Warning: SPOILERS follow!!
Warning: There are SPOILERS ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
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While in Canto Bight, Finn and Rose encounter some young orphans who slave away as stable hands in the pens holding the Fathiers, the racing steeds gambled on by the casino city’s wealthy class.
In the very final moments of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one young stable boy seen earlier reveals he’s Force-sensitive by pulling a broom to him. As he looks up at the stars, we see he’s wearing the ring Rose gave him that bears the symbol of the Resistance. A new hope indeed …
The just-published official tie-in book Star Wars The Last Jedi The Visual Dictionary reveals this Force-sensitive orphan’s name is Temiri Blagg. (According to IMDb, e’s played by young actor Temirlan Blaev.)
The book also the reveals the names of his two urchin friends. The girl is Arashell Sar (played by Sara Heller) while the other boy is Oniho Zaya (played by Josiah Oniha). All three endure the harsh oversight of stable groom Bargwill Tomder.
The Last Jedi The Visual Dictionary describes these stable hands as “children abandoned on Cantonica by losing gamblers” — not unlike how Rey was forsaken by her parents for drinking money.
These kids, as the final scene in the movie shows, “engage in imaginative play to fill their downtime. Travelers from distant worlds bring them fragmented tales of adventure that excite their young imaginations.” The last stand of Luke Skywalker is now one such legend …
For more on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, check out our review, discover all the Easter Eggs and references we caught in the film, enjoy our SPOILERCAST breaking down what we liked and disliked about Episode VIII, find out what our six biggest WTF questions upon watching the film, and delve into our explainer piece analyzing the film’s dramatic ending.