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Biggest Unanswered Questions We Have In Andor Season 1

We think it's fair to say that "Andor," having officially closed out its first season, has left a sizable mark on "Star Wars" fandom. Many people wondered if a prequel to "Rogue One" — itself a prequel — could sustain a hefty 12-episode run. Not only that, but was the character of Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, interesting enough to hinge an entire series on? After much online speculation and rabid anticipation, fans were delighted that the answer to those questions was a resounding yes.

Much like "Rogue One," this series goes for a grittier, more grounded approach to the "Star Wars" universe. Instead of Force connections and lightsaber fights, "Andor" focuses more on intergalactic politics, as well as the rise of the Rebel Alliance. While the season finale wrapped up a number of subplots, many fans were still left with a fair amount of unanswered questions. These are the biggest of the lot. Major spoilers for "Andor" Season 1 ahead.

What happened to Kino?

One of Season 1's biggest highlights is the Narkina 5 arc, which sees Cassian trapped in a prison used for the production of Empire technology. As an added incentive to keep the prisoners working, the floors are electrified and used as a violent control tactic. It's here that Cassian meets Kino (Andy Serkis), who serves as the shift manager for the specific floor they are on. At first, Kino presents himself as the kind to keep his head down and do what's needed to ensure his release. However, it's revealed that no one actually leaves Narkina 5, something made horrifically clear when an entire floor of workers is executed.

This results in Kino, with Cassian's support, spearheading an uprising against the guards and leading the other men to their escape. The entire sequence, wonderfully scored and acted, concludes when the first wave of escapees makes it to the exit, a jump into the ocean. One by one, they begin leaping into the water, but Kino reveals to Cassian that he cannot swim, tragically keeping him trapped. Before he even has time to think, the mob's momentum forces Cassian over the edge, preventing him from helping Kino. With Kino's fate left very much up in the air, we are left wondering if he'll resurface in "Andor" Season 2.

Is Luthen connected to the Jedi?

"Andor" has many central players, and among the most intriguing is Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård), a rebel leader posing as an antique dealer. Luthen serves as one of the major catalysts that propels Cassian on the journey that will eventually lead him to the events of "Rogue One." Throughout Season 1, we're told very little about Luthen. We don't learn anything definitive in terms of a backstory. The closest we get is a stirring speech he gives to Lonnie — a spy within the Empire — in the season's penultimate episode. In the speech, he says, "I wake up every day to an equation I wrote 15 years ago from which there's only one conclusion; I'm damned for what I do."

Mentioning that it's been 15 years seems like an incredibly specific detail to drop, so why that time frame, specifically? Maybe it's because, timeline-wise, that would sync up with Order 66, the downfall of the Jedi and the rise of the Empire. Order 66 — the order that triggered the Clone Troopers to turn on the Jedi — was a major plot element in both "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" and the animated series "The Clone Wars." Is it possible that Luthen was involved in this seismic event, and if so, to what degree? Was he present at the Jedi Temple, and is this mysterious "equation" what was used to kickstart Order 66 in the first place? Hopefully we'll learn more about this in the upcoming second season of "Andor."

Where is Cassian's sister?

In the first episode of "Andor" Season 1, Cassian's main goal is to track down his sister Kerri (Belle Swarc), who he was separated from during his childhood. This quest to find her is what leads to him shooting two security officers, which kicks off the season's events. We're also shown flashbacks of the young Cassian (who was known as Kassa during his childhood) living amongst a tribe of children on Kenari before being essentially adopted by Maarva (Fiona Shaw, best known for playing Harry Potter's abusive aunt). Past these sequences and a few scant mentions, very little is confirmed about his sister's status, which feels like an intentional move by the creators of the hit series.

The questions here are very simple ones: What happened to Kerri, and where is she during the events of the first season? Cassian's quest to find her is most definitely unresolved, especially with his goals evolving throughout the season. Will she end up joining the resistance along with Cassian, or is she somehow in the clutches of the Empire? We never actually see what becomes of the tribal children and the people of Kenari, so it's very much up in the air. Hopefully we'll see some resolution to her story and Cassian's quest to find her in Season 2.

Will Karn and Meero get together?

Two of Season 1's major subplots revolve around two characters who are, quite frankly, far from likable. That would be Dedra Meero and Syril Karn, who are heavily entrenched in the internal bureaucracy of the Empire. Dedra is an agent of the Imperial Security Bureau and Syril is a recently-fired deputy inspector for Pre-Mor security. Over the course of Season 1, we get to see different aspects of the Empire via their respective arcs.

Dedra is a perfectionist who feels as though certain aspects of the system could be made more efficient, much to the annoyance of those around her. On the flip side, Syril is someone who has arguably been mistreated by the system but still willingly waves the flag for the Empire. The two cross paths via their respective hunts for Cassian, with Dedra directly ordering Syril to cease his own search. His interactions with her seem to provoke something in him and he begins seeing Dedra as a kindred spirit of sorts. She, of course, rebuffs his awkward advances, but she changes her tune slightly following the events of the season finale.

After Syril saves her life from the rebelling mob, she admits that he deserves a thank you, which he claims isn't necessary. With both seemingly stuck on Fennix indefinitely, one can only wonder if their complicated relationship will evolve over the course of the upcoming second season.

When will Cassian find and reprogram K-2SO?

One of the highlights of "Rogue One" is the reprogrammed, overly snarky KX-series security droid K-2SO. Voiced by Alan Tudyk, the character rounded out the film's cast beautifully, adding a much needed dose of levity. Sadly, K-2SO ended up giving his life for the good of the Rebellion's mission, not surviving the film's impressively brutal climax. However, given the prequel nature of "Andor," could we possibly be en route to K-2SO's origin story and the droid's first meeting with Cassian? After all, we were given a taste of the KX-series droids when Cassian was in Niamos following the heist, with one of them attempting to choke him.

It's possible an upcoming episode could explain how K-2SO got reprogrammed by Cassian, although there is another curious theory on the table as well. The season's main recurring droid character is B2EMO, a salvage droid who keeps Cassian's mother, Maarva, company in her old age. Following her death, and the chaos on Fennix, B2EMO is sent off with Bex and a few others by Cassian for safety. Is it possible that the droid we know as K-2SO could potentially be B2EMO's consciousness transplanted into a new body? A far out theory for sure, but definitely one worth mulling over as we patiently wait for "Andor" Season 2.

How is Darth Vader perceived by the rest of the empire?

One of the many interesting aspects of "Andor" is how it fleshes out the inner workings of the Empire and the Galactic Senate. From the most respectable of positions to the equivalent of nine-to-five office workers, we really get a greater sense of the scope. It's also interesting to see how important figures from the original films are referenced throughout the show. The Emperor, for example, is mentioned a few times throughout the first season, most often by people with Empire affiliations. For example, the woman who sentences Cassian to his stint on Narkina 5 notes that if he has a problem then he should take it up with the Emperor.

This is a clever way to remind the audience where the galaxy is at in terms of its oppression. However, these casual references to the Emperor do make us wonder about his right hand man, Darth Vader. How exactly is Darth Vader perceived at this point in the Emperor's reign, more specifically by those who are in his employ? Is his identity as Anakin Skywalker a fact that's known internally, or is he just viewed as the Sith equivalent of the boogeyman? We can't help but feel that this would be worth exploring, even if it was just for a moment. We would love to know how the Emperor's bloodthirsty apprentice is perceived by those around the water cooler.

What's the next step for the Rebellion?

The first season of "Andor" ends on a big cliffhanger, with Cassian seemingly going all in on saving the galaxy. After a season of running away and looking to fly under the radar, the show's title character finally seems ready to do the right thing and become a proper hero. With that in mind, it's worth noting that this is only the show's first season and a lot could change on the way to the events of "Rogue One." We can't help but wonder just what is next for Cassian and what the next step is for the burgeoning Rebel Alliance, especially considering that, up until their final confrontation, Luthen seemed ready to kill Cassian for the safety of the Rebellion.

Considering the casualties that occurred during the heist on Aldhani, perhaps a new method of securing funds is in order. Additionally, we have yet to see how exactly Cassian ends up taking on a greater place of leadership within the Alliance. Is this the result of Luthen getting captured or killed? Will there be more unexpected circumstances that bring us to that point? With Cassian still unacquainted with Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), it's clear that he still has some developing to do before he becomes the character we met in "Rogue One."

Will Lonni get found out?

First seen in the fourth episode of "Andor," Lonni Jung (Robert Emms) had a quiet start. At first, he seemed like nothing more than a minor character who wasn't going to have much of an impact on the season's proceedings. However, in the tenth episode, it's shown that Lonni has a much bigger part to play than most of us thought he would. It's revealed that Lonni is taking a huge risk by leaking valuable information to Luthen right under the Empire's nose. This leads to a very pivotal scene where, in order to cement his trust, Luthen reveals some of his background to Lonni (and to the audience).

With the Rebellion building steam, it's quite likely that Lonni's services will be needed all the more going forward. But the question remains, just what will happen to Lonni if his disloyalty is revealed to his superiors? Given the Empire's often brutal torture techniques, we can safely assume it'd be best for Lonni if he kept his activities a secret. Will fortune favor the brave, or is there a dark turn of events in Lonni's future? Hopefully he won't get found out in the upcoming second season, because he's playing a very dangerous game.

Will Cassian make his way back to his friends?

Season 1's conclusion sets a number of intriguing things in motion for a second season in terms of character growth and plot development. From the tease of Karn and Meero's potential romance, to Mon Mothma's (Genevieve O'Reilly) ruse potentially being uncovered, the creators of the show cover a lot of ground in 12 episodes. But by far the biggest development comes via the anarchy that erupts on Fennix following Maarva's memorial service. Amidst the chaos, Cassian is able to free Bix Caleen (played by Adria Arjona) from her imprisonment and manages to get her to safety. Loading her onto the same ship as B2EMO and a few other Fennix citizens, Cassian tells them to get moving, and quickly.

The group is seemingly able to escape Fennix safely, but that's the last we see of them before the episode concludes. With the events of "Rogue One" looming large, further cemented by the Death Star-teasing post-credits scene, their fates are very much up in the air. Will Cassian be able to locate them, and will any of them join up with the Rebellion following the events on Fennix? It definitely sets up an interesting thread for "Andor" Season 2, and we can't wait to see where it goes.