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Warning: This article accommodates spoilers for Andor episode 3.
Andor simply dropped its super-sized three-part premiere on Disney Plus this Wednesday and, identical to all the reviews said, it’s undoubtedly a stark departure from the earlier Star Wars TV sequence we’ve seen. Carrying over the grim, murkier aesthetic from Rogue One, Andor feels far more mature and adult-oriented than maybe each different entry within the saga. So it in all probability solely is smart that the present simply achieved a foul-mouthed first for the family-friendly franchise.
In episode 3, Deputy Inspector Syril Karn (Kyle Soller) and his company troops from Morlana One have tracked Cassian Andor to Ferrix, however their ambush of the fleeing prison doesn’t go to plan, as Andor and his mates handle to get the leap on them. Once issues begin to go in opposition to them, a flustered Sergeant Linus Mosk (Alex Ferns, not too long ago seen in The Batman) utters a surprising exclamation. If you missed it, take a look at the tweet beneath for proof:
“Sh*t, we’re under siege,” says Mosk into his comms, thereby incomes the doubtful honor of being the primary ever character to make use of the Anglo-Saxon expletive in Star Wars historical past. Like fan account @clonehumor factors out, it’s in all probability solely proper that this groundbreaking second comes from a Scottish man. Especially on condition that Andor is by the far the most British Star Wars has ever been.
There are another subtler milestones filtered into these first episodes, together with the franchise’s first implied intercourse scene between Bix (Adria Arjona) and Timm (James McArdle) in episode 2. Mosk’s swearing is far more on the nostril, nonetheless, and sends a transparent message to the viewers that this isn’t the identical Star Wars we’re used to seeing.
The 12-episode first (only?) season of Andor continues Wednesdays on Disney Plus.