Obi-Wan Kenobi: Biggest questions after the finale

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star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi ended with a bang on Wednesday. Here are the biggest unresolved questions after this epic finale:

What’s next for Reva?

Obi Wan Kenobithe ending delivered something rare for star Wars: a villain who turns away from the dark side and does not die immediately. So what’s next for Reva? Will she be able to become a full Jedi again or join the Path?

There have already been rumors of a possible Reva spin-off that could be an opportunity to explore how the former villain can redeem himself after doing terrible things – something fans were hoping to see with Kylo Ren if he survived. Rise of Skywalker.

How does this affect our reading of the classic Vader line?

When Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi meet again in New HopeVader famously said, “When I left you, I was just an apprentice. Now I’m a master.” For years, fans have assumed that this was referring to the fact that they last fought on Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith, but we now know that they fought at least two more times after that while Anakin was Vader. So does this line make more sense?

Actually, it’s possible. First, “when I left you” can be interpreted as “when I left you” or “when I left the Jedi Order”, not as “when we last saw each other”. But the memory Obi-Wan Kenobi also made it clear that Vader still hadn’t overcome his need to prove himself – something Obi-Wan had warned about during their training – which likely contributed to his defeat in the finals. So this suggests that Vader is still learning during the show, and in New Hopehe indicates that he has moved on since their meeting in this episode, where he even refers to Obi-Wan as a “master”.

Is that why Obi-Wan calls Anakin “Darth”?

One old quibble with New Hope has always been Obi-Wan calling Vader “Darth” as if that were his name – apparently a mistake before Darth was established as a Sith title. But Obi-Wan Kenobi The ending includes a beat in which Obi-Wan, upon realizing his friend is gone, calls him “Darth” instead of Anakin, suggesting that this was always his way of admitting that Anakin has become something completely different.

The show also helps to substantiate why, by the time of the original trilogy, Obi-Wan believed that Anakin was “now more machine than man” and cannot be redeemed, leading Vader to tell Luke Skywalker that Obi-Wan “once thought like you Also, we now know that when Obi-Wan falsifies the truth by telling Luke that Vader “betrayed and killed your father,” that explanation he got straight from Anakin.

Why didn’t Obi-Wan kill Vader?

On the other hand, if Obi-Wan now believes that Anakin is indeed dead, why shouldn’t he just kill Vader after their final battle? Could he still not bring himself to kill his friend despite no longer seeing Anakin and Vader as the same? Or maybe it’s just not the Jedi way of killing (although Obi-Wan doesn’t seem to mind Vader being killed). Return of the Jediwhen he pushes Luke into it).

Why was none of this in the original trilogy?

When Leia sends a message to Obi-Wan asking for help in New Hope, she tells him, “Years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars.” For weeks, fans have been wondering why Leia didn’t mention the fact that Obi-Wan also personally saved her years ago, and on that basis, the couple does have a meaningful relationship of their own.

The ending offers a decent explanation: Obi-Wan tells Leia that if they see each other again, “no one needs to know, otherwise it could put us both in danger.” However, one might think that this connection between them could have arisen in a little point in the original trilogy. With that in mind, why doesn’t Leia seem as upset as Luke when Obi-Wan dies in New Hopeand why does Obi-Wan seem to completely forget about Leia in The Empire Strikes Back when he calls Luke “our last hope” only for Yoda to remind him that “there’s another one”?

This new backstory, however, helps explain why Leia named her son Ben after Obi-Wan in the sequels. It used to feel like Leia barely knew Obi-Wan, but now it makes more sense.

What happened to this Jedi tomb?

One of the biggest revelations of the series was that Inquisitorius Hold contained a tomb filled with Jedi bodies. This is probably just a twisted way the Inquisitors display the Jedi they have captured, displaying them as trophies. But on the other hand, could this be an early example of Palpatine experimenting with cloning technology as part of his contingency plan to be resurrected in a new body, as we’ll see later in Rise of Skywalker?

Getting stabbed doesn’t mean anything anymore?

Between the Grand Inquisitor surviving Reva’s injury and Reva surviving Vader’s injury, Qui-Gon Jinn’s death from a stab wound in The Phantom Menace looks a little doubtful. But apparently, it was the desire for revenge that kept the first two alive, which Qui-Gon did not have.

Will we learn more about Obi-Wan’s brother?

The third episode revealed that Obi-Wan apparently had a brother, whom he vaguely remembers before he was taken to join the Jedi. early draft Return of the Jedi it was revealed that Luke’s uncle, Owen Lars, was actually Obi-Wan’s brother, but this idea was discarded and is no longer canon. So does Obi-Wan have a brother, and will he ever meet him?

Will there be a second season?

Obi-Wan Kenobi advertised as a limited series, but Ewan McGregor said he wants more and director Deborah Chow says Exist “more stories you could tell.”

Presumably, a potential second season will start with Obi-Wan on Tatooine training with Qui-Gon Jinn. But it was already hard to justify why Obi-Wan was leaving the planet when he should be looking after Luke, so giving him a reason to leave again could be a problem, especially considering that leaving the first time nearly led to Luke’s death. Also, after the final duel with Vader, it would be difficult to raise the stakes, and if they fought again, it would just be a repeat.

But even if it’s all for the show, Obi-Wan could still show up somewhere else – like in the upcoming Ahsoka series, which The return of Hayden Christensen like Anakin. So don’t be surprised if this isn’t McGregor’s last “hello”.

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