The Mandalorian, “The Foundling”, finally provided a long sought answer about Grogu’s past, and how he escaped the Jedi temple during Order 66, so it was full of killer prequel references and featured a cameo that will have fans of those films talking for many rotations.


Who is Kelleran Beq?

In The Mandalorian Chapter 20, Kelleran Beq, played by Ahmed Best, the actor behind Jar Jar binks, was revealed as the Jedi who rescued Grogu from the Jedi Temple during Order 66. Kelleran Beq was first made canon in the Jedi Temple Challenge game show series from 2020.

Kelleran is known as the Sabered Hand, and mostly spent his time training padawans at the temple. It is now known that he escaped Order 66 with Grogu, and that he was helped by Naboo forces. This could ultimately mean that Jar Jar himself, or maybe Padme’s handmaiden’s were Kelleran Beq’s contacts, which would really be a mind flay if you chew on that idea.

There’s a good chance Grogu’s past isn’t done yet, so it’ll be interesting to see if Kelleran makes another appearance in the series next season, or whenever Grogu flashes back again.

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Nick and I will talk more about Kelleran Beq on next week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle. 

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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.