Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Rupert Friend Debunks Grand Inquisitor's Death

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One of the most shocking things about the Obi-Wan Kenobi two-episode premiere was the unexpected death of the Grand Inquisitor, who was being set up to be one of the main villains in the Star Wars series. But is the Grand Inquisitor truly dead? Rupert Friend recently broke his silence and addressed his character's fate. Interestingly, Friend may have confirmed that the Grand Inquisitor actually survived a seemingly fatal injury!

In Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 2, the Grand Inquisitor arrived on Daiyu after learning that Reva has captured Kenobi and Leia Organa. When he tries to take Kenobi and the credit for the capture himself, Reva stabs him with her lightsaber, inadvertently allowing Kenobi and Leia to escape.

It seemed pretty obvious that the Grand Inquisitor was killed then and there, but is he truly dead? Rupert Friend was recently a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he went out of his way to avoid dropping spoilers. However, one comment may have confirmed Friend will reappear in the last two episodes of the series.

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At one point, the host stated that the Grand Inquisitor gets stabbed in the stomach. "One of them," Friend points out, noting that Pau'ans have two stomachs "like a cow." This then leads to Kimmel assuming that the character survived his injury despite Friend playing coy.

For now, it hasn't been confirmed whether the Grand Inquisitor will be back in the final episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, fans are hoping that the character will continue to play a major role despite his injuries and change things up for Reva.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is now down to its last two episodes but there are speculations that there will be a second season of the limited series. In the meantime, the penultimate episode Part V will air on Disney+ on June 15, 2022.

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