Surprise in Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5: The return of the Grand Inquisitor is becoming more and more likely

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Obi-Wan Kenobi raises many questions regarding that Accuracy of Star Wars canon on. How does the events of the series connect to Episode 3? Does the story fit with the encounter between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan in Episode 4? And how on earth can the Grand Inquisitor die if he reappears later in Star Wars Rebels?

The last question in particular was hotly debated as the character’s death was shown very clearly in the new Star Wars series on Disney+. As Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 releases, actor Rupert Friend gives a crucial clue as to how his character despite the lightsaber blade in his stomach could have survived.

Star Wars: How the Grand Inquisitor Could Return in Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5

Friend was with Jimmy Kimmel Live guest and was asked directly about the fateful scene in which Reva rams her lightsaber through the stomach of the Grand Inquisitor. When Jimmy Kimmel retells the scene, Friend interjects that it only hit one (!) stomach has, which could explain the character’s survival.

You can watch the trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi here:

Obi-Wan Kenobi – S01 Trailer (German) HD


The Grand Inquisitor is a Pau’an, one of the humanoid species from the planet Utapau that made its debut in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. As a Pau’an, the Grand Inquisitor has two stomachs. As drastic as Reva’s attack looked: after a few hours in bubbling bacta tank the Grand Inquisitor might already be on his feet again.

With his brief interjection, Friend backs up recent statements from screenwriter Joby Harold, who earlier this month assured that Obi-Wan Kenobi would not break canon. So it’s entirely conceivable that in the 5th episode, Reva will be one of ghost from the past surprised who she thought was long dead. It remains exciting in the Star Wars universe.

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