Obi-Wan Kenobi is a story of legacy. Ewan McGregor's titular character is as important as any in the Star Wars franchise, introduced in the original film in 1977. Hayden Christensen is the central figure in George Lucas' six saga films, including the Sith Lord's children, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.
Lucasfilm incorporated many familiar, but different, characters from the Star Wars: Rebels franchise into the show, with the Grand Inquisitor being a hot topic of discussion. In "Part IV," a world first introduced in Respawn's Jedi: Fallen Order video game, Obi-Wan travels to Nur to rescue Leia.
Reva Sevander, played by Moses Ingram, is a cross between the new and the old. Inspired by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Reva is a product of his crimes committed during Order 66. A surviving youngster, she hates Vader and his old master and wants revenge, giving one of the Empire's notorious Jedi hunters a personal stake in Kenobi's chess match.
Reva is left broken as a result of Vader's decision to abandon her on Jabiim. Despite her desire to hurt Anakin, the former Inquisitor cannot bear herself to murder Luke the way his father slaughtered her friends in the Tatooine desert with Obi-Wan.
Kenobi used his time to ensure that Reva had succeeded by showing mercy. For a reason, Obi-Wan Kenobi left her story open-ended. There are several directions Reva's journey might lead - and her path may lead to a variety of different stories.
Season 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi
The obvious plan for Obi-Wan Kenobi to return is a continuation of the limited series. Both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen have expressed willingness to pursue further narratives for Kenobi, stating that fans' desire and a compelling narrative will be the decisive factors in such a scenario.
Another round of Obi-Wan has already been approved behind the scenes, according to sources. However, the continuation of the story may be promoted as a proper Season 2 or something else. Reva's fate was also altered during re-writes to allow for future narration with the character.
Reva was originally planned to keep Kenobi's secret of Luke and return to Darth Vader, who would then execute her, after he was fired, and again by scribe Joby Harold shortly before the delayed project's production finally began. It's unclear exactly when Reva's survival was incorporated into the narrative, but Kennedy's desire for a more hopeful series may have saved the character from Vader's classic throat hug.
In an exclusive with Stuart Beattie, who created the initial story that became the series and led the film adaptation of Reva, the screenwriter also revealed a somewhat different narrative for the filmmaker, one that does not include her knowledge of Anakin Skywalker as Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan himself may never leave Tatooine again in a future Season 2, but it's been done once, and doing anything less would jeopardize his purpose for solitude. However, interweaving the Jedi Master's story with Reva might allow for two perspectives to keep things fresh, just as Luke is for Kenobi. Reva's journey around the galaxy avoids the mundanity of another series set almost exclusively on Tatooine alone.
What is the purpose of the woman?
The final scene between Reva and Obi-Wan is never shown, although the master serves as a guide for many characters in Star Wars lore. Reva is no longer devoted to the dark side or in search of revenge, but she has a gift in the Force. If one ever needs the other, they know where to turn.
Project "The Path"
Obi-Wan Kenobi made a fresh addition to canon lore via The Path. Operating as the Star Wars version of the Underground Railroad, a group of Imperial dissidents assisted surviving Jedi and Force users in escaping capture and certain death at the hands of the Inquisitors. It's the work of people like Tala Durith and Kawlan Roken that drives Obi-Wan to accept his role as Jedi Master and lead the innocent to safety.
Quinlan Vos was referenced by the group as an occasional participant in the group's efforts in "Part III," and was noted as a part of the new continuity through Easter eggs. With Obi-Wan's encouragement for him to keep leading, a spin-off of Kenobi is practically screamed at the audience.
What makes things interesting is where Reva comes into play.
Maybe there won't be a Season 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi. There will be a Season 2 and a show for The Path, with the latter following the title character and being directly linked to the latter. Moses Ingram might even be the star of the Path's series.
Reva had such an intense reaction to seeing Evidence of The Path in "Part III," which goes deeper than her desire to exclude any current or future Jedi. This is a sticking point for the character, partly because of her own childhood trauma. Knowing there's a network in the galaxy that isn't helping people like her makes for an interesting beginning.
What Reva will do when she accepts the past is unsurprising, but Obi-Wan emphasized that she may have an impact on the future. The Path may go from a cause she pursued to one she can lead, because she realizes there are other lost children in need of help.
The Cal Kestis Project
Cal Kestis, the star of Jedi: Fallen Order and next year's Jedi: Survivor, is the most talked about Star Wars character, according to Insider Kristian Harloff, though there's nothing official about the project. The character's lightsaber has been chosen and released as a Legacy replica at Galaxy's Edge.
Jedi: Survivor is set in the same year on the timeline as Obi-Wan Kenobi, leaving more questions than answers for the plot. If a Disney+ series follows Cal, it's a safe bet that the hero will survive the events of the next game, which may lead directly into the show.
Survivor is a relatively new topic, but Coruscant's inclusion is a given. If Reva is looking to put her legs under her and perhaps do some dirty work while coming to terms with her Empire demise, then Imperial Center's underworld is the place for her to go. A run-in with Cal Kestis shortly after the events of Survivor or during the game would be a good way to connect their stories.
Reva may not be interested in assisting someone trying to resurrect the Jedi Order. While she believes such a move would be appropriate, Reva has no affection for the Jedi, regardless of renouncing her status as an Inquisitor. However, Cal may need to strike an alliance, although fragile. Maybe Reva will find an opportunity to exploit Cal as a means of retaliation against the Sith Lord.
Or Reva might be surprised by everyone. She might go down a hesitant path of assisting the Mantis crew, but Cal's inherent goodness might rub off on her. Over time, Reva might find herself wanting to follow the Jedi's methods.
Reva Sevander has every possibility at this point. With a fresh slate, she has the opportunity to become one of Star Wars' most interesting characters.
Obi-Wan Kenobi's six episodes are now available for download on Disney+.