Was Obi-Wan Kenobi’s [spoiler scene] a reference to Grogu?

Grogu in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Grogu in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for episode 1 of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

At the very beginning of the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series, we once again have a scene that directly recalls back to the traumatic events of Order 66.

These traumatic events lead us to a hallway that looks very reminiscent of the scene we saw in the recent Mandalorian escapade in The Book of Boba Fett

Obi-Wan Kenobi Order 66 scene may link to Grogu’s traumatic experience

As we could see in the scene’s from virtually all of the Star War’s properties depiction of Order 66 it was a traumatic affair, and usually, it is shown quite shortly.

In Obi-Wan Kenobi, we see how some of the more usual Jedi reacted to Order 66. We see Jedi Master Minas Velti training a group of younglings. At the time of Order 66 Grogu would also have been a youngling, and probably was also training at the time of Order 66.

Where the depiction is similar in the hallway scenes of both. Both of these scenes show clones of the 501st Legion attacking and killing Jedi. Both of these hallways are extremely similar, as you may expect in the Jedi Temple, but in this instance, we see a number of younglings actually seem to escape. After the Jedi Master Minas Velti or knight died we see one of the younglings take charge and say “We run.” In fact, as you look at the person saying it, the younglings speaking is eerily similar to the build, skin tone, and hairstyle of the Third Sister, Reva. We may see that link created more definitely as the show goes on.

But back to Grogu, then is one key part of his scene that we do not see in the Obi-Wan Kenobi example. That is the mark of Barriss Offee on the doors and hallways as seen in this scene for Grogu. This could simply mean that Grogu was in a different section of the Temple, but if that is the Third Sister depicted at the very beginning of the series then she may have helped Grogu escape.

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