Cassian – still with his made-up-on-the-spot name identity of ‘Clem’ – continues to go through the meticulous, laborious planning and waiting on the eve of the small insurgent cell’s heist. There’s trouble afoot, however – not all of the rebels are sold on Cassian/Clem’s part in the heist, the need for him to be there or even faith that he’s there for the right reasons. In the meantime, the assistance of Imperial Lieutenant Gorn is subtly playing out – and, across the galaxy, Syril Karn is still struggling with his mother after his fall from grace.

The pace is again subdued in terms of actual action, but the dialogue and performances are absolutely top tier; there’s some incredible tension and drama wrought from the situations the various characters find themselves in.

I’ve even found myself feeling sorry for ambitious loser Karn as he’s repeatedly berated by his mother over his cereal. No doubt his story thread is going to lead somewhere very interesting indeed.

The pace and tactile, tangible feel of Andor again puts me in mind of Blade Runner, but there’s also another big sci-fi series that – with all of its focus on politics and military drama – it’s started to remind me of: the 00s Battlestar Galactica reboot.

Given the strength of that series – and how maturely it dealt with some seriously complex issues, at least until it fell apart in the last few episodes – I don’t think there can be much higher praise that I can give to Andor.

It’s not for everyone – clearly, as the online reactions from many Star Wars fans has made clear – but it’s a breath of fresh air that the franchise has needed for some time. We’re deep into the bureacracy and grey morality bubbling under the surface of the clear cut, good vs evil that we normally see in the Star Wars universe – and I couldn’t be any more riveted.

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