As the storyline of Andor progresses with each episode, it keeps getting clearer how the Rebel Alliance was born and who were the people that worked closely behind the curtains to make the uprising a force to be reckoned with. Andor’s episode 7 reveals to us how the Galactic Empire clamped down on the galaxy to suppress any sort of rebel movement.
Although Andor is not as Easter egg-laden as some of the other Star Wars shows, it does keep offering us hints into how this storyline connects with the bigger universe of the franchise. Here are some of the major Easter eggs from episode 7 explained:
Princess Leia’s speech
In the first Star Wars movie, Princess Leia warned Wilhuff Tarkin of the consequences of tightening one’s fist to control the galaxy: “the more star systems will slip through your fingers.” Andor’s episode 7 also opens with the image of a clenched fist, harking back to Leia’s speech.
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Return of the stormtroopers
The stakes have been raised after the Aldhani heist, and so has the intention of the Empire to crack down on rebel forces, and this is the reason behind the return of the stormtroopers in this episode. At first, they are seen on Corsucant, but soon begin to spread out in other parts, including the Morlana sector.
Colonel Wullf Yularen
Colonel Wullf Yularen finally makes an appearance in this episode. He was one of the most important ISB officers during the Clone Wars and later went on to become one of King Palpatine’s most trusted advisors. Later in the timeline, he also becomes the first Death Star’s bridge officer.
Mon Mothma and Bail Organa team up
In this episode, we see Mon Mothma opening up to Senator Bail Organa about her plans regarding the Rebel Alliance and how she needs to access her family funds. We first saw these two figures of the Galactic Empire join forces in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Planet Ord Mantell
The planet Ord Mantell gets a mention in the episode. This is also the place where Clone Force 99 was sent on a mission in the animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.