34 ABY – The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi
29 ABY or shortly thereafter – the destruction of the new Jedi Order and temple
28 ABY – Luke and Ben kicking around the galaxy together; Pablo Hidalgo reports that Rey is already on Jakku by this point, but doesn’t say for how long she’s been there
23 ABY – Approximate date we see young Rey on Jakku from her Forceback vision
15 ABY – Rey is born
You can see from the above that Rey couldn’t have been part of the Jedi Order destruction because she was already on Jakku well before that happened. I think the more likely scenario is that Rey was on a list of candidates to bring to the Temple to be trained, but Unkar plutt wouldn’t let her go. Luke and Ben/Kylo had been there to recruit her, but to had to leave her behind, leading to that desperate outburst.
There’s more about this in the podcast today – would love your feedback on it!
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: Jordan
Today’s question: Where were the exteriors for the Rebel Base on Yavin IV shot?