2022|
|7||Announcement||Benjamin Caron||Stephen Schiff||October 19, 2022|
|8||Narkina 5||Toby Haynes||Beau Willimon||October 26, 2022|
|9||Nobody’s Listening||Toby Haynes||Beau Willimon||November 2, 2022|
|10||One Way Out||Toby Haynes||Beau Willimon||November 9, 2022|
|11||Ferrix’s Daughter||Benjamin Caron||Tony Gilroy||November 16, 2022|
|12||Rix Road||Benjamin Caron||Tony Gilroy||November 23, 2022|
4. Where to Watch Andor
5. Andor Episode 12 Recap
Episode 12 was an emotionally surcharged ending to one of the best creatives in the Star Wars universe. Here is a short recap of what happened in the end.
There is chaos everywhere in Ferrix as the funeral of Maarva takes place. Everyone turns up for the funeral, including Luthen, Vel, Meero, and Karn.
Meanwhile, Mon Mothma is in a terrible dilemma to marry off her daughter to the son of a gangster or get killed by the empire for money laundering. This sequence isn’t elaborated much, though. Most of the finale is saved for the war on Ferrix.
Cassian manages to sneak Bix Caleen out of prison, and Maarva gives the most rousing speech of the season through B2EMO’s hologram.
The Empire is a disease that thrives in darkness. It is never more alive than when we sleep… perhaps it’s too late, but I’ll tell you this – if I could do it again I’d wake up early and be fighting these bastards from the start. Fight the empire!
This finally triggers the mutiny as people start throwing bricks and stones at the cops. The cops shoot, and the whole scene turns into a massacre.
The finale ends with Luthen finding Cassian in the spaceship. Cassian says, “Kill me. Or take me in.”
Season 2 can’t come soon enough.
6. About Andor
Andor is an American television series created by Tony Gilroy for the streaming service Disney+. It is a prequel to the Star Wars film Rogue One (2016), following the character Cassian Andor five years before the events of the film.
Set five years before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Andor will see Cassian in his formative years as he becomes the charismatic Rebel and espionage master.
Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Stellan Skarsgaard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, and others star in the show. The series premiered on Disney+ on September 21, 2022, with the first three episodes.