Lord Vader killed your father
A huge plot point in A New Hope is how Ben Kenobi seemingly lies to Luke Skwyalker by telling him that Darth Vader killed his father. It of course becomes apparent that this wasn’t true, at least in the physical sense. However, this line now makes much more sense after seeing the final episode of Kenobi. It turns out that this way of thinking came from Lord Vader himself.
At the end of the Kenobi and Vader fight, the Sith says, “Anakin is gone. I am what remains.
“I am not your failure, Obi-Wan. You didn’t kill Anakin Skywalker. I did.” This now provides much more context for the way that Ben Kenobi talked around Anakin’s death when explaining to Luke.
Somehow Palpatine Returned
Here’s another character that we expected to show up at some point. Emperor Sheev Palpatine finally makes his appearance in the show, albeit via hologram. After Darth Vader limps back to his fortress on Mustafar, he’s seen conversing with his master and supreme overlord. The Emperor questions whether Lord Vader’s previous feelings for his old master may hinder his capabilities. The Sith Lord assures Palpatine otherwise.
The Emperor is certainly an overused character in Star Wars canon, especially after The Rise of Skywalker. It’s great to see him appear here in a small capacity that doesn’t undermine the heart of the series’ emotion.
Liam Neeson Returns As Qui-Gon Jinn
Ok, you definitely won’t have missed this one – but it was a welcome sight nonetheless. Obi-Wan spent several moments this season trying to contact his old master, Qui-Gon Jinn via the force. In the closing moments of the finale, we finally get to see the force ghost of Qui-Gonn appear with Liam Neeson reprising his role as the iconic Jedi, more than two decades later.
“Took you long enough!” Qui-Gon greets Obi-Wan, jovially. “I was always here, Obi-Wan. You just weren’t ready to see.” As he fades, Kenobi walks off into the Tatooine distance, signifying the end of the first season. With luck, we’ll hopefully see a second season with Liam Neeson playing a bigger role in Obi-Wan’s development
Finally, we all knew that this line would be coming at some point – it was just a question of when. As Obi-Wan approaches a young Luke Skywalker to introduce himself properly, Kenobi repeats his most iconic (and most memed) line: “Hello there!”.
This will most certainly have every avid Star Wars fan pointing at their screens like Leo DiCaprio, and we can’t wait to see what new memes the internet comes up with.
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