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.
The following content contains spoilers for Kenobi Part VI.
This finale is everything I was hoping it would be and more. Of all the Star Wars series, this is the only one that has made this grown man sob multiple times in a finale. I was feeling emotionally overwhelmed a lot. I’m ready to go back and watch all six episodes again, back-t0-back; that’s how much I loved this series! (I’ve already watched every episode 3 times).
No Easter Eggs, Just A Finale
This episode, as expected, gives the appropriate nods to Return of the Jedi. In fact it even gives a bit of a nod to the final battle between Ahsoka and Vader (in Rebels). I’ll begin with the obvious, climatic duel we were all excited to see. The duel between Vader and Obi-Wan was more than I expected. It was a very satisfying duel and the dialog is absolutely heart wrenching. I’m man enough to admit that tears are welling up in my eyes at the same time as Obi-Wan’s.
The sounds from Vader’s damaged respirator are the same sounds we hear at the end of Return of the Jedi. If you missed it, go back and watch it and you will hear it.
That isn’t the only nod to Return of the Jedi. When Obi-Wan finally admits that his “friend is truly dead” is reminiscent of Luke telling Vader that his “father is truly dead” 😥
Reva’s redemption arc is also reminiscent of Return of the Jedi. I do not believe she knows who Luke really is so when she goes to Tatooine, I think it’s to hurt Obi-Wan via Luke. I love how she finds peace by realizing, and receiving the acknowledgement, that she did not become Vader. If the rumors of a spin-off are true, I’m curious if it will be about her life as an Inquisitor or how she is atoning for it. Honestly, I don’t think there will be a spin-off for Reva. If there is one, I would watch it because she is a great character but I think her story is done.
Do Not Mess With Beru
Aside from the amazing duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan, my other favorite sequence is Owen and Beru defending their home. They are some bad ass parents, especially Beru! I saw a tweet or a meme somewhere that said something to the effect “I wonder how many stormtroopers they took out before they were finally killed”. That’s hilarious!
Other satisfying moments is hearing the famous Obi-Wan Kenobi line “Hello There” when meeting 10 year old Luke for the first time. Finally getting “Force Ghost Qui-Gon” is one of the things many of us were hoping for. By the way, Liam Neeson is 70 years old this year and he kind of looks it, even shrouded in blue and at a distance.
Kenobi Part VI is a very satisfying conclusion and I’m really sad that it’s over. I hope Disney can pencil in some Ewan McGregor reprisals in future content.
We have about two months to recover before the Andor series begins streaming on Disney+ August 31st.