Andor Season 1 Ep 10 is the tenth instalment of an American scifi spy thriller television series created by Tony Gilroy for the streaming service Disney+. A prequel to the Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One (2016), the series follows thief-turned-Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the five years leading up to the events of the film. Diego Luna executive produces and reprises his Rogue One role as Cassian Andor. Kyle Soller, Adria Arjona, Joplin Sibtain, James McArdle, Rupert Vansittart, Stellan Skarsgård, Fiona Shaw, Alex Ferns, Gary Beadle, Genevieve O’Reilly, and Denise Gough also star. (Wikipedia)
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Entitled “One Way Out”, Andor Season 1 Ep 10 provides us with the most expected conclusion to Cassian’s prison adventure – the inevitable break-out. As previously mentioned, the lack of tension in Andor’s stories derive from the fact that this series is a prequel to Rogue One. Obviously, Cassian survived the events of this and the next season cuz if not, he would not be able to appear in Rogue One! Simple.
That said, Andor Season 1 Ep 10 is probably the best episode thus far for giving us an exhilarating prison break despite itself. It had nothing to do with Star Wars per se and came across like any other generic scifi scenario when the protagonist broke out of prison but darn it, it felt good! And it was sooooo convenient as way, the manner in which it was executed. Which presumably is typical Star Wars as it basically made the Empire come across like a bunch of idiots.
Oh and of course, this episode continued to deliver up two sub-plots which instigated a collective shrug of shoulders, a feeling of “who gives a fuck”. Y’know, the one about Mon Mothma’s efforts to gain financing for the Rebellion and the other one about Luthen and his clandestine Rebel network, which included Lonni Jung, a Rebel mole in the ISB. Ho hum.
In the final analysis, Andor Season 1 Ep 10 was just about watchable but we cannot bear this ridiculous spiel about how the Rebellion was as ruthless, cold and calculating as the Empire, just a tad more competent. Sorry but that ain’t Star Wars.
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