Warning: Spoilers for “The Mandalorian” season 2’s fifth episode, ‘The Jedi’
The most recent episode of “The Mandalorian” suggested we might see more Jedi Knights in the near future, and many of them are recognizable to “Star Wars” fans.
The fifth episode of “The Mandalorian” season 2 — titled “The Jedi” — featured Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu (Baby Yoda) meeting Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson). Din asks Ahsoka to help train Grogu in the ways of the Force. She denies the request, expressing worry about what fear and emotion can do to a Jedi.
Later, Ahsoka tells Mando and Baby Yoda to head to the planet Tython — a mythical planet that is believed to be home to the first Jedi Temple. The temple reportedly has a seeing stone that can increase a Force user’s power.
- “If he reaches out through the Force, there’s a chance a Jedi may sense his presence and come searching for him,” Ahsoka said in the episode. “Then again, there aren’t many Jedi left.”
The full list of Jedi
Ahsoka’s words hint that there may be more Jedi Knights working their way into the show. But in a post-”Return of the Jedi” world, there wouldn’t be too many Jedis around to find Grogu.
The current list of Jedi we know about includes:
- Luke Skywalker
- Leia Organa (it’s unclear if she’s started training yet)
- Ezra Bridger (from “Star Wars Rebels”)
- Cere Junda (from “Jedi: Fallen Order” video game)
- Cal Kestis (from “Jedi: Fallen Order” video game)
The Luke Skywalker theory
Before the most recent episode of “The Mandalorian,” there was a theory going around that Luke Skywalker would appear this season as the Jedi. Ahsoka Tano doesn’t refer to herself as a Jedi anymore, so it would make sense that another Jedi would appear. That said, you could argue Grogu (Baby Yoda) is the actual Jedi since he trained at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.
Here are some more details about the theory:
Ahsoka explains that she was once his father’s apprentice and served with Obi-wan Kenobi. Luke asks about who his father was before he was Vader. Until this point, Luke knows very little about the man Anakin Skywalker was, so it would be nice to see him learn about his father. Luke explains that Yoda passed away years before. He has come to Dagobah to use the cave, but the answers he received were clouded. Luke, emboldened by his victory at Endor, explains that he is a Jedi and wants to build a temple to train others and revive the Order.
There have been rumblings of a Luke Skywalker appearance in “The Mandalorian.” A brief moment in the season 2 trailer showed an X-Wing that looked like it had R2-D2 in the droid seat, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. Of course, we saw that X-Wing appear in the season’s second episode. It turned out not to be Luke Skywalker flying that starship.