Andor episode 12 finale review: Sensational Star Wars saga ends with an electrifying battle cry of hope

Diego Luna in Andor

Diego Luna couldn’t have made a stronger return as Cassian (Picture: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Warning: spoilers ahead for the Andor episode 12 finale.

It’s no exaggeration to say that Andor has been nothing short of a marvel.

Ever since the Star Wars series was first announced, when it was confirmed that Diego Luna would be returning to the role of Cassian Andor after the 2016 film Rogue One sealed his fate, fans have had extremely high hopes for the drama.

For the past 12 episodes, Andor has gone above and beyond every single expectation, delivering not only one of the best productions in the franchise – filled with tension, clever calculation, political intrigue, fascinating subtext and sob-worthy moments – but also one of the best TV series of the year. Hands down.

The season finale delivered a fitting end for what’s been a truly sensational journey, one that will stay with us for a very long time as we endure the long wait for season two, which may not come until at least 2024.

However, considering we know at this point that the second season will be the last, following Cassian’s story right up until the beginning of Rogue One, we’re happy to wait and savour every moment of this glorious adventure while we can.

Vel (Faye Marsay) is back on Ferrix to carry out her mission to kill Cassian (Picture: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Fiona Shaw was definitely one of the standout stars of the finale, adding to Andor’s already packed roster of phenomenally moving monologues as her character, Maarva Andor, speaks to the people of Ferrix from beyond the grave.

Cassian makes the risky and predictable move to return to town for Maarva’s funeral, where several different people are out for his blood – including ISB supervisor Dedra Meero (Denise Gough), Syril Karn (Kyle Soller), Luthen (Stellan Skarsgård) and Vel (Faye Marsay).

Shots are fired, lives are taken, groundbreaking moves are made… and we’re couldn’t be happier that a show like Andor has been made in the Star Wars universe telling the tale of the people on the ground of the Rebellion, the names that may be forgotten to history but that played just as an important role in bringing down the Empire.

People of Ferrix prepare for Maarva’s funeral

The entire community of Ferrix come together to hear Maarva’s final rousing words (Picture: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Even though her health had been faltering for quite some time, Maarva’s death has hit the town of Ferrix hard.

The ISB (Imperial Security Bureau) decides to give the community leave to arrange a funeral procession, given the irreplaceable role Maarva played among them, but little do they know the civilians of Ferrix have bigger plans up their sleeves.

Following Cassian’s sneaky return to town, his friend Brasso (Joplin Sibtain) meets him secretly, telling him the words from Maarva that he needed to hear, including the heartening phrase: …read more

Source:: Metro – Entertainment


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