Friday, November 4, 2022

What I’m Watching: Andor

Andor: Season 1, Episode 9 “Nobody’s Listening!” (B)

Things aren’t looking too good for Bix, who gets to choose how much torture she wants to endure before she gives up information to an unrelenting Meero that won’t actually be able to help her catch Andor at all since she knows nothing of his current fate. That situation is getting more and more miserable, as evidenced by the stress Kino is exhibiting as he’s learning that he’s not nearly as in charge as he thinks. The communal efforts to prop up their weakest member so that he didn’t get noticed as incompetent were affirming, but the doctor showed up to break the news not only that he had suffered a massive stroke but that there’s really no way out of this prison, even if you complete your shifts. I can’t imagine this season ends with Andor still behind bars in this cyclical environment, but he’s going to have to work to break out of there rather than to depend on someone to come save him. Mon might be able to effect some action, but currently she’s up against those who are only interested in the Empire while she’s speaking at the Senate and a questionable funneling of funds to the rebel cause that are sure to be traced back to her. I wasn’t sure what to make of her cousin’s unannounced visit, but the more noteworthy interaction she had that she wasn’t prepared for was when Syril tracked her down and expressed how his perception of their relationship and his value in it is radically different from hers.

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