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Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Finale Brings Return of Favorite Characters, Plus Season 2 Speculation: Review

The Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone series is closed – well, for now at least.

The finale saw massive cameos some 23 years in the making, and also featured intense combat that will no doubt change the way we look at the original trilogy in the future.

It’s also expected to be the last time we’ll see Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, but the actor says he’s looking for more.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead

Ewan McGregor says he’d like to do more Obi-Wan Kenobi. (Disney Plus)

The finale had high hopes for an ultimate showdown between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader – and boy, do we get it.

Obi Wan is back! After a moment of what seemed like a crushing defeat, Kenobi let loose on Vader.

What’s under the mask has been revealed and Vader makes it clear that Anakin Skywalker is gone. It’s hard to get sucked into big battles and important plot points because with the Star Wars Skywalker saga we know the outcome. Everyone knows the outcome.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is as powerful as ever in the series finale. (Disney+)

We know that Obi-Wan doesn’t die, we know that Darth Vader doesn’t die, we know that little Leia and Luke are okay and so on and so forth. But it still works.

unlike The MandalorianObi-Wan Kenobi is essentially a plot filler, and a glorious plot filler adds beautifully to the classic story we already know.

But what Obi-Wan Kenobi the series does what the other Disney+ shows don’t, changes the way we look at the original Star Wars trilogy.

Actor Hayden Christensen can be seen and heard under Vader’s damaged mask. (Disney+)

From Obi-Wan’s relationship with young Princess Leia to Vader and Kenobi’s deadly battle aboard the Death Star in a new hope, it can all be viewed with a new story in mind.

The finale saw some exceptional cameos, with Ian McDiarmid reprising his role as Emperor Palpatine and Liam Neeson *finally* connecting with Kenobi as a power spirit Qui-Gon Jinn.

While McDiarmid’s cameo was a nice touch, it wasn’t quite as impressive as seeing Liam Neeson return to Star Wars in the flesh after 23 years.

Ian Mcdiarmid returns as Emperor Palpatine in the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale. (Disney+)

Misguided Sith Inquisitor Reva, played by actress Moses Ingram, has finally let go of her hatred.

After a crushing defeat by Darth Vader, Reva was left for dead. But she went on to uncover the galaxy’s greatest secret: Darth Vader, aka Anakin Skywalker, has a hidden child on Tattooine.

Moments were tense as Reva was on the hunt for 10-year-old Luke Skywalker, but she couldn’t go through with it and leave the boy alive, throwing down her red lightsaber and comforting Obi-Wan.

What’s next for Reva? There are rumors of a spin-off series featuring her character.

Could Reva get her own spin-off series? (Disney+)

There’s so much more to tell about Obi-Wan’s story, but rumors of a second season are just that: rumours.

Although Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor admits that the Disney+ show was intended to be a one-off, he has expressed interest in making more.

“Would I like to make another one? Yes, I’d like to make another one,” McGregor said Weekly entertainment

“I had such a great time with Deb [Deborah Chow, director]and the actors we had in this were so amazing to work with, and the crew is just, i can’t tell you.”

The Obi-Wan Kenobi finale was the first time we saw Liam Neeson’s character in 23 years. (LucasFilm / Disney+)

So where to go now? In the finale, Obi-Wan Kenobi rejoined his old Jedi Master and ran away through the canyons of the planet Tatooine.

A season 2 would be much welcomed by fans, but seeing Obi-Wan and his old master together again inspires my confidence in the future of the franchise, either way.

If you’re itching for more, I suggest you check out the Star Wars: Rebels animated series, in which a certain Jedi Master plays a prominent role.

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