'Andor' Episode 6: Who was Mon Mothma talking about in the Senate?
'Andor' Episode 6 may not have had that many references and easter eggs as the previous episodes did, but the ones hinted at were part of the wider picture. While the entire focus of the episode was on the rebel mission at Aldhani, the final minutes of the episode saw Genevieve O'Reilly's Mon Mothma declaring a few points in the Senate.
Mon Mothma is shown addressing a nearly empty Senate where it's teased that Emperor Palpatine has been ripping away democratically elected representatives' powers, but even the politicians who were part of the gathering were all alarmed and discussing about the rebel attack on the Imperial base.
Was Mon Mothma talking about Ghorman in the Senate?
It's all speculation at this point, but there is a possibility that Mon Mothma was referring to Ghorman in the Senate. Previously, there were discussions that the shipping lanes to the planet were cut off, and now the destruction. It goes without saying that the Empire, at some point, will kill the people in Ghorman and Mon will go public in her thoughts about Palpatine followed by declaring an open rebellion. Only time will tell if 'Andor' showcases some of the grisly acts of the Empire on Ghorman.
For those unaware, the Ghorman Massacre took place in 2BBY where the Empire troops slaughtered the protesters on the planet. Following the infamous incident, Mon slammed Palpatine which led to his forces' attempt to capture her. "I name the Emperor himself for ordering the brutal attacks on the people of Ghorman. Their peaceful world is one of the countless systems helpless under his oppressive rule. This massacre is proof that our self-appointed Emperor is little more than a lying executioner," she says. It appears that 'Andor' is already prepping for that moment when Mon's Rebellion is set to have a foundation three years from now, adding to the other reason why the series will see a time jump.
'Andor' Episode 6 is streaming on Disney+