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Andor Episode 4 can connect the Disney+ series to every era of the vast Star Wars timeline, with one notable exception.

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With Andor Episode 4, Disney+ has subtly joined the show to almost every different era of the Star Wars timeline.

Andor’s place in the Star Wars timeline was initially established in the first three episodes, with the show bringing place five years before the occasions of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

However, with the show notably lacking Easter eggs and contact with the wider Star Wars universe, the relations to various sections of the timeline may be unpredictable.

Andor Episode 4 is split between two different locations. One of them is the planet that gives its name to Aldani, the title of episode 4

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Another is Coruscant, a planet introduced in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy that served as the head of state of the Republic and now acts as the Empire. Many links are found to many Star Wars eras.

Episode 4 of Andor also introduced Mon Mothma, a character played by Genevieve O’Reilly, who was proved to be on the show prior to its airing.

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Through Mon Mothma, Lutheran, Coruscant, and a few other outside references, Andor ties himself into the prequel trilogy, the original trilogy, and the sequel trilogy, and even contains the rarest reference to the Old Republic era.

The only major era missing from the episode is the High Republic, which is unfortunate given Disney’s famous novel franchise during this period.

Major Age of Endor Episode 4 will obviously connect to the prequels and the original. Given how the show perches the two eras, it makes sense for most of the links to arise from these parts of the timeline.

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For example, the introduction of Mon Mothma to the show doubles the connections, having appeared in both the prequel and the original trilogy.

Although Mon Mothma’s speaking character was ultimately cut from the film in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, she still appears in one scene.

The character appears in Return of the Jedi as the rebel leader for the attack on the second Death Star.

Following this, Moan Mothma lives and works on Coruscant, providing one of Disney’s more overt prequel references to Star Wars to date.

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Since appearing in the prequel trilogy, Coruscant has been absent from Star Wars projects, with Andor transforming it to connect to the prequels in its locations.

The other apparent actual trilogy connection comes in the form of the Empire, with the Imperials serving as the main villains of the series.

In terms of the sequel trilogy, there is a hint in Andor Episode 4 when Cyril Karn returns to Coruscant.

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As they exit the Karn spaceport, an announcement alerts passengers that passenger assistance to Hosnian Prime is departing.

Hosnian Prime is the planet that served as the headquarters of the Galactic Senate and the galactic capital of the New Republic during the Sequel Era.

Hosnian Prime parts in Star Wars: The Force Awakens when Kylo Ren uses Starkiller Base to destroy the planet and the rest of the Hosnian system.

When it comes to the Old Republic, the reference to an era considered largely outside of canon comes from Luther.

In Andor Episode 4, Lutheran presents Cassian with a kuati signet made of blue cyber that celebrates the rebellion against the Rakatan invaders.

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In the stories of the Old Republic, the Rakata are an amphibious humanoid species that first discovered hyperspace travel.

This allusion, however brief and trivial it may seem, is huge, as most of the Old Republic stories are considered legends.

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