What Jedi will Answer the Call?

Spoilers for Episode 5 of the Mandalorian: The Jedi

Grogu in the Jedi

So in this episode Ahsoka sends Din and Grogu to a Jedi Temple and tells him sit the kid on a stone and he’ll make his own decision and perhaps one of the remaining Jedi will answer his call and presumably come and train him up.

There’s a lot to unpack but since part of the fun of the Star Wars fandom (when not trying to kill each other) is speculation. Let’s do it! What Jedi is going to answer Grogu’s call?

I say Cal Kestis.

Cal is from the Jedi: Fallen Order game and Favreau seems too like pulling from games. More importantly Cal also survived the purge (connection to the Kid) but is a big believer in letting the force decide or more so protecting Jedi adepts and letting them make their own fate.

So I think there’s not only a connection there but he could conceivably be around to train Grogu without having to separate him and Din.

Cal Kestis

What about Ezra?

Too soon and he’s a part of Ahsoka’s story so they have to decide what their doing with her. And I sincerely hope it’s going to be Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau continuing to make those decisions

Barriss Offee or another dark Jedi?

I think Barriss would be interesting and she does have connections to Ahsoka and I think the idea that she’s playing Din to get the kid would be a nice bit of tension but again I think if she comes back around it’s going to be in Ahsoka’s story.

Ahsoka Tano in the Mandalorian

Leia?

Big time not her story plus this would mean recasting the character and I’m not sure they’d want to touch that yet. I know I’ve said I’d be down with Millie Bobby Brown playing the teenage Leia from Claudia Gray’s book but this would be 30ish Leia likely already a mother and Senator it’s a minefield to attempt Leia just like…

Luke Skywalker

I mean Luke is an obvious one considering we know he was out and about looking for Jedi survivors at this time. I do think we’ll see him eventually somehow (hopefully played by Sebastian Stan) but I don’t feel like it’s the right time here as they made it clear in The Jedi Baby Yoda sorry I mean Grogu doesn’t want to be separated from Din yet and vice versa.

So my money would be on Cal and I think that would be a really cool story idea although I also think we all know what’s going to happen. Gideon is going to crash the party and get the kid before any Jedi comes kicking into effect the last 3 episodes.

Ahsoka and Baby Yoda

Although when all is said and done this season I could totally see them dropping a tease at the very end of us going back to the temple and maybe R2-D2 looking around and then back at someone we only see the back of…

But then again I also think it would be cool if Grogu saw Mandalore and the first acknowledged Mandalorian/Jedi.

7 comments

  1. This was easily my favorite episode of The Mandalorian. Ahsoka was awesome and the questions answered and left open were amazing. My guess would be Ezra since he’s connected to Thrawn, but that would be a pretty big thing to keep secret. Same with Luke or any other major jedi. I think you’re right that it might be a legacy character that they officially make cannon. Otherwise they might go for the biggest surprise character imaginable. Not to mention the possibility of a Force ghost. In which case, it would be cool to see Yoda interact with Grogu.

  2. Love this post! I don’t know the SW games well so I’ve never heard of Cal but the connections do sound promising!
    My hope is for Ezra, he’s got a deep connection to Thrawn and I spotted a Loth Cat in that episode too which is a huge nod to Rebels.
    I love that we’re only getting 1 episode a week because this speculation is so much fun!

  3. You know way more lore than I do but I think your arguments are sound. I jokingly said to my family that he would be part of Luke’s school but that’s way down the road I guess. We also argued over the time line. Lol. But it’s great to have a show that can elicit this much speculation and conversation ❤️

    • I do think they’ll meet Luke eventually even if he doesn’t stay with him though I do fear if he goes with Luke we’ll be speculating for ages where he was during the sequels. It would be a shame for this kid to survive Anakin and Order 66 to fall to Kylo 🙁

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