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We will look at the ending of this week’s episode to see how Cassian Andor is dealing with life in prison and the catastrophic development that has taken place in the prison.
Life in Prison on Narkina 5
The ending of episode 9 points toward a prison heist. Let’s understand why.
Cassian Andor’s prison sentence has been rough. But Andor seems to have made friends and genuinely cares for his inmates, especially Ulaf.
Meanwhile, he has already started planning an impossible escape with his fellow inmate, Birnok. They realize that the platforms used to bring the prisoners down will not be able to electrocute them, and security is at its weakest during that time.
Meanwhile, a rumor has been spread about a disaster on Level 2. Tensions begin flaring on the sky bridge as Cassian, and the others start their new shift.
Melshi remarks that the Empire could keep them in prison forever. Kino loses his calm and snaps at Melshi.
In Episode 8, Kino was shown as an antagonistic figure. But we get to see his other side in today’s episode. Kino’s sentence is almost over, and he is clinging on to the hope that he will be free once he serves his remaining days.
Cassian eventually confronts him and asks him for help to set up an escape plan. But Kino vehemently refuses to do that.
The Ending: A Heist Loading?
Ulaf, the eldest inmate in Cassian’s level prison, collapses due to a stroke. Cassian tries to help him as much as he can, but he loses his footing and control of his body. It leads to Kino calling a medic.
Kino shoos Melshi away and stays with Cassian to help Ulaf and the doctor. Unfortunately, the doctor says that Ulaf will have to be put down because it is a major stroke, and he will not survive.
While administering the fatal drug, the doctor says something that makes their heart stop. He reveals that Ulaf is lucky to be going this way. In a week, others will be wishing they were him.
He also says that Level 2 was burned down because a man released from level 4 got into level 2. He outed their secret to everyone on the level. They burned it down to kill everyone.
Kino realizes he will never get out of prison by being a good boy. The sentences are fake, and the shifts are all made-up. Kino finally changes sides and decides to help Cassian plan the heist. He reveals that there are never more than twelve guards on a floor at any time.
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.