'Andor' Episode 8: Will Vel Sartha rescue Cassian in the next chapter?
Prison break sequences are a highlight in Star Wars, and 'Andor' Episode 8 might just see one. The events of the previous episode saw Cassian (Diego Luna) being arrested by an Imperial trooper in Niamos, and is later sentenced to six years in prison for what the judge reads, "Civil disruption, anti-Imperial speech, fleeing the scene of anti-Imperial activity, and attempted damage.”
While it is safe to say that the remainder of the five episodes will definitely not see Cassian behind bars, the series will probably sneak into a perfect prison break sequence in the upcoming chapter. Episode 7 also saw Faye Marsay's Vel Sartha tasked to apprehend Cassian and figure out where he really wants to belong, especially after his massive role in the Aldhani heist that gave the rebellion their win. Maybe, it's Vel who perhaps breaks Cassian out of prison and that might be the start of the next three-episode arc.
There is also the possibility of Syril Karn (Kyle Soller) and Dedra Meero (Denise Gough) teaming up or at least crossing paths after the latter's investigation into the events at Ferrix was greenlit. With five episodes remaining, there are still a few storylines to be tied up, and perhaps the next chapter is where it will all be pieced together. But it will be a good surprise to see a prison break sequence just like how there was one in 'The Mandalorian' that had fans buzzing.
The official synopsis reads, "The Andor series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero."
'Andor' airs on Wednesdays on Disney+.