Star Wars Explained: What Happened in the Andor Season 1 Finale

That Andor The Season 1 finale did not disappoint fans’ high expectations.

Earlier today, Disney+ released the twelfth and final episode of Andor freshman season that brings some narrative arcs to a close and opens up other exciting scenarios. Here’s a closer look at what happened in Andor Season 1 finale.

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What happened in the Andor season 1 finale?

“Rix Road” saw the funeral of Maarva Andor go down. Andor’s adoptive mother died in the previous installment, leaving all of Ferrix in considerable discomfort for the loss of a beloved citizen. After Cassian was informed of the situation, he traveled back to Ferrix to say goodbye to Maarva. Suspecting that Andor would return for the funeral, the Empire occupied the planet looking for whoever they believed was responsible for the robbery on Aldhani. Anticipating the Empire’s plans, Cassian, thanks to the help of his longtime friends, chose to rescue Bix from the Empire while the Imperial Security Bureau focused on maintaining order during Maarva’s funeral. Things quickly escalated after an ISB officer interrupted Maarva’s pre-recorded final speech, sparking the fury of Ferrix’s citizens, who went full guerrilla against the stormtroopers. Cassian made the best of the general mess to help Bix to safety.

Dedra Meero and the other ISB officers were not the only ones interested in Cassian’s return to Ferrix. A part of Andor The Season 1 finale followed Luthen Rael and some Rebellion agents waiting for the right moment to kill Cassian. Although they collaborated in Aldhani’s theft, Cassian was nothing more than a mercenary who did not believe in the cause of the rebellion at the time. In addition, Cassian and Vel Sartha did not part on good terms after the theft. However, the imprisonment on Narkina 5 seemed to have changed Cassian, who accepted his fate and asked Rael to join the Rebellion officially. His decision was also partly to Maarva’s last wish to see her fellow citizens take up arms against the Empire.

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What happened in Andor Season 1 Finale Post-Credit Scene?

That Andor the freshman season features a post-credits scene that solves a major mystery. The short scene finally showed what Cassian and his fellow prisoners were working on in the Narkina 5 prison. Well, they were working on creating the Death Star’s superlaser, the infamous weapon that could wipe an entire planet out of existence in an instant. Ironically, Cassian was working to build the very thing that caused his death, as seen in this Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The post-credit scene also referenced Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith finale, where Darth Vader and the Emperor looked at the still-operating Death Star.

Is there an Andor season 2?

Yes, Andor will return for a second season that began filming on November 21, 2022. Like Season 1, the upcoming installment will feature 12 episodes. However, the producers teased that the main story would unfold over four main blocks. Unlike the freshman season, which only covered one year, Andor Season 2 will follow the titular hero in the remaining time he spent prior to the Battle of Scarif. Season 2 will also involve Ariel Kleiman, Janus Metz and Alonso Ruizpalacios as directors.

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