Andor hits a boiling point again in episode 10, when all the bubbly tension of previous Narkina 5 installments comes to fruition. It’s another layered and nuanced episode that never forgets its characters and their motivations, even though it contains a fair amount of high-quality action. Many parts are skillfully put together to create a thrilling whole.
The gist of the episode can be found in a phrase uttered by Cassian. Once Andy Serkis’s Kino Loy comes to the same realization that the prisoners of Narkina 5 are all walking dead men, the idea of escaping doesn’t seem like such a risky risk. A rare burst of true emotion. This imprisonment feels like it’s functioning as an important chapter in his life as his hatred of the Empire reaches new heights and he learns to work with others. , instilling new rage and purpose in Roy with his bellows and determined stare. He conveys his great performance as Caesar in the Monkey movie, but is reminiscent of a staunch union leader who stands up to a government that favors austerity. It is a pity that I was able to see the
Mon Mothma now weighs whether the price of her daughter’s engagement is worth paying for the galaxy, and faces a predicament that doesn’t feel out of place on Game of Thrones. This is the first time I’ve been put in a situation similar to , and it will be a real test of the morals of anyone the series has ever presented as really good. Continuing to excel in the role, you can feel the burden she carries with just one look on her face, an aid to the personal anguish that’s summed up over the whole battle. Guests are dripping with entitled arrogance, elevating the fantastical scene when a slice of Westeros is dropped on Coruscant.
After his notable absence last week, Ruten returns in one of his most memorable scenes, despite not appearing physically for the most part. Squeezing out information adds a welcome wrinkle to the plot that only helps drive home the ambitions of Andor’s spy thriller. , inevitably head for a collision course between them. For him, it’s a simple choice between his fifty lives and his one precious life. It’s a decision Mothma isn’t happy to make yet, and Cassian sits somewhere in between.
Nicholas Britell’s score continues to be excellent, and the metronome countdown builds superbly towards The Great Escape. When the moment for Prison Break itself arrives, the score drops spectacularly, revealing drone alarms and adding to the tension. Below are some inspiring lessons on how to create compelling action in a limited space. Much like The Fugitives, director Toby Haynes does a great job of designing thrilling sequences using the tools available in the workroom. It never quite reaches the same level of spectacle that The Eye’s heist did, but it’s a much more grounded passage of action similar to the series’ opening episode. Because his brilliant vision influences every layer that makes Ando so compelling.
It’s brilliantly choreographed and sprinkled with fantastic flourishes. For example, a guard’s plan to electrocute an inmate (mostly) backfires, or water drips onto workers on another floor giving the episode its own Shawshank moment. The shot of a prison guard cowering in a room as you pass by is an especially sweet cherry. The episode is beautifully shot, and the prisoners’ rush from the imperial symbol-shaped prison is a particularly poignant image.
Of course, not everyone survived. With numerous casualties on both sides, the real stakes and precision shooting once again add a refreshing edge to Star Wars. Kino Roy, who uses words to stir up resistance, not only hits the mark emotionally, but also reminds us, and crucially Ando himself, that he has the necessary ability to revolt. By risking dying to defeat them, he may have finally found his true vocation.
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