Celebrity Wars collectionproceeded its subtle disobedience , as episode 5 arrived at . It complies with on after Cassian ( ) obtained overtaken to dedicate a break-in on an Imperial fort and also snag the pay-roll.
He does not understand it becomes part of a broader disobedience being led by Legislator Mon Mothma () on stellar funding Coruscant. Collaborating with employer Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård), she’s attempting to prevent discovery as she secretly collects sources for the inceptive Rebel Partnership versus Realm, however spies are enjoying her every action.
Cassian additionally attracted the focus of the Realm by, and also Imperial Safety And Security Bureau Manager Dedra Meero (Denise Gough) presumes there’s a broader rebel motion at the office.
The program happens 5 years prior to, which exposed the occasions introducing initial Celebrity Wars movie , in an age when Imperial pressures broaden their totalitarian hold over the galaxy. Be cautious, looters exist in advance.
ALDHANI — Much of this episode is invested with our very stressful rebel heroes as they get ready for their procedure at the Imperial fort. They do not rely on the squirrelly Cassian — that’s still utilizing hisas his pen names — given that he was contributed to the team in the nick of time.
Nevertheless, it’s additionally clear that they require his expert mercenary abilities. He has a far better feeling of exactly how to make use of the Realm’s devices and also the ambiance they require to assimilate as they penetrate the fort in Imperial attires.
The skepticism outrages when Arvel Skeen (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) places a blade to Cassian’s throat and also locates the important kyber crystal Luthen offered him as deposit. Cassian admits that he isn’t a real follower in the rebel reason, however handles to encourage them he’ll do the job.
There’s an actual feeling of threat in this scene, such as this team can open up fire. The only personality we understand makes it through is Cassian; any one of the others can be eliminated anytime.
It’s additionally exposed that Skeen’s bro took his very own life after an Imperial prefect took his pepper timberland (and also therefore his income). It’s a melancholy minute in between Skeen and also Cassian, and also highlights the daily scaries the Realm has actually brought upon.
Prior to their battle, Skeen and also Cassian additionally bond over them both having actually hung out behind bars. Cassian remained in a “young people facility” from age 13 to 16, which feels like a courteous term for an adolescent jail.
Cassian recognizes Skeen’s tattoos as Krayt Head and By the Hand — these are most likely gangs he ran with in prison. You may recognize Krayt dragons as a kind of beastie Mando battled on Tatooine in; it’s so badass that it makes sense to adopt its name for your gang.
As Cassian gets to know his allies, the thoughtful Karis Nemik (Alex Lawther) talks about the untitled political manifesto he’s working on to document the Empire’s increasing hold on the galaxy.
“So much going wrong, so much to say, all of it happening so quickly — the pace of repression outstrips our ability to understand it,” he tells our hero. “And that is the real trick of the Imperial thought machine. It’s easier to hide behind 40 atrocities than a single incident.”
He reckons that’s still not enough to rob people of their awareness of their fundamental rights. It’s pretty engaging stuff and applicable to real-life totalitarianism, but Cassian doesn’t reveal his own beliefs because he doesn’t really have any. We’ll presumably see those ideals form through.
Nemik should call it “The Star Wars” or something like that.
Moving back home
CORUSCANT — Disgraced former Corpo officer Syril Karn () is back at home with his overbearing mom Eedy (Kathryn Hunter), who quietly berates her son over his sudden lack of career prospects and his posture. The poor guy seems pretty traumatized by the experience, and she isn’t exactly being a source of comfort.
She’s gotten in touch with Syril’s unseen Uncle Harlo about getting him a new job. It’s unclear where he works, but my mind immediately went to the Empire.
However, Cyril hasn’t given up on the hunt for Cassian, as evidenced by him sitting in his room gazing at a hologram of his target. It’s likely this will bring him into contact with Dedra Meero, the Imperial Security Bureau supervisor who’s gathering evidence to prove her theory that the rebel effort is becoming more organized.
On the plus side, his cereal looks delicious — like mint-infused Cocoa Puffs drenched in blue milk. The milk is already available at Disney Parks’ Galaxy’s Edge (aka Star Wars land), maybe they’ll add the cereal to the hotel I’ll never be able to afford?
Back at the beautiful home of Mon Mothma, we get another awkward breakfast scene as we’re introduced to her daughter Leida (Bronte Carmichael). Both Leida and her dad Perrin (Alastair Mackenzie) seem bothered by Mon’s self-centeredness.
It’s likely Mon’s secretiveness as she quietly plans the rebellion is making her seem distant to her family, like a superhero leading a double life.
Mon’s family is conspicuously absent when she shows up later in the timeline (in Rebels, Rogue One and Return of the Jedi). It’s possible they’re killed, disown her or go into hiding after she declares open rebellion around three years after this point.
Rogue thoughts, unanswered questions and Easter eggs
- It sure seems like rebel team leader Vel Sartha (Faye Marsay) and Cinta Kaz (Varada Sethu) are a couple. They aren’t part of the main garrison infiltration plan, and go off on their own — hopefully they both make it out of this.
- I wonder what Drey milk tastes like? Cassian was a bit rude to dump his; be polite and knock it back at least once.
- We learn that Imperial Lt. Gorn (Sule Rimi) lost his loyalty to the Empire after falling in love with a local woman, losing a promotion and then her. I hope we dive deeper into his backstory.
- The Imperials stationed on Aldhani are eager to see the celestial event, and Gorn uses it as way to clear the base for his rebel allies.
- The TIE fighter buzzing the Aldhani locals feels like bullying. Classic Empire.
- We only get a brief glance at Ferrix, but the Empire is taking over a hotel to use as its headquarters.
- It’s a little sad to see the rebels burning their lovely model of the garrison.
- Cyril seems to have collectible statues in his room, which is simultaneously awesome and highlights his love for rigid authority.
- Dedra knocks back some meds as she settles in to work late. Hope she isn’t in too much pain (and that she stops working for the horrible totalitarian regime).
- Luthen is nervous because he brought Cassian in the rebel operation too late, and he checks the radio for updates. Go to bed dude.
Come back for more Easter eggs and observations, when episode 6 of Andor hits Disney Plus.
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