Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place in between Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV — A New Hope. Many followers had questions on this sequence: how it could bridge the hole between the 2 trilogies and the way it could reply any plot holes. The finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi supplied a number of moments that tied into A New Hope and answered a number of questions introduced up by this present’s existence.
It might not clear up all the pieces, however many moments join the dots between the prequel trilogy and the unique trilogy.
Here are 3 methods the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ finale units up ‘A New Hope’
After their duel, Obi-Wan calls Anakin ‘Darth’
In the second duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen), Obi-Wan cuts a gap in Vader’s masks, revealing the scarred face of his former padawan. Obi-Wan feels guilt over what he has achieved to Anakin, however Vader says that Obi-Wan didn’t kill Anakin on Mustafar. Vader killed him when he transitioned to the darkish aspect.
In response, Obi-Wan leaves and says, “Goodbye, Darth,” which means that in his eyes, Anakin is useless and is not the individual that Obi-Wan as soon as knew. It additionally makes extra sense now why Obi-Wan (Alec Guinness) tells Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) that Vader killed his father in A New Hope. He does clarify why he instructed Luke this in Episode VI — Return of the Jedi, however now we all know why Obi-Wan felt this was the reality.
Obi-Wan says goodbye to Leia
One main plot gap that arises with this sequence is that in A New Hope, Leia (Carrie Fisher) appears to not know who Obi-Wan is within the message she sends to him. This rescue mission contradicts this, contemplating Leia is aware of Obi-Wan now. In the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale, after Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) returns to Alderaan with Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits), Obi-Wan visits to return her droid, Lola.
Obi-Wan and Leia have a dialog the place he tells her extra about her mother and father but in addition warns her that no person can know that they know one another or it might put them each at risk. This implies that when Leia data her message in A New Hope, she must make it appear to be they didn’t know one another in case the Empire intercepted the recording.
Darth Vader calls off the seek for his former grasp
In A New Hope, Darth Vader nonetheless had not situated his son nor Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine. After their combat within the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale, Vader is stuffed with rage and needs to tear open each nook of the galaxy with a view to discover his former grasp. However, Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), showing by way of hologram, calls him out, suggesting he might not be over his previous.
Sensing the message from his new grasp, Vader tells Palpatine that Obi-Wan means nothing and that he can transfer ahead with out worrying about him. This explains why the Empire by no means did a lot digging round Tatooine till the escape pod containing R2-D2 and C-3PO landed on the planet.
The finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+.
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