Could Ahsoka Be in ‘Andor’ Season 2?

There are a lot of things to be excited about when it comes to Andor‘s imminent second season. After watching a somewhat-blurry leaked trailer on Twitter from Star Wars Celebration I can’t stop thinking about what’s in store.

The footage that I saw maintained that cold, dark tone that made Andor so good while adding another element that I wasn’t expecting: a more passionate, romantic side that’s sure to heat up the Twitter trending tabs. Suffice it so say, I’m counting down the days to see the new season and in my anticipation I decided to jump ahead and watch Rogue One. That’s when I noticed something.

With only one season under my belt Cassian’s story in Rogue One already seems so much more heightened but there was one line that stopped in me in my tracks. It was this one: “Is he a Jedi?”

If you remember this question was asked after the blind Guardian of the Whills, Chirrut Imwe, took on a squad of stormtroopers practically all by himself. It’s the type of question that seems obvious to ask but after watching Andor, a series that keeps even the notion of the Jedi far out of the equation, Cassian’s question stands out a little more.

A little later in another scene we see Cassian trapped in a cell with both Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus. As Chirrut says repeatedly, “The Force is with me and I am one with the Force” Cassian mentions that “the Force and him have different priorities.” It is yet another strange mentioning of the Force when it seems, during the time of the series, that he doesn’t know about the Force.

So…in the four years that transpire during Season 2 will he meet someone that knows about the Force? Will he, in fact, even meet a Jedi? And if he were to meet a Jedi who would that be?

Tony Gilroy isn’t the type of writer to insert cameos just for our pleasure but he does understand the power of legacy characters. Just look at his uses of Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, and Saw Gerrera. Instead of feeling like cheap points for the sake of our happiness he actually manages to utilize these characters in ways that make all the sense in the world. And if you’ve watched Star Wars: Rebels you will know that there is a particular Jedi who is very involved in the Rebellion: Ahsoka Tano.

Operating under the codename Fulcrum, the same codename that Cassian Andor will, himself, eventually receive, Ahsoka Tano helps the rebels from the shadows. She seems like just the type of character that could make a brief appearance in something as serious as Andor and it won’t muddy the tone of the series.

And if Cassian met her it would explain his slight familiarity with the Jedi and the notion of the Force.

Of course, this probably won’t happen but if it did, it would be quite a fitting bridge between Rogue One and Andor in an exciting way.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.

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