Andor Episode 6 review! As per the title I thought this was the best Episode yet. Read on to find out why? I’ll be staying SPOILER FREE within this review, so have no fear there. With that all out of the way, let’s discuss what I thought about Episode 6 of Andor.
Episode 6 provided a satisfying conclusion to this three episode arc we have been on. If you have watched Episodes 4 and 5 then you knew where 6 was going. Pulling off the actual heist. So, did it all go to plan or were there some wrinkles and problems along the way? Well, that would be spoilers and I’m not going there.
However, what I will say is that this provided a very satisfying ending and it really all together did feel like a movie. Given that our focus is on the heist, that means our character focus this week is on the ground team and the Imperials. As with every installment so far the cast does a great job here, The writers even managed to surprise me once or twice with a few twists in the story I was not expecting.
Then of course, we have the visual eye candy that has been teased for the last three episodes. We got the escape whilst the Eye was coming and boy did that look pretty. No wonder all the Imps wanted the night off to see it.
I guess outside of Andor himself, everyone who appears in this show is expendable and that does provide some stake we don’t always get with Star Wars prequel content. Sure, we know Cassian can’t be killed, but everyone else is fair game.
This means when the action does start there is a tension to proceedings. I wasn’t sure how it would go down and was still surprised at a few developments. However what I mean is that instead of the plot being built around an action scene, this feels like the action scene is just the result of the direction these characters decisions took them. Andor has been great so far and for me, this was the best episode yet.
There are also a lot of little moments here, small touches that another show might not add. Meeting an Imperial’s family before he is relevant to the plot, a little reaction moment of both Mon Mothma and Luthen respectively. These small touches are usually the kind of thing which ends up on a cutting room flow, but here they add to the overall story being told so well.
Once again, the score and the sound design are phenomenal in Episode 6 and really carry you long on this ride.
Unpredictable (compared to most shows), fun, serious, emotional, surprising and infinitely re-watchable. This is excellent so far and if things get better from here, we are in for a real treat.
What did you think of my spoiler free Andor Episode 6 review? Leave your own review of the sixth episode below. Tell us what you think, were you as positive about Andor as I am? The Cantina Reviews will be recording later today, hopefully for your viewing pleasure tomorrow. Catch last week’s review in the link above.