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ANDOR Episode 11 Breakdown: Every Star Wars EASTER EGG + Ending Explained




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Andor Episode 11 sets up the season’s endgame, with plenty of Easter Eggs and references to the Star Wars galaxy. In this video we break own all of the characters’ parallel stories, the hidden characters, and the connections to OT characters like Luke Skywalker and Solo.

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Edited by Harriet Lengel-Enright, Randolf Nombrado, and Srinidhi Rao

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This episode set the stage for a final showdown on Ferrix where our key characters will finally gather in the same place for the first time since episode 3–and I think we’re about to see Cassian formally join Luthen’s cause, and the rebel alliance about to be formed.

One clue that this is happening soon is the score of the opening credits. We pointed out last week that more instruments are added with each episode. Last episode sounded like this [clip]. And this episode added more horns and strings. Horns are often a symbol that you’re being called to war. And adding so many new strings means you’re adding more seats to the orchestra–as these various rebel factions and cells begin to gel together into one cohesive unit.

First let’s talk about some of the recurring themes in the episode, and how the beginning and ending mirror each other so well.

The episode begins with Melshi and Cassian dangling, near death, trying to evadeImperial patrols. Melshi says [my hands don’t work] And the episode ends with the town of them going out into the world, to potentially face down those same Imperial controls. Melshi regions the episode on the brink of death, about to literally lose his grip. But the episode ends with those same hands gripping a blaster, and being field with resolve [someone has to tell them].

Once again the episode also intercuts between people who are trapped–but in this episode, people begin to find an escape. Andor and Melshi escape from Narkina. Luethen escapes the imperial control. Mon Mothma is about to escape her financial situation by betrothing her daughter to a gangster. Cyril is escaping the prison of his day job to hunt for Andor. Ad Bix may or may not be escaping her predicament by lying to the ISB.

As Cassian is near death, we see that his adopted mother Maarva has just succumbed to full-on death. And there is something else we see a lot of in this episode that’s been lacking–simple acts of kindness. The fishermen help Cassian and Melshi, and brasso is kind to B2.

Maarva’s death scene is presented from the POV of B2. originally we see him as a cold, unfeeling red eye. Of course this is similar to Hal-9000 from stanley kubrick’s 200 a space odyssey [clip, i can;t do that]. Hal was a computer designed to help the astronauts, who gradually became more concerned with his own well-being a survival. [being shut down, saying don’t do that]. Now I don;t think B2 is going to start shoving people out of an airlock, but like Hal, he does have strong emotional desires.

[what about the droid]. As we see the world from his point of view, one of the women just refers to him as “a droid” and he starts shaking nervously, disrupting this cup. The cup is probably there because someone was using him as a table–an object. And he’s afraid he;ll be deactivated or alone without maarva. But Braaso doesn’t treat him like an appliance, he treats him like a friend who just lost someone special [take her out, say goodbye]

And man, Star Wars has a weird relationship with droids. A few years ago the pop culture detective put out a video called the tragedy of doids where he pointed out that drones are second class citizens with emotions. Then again, Luke did tell us this kind of thing is unusual [never seen such devotion in a droid before. I have. [L3 form solo, how doest work…it works].

But all of this is just heartbreaking. B2 can;t even process Marvas death [I want Marva]. Aarva is taken out on an anti-grav sled, just like Ulaf was in the last episode. And think about the contrast between them. Maarva died with rebellion in her heart, she died in her home, which is all of these warm colors–and she’s attended to by her friends. Ulaf died in a cold, sterile place, where he was bagged and thrown out like garbage.

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