Wednesday brought usfor as episode 4 live action he came to . Jedi in exile Kenobi ( ) is in poor condition after being almost burned alive ( ).
Our hero managed to escape with the help of Tala Durith (Indira Varma), an imperial officer who secretly helps the Jedi escape from Vader’s clutches via an underground railway known as the Journey. The fickle Sith Lord will no doubt be pleased to find out.
Unfortunately, Tala and Obi-Wan let little Princess Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair) arrive on the ship that would take her home to Alderaan alone, and she entered the clutches of Imperial Inquisitor Reva (), or the third sister. The villain is determined to gain Vader’s favor, so it is fortunate that only Obi-Wan knows that Leia is the lost daughter of the Sith Lord.
It’s time to fully immerse yourself in the Force and immerse yourself in the galaxy SPOILERS. This show takes place about 10 years after the Revenge of the Sith and nine years before.
There is no escape
Obi-Wan reunites with the Force and joins Tala to save Leia from Inquisitorius Fortress Nur, but the cunning Reva has placed the tracker in the girl’s beloved droid LOLA. It’s part of her plan to track down the Jedi and the Path, which will almost save her from the deadly Force-suffocating Vader (who will invade the room in an extremely cold way).
“I seem to have underestimated you,” the Dark Lord says as he releases Reva. Each line freezes on the back, James Earl Jones is still great at 91.
This calls back to(aka Episode IV: A New Hope) because Vader uses a similar tactic when he allows the Millennium Falcon to lead the Empire into a hidden rebel base in Yavin IV. Given that the film takes place nine years after the show, it makes sense that the Sith Lord would use tactics again.
Leia also remembers the movement in New Hope and decided that having a tracker on board was the “only explanation” for their escape. I guess the events of this show gave her the lesson hard.
Seeing Obi-Wan sneaking around the Imperial facility is visually similar to the original Star Wars, in which he sneaks across the halls of the Death Star to deactivate the battle station’s trailing beam. Fortress Inquisitorius was previously seen in the 2019 video gamein which Cal Kestis infiltrates him for the final mission (the game takes place five years before this show).
Before traveling to Nur, Obi-Wan briefly dives into the healing fluids in the bacta tank to repair the burns after the battle with Vader. Like any good action hero, he shortens his recovery because he needs to save Leia. This trope always stresses me – rest Obi-Wan, you don’t want to get a terrible space infection.
This bath was also the perfect opportunity for a wonderful flashback – ask Bob Fett, the guy– for Obi-Wan and Anakin to be the best friends of the Jedi and to jump in their great armor during the Clone Wars, but that won’t happen. We have only the memory of his recent trauma in the fight with Vader and the image of the Sith Lord in his own bacta tank. Which is still pretty cool and better for moving over than bouncing further in the chronology.
Obi-Wan is also briefed by anti-imperial network leader Roken (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), who is trying to help the Jedi survive. His wife was either a former member of the Order or sensitive to the Force pursued by the Inquisitors. It’s not clear if this is someone we know.
Roken’s network is not quite the Rebel Alliance we see in the original trilogy (New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). At this point in the timeline, the resistance efforts are scattered by a series of cells operating largely independently – united by renegade Imperial Senators Mon Mothma and Bail Organ (Leia’s foster father) during the CGI animated series.few years later.
During his Fortress Inquisitorius infiltration, Obi-Wan discovers a terrifying room full of preserved bodies of dead Jedi – including young people. It is a striking reminder of the terrible deeds of the Empire.
Some fans might recognize Cosian, who looks like Jedi Master Tera Sinube. He appeared there several timesperhaps most memorable when he helped Anakin’s padawance Ahsoce Tano regain her lost lightsaber.
He also lived quite a long life, havingin stories set in the High Republic era (more than 200 years before the events of this show). Previously, we had no idea of his fate as a result of Order 66, in which .
It is not clear why the Empire holds the bodies of the Jedi, but it could be related to Emperor Palpatine’s attempts to genetically modify the forces of the powerful Force to act as surrogate bodies in the event of his death.
(which takes place 10 years before Obi-Wan) a (which occurs about 18 years after this show) encounters Palpatine’s attempts to use science to prolong his own life indefinitely. By the time he was killed in The Return of the Jedi, he hadn’t quite made it, so did he in The Rise of Skywalker (about 44 years after the events of this show).
Because we know how Palpatine’s plot unfolds, it seems like a bit of a dead end. Let’s hope these genetic experiments turn out to be more than just his machinations.
Obiservations and easter eggs
- The strange scene where Obi-Wan hits the Stomtroopers out of the darkness reflects a similar moment we saw in the trailer for The Force Unleashed 2 from 2010.
- Obi-Wan’s swimming in the Inquisitorius Fortress is reminiscent of his swimming on Naboo and reflects Cala Kestis’s infiltration method for the last Jedi mission: the Fallen Order.
- Leia’s sensitivity to the Force probably allowed her to resist Revina’s thought probe.
- We hear Stormtrooper goosebumps – he never gets tired of getting excerpts from Imperial goon conversations that remind us that they’re mostly average Joes trying to make a living in a space-controlled galaxy.
- The torture chamber Leia is brought to is similar to the one where the last Jedi boss takes place: the Fallen Order.
- The Black Armored Purge Troopers have their live action debut in this episode when they appeared earlier in the Jedi: Fallen Order (where it was difficult to defeat them in battle). bound comic book series and writer Charles Soule’s comic run. Their helmets were reworked in the years since these apparitions, probably when the Empire switched from clone soldiers to stormtroopers.
- Obi-Wan and Leia under the cloak look like a pathetic attempt to smuggle a child into a movie theater.
- It’s amazing to see Roken’s pilots using T-47 airspeeders. The Rebel Alliance will later be upgraded to snowspeeders for use on the icy planet Hoth, as seen in The Empire Strikes Back.
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