Warning: major spoilers ahead for the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” season finale.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Part 6 is finally here, and it should please even the most angry of Star Wars fans. 😂
The six-episode series debuted on May 27 and focused on the titular Jedi Master in the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. In addition to Kenobi, the show brought back many familiar faces — besides a pretty famous mask — and introduced new compelling characters.
.Here are all of the last Obi-Wan Kenobi Easter eggs we found in episode 6:
Star Wars’ Iconic Star Destroyer Shot
The Empire had a massive starfleet, and what we see here–the ship Vader is on–is an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer. Part of the Imperial Navy, these ships are seen throughout the original trilogy–A New Hope opens up with one.
Obi-Wan’s Lightsaber Stance
Obi-Wan Kenobi has been a Jedi for quite some time–even if he doesn’t walk the path of the order anymore. However, the lightsaber you see above isn’t his first. This is his third one, constructed during the Clone Wars.
Obi-Wan Performs Rey’s “Lifting Rocks” Trick
Obi-Wan and Vader both throw rocks at each other in a way reminiscent of Rey lifting the rockfall to free her friends in The Last Jedi.
Darth Vader’s Shattered Helmet
Hayden Christensen and James Earl Jones work together to combine Star Wars trilogies in a very literal (and thrilling) way in Obi-Wan Kenobi. When Obi-Wan breaks Vader’s helmet, both voices come through.
This moment also reminds us of a similar scene in Rebels. Anakin’s apprentice Ahsoka Tano discovers her former mentor’s sinister new identity when she swipes his mask off with her lightsaber in a similar manner.
Emperor Palpatine Returns
This is a quick reminder that Emperor Palpatine is still in charge, no matter how powerful Vader is. We also see the prime way to communicate in the Star Wars galaxy, which is by hologram. We’re still at the height of the Empire’s control, so the holograms actually work without interruption.
Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 makes excellent use of John Williams’ classic compositions, dropping both the Imperial March and his Force theme at key points in the episode. The Imperial March begins shortly after Vader gets off the phone with Palpatine, emphasizing his commitment of faith to the dark side. Versions of the Force theme can then be heard during Leia and Obi-Wan’s touching farewell and Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s closing shot.
Explaining Why Obi-Wan Tells Luke That Vader Killed His Father
Star Wars never properly explained why Alec Guinness’ Ben Kenobi told a young Luke Skywalker that his father was murdered by Darth Vader, but this Obi-Wan Kenobi Easter egg helpfully plugs that gap. After their duel on an annoyingly dark uninhabited moon, Obi-Wan expresses his regret regarding Anakin’s turn to dark side, but almost as if to assuage his former master’s guilt, Vader admits it was he who truly killed “Anakin Skywalker.” Though still a technicality, Anakin’s words add some legitimacy behind Obi-Wan’s white lie to Luke.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Can Explain Princess Leia’s Holster
Whilst aboard Roken’s ship, which is being followed by a Star Destroyer, Obi-Wan makes the difficult choice of putting his life on the life to save the lives of everyone else. This obviously means saying goodbye to a young Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair), and he asks Haja Estree (Kumail Nanjiani) to escort her safely back to Alderaan.
Leia is understandably upset, as she does not want Obi-Wan to go, but the two hug and promise to meet again someday. Obi-wan gives Leia Tala’s holster as a gift, which might be the same one she is seen wearing during the Battle of Endor in “Return of the Jedi.” Additionally, the holster is also a reference to Leia’s costume in “Princess Leia: Age of Rebellion,” and we see a young Leia wear a similar costume when she is back on her home planet.
Liam Neeson Returns As Qui-Gon Jinn
Qui-Gon Jinn does manifest as a Force Ghost in “Star Wars” canon, as it is confirmed in 2022’s “Queen Hope” that his voice was heard by Anakin during his brutal slaughter of the Tusken Raiders. While the show sets up the possibility of Qui-Gon appearing as a Force Ghost to Obi-Wan, the latter is unable to connect to his former master due to his dwindling connection to the Force.
However, Qui-Gon appears towards the end of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” after the titular character meets a young Luke and heads towards the desert on his Eopi. Qui-Gon says that Obi-Wan is finally “ready,” which might point toward the fact that he was finally confronted with his past and found his calling as a Jedi once again. Interestingly, Neeson’s name does not appear in the credits, which could mean that the character was brought back with the aid of CGI and other effects.