From the TCW thread, re: Saturday's episode: *achem* "Adi Gallia" is a title. Tholothian culture, let's say, reveres the Jedi. Whenever one becomes a member of the Jedi Council, they're just another Jedi as far as the Order is concerned, but legally, in Tholothian society, that person becomes the Adi Gallia. This solves: -both "Adi" deaths -Stass Allie's sudden, convenient appearance on the council. If you really want to be a stickler, you could say that after two other Adi Gallias (Adis Gallia?) died so quickly, she decided to keep her original name out of respect to her predecessors. You could also hypothesize that some political compromise in the recent past included a requirement that there be an Adi Gallia on the Council at all times, or at least for a certain period of time. -also allows both Adis we've seen to have been born with the surname "Allie", more cleanly relating the different characters This somewhat improves: -the Tholothian appearance/headdress issue. They could easily look identical to humans (or, if we're lucky, be humans), and the headdress is just something the Adi Gallia wears (or, per the kid in TCW, all Tholothian Jedi wear to honor the Adi Gallia) This does not solve: -the philosophical issues surrounding Tholothians as another species. Everybody thank Jello.