In Star Wars: Andor (Episode 12), there is a short scene where Syril Karn and Linus Mosk are sitting side-by-side in a shuttle. They silently exchange hats.


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    – Valorum
    Dec 24, 2022 at 8:33
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    I've seen a bunch of assertions online; that it was because the hats don't fit, because Linus' hat is scruffy, because there's something written in the lining, to help them identify each other in a crowd. All of these assertions made without a smidge of evidence.
    – Valorum
    Dec 24, 2022 at 8:41
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    The implication from the official audio description is that Mosk feels that Syril's hat better fits his disguise (and vice versa), but there's no positive confrmation > "On the shuttle ferry, Syril and Sergeant Mosk sit across the aisle from on another. Syril, in buttoned-up civilian attire and Mosk in his smelter's smock. Without meeting each other's gaze, they trade hats across the aisle and peer inside the lining before putting them on." You might note that Syril is picking at his slightly shabby hat when the scene opens.
    – Valorum
    Dec 24, 2022 at 10:29
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    I heard an idea that it was because they would better recognise their own hat on the in other's head in a crowd
    – HorusKol
    Dec 24, 2022 at 11:13
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    @HorusKol - I've no idea where that idea's come from. Both of them are wearing a hat that came with the outfits. They'd be no more familiar with the swapped hat than their own.
    – Valorum
    Dec 24, 2022 at 11:31


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