Obi-Wan Kenobi reserves the finest for last. A superb season finale that brings both action and emotion enriches subsequent episodes. Ewan McGregor excels in expanding the legacy of the Jedi Master, delivering some of his finest moments as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Star Wars episode that is nearly mandatory viewing.
Once more Obi-Wan Kenobi provides big doses of nostalgia with the cargo pursuit inspired by A New Hope, in which Leia is pursued by Darth Vader in a Star Destroyer. However, Obi-Wan is his aim this time, not the princess.
Kenobi’s choice to abandon the ship in order to save everyone on board is effective on multiple levels; not only does it allow for a touching moment between the Jedi and young Leia, but it also reinforces the logic of Leia calling for Kenobi the next time she finds herself in a similar predicament.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Great Moments
Throughout the series, Ewan McGregor has wonderfully captured Obi-Wan, giving the leadership we’ve come to expect from the character while also displaying a softer side. His bond with Leia, portrayed by Vivien Lyra Blair so endearingly in earlier episodes, has been disregarded in more recent ones.
It’s therefore wonderful to see them get a moment to bid farewell for the time being and tie up a story that has deepened our understanding of the characters and their relationships more than the films ever did.
The show also focuses on the relationship between Darth Vader and his previous master. The instant Obi-Wan secretly equips his lightsaber, we know we’re in for a good time, as Vader’s obsession leads to a second confrontation between the two.
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The fight is the best between the two, capturing the suspense and grandeur of Mustafar without the need for gymnastics or trite dialogue, and combining it with the elegance of their final confrontation on the Death Star. Obi-Wan demonstrates his restored strength by hurling stones at Darth Vader in an amazing manner, as if he were battling an Elden Ring boss with a sorcery-heavy build.
Final Verdict of Stories
The conclusion of Obi-Wan Kenobi beautifully concludes the stories it initiated while improving the ones to come. The confrontation between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi was everything we had dreamed for, surpassing not only every other combat in the series, but possibly all of Star Wars.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s final episode is everything we hoped the show would be: an exciting new Star Wars chapter that neither betrays what came before nor what comes after, but instead breathes fresh life into the tales and characters we’ve come to love.
Only a Master of Evil, Darth
Episode 6 had a great lightsaber combat between the newly reinvigorated Obi-Wan and Darth Vader as the primal evil force (I guess it was cool, I couldn’t see a thing). When the Emperor appeared, I realised I was not enjoying the conclusion. As the Imperial March crescendoed and the camera panned away from Darth Vader’s majestic throne, I could only think, “So what?”
Obi-Wan had been on a journey of the heart. I don’t understand why it had a joyful ending; the galaxy is ruled by a dictatorship! The situation is worse than ever! But at least he had experienced something and was now a different person than he had been at the start.
Growth and development are frequently seen as the crucial character arcs that authors and storytellers must incorporate to make their characters intriguing. Granted, the definition of change is debatable, but it is undeniable that development and change are crucial in storytelling since, arguably, growth is the core human condition.
Meanwhile, Darth Vader has not altered. In the beginning, he was a vicious tyrant, and he remains so in the end. After exerting so much effort to escape the constraints of its placement in the Star Wars timeline, the programme was forced to claim wider continuity.
In these closing scenes, the show’s continuity cage once again slams shut. The toys are back where they belong, despite the fact that this neat closure undermines the actual storyline of the series in which we have become so committed.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Accomplished the Impossible: It Made Happy Star Wars Fans
I believed, for whatever reason, that Obi-Wan Kenobi represented the last hope for Star Wars under Disney. I lost interest in Star Wars after an incoherent second trilogy, a few hit-or-miss spinoffs, and a handful of bad television series. Obi-Wan Kenobi represented the end of my Star Wars fandom.
Obi-Wan Kenobi seemed to have a great chance of becoming “excellent” despite the fact that I disliked practically all of Disney’s Star Wars production. The stakes of a show centred on such an important character, along with the show’s potential to bridge the gap between the prequels and the originals, paved the way for a new form of Star Wars nostalgia. Those who grew up with the prequels are now grownups.
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