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"The Daughters of Ferrix require your assistance in matters of grave importance."
―Brasso to B2EMO[4]

"Daughter of Ferrix" is the eleventh episode of the first season of Andor. The episode is directed by Benjamin Caron and written by Tony Gilroy.[1]

Official description[]

A fugitive once more, Cassian must make his next move before it is too late.

Expanded description[]

Once again on the run, Cassian plans his next move, hoping to get back to Ferrix before it is too late.

Plot summary[]

Escaping Narkina 5[]

On Narkina 5, Cassian Jeron Andor and fellow escaped prisoner Ruescott Melshi have climbed high up a cliff and are struggling to keep their grip while hiding from a TIE reaper patrol, waiting for it to leave. Elsewhere on Ferrix, Andor's adoptive mother Maarva Andor has passed away. Brasso speaks with a despondent B2EMO, who is grieving his master's death. The droid watches as Brasso, Jezzi, and others carry her wrapped remains outside. Cinta Kaz is among the townspeople observing the procession while Imperial Security Bureau (ISB) Attendant Corv, disguised as a civilian, watches at a distance from inside the bar.

With the Imperial craft gone, Andor and Melshi have scaled the cliff and spotted a quad jumper parked next to a nearby lake. The fugitives also notice the vehicle's owners, a pair of fishers, talking amongst themselves in Narkinian. They attempt to steal the ship but are caught when they trigger a net trap. Meanwhile, Captain Vanis Tigo informs Supervisor Dedra Meero about Maarva's death and local plans to hold a funeral procession as she was a prominent local figure. Meero commands the local Imperial officers to provide the locals with a permit for the event. Corv tells Meero that the funeral will occur in two days' time, explaining that this is the time it takes to perform the Ferrix custom of cremating the deceased's ashes and storing them as a brick.

Back on Narkina 5, the escapees' new captors, Dewi Pamular and Freedi Pamular, toy with the prospect of collecting a thousand credits bounty on each of them. Dewi, a Keredian, speaks to the men in Basic, lamenting how the Empire's prisons have ruined their planet's water, killed the squigglies, and made food scarcer. Andor and Melshi retort that they are not to blame. Speaking Narkinian, Freedi expresses interest in the bounty on the prisoners. Dewi has a change of heart and releases the two humans from the nets, deciding to aid them in their quest for freedom. The Keredian asks where they are proposing to run; Andor says Niamos. All four depart the planet on the aliens' quad jumper.

Maarva's passing[]

Meanwhile, on Coruscant, Vel Sartha visits Luthen Rael's Galactic Antiquities and Objects of Interest. Kleya Marki is unhappy that Sartha has broken protocol and refuses to divulge Rael's whereabouts. Sartha replies that she will be leaving Coruscant tomorrow. Sartha tells Marki that she has come to bring news about Maarva's death and funeral preparations. Marki agrees to let Rael know.

On Ferrix, Kaz and ISB Attendant Corv observe Brasso walking with B2EMO. Corv tells his contacts over the comlink that he wants information on the "big target"'s whereabouts. Back at the Andor family home, Brasso and B2EMO discuss attending Maarva's funeral service. Brasso insists that the droid come along since he is part of the family.

Meanwhile, Bix Caleen reflects on her interrogation and torture at the hands of Dr. Gorst. Merzin Keysax escorts her out of her cell into an interrogation chamber with Attendant Corv and Prefect Vanis Tigo. Corv asks her if Anto Kreegyr was the man who introduced her to Cassian Andor. He warns that if she doesn't cooperate he will bring Dr. Gorst again. Caleen remains silent but struggles to hide her emotions.

Mothma's secret struggle[]

At the Chandrilan Embassy on Coruscant, Mothma and Sartha watch Leida Mothma participating in a courtship ritual that involves chanting a vow. There are several Chandrilan girls dressed in blue and an elder. Mothma tells Sartha that Leida is supportive of the custom, which Vel considers archaic, and is doing it with the approval of her husband Perrin Fertha. Mothma explains that Leida was the one who found the elder.

Later that night, Mothma tells Sartha about her plans to channel funds to Luthen by setting up multiple accounts. Mothma explains that a Chandrilan banker Tay Kolma warned her a few months earlier that the Empire would be scrutinizing Chandrilan accounts. She transferred the money into the main account. However, there was one empty ledger at the end of the line that was off balance. She says that it was so obscure that she didn't know what to do so she sought help from Luthen Rael.

Sartha asks Mothma if she trusts Tay Kolma. Following the Aldhani heist, Mothma explains that all the funds were frozen. She thought Kolma could help her fill in the missing funds but he discovered she was in much more trouble. When questioned by Sartha, Mothma admits that 400,000 credits are missing. Mothma fears that the Imperial authorities will be investigating soon and admits that Rael is unaware of the full situation. Sartha and Mothma agree that the financial hole cannot be exposed. Mothma tells Sartha that she has found a solution. They are joined by Leida, who has finished the courtship ritual. Leida is surprised and delighted to see her aunt here and the two embrace.

Syril's hope[]

Elsewhere on a Coruscant, Syril Karn chats with his former Preox-Morlana colleague Sergeant Linus Mosk via video conference. Karn's mother Eedy Karn is watching in the background. Mosk is on duty on Morlana One and brings news that Andor's mother Maarva has passed away. He thinks Andor might show up at the funeral. Karn wants more information but the transmission terminates. Eedy makes a snide remark about her son's former triumph being vanquished.

Hard choices[]

Meanwhile on Niamos, Andor retrieves a case containing a blaster and Nemik's manifesto from a hotel room while an alien sleeps. Elsewhere on Segra Milo, Luthen Rael approaches Saw Gerrera's base. Two Tubes orders the sentries to search him. Rael insists on bringing his blaster. He finds Gerrera willing to support Anto Kreegyr's group in the raid on Spellhaus on his own terms. Rael warns Gerrera that the ISB knows Kreegyr's plan and not to join in the raid.

When Gerrera asks Rael about his source, he refuses to divulge. Gerrera realizes that Kreegyr is unaware of the trap and asks Rael how he knows he won't tell him. Gerrera is shocked that Rael is willing to sacrifice Kreegyr. He asks if Rael is working for the ISB or if he is protecting someone on the inside. Rael is evasive and says he is a good listener. Rael admits he is willing to sacrifice Kreegyr, which prompts Gerrera to ask if he can trust him. Rael says his contact with Kreegyr is minimal and limited to passing supplies.

Rael tells Gerrera that he can make the decision to warn Kreegyr. He warns that warning Kreegyr will mean throwing away a source they have spent years cultivating. Saw says Rael has people everywhere and asks if he has spies within the ISB or his Partisans. Rael tells Gerrera to consider his choices but Gerrera demands to know who the spy is. Rael claims that the spy is Tubes, who protests his innocence. Tubes charges at Rael and Gerrera but Rael grabs his blaster and points it at Gerrera.

Tubes backs away and Gerrera demands to know what game Rael is playing. Rael tells Gerrera to sacrifice Kreegyr in order to mislead the ISB into thinking that they are invincible. This will give the rebels a clear playing field. Warning Kreegyr will lead the ISB to be more vigilant about spies within their ranks. Rael says that if he were working for the ISB he would have allowed Gerrera to walk into a trap. Gerrera reluctantly agrees to sacrifice Kreegyr for the war.

Rael's escape[]

On Coruscant, Karn unlocks the safe and retrieves something. Later, Rael updates Marki about his successful sale with Gerrera. Marki advises him to come home and tells him that they are involved in intricate negotiations about the sale of a valuable object. She believes his presence will aid their negotiations. Rael says that they need their piece and without it they would have to close the shop. Marki replies that it is a crowded market, prompting Rael to warn her about the consequences of losing that piece to another collector. Marki replies she is preparing for every outcome.

However, Rael terminates the transmission due to an approaching Imperial ship from the Segra-Milo Imperial patrol. They ask Rael's Fondor Haulcraft for identification. The ship's droid transmits an Alderaanian transponder ID and identifies the pursuing ship as a Cantwell-class Arrestor Cruiser. The Imperial captain Elk orders his ship's tractor beam projector to haul Rael's haulcraft. He also orders his crew to prepare a boarding party. Rael gets the Fondor droid to prepare the ship's engines for escape.

After he breaks away, Rael gets the Fondor Droid to fire the ship's countermeasures, which consists of projectiles that damage the main disc of the Imperial cruiser. The captain is shocked while a naval crew reports that the tractor beam is failing. The captain dispatches a flight of TIE fighters and a TIE Boarding Craft after Rael's haulcraft. Rael destroys two fighters with laser cannons before destroying the two remaining ones with a laser ray. The Fondor droid completes the hyperspace calculation and jumps into hyperspace, leaving the Imperials behind.

Grief and separation[]

On Niamos, Andor contacts Xanwan and tells him to tell Maarva that he is okay. Xanwan tells Andor that his mother is dead. Andor is devastated by the news and stands in silence at the transmitter on the resort world. He speaks with Melshi but claims everything is okay. Melshi asks how many of them made it out alive and is determined to tell their story. He proposes that they split up in order to improve their chances of survival. Andor passes Melshi a blaster before shaking hands and patting him on the shoulder. Andor watches the ocean waves and the setting sun in sadness.



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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Disney Andor Media Kit on Disney.com (backup link)
  2. TwitterLogo Star Wars (@starwars) on Twitter (August 10, 2022): "This is what revolution looks like. Watch #Andor, a Star Wars Original Series, streaming only on @DisneyPlus September 21." (backup link)
  3. SWInsider "A Certain Point of View" — Star Wars Insider 220 places "Daughter of Ferrix" five years before Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 5 BBY per Star Wars: Timelines.
  4. Andor logo new Andor — "Daughter of Ferrix"

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