There’s lots to like about Andor, the brand new Star Wars present on Disney Plus. It feels much less like one other Star Wars retread and extra like an precise tv present with one thing on its thoughts. It’s indignant, it’s sharp, and the depth of its concepts offers numerous room for thought and consideration.
But it surely’s nonetheless a Star Wars present, which implies we’re handled to some Very Star Wars Issues. Blue cereal milk! Sassy droids! And, in fact, ridiculous names. Which brings us to Keef Girgo.
[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for Andor through episode 7.]
In episode 7 of Andor, “Announcement,” Cassian has returned again dwelling after the profitable heist on Aldhani. He pleads with Maarva, the maternal determine in his life, to run away with him and his important minimize of the take. Cassian is as a substitute dismayed to seek out Maarva has been impressed by his actions, and plans to remain to tackle the Empire straight.
In search of a “heat and simple” place within the galaxy, Cassian goes to the seaside planet Niamos, to get some solar and dwell life a bit of simpler. Sadly, there isn’t any such factor as a “heat and simple” place within the Star Wars galaxy, particularly after stricter Imperial mandates following the heist. Cassian is accused of being part of an unknown kerfuffle he had no involvement in, and underneath the assumed identify Keef Girgo he’s sentenced to 6 years in jail for being within the mistaken place on the mistaken time.
There’s lots to dig into there — the intricate methods by which Cassian’s involvement within the Insurrection and his denial of the Insurrection’s energy not directly result in his imprisonment, the methods by which the Empire’s overreach ultimately results in its downfall, the presence of getaway seaside cities within the Star Wars universe. But additionally: Keef Girgo.
That’s top-shelf Star Wars stuff, of us. Glup Shitto-level Star Wars naming. Which is saying one thing contemplating he’s in an episode with a man named “Wullf.” I might like to see the checklist of names Cassian thought of and rejected earlier than going with Keef Girgo. Discuss hiding in plain sight; he completely nailed the “Star Wars seaside bum” vibe with this one. George R.R. Martin could be proud.
Keef. Girgo. Keef! Girgo! Say it loud, and there’s (cantina) music taking part in. Say it comfortable and it’s virtually like (a tauntaun) braying. Keef Girgo! I can not cease saying Keef Girgo!