After the heroes evaded Vader’s assault on Jabiim, Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s finale discovered the rebels working out of time, with the Empire sizzling on their tail and shields waning.
Realizing this, Obi-Wan decides to purchase everybody a while for repairs by going through Vader once more, even when that may result in his personal dying. Hugging Leia goodbye, Kenobi provides the younger princess Tala’s (empty, sorry!) holster and guarantees her that he’ll come again.
On Tatooine, Owen and Beru obtain a heads up from a good friend who had been grilled by Reva that she’s headed their manner. Owen warns Luke to remain put and conceal, since Tuskens are raiding farms within the space once more. But when something goes fallacious, he must run.
Obi-Wan makes an attempt to commune with Qui-Gon another time, saying he must face Anakin. Whether or not he dies or his former apprentice does, this ends as we speak. Roken is there to see him off, reminding the Clone Wars basic that he doesn’t have to do that. However that is between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, so there’s no turning again.
The Grand Inquisitor notes an escape craft leaving the transport with one particular person on board, however urges Vader to proceed pursuing the rebels since that is their likelihood to wipe them out solely. Vader, although, is laser targeted on Kenobi and orders his ship to be ready. As Obi-Wan braces for what he believes will likely be their last showdown — they may in fact meet another time, in A New Hope — he finds Lola in his pocket. Leia will need to have hidden the droid there whereas hugging him. Intelligent lady.
Following Obi-Wan’s drop ship to a barren moon, Vader as soon as once more comes face-to-face together with his former grasp. Obi-Wan whips out his blue lightsaber and utters the identical factor he advised Anakin simply earlier than their battle on Mustafar on the finish of Revenge of the Sith: “I’ll do what I need to.”
“Then you’ll die,” Vader responds. They conflict once more.
On the identical time, Reva arrives at Owen’s farm in pursuit of Luke. A prepped-and-positioned Owen and Beru hearth blasters, which she deflects, her often neat braids now unfastened and barely matted after her being unceremoniously dismissed by Vader. Luke takes off working, and the previous Inquisitor chases the boy to the dunes.
Again on the moon, Vader notes that Obi-Wan’s power has returned however “the weak point nonetheless stays.” The Sith lord then makes use of the Drive to bury Obi-Wan beneath some rocks he has hurled, saying, “Did you really suppose that you possibly can defeat me? You’ve gotten failed, grasp.”
However Vader didn’t kill his former grasp with the cave-in. Reasonably, Obi-Wan makes use of the Drive to cease the rocks from crushing him. Fueled by reminiscences of each Luke and Leia, he repulses them up and away, then catches up with Vader. Their lightsaber battle continues.
Obi-Wan fights with every little thing he’s bought and finally slices Vader’s helmet open together with his lightsaber. The transfer weakens Vader, who gasps for air with half of his face uncovered. It’s then that Kenobi sees his padawan’s face for the primary time in years. “Anakin,” he calls.
By means of his broken vocoder — we hear Hayden Christensen’s voice, distorted — Vader tells his former grasp that “Anakin is gone. I’m what stays.” Obi Wan tells him he’s sorry for what occurred previously, however Vader dismisses it.
“I’m not your failure. You didn’t kill Anakin Skywalker — I did,” he notes, earlier than vowing to destroy Obi-Wan in variety. Realizing that his good friend really is useless, Kenobi tells the damaged man earlier than him, “Goodbye, Darth,” and walks away. By means of an enraged voice, a weakened Vader calls after “Obi-Wan!” and collapses to his knees, steadying himself towards the rocks.
Obi-Wan senses Luke at risk and speeds after the boy in his dropship. On Tatooine, Luke has fallen, after being Compelled off a rocky ledge by Reva, and sits unconscious. When Reva approaches him to go in for the kill, she sees herself at his age, and reminiscences of Anakin slaughtering younglings within the Jedi temple come speeding again. Together with her lightsaber raised, she finds herself now in Anakin’s place.
Obi-Wan lands at Owen’s farm and sees each Owen and Beru calling after Luke, and prepares to seek for him within the dunes. However Reva seems within the distance, returning with the unconscious boy in her arms. She stories to Obi-Wan that she couldn’t off Vader’s offspring, and as such failed her useless pals. Obi-Wan doesn’t see it that manner, insisting she honored them and has given them peace. When Reva asks if she has change into Darth Vader, Obi-Wan says no, she has chosen to not. And who she is now’s solely as much as her. Reva locations her Inquisitor lightsaber within the sand, and Obi-Wan declares them each free.
On Mustafar, Vader speaks to Darth Sidious by a hologram. Sidious notes that Lord Vader appears agitated and wonders if ideas of his previous grasp have left him weakened. Vader insists that Kenobi now means nothing, and he solely serves his new grasp. Cue “Imperial March” as Vader sits on his lonely throne.
Returned to Alderaan, Leia clothes herself with one modification: Tala’s holster. Each Queen Breha and Bail Organa love the brand new look, and Leia is able to change into a frontrunner — with a number of adjustments, in fact. All three are greeted by an arriving Obi-Wan, who gives his assist to the Organas ought to they ever want it once more.
He additionally comes clear to Leia about not realizing her mother and father. “Princess Leia Organa, you might be smart, discerning, kind-hearted. These are qualities that got here out of your mom,” he tells her. “However you’re additionally passionate and fearless… forthright. These are items out of your father. Each have been distinctive individuals who bore an distinctive daughter.”
Kenobi needs he might disclose extra, however Leia says he doesn’t should. When requested if she’s going to ever see him once more, Kenobi tells her possibly, if she ever wants assist from a “drained previous man.” Nonetheless, nobody should know, or that might endanger them each. Leia hugs him goodbye and Obi-Wan gives these acquainted parting phrases: “Could the Drive be with you.”
After returning to Tatooine, Obi-Wan is sporting his previous Jedi robes whereas packing up the cave he’d been residing in for a decade. Driving an eopie to the Larses’ farm, the previous Jedi Grasp is invited by Owen to lastly meet Luke. “Hi there, there…,” he says to the boy.
Shortly after, Obi-Wan rides by the desert and sees his grasp Qui-Gon Jinn as a Drive ghost. (Hey, Liam Neeson!) He was beginning to suppose his previous grasp would by no means come.
“I used to be at all times right here, Obi-Wan,” Qui-Gon tells him. “You simply weren’t able to see.” However now that Kenobi is prepared, they’ve a methods to go….
How did you’re feeling about that large showdown in Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s season finale? Had been you stunned to see Qui-Gon? And would you need a Season 2? Grade the episode and complete season beneath, then pontificate within the feedback.