**WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series!**
Obi-Wan kenobi just debuted on Disney+, but this Star Wars voyage is almost over. Over five episodes, Ewan McGregor’s title character has protected a young Leia Organa, Clashed with Darth Vader, and met many individuals in a galaxy far, far away. Only one episode remains to finish this tale.
What Kind Of Danger Is Luke Skywalker In?
The end of Episode 5 saw Reva (Moses Ingram) come across Obi-Wan’s broken communicator, which played a message he had received from Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) saying he would head to Tatooine to protect Luke (Grant Feely) if he didn’t hear from the Jedi Master soon.
Obi-Wan sensed through the Force that Reva had heard this message as he admitted that “something [was] wrong” and looked to Leia as they escaped.
While not certain, this moment in the penultimate episode suggests that Reva is going to go after Luke as a way to get her revenge, and perhaps may explain how Darth Vader learned his and Padme Amidala’s (Natalie Portman) children survived.
How Will Obi-Wan and Darth Vader Have the “Rematch of the Century”?
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader have already locked lightsaber blades once in this Star Wars show, and this encounter didn’t go well for the former character. Between being taken by surprise by seeing the man he once knew as Anakin Skywalker in his cybernetic form and having barely used the Force since the duel on Mustafar, Obi-Wan was way too rusty to put up a fight against his former Padawan, and their scuffle ended with the Jedi Master being set on fire. Luckily Indira Varma’s Tala was able to save him, but some concept art released in late 2021 and the Empire now hot on The Path refugees’ tails indicate that Obi-Wan and Vader are due for a rematch. Granted, we know both will make it out alive and meet one more nearly a decade later in A New Hope, but how will it go down, and will be just as badass as their previous two conflicts? Chances are strong on the latter, but as far as the former go, I’m curious to see how the pieces fall into place for what could be be the last time fans see these two battle onscreen together.
Why Didn’t Leia Mention Her First Meeting With Obi-Wan?
Disney managed to keep some major characters under wraps until the first two episodes debuted. Not only do we see Jimmy Smits’ Bail Organa and Temuera Morrison as a homeless clone veteran, the series introduces Vivien Lyra Blair as a 10-year-old Princess Leia. We quickly learn that Leia and Obi-Wan’s relationship goes back a long way, as she was the one person capable of making him leave the relative safety of Tatooine.
Knowing Obi-Wan risked his life to save Leia years before the events of Episode IV, it’s strange to think that Leia never mentioned her first encounter with the Jedi Master. Why does she address him so formally in her holographic message – “Years ago, you served my father in the Clone Wars” – rather than say something more direct like, “Hey, I need you to bail me out again!”?
This reveal also makes Luke seem like even more of a jerk during the scene where Leia consoles him aboard the Millennium Falcon after Obi-Wan’s death. Not only is she mourning the destruction of her home planet, she knew Obi-Wan a heck of a lot longer than Luke.
We have little doubt future Star Wars stories will retroactively work this detail into the Luke/Leia relationship. Perhaps Marvel will publish a comic showing Leia reminiscing about her adventures with Obi-Wan. It also adds new context to Leia and Han’s decision to name their son after him.
Will the Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale Bring Back Qui-Gon Jinn as a Force Ghost?
Obi-Wan has been trying to commune with his former master (Liam Neeson) throughout the series with no luck. However, his (Obi-Wan’s) ability to use the Force grew rusty in his decade of laying low on Tatooine. Now that he’s getting back in touch with the Force-sensitive side of himself, perhaps his ability to reach Qui-Gon might grow too?
Claudia Gray‘s short story, “Master and Apprentice,” from the collection From a Certain Point of View, made it clear that Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon were in regular communication when the events in Star Wars: A New Hope unfolded. Will the Obi-Wan Kenobi series finale show us the beginning of that revived relationship between the former master and padawan?
Will Reva Die or Will She Join the Rebel Alliance?
Rather than kill her on the spot, Darth Vader and The Grand Inquisitor (yes, he’s still alive and on the path to his destiny in Star Wars Rebels Season 1) left Reva for dead, and even though she’s still alive by the end, will she stay that way by the end of the finale? It’s easy enough to imagine Reva succumbing to her wounds, losing to Obi-Wan in a duel or any number of other things that end with her demise. Having said that, it’s rumored that Obi-Wan Kenobi will get a second season, and Reva will be along for that ride too. To be clear, this information is in no way official, but if it’s accurate, then Reva’s fans can look forward to seeing more of her in a galaxy far, far away.