Obi-Wan Kenobi's journey to Disney Plus came to an end last month, with episode 6 bringing the live-action Star Wars show to a close, and we caught up with exiled Jedi Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor), 10-year-old Princess Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair), and a group of refugees who fled from Darth Vader (played by Hayden Christensen and voiced by James Earl Jones) in episode 5.
Their escape from the Empire may not be that easy. Roken (OShea Jackson Jr.), an anti-imperial network leader who has been assisting Jedi and Force sensitives escape the Empire via an underground railroad known as the Path, reveals that their ships' hyperdrive is broken and the Empire is in hot pursuit.
Reva, a former Imperial Inquisitor, was left for dead by Vader after she attempted to knock the Sith Lord down. She is too upset to die though and apparently discovered that 10-year-old Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely) is Vader's secret son and living in Tatooine.
Obi-Wan sensed the danger to Luke through the Force, so I guess hell must go back to the desert world to confront Reva. At least no one figured out that Leia is Vader's other secret child.
This series takes place around 10 years after Revenge of the Sith and nine years after A New Hope.
The master takes a break.
Obi-Wan returns to his Tatooine exile a changed man, having opened himself up to the Force again and has renewed his hopes for the future. He leaves his dingy cave, making a brief visit to the Lars homestead.
Uncle Owen (Joel Edgerton) initially greets the Jedi with his usual concern but warms to him when Obi-Wan realizes that Luke only needs to be a boy and that the Lars protection is all the youngster's need? It's quite lovely, in fact, that Owen allows Obi-Wan to see Luke.
He says hello to his future apprentice, stroking out his signature greeting because Lucasfilm couldnt resist and we all needed to hear it. I certainly feel better.
Liam Neeson has played Qui-Gon Jinn for the first time since 1999.
Obi-Wan continues his journey to his new home in the Dune Sea, where he may find him in A New Hope, but he encounters one last person on his journey, the Force ghost of his late master, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson).
Qui-Gon replies that it took you quite some time.
The spectral Jedi believes that his former Padawans previous hopelessness was the reason he hadn't shown up sooner.
Obi-Wan, I was always there. You just weren't ready to see, he says. Come on, we've got a long way to go.
Qui-Gon died in The Phantom Menace.
In the prequel trilogy opener The Phantom Menace from 1999, Qui-Gon became a Force ghost and continued to guide his friends in the material realm. In Season 6, he was voiced by Neeson and taught Yoda to do the same.
Qui-Gon will teach Obi-Wan and Yoda this ability over the next ten years, starting with the Original Trilogy. Anakin will gain this ability when he is redeemed in Return of the Jedi, while Luke and Leia will acquire it when they die in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.
The other master is
Vader throws a little hissy fit in his castle on the unpleasant volcano planet Mustafar, knowing Obi-Wan is still out there. In his quest for the Jedi, Vader vows to make a lot of mess of the galaxy.
Palpatine wonders if your thoughts on this are clear. Perhaps your feelings for your old master have left you weak.
After a successful manipulation, who hasnt missed that lovely evil smile?
Since he wants his Sith apprentice focused on galactic domination rather than revenge, it's more of that classic Palps manipulation. The jab/subtle threat clearly leaves Vader staken.
Kenobi says, "I serve only you, my master."
As we leave Vader, the Imperial March plays, implying that he is 100% Empire. Go team Sith.
Palpatine, better known as Darth Sidious, is obsessed with scheming death, but his use of the Force's dark side means he can't achieve immortality by becoming a Force ghost. He tries to do this by using dark science and creates a cloned body for his spirit to retreat to after Vader kills him in Return of the Jedi, but it's all yucky (as seen in The Rise of Skywalker).
The century's rematch
On a desolate moon that the Jedi lures his former apprentice to, the Jedi attempts to lure the Imperials away from their pursuit of the refugees. Obi-Wan asks if he has come to destroy him.
That amazing Obi-Wan pose.
Obi-Wan asserts that he will do what I must, echoing his words from the start of their Return of the Sith duel. He adopts his traditional prequel-style posture.
Obi-Wan was super rusty and got slain by Vader in the third episode. He has his groove back here, and it's a pretty epic battle.
Your strength has recovered, but Vader maintains that weakness, breaking the ground with the Force and killing Obi-Wan. That is why you will always lose.
Obi-Wan should have known he was in trouble, according to Vader. Fortunately for him, Vader avoids making the classic villain error of not checking that his adversary is dead.
The Jedi escapes and attacks Vader once more, utilizing a combination of lightsaber strikes and Force missiles to damage the Sith Lords' suit. Vader eventually smashes open the left side of Vaders helmet, partially revealing Anakins' burned face.
Ani. You may wish to get that checked out.
Anakin is gone. He says, my is what remains, with his James Earl Jones accent reduced to a slightly digitalized version of Hayden Christensens' voice.
Obi-Wan apologizes in an emotional manner for what Anakin has become.
Obi-Wan, Vader responds. You did not kill Anakin Skywalker, I did. The same way I will destroy you.
Obi-Wan accepts that his former apprentice friend has died. He walks away from the defeated Sith Lord, leaving Vader to impotently scream his enemies name.
Vader gets super irritated when his helmet is broken open, even in animated form. It's quite costly to fix.
In the epic season 2 finale of CGI animated series Rebels, Vaders' helmet was previously broken, and Ahsoka Tano, an Anakins former apprentice, cuts open the right side of Vaders mask, exposing a portion of the fallen Jedi's face.
Ahsoka seems to be able to connect to Vader's former self momentarily, although his rage and displeasure quickly dissect the connection, and he attempts to attack his one-time foe.
It's interesting that neither Ahsoka nor Obi-Wan, two of Anakin's old friends, will ever be able to bring him back. Only Luke Skywalkers love and faith can redeem his father, causing the Sith Lord to renounce evil and sacrifice his life to defeat Palpatine in Return of the Jedi, 13 years after the Obi-Wan series' events.
Anakin, who has redeemed, asks Luke to remove his helmet completely before he dies, and he reveal his face completely before he dies. Obi-Wan and Ahsoka forcefully crack open his helmet to get to the gooey Anakin center, showing him that he is not willing to reveal his guilt and shame to the masses.
Reva decides to pursue down the young fella on Tatooine. Aunt Beru (Bonnie Piesse) tells Owen they'll protect their nephew at the homestead and pulls out a cache of blasters they had prepared for this situation.
Edgerton and Piesse, prequel trilogy actors, are great, but they aren't up to the task of highly trained Reva (even though former Inquisitors injuries and self-doubt are dragging her down).
Since Luke almost sees Revas lightsaber and she attacks him with the Force, two things his 19-year-old self has no familiarity with when Obi-Wan explains them in A New Hope, it's easy to imagine he forgot a lot of this.
Reva has to wrestle with delivering the fatal blow.
Reva manages to catch up with him, but can't stop killing the unconscious boy as she sees her young self in him. Obi-Wan arrives just as she brings Luke home safely, and she wonders if killing a child has made her worse than Vader.
Obi-Wan assures her that you have chosen not to. Who you are now, is up to you.
Reva throws her lightsaber in the sand, indicating that she is renouncing violence. It's unclear what happens to her after this, since the character has never been seen outside of this program.
Survival and redemption are the only stories that feel like a closed loop in terms of plot. In Rebels and the video game Jedi: Fallen Order, most of the other Inquisitors meet tragic ends, so it's cool to know there's at least one wandering the galaxy.
The idea of a dark Force user attacking the Lars homestead is similar to the non-canon comic story Old Wounds, which is featured in the 2005 graphic novel Star Wars: Visionaries.
Darth Maul (who wore bionic legs for many years before they were used in The Clone Wars) is followed by young Luke to draw out his old adversary Obi-Wan. It concludes with Owen shooting Maul in the head, and Obi-Wan burning the former Sith Lords body in the desert.
Alderaan is calm.
Obi-Wan visits Leia as he promised to, while also telling her about her abusive biological mother Padme Amidala and her current evil father Anakin.
You are intelligent, discernible, and generous, all qualities that your mother gave you, according to the author. You are also passionate and forthright, and these are gifts from your father.
The goddess LOLA is reunited with Leia.
Secondary accounts such as this might explain why Leia remembers her mother in Return of the Jedi as lovely and kind, but sad. Because Padme died just after Leia and Luke were born in Revenge of the Sith, there's no way Leia actually remembers her.
Obi-servations and Easter eggs
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be released on Disney Plus on August 31, but Star Wars will return to Disney Plus withAndor, a Rogue One prequel series focused on rebel spy Cassian Andor.
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