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Easter Eggs You Missed in Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 5

Obi-Wan Kenobi continues to pull on the heartstrings when it comes to the Jedi Master’s relationship with his former apprentice. Brought together by Qui-Gon and growing up as brothers-in-arms, their connection informs everything Darth Vader has become since his fall to the dark side.

More is revealed about both Vader in “Part 5”, and we also learn more about Reva’s motivations as well as what her connection is to Kenobi. The Jabiim base features some very obscure Jedi names written on the walls, too. Legends fans will be delighted.

Here are all the Star Wars references, easter eggs, and cameos we spotted in this episode..

Anakin’s hair

Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 5 begins with a flashback of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber training on Coruscant, and both Jedi are dressed in their costumes from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Kenobi dons the sandy white robes Anakin must hate, while Hayden Christensen’s character wears darker garb and that shiny waistcoat. The most noticeable detail, however, is undoubtedly Anakin’s padawan braid. Because angsty Annie’s arms are both intact here, Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s episode 5 flashback must take place shortly before, or even during, Attack of the Clones.

Lots of Aurebesh

Carved into the walls, is a whole lot of Aurbesh–the written common language in the Star Wars universe. Some of the phrases translate to “There is no” and others are too tough to translate because there’s not a clear enough shot to make out all the letters. However, they were all written by Jedi visiting the planet. There is one name on there that is notable though.

Abandoned Lightsabers and Robes

The Path’s base on Jabiim contains trinkets from presumably deceased Jedi – both their lightsabers and their unneeded robes. These must’ve been recovered along the way as tokens of remembrance for fallen friends, or abandoned by Jedi who gave up their identities to hide from the Empire. The selection of lightsabers doesn’t contain any obviously recognizable hilts from established Star Wars lore.

Roken Uses A Bowcaster

Roken (O’Shea Jackson) has a familiar looking weapon, for the few moments we see him holding it. It’s a bowcaster. This might be the first time we’ve seen a human using a bowcaster–outside of Han Solo borrowing Chewbacca’s in The Force Awakens–as this is primarily a weapon used by Wookies. Essentially, these are laser crossbows. They are more powerful and accurate than your typical blaster. However, they are heavier and tougher to handle, unless you’re strong.

Order 66 Flashback

Reva is revealed to have been a Jedi youngling who survived Order 66, when clone troopers turned on their Jedi allies. She was seemingly stabbed by Anakin when he stormed the Jedi Temple, and played dead among the bodies of the other children to avoid detection. Which is absolutely horrifying and presumably what prompted the “upsetting” scene warning that precedes the episode.

Tala’s Thermal Detonator

The first time we saw a thermal detonator was A New Hope, but it was first identified as one in Return of the Jedi–when a disguised Leia Organa threatened Jabba the Hutt with one. It’s a small explosive device like a grenade but much more powerful. As far as weapons in the Star Wars universe goes, it’s mentioned and used a lot, appearing in The Phantom Menace, The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch, Solo, Rebels, Forces of Destiny, The Mandalorian, Resistance, The Force Awakens, and numerous novels and comic books.

Darth Vader’s Devastator Star Destroyer

While Vader is seen using an TIE Advanced Starfighter most of the time, we see him exiting a Lambda-class T-4a shuttle. It’s also called an Imperial Lambda or Imperial Transport. These transport ships were used by high-ranking Imperial officers, but they were also used to transport Stormtroopers as well.

 Kenobi Holoprojector

Obi-Wan Kenobi receives a holographic message from Bail Organa via a small disc-like device. Known as a Jedi holoprojector, this Star Wars Easter egg can be found throughout the franchise, but Kenobi’s model is pulled out by Qui-Gon Jinn when showing Watto a projection of the Naboo royal starship in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

Vader’s Powerful Force Power

The original trilogy showed Darth Vader as a villain, but more so of one rising through the ranks of the military, and we never got to see his true power–outside of choking some people out with the Force. In this episode, he holds back an entire ship trying to get off-planet, and after forcing it to the ground, he tears it apart with the Force. Vader has never been this horrifying.

Grand Inquisitor is Alive!

When the Grand Inquisitor was killed early on in the series, it was incredibly confusing, mainly because this character is such a huge part of Star Wars: Rebels. Was he a clone? Is it being retconned? Nope, we don’t have to worry about that because the plan was always for Reva to become the Grand Inquisitor, bring Obi-Wan to Vader, and try to turn on him–and fail. Vader probably wasn’t expecting Obi Wan to escape though.

Other Observations

The moment where Anakin smacks down in Obi-Wan’s lightsaber to break his defense mirrors a similar mode in the Return of the Jedi duel between Luke and Vader.

The dynamic between Tala and loader droid NED-B echoes that of Cassian Andor and K-2SO in Rogue One, right down to their deaths at the hands of the Empire. We’ll see Cassian again in his Disney Plus prequel series in August, and K-2SO will likely show up at some point during the show’s two-season run.

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