Is Rey a Bridger?
This isn’t a new theory, but it has some traction. Before you throw me under the bus, think this one over. At the end of Rebels, Ezra goes into hyperspace with Thrawn to who-knows-where. Almost four years later, with prompting from Ahsoka, Sabine Wren makes it her personal mission to find him, and off they both go. No one knows where Ezra is. Except Dave Filoni, of course.
He has said both Ezra and Thrawn are alive and somewhere out in the universe, but Dave isn’t talking. He’s pretty happy with the ending of Rebels and for the moment has no plans on another season to address it. He does, however, keep Ahsoka alive by occasionally teasing us with images like these on his social media:
Ezra is powerful with the Force, too. He was well on his way to becoming a Jedi before the death of Kanan. It would not have taken much, especially after facing off against Thrawn, to complete his training.
There is no doubt he and Sabine have potential for romance, but what really makes this plausible is the timeline. Sabine may have found him, sparks flew, and they have a child. There are also some sideline tidbits that make this one possible. Both are left to fend for themselves at a young age; Rey by abandonment and Ezra by the Empire. Both are powerful in the Force. Likewise, they are each looking for belonging and find a ragtag group to join up with. Both have lost their mentor before completing their training. The parallels make this one too juicy to ignore.
And here’s the last bit. Who better to finish Ezra’s training as a Jedi other than Ahsoka? Sure, she wasn’t a Jedi in the end, but she’s not the reckless teenage Togruta we saw in The Clone Wars anymore. In addition, we know she’s still around after the events of Return of the Jedi. She could finish off Rey’s training, too.
The new trailer might hold a clue
Before you throw this one out, take a look at the Rise of Skywalker trailer again and find the scene with the crashing and burning A-Wing. Look closely in the background at the capital ship behind it. It is distinctly marked with a red stripe and indentations on the side just like a Republic Cruiser from the Clone Wars. J.J. Abrams has also said this film ties all nine of them all together. What better tie than to bring a Clone War-era character like Ahsoka in alongside Rey?
Fans had high hopes of learning Rey’s parentage in The Last Jedi, but it turned out to be an area Director Rian Johnson did not take the film into. Kylo Ren teased her with the idea that her parents were junk traders and nobodies that abandoned her on Jakku. And they yet turn out to be just that, but with a twist. There is one last theory that is worthy of mention, and it could make Rey a Skywalker after all…