Does Blue the raptor die in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer still via Universal Pictures
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer still via Universal Pictures /

Did Owen Grady lose his life partner in the latest Jurassic World movie (sorry Claire, but it’s true … )?

Note: When we’re talking about whether characters live or die, you better believe this is an article that deserves a serious spoiler warning for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Though the dinosaurs have always provided the spectacle in the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World films, you couldn’t ever say that any of them deserved to be called part of the main cast until the most recent movie. That’s when we met Blue, the smart-even-for-a-raptor companion of Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady. Blue survived the destruction of Jurassic World, but Grady was forced to bid her adieu, unaware of her fate.

The knowledge that Blue is still alive and potentially can be saved from the volcano about to doom Isla Nublar is, maybe even more than a chance to reunite with Claire, is what gets an initially reluctant Owen to participate in the events of Fallen Kingdom. But does Blue make it out in one piece again?

She sure does, though she’s fortunate to escape this time. First, Blue is shot when it turns out the dinosaur rescue mission is at least partially a farce, and only a T. rex blood transfusion saves her life (you have to watch the movie for that last part to make sense). Later, Blue is directly involved in the battle with the Indoraptor, fortunately landing just right to avoid being impaled on the skull below when both dinosaurs end up falling through a glass ceiling.

Grady gets a chance to say goodbye to Blue later, asking if she wants to come with him, though in one of the movie’s more emotional moments, she turns and looks at an empty cage as if to say, “Sorry, but I just don’t trust humans any more.” In the final scene before the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom credits start to roll, Blue is shown standing and overlooking what appears to be Los Angeles.

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That almost certainly means the Velociraptor will appear again in Jurassic World 3, though whether she is initially friend or foe remains to be seen. It was good to see Blue and her bond with Grady again, even if the circumstances for them to cross paths again was less than ideal.