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Andor Episode 8 Brings Back A Face From Rogue One You Probably Forgot About
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"Andor" Season 1, Episode 8.
In Episode 8 of “Andor,” after being sent to prison on Narkina 5, Cassian is introduced to the other prisoners he'll be working with. They're all strangers to Cassian, but one, in particular, stands out for fans of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," offering a glimmer of hope for the story and a clue to where it's heading next.
The character in question is Ruescott Melshi, played by Duncan Pow, who led the mission, with K-2SO in tow, to free Jyn Erso from the Wobani labor camp at the beginning of "Rogue One" which takes place five years down the timeline from “Andor.” Melshi’s introduction helps make sense of why Cassian later tasks him with rescuing Jyn from an Imperial labor camp.
We may also be given a backstory as to exactly why he was chosen to lead the mission to Scarif to steal the plans for the Death Star. Taking into account that he gave the last measure of his life fighting the Empire in “Rogue One,” it's so great to see the humble beginnings of his story here on "Andor."