Moving The Pieces
Andor's second episode starts with the Kenari tribe, who are on the move. Their destination is a crashed sailboat. Kassa is one of them, and she leads the group forward through the woods. As they enter the clearing, they come across a terrifying chasm.
One of the members of the Kenari family is still alive and shoots at the tribe. The Kenari children retaliate with their blowguns, but the Kenari leader is shot dead.
Cassian departs at the crack of dawn, a metal chest clinging in the air. There are suspicions about what Bix might be up to, and of course, she's in collusion with Cassian.
Timm's alarm bells start ringing when he notices the bulletin coming through on the computer. A Kenari male that matches Cassian's description. Uh oh.
Cassian receives a frosty greeting from Maarva back home. She understands it's in connection with Cassian. Given he whispered to that lady on the bar about his sister, Cassian realizes he's been compromised. Maarva presses for further information but he simply tells her "he messed up."
Cassian goes off to meet Bix, revealing that he killed those two guards by accident. Or, at least the first one anyway, the second he killed in cold blood.
Bix keeps him updated on the sale. She has a buyer ready to take that NS-9 Starpath from his hands. Unfortunately, Timm happens to be watching them from afar. As a result, he decides to call them in, defying the Pre-Mor guards about Cassian Andor.
Sergeant Linus is summoned by Deputy Inspector Syril, who encourages him to depart and bring Andor in, complete with 12 guards. This man has the same views as the Deputy Inspector, claiming that the affiliate planets are "fermenting." They should do something to correct this.
The way these guys are presented at times is almost satirical, but we'll hold our judgment until we've experienced more of their role in this series.
Cassian goes to Kenari for some essential information. The children have escaped, as we know. He only has 500 credits so he settles on 700 as a compromise. It's an expensive job, but it seems to work.
The authorities show up to arrest Cassian Andor. Sergeant Linus briefs them all, turns the floor over to Syril, who thanks them for being there, but his address isn't the most charismatic, and the ceremony ends quite awkwardly.
As the episode closes out, we notice Cassian Andor running towards the camera, intending to meet his buyer — but time is of the essence.
Because Andor's story is moving at a rapid pace, it's a good thing three episodes are released today. Scenes like the Kenari tribe going through the forest, spliced up across the episode, add absolutely nothing to the story other than their leader being killed.
While Andor is still waiting for his contact, the Empire's only real movement is to move down to collect their prize. Although they're portrayed as the bad guys, you can understand why they're intent on dethroning Andor.
The third episode of the Empire looks set to kick things off in a big way, especially if the Empire can get Andor before he can make his trade.
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