June 29, 2022

Obi-Wan Faces His Previous & His Future (RECAP)

[Warning: The following contains MAJOR spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 6, “Part VI.”]

In Obi-Wan Kenobi’s tense last hour, Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) makes a sacrifice to avoid wasting the rebels from the Empire—and younger Luke’s (Grant Feely) in grave hazard on Tatooine. Acquainted Star Wars faces seem… and there’s a shout-out to probably the most fashionable memes from a galaxy far, far-off. Right here’s the way it occurs.

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Because the episode opens, the Empire’s pursuing the rebels. The nice guys’ hyperdrive is damaged, that means they’ll’t get away—and Obi-Wan realizes there’s a technique he can save his pals. He decides to present himself as much as Vader (Hayden Christensen) in hopes that he’ll be sufficient to cease the Imps. Leia’s (Vivien Lyra Blair) heartbroken. Ben provides her Padme’s (Natalie Portman) blaster holster, saying she would’ve needed her to have it. When Leia notes that it’s empty, Ben remarks, “I wasn’t going to present you a blaster, Leia. You’re ten years outdated.” Even together with his life at risk, Obi-Wan’s nonetheless obtained sass.

He leaves in an escape pod, and Vader pursues him all the way down to the floor of a jagged, rocky planet. “Have you ever come to destroy me?” Vader asks. “I’ll do what I need to,” the Jedi says, referencing a pivotal second in Episode III. They battle for some time, however Vader creates a sinkhole and traps Obi-Wan inside. “Did you actually assume you possibly can defeat me?” he says to his outdated Grasp, now buried underground.

Trapped within the rocky rubble, Obi-Wan attracts on blissful reminiscences of Luke and Leia to free himself utilizing the Pressure. He then makes his method again to Vader once more. Obi-Wan positive factors the higher hand by pelting him with rocks, and so they proceed to struggle. Obi-Wan destroys the panel on Vader’s chest and slices at him together with his lightsaber, and… he destroys a part of Vader’s helmet. Because the masked man struggles to breathe, Obi-Wan sees his Padawan’s face for the primary time since Mustafar. “Anakin,” Obi-Wan says. “Anakin’s gone,” the villain says. “I’m what stays.” Vader tells a surprised Obi-Wan that he’s not his failure and that he didn’t kill Anakin Skywalker: “I did.” Obi-Wan leaves him, wounded and gasping for air, on the floor of the planet.

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In the meantime, Reva (Moses Ingram) arrives on Tatooine. A townsperson who sees her warns Owen (Joel Edgerton) of her arrival, and he and Beru (Bonnie Piesse) fortify their dwelling to defend younger Luke. They conceal him, then they interact Reva on her arrival. Issues go dangerous, and Luke’s pressured to flee on his personal into the caves, with Reva pursuing him. He falls and is knocked unconscious, and Reva raises her saber—however remembering her personal trauma throughout Order 66, she will’t undergo with it. Obi-Wan and the Lars household meet her on the sands of Tatooine, after she’s rescued Luke from his peril.

The Lars household goes inside their dwelling, carrying their son, and Reva and Obi-Wan have an emotional dialog. She asks whether or not she failed the younglings who died, and Obi-Wan says she didn’t. “You haven’t failed them by displaying mercy,” he says, “you could have given them peace. You have got honored them.” She asks him whether or not she’s grow to be like Vader, and he says she’s not. “Who you grow to be now’s as much as you,” he says. She places down her saber, and he tells her they’re each free now.

On Mustafar in his fort, Vader has a dialog with a well-known face—Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid)! The wrinkly Sith ponders aloud whether or not Vader’s emotions interfered throughout his battle with Obi-Wan, and whether or not he nonetheless has feelings about his previous that left him weak. “Kenobi means nothing,” Vader says. “I serve solely you, my grasp.”

On Alderaan, little Leia, now decided to be a frontrunner, places on her holster and prepares for the day forward. (Guess Haja [Kumail Nanjiani]

was profitable in getting her again to her dad and mom.) She’s reunited with Obi-Wan and her beloved droid Lola, now not beneath Imperial management. “If you happen to ever want me once more,” Obi-Wan tells Bail (Jimmy Smits), “you already know the place to search out me.” He says goodbye to Leia, telling her about her dad and mom in simply obscure sufficient phrases to maintain Star Wars canon intact. Then he soars away and returns to his cave, the place he gathers up his issues.

He goes to see Owen on the Lars homestead and tells him he was proper, and that Luke doesn’t want Pressure coaching. All he wants is to be a boy. “The one safety he wants now’s you and Beru,” he says. “Take excellent care of him.” Owen says he’ll. He asks Obi-Wan if he’d like to satisfy Luke, and so they’re launched. And naturally, the very first thing Obi-Wan says to the teen? “Whats up there!” (Sadly, Luke doesn’t reply with “Common Kenobi!”) Because the episode ends, Obi-Wan lastly sees a Pressure ghost: Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). “Took you lengthy sufficient,” Qui-Gon remarks. “I used to be at all times right here, Obi-Wan. You simply weren’t able to see.” He turns to stroll away, telling his Padawan, “come on. We’ve obtained an extended technique to go.” With a smile on his face, Obi-Wan follows.

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