Review Episode 5 of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Jun 15, 2022

Review Episode 5 of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Spoiler alert. 


Spoiler alert.


Spoiler alert.


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This is it. 


The one that the fans boys and girls have long wanted. 


The Return of Anakin Skywalker.


Indeed, this episode kicks off with Kenobi and pre-Sith Anakin undertaking a training exercise with light sabers. 


This is used as framing to examine the connective tissues between Anakin and Vader as they play a game of cat and cat with Reva, now the Grand Inquisitor, set between them as a somewhat unknowing mouse. 


A stronger episode than part 4, it features a Storm Trooper platoon attack in which they miss 99 per cent of their shots, the death of Tala to save Leia and the other refugees and an instantly iconic moment of Vader using the Force to bring down a ship that had just taken off. 


The episode also reveals that Reva was indeed the youngling that was spied in Episode One. While she is ruthless in her search for Kenobi, along the way she has killed many innocent people - seemingly solely to gain a personal audience with Vader so she can return the favour of his attempted murder of her as said Youngling. 


All very tragic. 


All very Star Wars.


This episode has a lot to pack regarding the relationship between Anakin and Kenobi. It shows how they both know each other so well that Vader's hunt for Kenobi is over and played out before it has even begun. 


And now we know where this show is finally headed. 


Back to Tattoine where a little boy dreams of becoming a pilot... 


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Trivia and references and things to think about from Episode 5:

  • When Kenobi and Skywalker train together, Anakin still has both his human arms - meaning this training exercise took place before the Attack of the Clones film. He still has his Padawan braid as well.
  • The true Grand Inquisitor apparently has two stomachs and can survive a sabre to the torso...
  • When Reva asked Kenobi where he was during the assault on the Jedi temple - he was of course taking down General Grevious
  • Given we now know Vader can pull ships from the air, why did he not do that to the Falcon on the Hoth base in Empire Strikes Back?
  • Anakin quote "Mercy doesn't defeat the enemy master"
  • Reva would appear then to be the only person in the Star Wars galaxy who has survived TWO light sabre stabbings from Lord Vader. 
  • Vader stabbed Reia with her own sabre - he never actually drew his the whole fight.
  • The name of the planet was Jabiim.
  • The troopers in black are known as Purge Troopers and are tools of the Inquisitors.  
  • "I was but a learner, now I am the master” this line from ANH now can arguably make a lot more sense - Kenobi outsmarted Vader with the escape. AND OMG I just realised that Anakin was never granted the rank of Master by the Jedi Council and in ANH hope he claims that title for himself. I bet you all realised that 17 years ago!
  • Vader pulling down the ship was a reference to the game Force Unleashed.



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