Watching Revenge of the Sith this past weekend reminded me of the startling realization of a single line that Ahsoka Tano says to Mando when speaking about the chance a Jedi can teach Baby Grogu in Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian: “Then again, there aren’t many Jedi left.”
Yes, there are barely any Jedi that exist (even less so in 1983 when a dying Yoda told Luke Skywalker, “When gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be.”) but there are a chosen few that, thanks to Disney, could answer Grogu’s call and save him from a dismal fate. The question is, who could that be? The first obvious answer is Ahsoka.
For all we know, this unknown Jedi that Grogu called may not show up this season but we do know of a certain Jedi that is already established in the series: Ahsoka Tano!
Mando is right now assembling a team to go rescue the captured baby. Who says he may not go back to Corvus and ask for Ahsoka’s help in rescuing the baby which gives us more time with the character and allows the writers a little more wriggle room in introducing another Jedi into the show in an impactful and surprising way. Because to be honest, we’ve all guessed that a Jedi would rescue the baby in a last-minute scenario in Chapter 16 and I’m pretty sure the writers may want us to be a bit more shocked than that.
Of course, there is a very possible chance that another Jedi could make their debut in this series. So who should it be?
We’re all expecting Ezra because this show is giving us so many references and characters from the cartoons but honestly, the idea of Ezra showing up to save the day is very slim.
Dave Filoni has already mentioned that Ahsoka’s appearance in this series may take place prior to that epilogue scene in Star Wars: Rebels and as we all know, that epilogue scene was featuring Ahsoka and Sabine beginning their quest to find Ezra Bridger. And as she said in Chapter 13 to Morgan Elsbeth those now-iconic words, “Where is Grand Admiral Thrawn?”
If Thrawn is still missing (and alive) then that means Ezra is still missing too, which concludes that no, Bridger won’t be the one to save Baby Grogu.
A theory that has gained steam over the past few days is Mace Windu’s return. We’ve seen characters return from the dead before (Darth Maul) and so it’s very plausible that this fallen Jedi could return to the small screen.
When he was seemingly killed in Revenge of the Sith we did not see a body meaning he may very well have survived his encounter with the Emperor, severely scarred of course.
Does it make sense that Mace Windu would be the one to train Grogu? The immediate answer is no. He was a very strict Jedi who believed in the stern rules of the Jedi Order. When Qui-Gon wanted to train Anakin he outright told him he couldn’t have two padawans and he also was very wary of the nine-year-old to be trained in the first place.
If Ahsoka was afraid to train Grogu then Mace Windu definitely wouldn’t.
Others are saying that Luke Skywalker could be the one to save Grogu which does make sense but very well might not happen.
Luke Skywalker, after the events of Return of the Jedi, was trying to build a new Jedi Order. That being said, I’m not quite sure if he was thinking of creating this Order so soon after Episode VI. And will we really see Sebastian Stan take on this role? It would be a dream come true but that doesn’t seem very likely either.
The one Jedi that makes sense to rescue Grogu and train him is the one-and-only Cal Kestis. If you haven’t played Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order you won’t know the history of this character but let me give you a quick idea of why he would be so perfect as a master to Grogu.
Cal Kestis, like Grogu, was a padawan when the Jedi Temple was attacked. His master snuck him away and was killed but Kestis was able to survive. Like Grogu, he dampened his Force abilities to survive but would end up being found by another former Jedi named Cere Junda who helped him accept his past and would help him learn to be a true Jedi Knight.
Because Kestis’ story is so similar to Grogu the idea of him appearing in this show to rescue him is beyond perfect! And it would be, if I remember correctly, the first game character to make a live-action debut.
Cal Kestis should be the one to rescue Grogu and it that happens I’m going to lose my mind. But whatever happens, I’m going to be happy.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.