Obi-Wan Kenobi: Episodes 1 & 2 Review

Ten years afterOrder 66, when most of theJedi Orderwere killed, theGrand Inquisitor,Fifth Brother, and Third Sister (Reva Sevander) find a surviving Jedi, Nari, onTatooine. Reva grows impatient and attempts to kill him, forcing the Grand Inquisitor to stop her, allowing Nari to escape. The Grand Inquisitor expresses his disapproval for Reva’s recklessness and obsession with finding another surviving Jedi,Obi-Wan Kenobi, who, unbeknownst to them, is also on Tatooine. Under the alias “Ben”, Kenobi works at a meat factory and watches over a youngLuke Skywalker, the son of his former apprentice-turned-enemyAnakin Skywalker. He is haunted by memories of his past, and is unable to communicate with his former masterQui-Gon Jinnthroughthe Force. Kenobi refuses to help Nari, and later sees his corpse hanging in town. OnAlderaan, Anakin’s daughterLeia, who was adopted by Kenobi’s acquaintance SenatorBail Organa, is kidnapped by Vect Nokru’s gang, a group of bounty hunters hired by Reva to lure Kenobi. Organa contacts Kenobi and pleads with him to help rescue Leia. Kenobi refuses at first, but relents after Organa personally meets him.

After tracking the kidnappers to the planet Daiyu, Kenobi encounters con man Haja Estree, who pretends to be a Jedi. Haja directs Kenobi to Leia’s location, where he defeats the kidnappers and rescues her. The Grand Inquisitor learns of their presence and locks the city down. Reva disobeys orders to stand down and places a new bounty on Kenobi, causing mercenaries around the city to target him and Leia. When Leia realizes they are after Kenobi, she loses trust in him and runs away; he follows her onto a roof. With mercenaries attempting to kill them, Leia jumps off a roof and Kenobi saves her using the Force, gaining her trust. Haja finds them and directs them to an unguarded cargo port from which they can escape, but cannot stop Reva from following them. Reva reveals to Kenobi that Anakin, now known as Darth Vader, is still alive, which shocks him; he presumed Anakin had died ten years ago. The Grand Inquisitor arrives to arrest Kenobi himself, but Reva stabs him with her lightsaber, inadvertently allowing Kenobi and Leia to escape. Elsewhere, Darth Vader awakens in a bacta tank.

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