Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1 episode 6 recap & review: Part VI

The final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi focuses on Obi-Wan’s determination to see Leia safe which means he’ll have to face his biggest challenge yet. The episode is now streaming on Disney+.

Recap

Reva arrives on Tattooine, barely able to walk. She asks around about Owen.

Vader’s destroyer is in pursuit of the transport with OBi-Wan and the other refugees. Roken tells him that fixing their hyperdrive is a difficult task and they don’t have the time or enough power in their shields to be able to.

Obi-Wan offers to take a drop-ship and pull Vader’s attention away. Roken and the others are not happy with this plan, especially Leia. Obi-Wan tries to speak to her but Haja tells him to give her some time and space.

One of the villagers informs Owen that Reva is looking for him so he rushes home with Luke and tells his wife that they need to make a run for it, but she insists on staying and fighting.

Obi-Wan finally gets a chance to speak to Leia after Haja smoothes things over. Obi-Wan gives her Tala’s holsters as a way to keep her memory alive and assures her that she will be alright.

Roken asks Obi-Wan whether he’s sure about his plan. Obi-Wan tells Roken that he’s a good leader and must continue to lead in the fight against the Empire.

Obi-Wan takes the drop ship to a nearby planet and while the Grand Inquisitor insists they follow the dissidents, Vader orders them to follow Kenobi. He asks for his ship to be readied so that he can deal with Obi-Wan personally.

Obi-Wan and Vader come face to face with Vader remarking that Obi-Wan’s strength has returned but that it will not be enough to defeat him. Obi-Wan replies that he will do whatever it takes to save the others.

The two of them appear evenly matched and have a closely fought battle. Vader momentarily gets the upper hand and tries to bury Obi-Wan under a ton of rubble, leaving him there to die.

In Tattooine, Reva has arrived at Owen’s house where Owen and his wife fight back with blasters. Reva slowly makes her way towards Luke but just as she gets there, Luke escapes and runs towards the caverns with Reva in pursuit.

Obi-Wan gathers the strength to push back the rubble and continue his battle with Vader. He gains the upper hand and damages Vader’s suit and helmet, revealing part of his face.

He addresses him as Anakin and apologizes to his former padawan for failing him, but Vader replies that he is not Kenobi’s failure. He killed Anakin himself. Obi-Wan resigns himself to the knowledge that his old friend is no more and leaves Vader fighting for his life.

Reva catches up to Luke and readies herself to strike him down but isn’t able to. Obi-Wan senses that Luke is in danger and arrives on Tattooine. Reva comes back with Luke and tells Obi-Wan that she has failed the other younglings by not following through on her revenge.

Obi-Wan says that she has honoured their memory by choosing the light and not becoming like Vader himself. He says that they are both free from the weight that burdened them for so long.

Vader is back at Mustafar and having a conversation with Emperor Palpatine. The Emperor questions whether this recent encounter with his old master has troubled him but Vader insists that Kenobi does not matter to him anymore.

Obi-Wan visits Leia at Alderaan and tells her that she is made up of the best qualities of both her parents and that’s what makes her remarkable. He tells her that they need to be careful about contacting each other or they will be in trouble.

Obi-Wan then packs his things on Tattooine and makes one last visit to Owen’s house. He tells Owen that he’ll continue observing from a distance but that Luke only needs Owen and his wife to take care of him. He needs to lead the life of a normal boy with the weight of lineage.

Owen asks Obi-Wan if he wants to meet Luke, and the Jedi finally gets to interact with the young boy who will save the galaxy one day. He then sets out towards the desert where he encounters the force ghost of his old master, Qui-Gon Jinn who tells him that there is much preparation for them to look forward to.

Review

  • The final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi was a nostalgic dream that hit all the right notes and included multiple callbacks to older films and media that were a delight to see.
  • The background score throughout the episode was brilliant, swelling up during emotionally charged moments and enhancing the overall experience.
  • The battle between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader is one of the best lightsaber duels in the Star Wars universe with great choreography and psychology attached to it.
  • A small gripe about the unexplained survival of the Grand Inquisitor must be brought up as fans are just expected to accept something so ridiculous without any mention.

Rating: 4.5/5


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