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Andor episode 9 review: Diego Luna's series finally falters but is still very aesthetic

Andor was going great till episode seven but by the time you reach episode nine, there's a downfall (PS: Stellan Skasgard is missing in this one).

3/5rating
Andor episode 9 review: Diego Luna's series finally falters but is still very aesthetic
Andor - Diego Luna.
  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 06.07 PM, Nov 17, 2022

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Story:

Andor is stuck within The Empire but he has to find a way out. Star Wars: Andor gives you a hint about how the survivor turned into a rebel.

Review:

Andor episode nine is not what you expected out of Diego Luna’s series. It is nothing like what the show has been so far.

The episode commences with Denise Gough’s Dedra Meero. Her interrogation with Adria Arjona’s Bix sets the much-needed panic for the finale. However, the scene goes on-and-on and even though they act well, it gets too much.

The music of the episode works really well in creating panic. Denise and Adria's expressions in the scene work well too.

After the intense confrontation, Diego Luna's Andor comes back. He is just back in action like the last episode. This actor is impressive like always.

You just cannot get over how Andor has turned into a rebel after coming so far. His survival instinct is what made him a genius always and it works with every episode but especially this one.

Genevieve O'Reilly as Senator as General Mon is still quite believable. She's still around marvellous cinematography and set, that helps build her character too.

Vel (Faye Marsay) is here and she's in a much elegant avatar, one which you're going to love. Vel and Mon's chat is really the heart of the episode and dare we say, the series. The two set goals for women friendships.

Kyle Soller's Syrill is back with his mother. If you missed that scene, it is back two episodes later.

The story here keeps on repeating. It goes from Mon to Andor and The Empire’s faithful servants in parts.

Things keep getting intense on the show. It comes to the extent of ruthlessness, which is the very core of The Empire. And just like that, this episode ends.

Verdict:

Andor episode 9 is, unfortunately, not up to the mark. Here, the makers have added two-three scenes and dragged them on-and-on. The story goes on at a slow pace but the actors and the setup remain brilliant. Watch it for them although there isn't much you lose even if you skip this episode.

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