Star Wars: Who is joining the Inner Circle?

With both Josh and I in San Diego this past weekend, we haven’t had a chance to break down episode 4. We will do that, but alongside episode 5. In the meantime, I wanted to talk about this scene:

During a conversation about moving money around to fund the rebellion, Mon Mothma brings up the idea of bringing in an additional person. Let’s go through a few options of who this could be, starting with the most obvious to some long shots.

Bail Organa

Frick yeah, gimme some Jimmy Smits. The only reason I don’t think it’s Bail is that we are only 5 years removed from Rogue One and 14 years after him scooping up Yoda and Obi-Wan after Order 66. So it’s surprising that he’s not already part of the Inner Circle of the Rebellion. However, Mon Mothma does say “No one’s more at risk than I am.” If Bail were already this deep, it would be difficult for her to make that statement. He remains the most likely person.

Leia Organa

Leia is 14 years old at this point, so I think she may be on the young side to be this far in. She does show up in Rebels as a character not long after this, in which she’s allowing three ships to be stolen by the crew of the Ghost. So when Mon Mothma talks about someone to help move cash around, maybe it’s Leia.

Admiral Ackbar

Maybe I just want this, but at some point the Mon Calamari have to become a part of this. It might not even be Ackbar that is the first one in, but why not? It could be a way to bring cash and ships into the fold.

Lux Bonteri

The first of my long shots. Lux showed up in multiple episodes of Clone Wars. He was a Separatist, worked with Death Watch, was saved by Ahsoka, and fought in a rebellion with Saw and Steela Gerrera. He’s an interesting character and possibly one that this series kills off. I have a feeling we’re gonna see a lot of rebels die in this, not just off-screen Bothans.

Enfys Nest

Big time long shot, but this has to have some possibility. Her access to money, ships, etc would come from her and the Cloud Riders stealing them, but hey, why not? It beats foraging.

Who do you think she’s talking about?


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