I have mentioned, numerous times, how great the Andor series is and I won’t stop. If you struggled to get into the show, keep watching because it’s probably the best series of the franchise. The acting and writing far surpass anything Lucasfilm has ever done even when George was in charge. One of the best moments is the speech Stellan Skarsgård gives in Episode 11. I can keep reading his speech over and over so I’m posting it here. This is Luthan Rael and sacrifice:
Calm. Kindness. Kinship. Love. I’ve given up all chances at inner peace. I’ve made my mind a sunless space. I share my dreams with ghosts. I wake up every day to an equation I wrote 15 years ago from which there’s only one conclusion: I’m damned for what I do.
My anger, my ego, my unwillingness to yield, my eagerness to fight, they’ve set me on a path from which there’s no escape. I yearned to be a savior against injustice without contemplating the cost and by the time I looked down, there was no longer any ground beneath my feet.
What is my sacrifice? I’m condemned to use the tools of my enemy to defeat them. I burn my decency for someone else’s future. I burn my life to make a sunrise that I know I’ll never see. And the ego that started this fight will never have a mirror or an audience or the light of gratitude.
So what do I sacrifice?
While I agree that Diego Luna gave some excellent performances and is deserving of the Golden Globe nomination, I feel like Stellan Skarsgård also deserves recognition.