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Kenobi Series Final Thoughts

Kenobi series

It’s been a few, quiet, solemn weeks since Obi-Wan ended. I was hoping to post this the week after it ended but I was on vacation and things became busy. However, the exciting news is Andor will be here in just under two months. I thought I would provide some final thoughts, talk about my favorite parts and perhaps address some of the criticisms.

Final Thoughts and Favorite Parts

If you’ve been reading my after show posts then you know that I really enjoy the series. If I have any “nits to pick”, they’re not many and I might get into those later. The years leading up to the release, and even before the first episode, I kept wondering what the story would be. We saw new planets in the trailers so we knew it wouldn’t take place solely on Tatooine. Honestly, I’m glad the story takes him off world, we just had an entire series take place, predominately on Tatooine.

The moment I recognized Alderaan I knew the one and only thing that could convince Obi-Wan to leave Tatooine is Leia. Vivien Lyra Blair is an amazing cast as young Leia, she made me believe she was a young Carrie Fisher. The best thing about this series is seeing that bond develop between Leia and Obi-Wan. It gives so much more meaning to the original trilogy and her excitement when Luke tells her he’s there with Ben Kenobi. It also gives more meaning to the sequel trilogy, when she names her son Ben. Also, the way she treats L0-LA is a testament to her trust in droids and the line “never underestimate a droid”.

This series ends by wrapping everything up nice and neat. Any loose ends, i.e. Reva, can be answered in future series but everything else fits well within current canon and lore. Personally, I don’t think we need another season. Granted I love Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and I could watch him everyday for eternity in that role. I think that’s the real reason fans are asking for more. However, we don’t need a second season just for the sake of a second season. The writing and story telling needs to be solid and thought out; they shouldn’t rush it.

A Few of My Favorite Scenes

This is already getting quite verbose so I will quickly cover a few of my favorite episodes/scenes. I don’t like to rank Star Wars but if I had to pick my favorite episodes, I’d pick Part III and Part VI. Granted I think all six episodes were great in their own way. Part III sticks out because of the confrontation at the end. Part VI sticks out because of everything in the episode.

The end of Part V is another one of my favorite scenes. The sheer ferocity of Vader when he pulls down that transport and rips it apart is terrifying. Then dueling with Reva without even drawing his own lightsaber is super cool. I think it’s a testament to Obi-Wan’s training.

Aside from Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, the cast of Vivien Lyra Blair is, by and large, one of my absolute favorite things about this series.

No Part II

I was debating about writing a Part II where I address some of the criticisms but I have decided not to do that. This post is already two weeks overdue. If you enjoyed it, then I’m glad. If you didn’t like it, that’s all right too. I don’t think it’s necessary for me to justify or defend the series.

I’ll gladly have a civil discussion about it or write the second part if requested; but I’m not going to preach to anyone as to why you should like this series. I hate it when people try to tell me that I should hate something just because they hate it so I’m not going to do the opposite.

May the Force Be With You

Obi-Wan Kenobi Part VI

Well folks, here we are. Kenobi Part VI, the final episode of the series. I’m sad that it’s over but we were told from the very beginning it would be a “limited series”. They delivered exactly what was promised, both in quantity and quality. There is so much happening in this episode. So many emotions. I will probably provide some final thoughts in a follow-up post. In the meantime, let’s get into it.

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The following content contains spoilers for Kenobi Part VI.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Part V

Kenobi Part V is the penultimate episode of the season/series! The “Empire Strikes Back” episode (see last weeks post if you’re confused by that) and it’s so good! By this point we have seen everything that is in the trailers. Which means everything from this episode on is completely unseen content! Knowing what we know from last week, confrontation is inevitable as the Imperials close in on his location.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Part IV

Kenobi Part IV

This episode is a little slower than the last but still a great episode. There are two more left and I believe this one is setting up the final confrontation. The end of Part III is just a taste of the promised “re-match”, of this I am certain. There are more details, and theories, I want to get into for Kenobi Part IV but, as usual, I have to issue the spoiler warning first.

This one isn’t quite as riddled with easter eggs as the previous episode, but there is something familiar if you’ve seen The Clone Wars. Let’s pause here for the spoiler warning before I say too much.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Part III

Kenobi Part III

Kenobi Part III is my favorite episode (so far). This one is dark but powerful. I can’t go into too much detail until after the spoiler warning; but I love how this series is really enhancing the canon of the original trilogy and building his relationships.

Obi-Wan is still evading the inquisitors while trying to complete his mission. He’s hoping to find allies as he makes his way home again but then …

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Part I & II

Kenobi Part I & II

As I mentioned in a previous post, I was traveling on Friday so I did not get a chance to watch the first episodes until late. I wish I could have been at the Star Wars Celebration this year; I heard the first episode was seen by attendees in a rented theater at 9pm PST. Jealous. So let’s discuss Obi-Wan Kenobi Part I & II.

Before I get into spoilers I will provide a quick review. I liked the second episode better than the first but, over all, I really like both episodes. There are a few minor issues but they are mostly nit-picky.

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The following content contains spoilers for Kenobi Part I & II.

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