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Continued from Part VII.
Heads-up, StarWars.com just put up a new preview of Jedi Night on their Twitter feed of Thrawn interrogating Hera. I can't post any links because I'm on my tablet, but guys...
Hera didn't just lose her mother, she lost a brother too... No wonder Cham is the way he is...
EDIT: Back on my laptop, here's the link.
Okay, I know this is very far-fetched, but... with the finale being called "Family reunion", could this be a hint that Ezra's parents might be alive after all?
Hera and Sabine already had their family reunions. Zeb doesn't seem like a candidate for one. So this leaves Ezra, a character strongly defined by losing his parents many years prior.
It's a great theory, but Dave Filoni confirmed that Ephraim and Mira were absolutely, positively, one-hundred-percent dead. And honestly, I'm okay with that. Losing a parent is hard, it's gut-wrenching, it rips you to your core--but over time, you eventually heal and you learn to cope with the world even if it still feels wrong without them in it. I'm not waxing poetic here; my dad died when I was twelve, and words can't express how hard it was and still is for me. Ezra's journey might be different from mine, but emotionally, his challenges and my own felt really similar. Watching him learn to cope and accept at a time when I was still struggling with it myself a few years later really helped me. I don't think I'm too selfish in saying that I don't want to see Ezra's grief and struggle become devalued and feel cheapened simply for the plot twist of revealing that his parents survived, becauss I know that I can't have been the only person watching that who had been through similar experiences and felt the same. Just because the Ghost crew don't have a drop of familial blood between them doesn't make them any less of a family then the Bridgers were.
I think that whatever the family reunion the title refers to is has something to do with the Ghost crew as a whole, but if I had to take a wild guess, maybe it has something to do with Kanan. Like I said in the Jedi Night thread, they mentioned that they were going to cover his origins and where he was from at one point. Maybe... Maybe they find Caleb Dume's real family, if they're out there still, and tell them about the hero he stepped up and became, even when all he wanted to was run. How he died saving his new family. How his actions helped strike one of the Rebellion's first real blows against the Empire. It's not a family reunion in the typical sense, and now that I've typed it out it doesn't sound like one at all, but that to me would be far more touching and compelling than revealing that the Bridgers survived...
It's a pity - the resolution of the whole parents thing was so anticlimactic.
About Palpatine's appearance - I suppose this is one of his earlier attempts to replace Vader with a younger new apprentice (preferably one that doesn't need a life-support suit). This is a fairly logical explanation of his interest in Ezra.
Now the big question is - would there be any Ahsoka stuff in the upcoming temple-related episodes?
I suppose we can focus the theory-making to the contents of the Lothal Temple.
The wolf said "knowledge"... but also "destruction". This does not bode well.
You guys did see what was on the temple keystone from the concept art, right? Not just the Mortis family--the Five Priestesses from The Lost Missions, too.
They've never been connected before by anything save Qui-Gon's ghost before, but now they're showing up on Lothal? Just how connected to the Force is this place? And why do I get the feeling that something much deeper to Lothal then we ever expected has been going on under our noses this entire time?
Related to the secrets of becoming a Force ghost, perhaps? IIRC, this was the one thing the Sith could never accomplish, only the Jedi could.
Not sure. Honestly, that seems kind of a whole 'nother level in terms of Ezra's Force-powers. I mean, the only known Jedi able to master that and successfully pull it off are Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and Yoda, three very strong Jedi Masters (I'm not counting Anakin here because I don't think that's been well-explained and more of a cinematic choice of George's) and Ezra's just an 17/18-year-old now-masterless Padawan. I'm not trying to sound like the Ezra haters, but doesn't the scenario of Ezra learning to become a Force ghost in the span of the last few episodes seem like it's stretching the suspension of disbelief just a bit too far?
Maybe it's something to do with the wolves and the planet. Ezra's always had such a deep connection to living things, animals especially, and to Lothal. Maybe Ezra somehow has a role to play as some sort of guardian to the planet, to the Living Force? It's admittedly not that great of a theory, I know, but we don't really have that much info to go on right now and it makes more sense to me than that "new Mortis family" theory I've seen making the rounds...
I think the connection to Mortis and any other Force Wielders might be the bridge by which Ahsoka communes with Ezra. Now that Kanan is -sad pause- ...gone, Ezra is the only one she'll appear to, most likely. It's no coincidence that the convor Ezra was talking to in the trailer has the same color scheme as the Mortis Daughter. And since she used her dying strength to revive Ahsoka, Ahsoka would likely be imbued with some form of trippy Force power to guide Ezra to his next step... and to whatever mind-blowing story the final two minutes of the finale have in store.
What do you think?