Andor Season 1 Ep 7 is the seventh 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 “Announcement”, Andor Season 1 Ep 7 reverts to type after one episode of action. Meaning: endless scenes of characters engaged in meaningless dialogue that builds up to a big nothing. The plot – we are being charitable here – as far as our main character is concerned goes like this. Cassian returns to his mother on Ferrix and intends to bring off planet with the funds he earned from the rebel mission. Mother ultimately turns down Cassian’s offer because … the Rebellion. Cassian visits Bix to say goodbye. Subsequently Cassian is on the planet Niamos, gets arrested by Imperial Shoretroopers and is sentenced to six (!) years imprisonment. That’s it! Nothing to get too excited about eh? We know nothing fatal happens to Cassian cuz he turns up in Rogue One doesn’t he? Yes, the whole problem with a prequel series. No tension whatsoever.
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As for the other characters, who cares? We are given Imperial office politics, a mother nagging her son about a job opportunity and two clandestine Rebel leaders at loggerheads over exciting issues such as financing. The tedium is very real unfortunately. If you really want to watch an engaging Star Wars series set in this era, then we recommend the animated series, Rebels.
Andor Season 1 Ep 7 is a waste of time. Avoid at all cost, unless you are suffering from insomnia, then a couple of minutes with this turgid show will come in handy.
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