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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Finale is Emotional, Nostalgic Roller Coaster Ride (SPOILERS)

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After a very intense, fulfilling six weeks on Disney+, Obi-Wan Kenobi came to a close this week in an absolutely epic way.

Warning – MAJOR Spoilers ahead!

There’s so much to unpack from episode six, from Obi-Wan’s bond with the Skywalker children to Inquisitor Reva’s arc and yeah … that epic battle.

So, let’s start with what most fans will be talking about for years to come.

Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved

We got yet another rematch between Vader and Obi-Wan and it was through the use of love, his emotional memories and more that Obi-Wan was able to best Vader through ways of the Force.

No one saw that coming and when he slashed Vader’s mask open, which resulted in a mix of Vader and Anakin’s voice talking to his old master, that scene immediately cut deep.

“You didn’t kill Anakin, I did,” Vader explains after losing to his old master. This confirms a thread we’ve seen in the Vader comics that his alter ego and Anakin Skywalker are two very different personalities and yes, it was Vader that killed the former Jedi to become the mighty Sith lord.

(L-R): Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in a scene from Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

Reva’s Redemption

Another powerful climax in the episode was Reva being unable to kill a young Luke Skywalker.

After learning of who this child really was, the former Youngling was on a collision course to take out the seed of Anakin and complete her task at revenge.

Reva
Reva (Moses Ingram) in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

But when it came down to it, she couldn’t do it, the light still strong within her.

“Now you’re free, we both are,” Obi-Wan tells her after she drops her lightsaber.

It was a nice finale for the character that has been the topic of much discussion this season.

What’s Next for Obi-Wan?

Well, he closed the season with emotional scenes with both Luke and Leia.

Inspiring Leia to be the irreverent heroine we know she becomes and finally meeting a young Luke to close out the episode.

The scene that will bring tears is when the old Jedi Knight tells Leia how she inherited the best of both her parents.

“I wish I could tell you more,” he says.

You said enough, Obi-Wan!

And I hope we get a second season, because we have just begun to see the magic that Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen can create when they face off against each other in these roles.

There’s so much more to explore and I’m willing, ready and able for the next adventure! 

Michael Rothman
Michael Rothman
Better known as “SuperheroTok” on TikTok, Michael is an Emmy Award winning entertainment reporter spending over a decade at ABC & Good Morning America, hosting shows like Inside Marvel! Michael brings his unique vision and passion to TikTok, where he also hosts “Shortboxed Presents,” a series focused on everything fans need to know about buying and selling comics in the grading age. He’s also a proud husband, and father to a little golden retriever.

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