‘Obi-Wan Kenobi:’ All the Questions Answered in “Part V” of the ‘Star Wars’ Series

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The finale of the Disney series ties up loose ends while offering a dose fan-favorite flashback scenes.

Ewan McGregor

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
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[This story contains spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi “Part V.”]

There is a wish list among Star Wars fans of what they hoped to see in Obi-Wan Kenobi, and this week’s episode checked a big box with a lightsaber dash.

Within seconds of the opening of “Part V,” the penultimate episode of the Disney series treated viewers to a training duel between Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and his then-Padawan Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), set prior to Attack of the Clones.

The moment was perfect for two reasons. First, it was great fanservice, Christensen (both de-aged), and McGregor (both also de-aged), back in their prequel costumes. Anakin with his Padawan braid and Obi-Wan’s flowing hair. It also served as a great storytelling device. Obi-Wan was able stay one step ahead Darth Vader in “Part V”, because he remembered his follies from previous sessions and correctly assumed that the man had not changed.

In addition to the spectacular opening and interment flashback segments, “Part V” began to answer the big questions that have been asked throughout the series. Let’s get to the meat.

As expected by die-hard fans of The Grand Inquisitor, he returned. How did he do that? “Revenge.” At least, that is what Rupert Friend‘s character drawled at Reva (Moses Ingram), claiming it was his need to seek revenge on his attacker that kept him alive.

As previously discussed, fans were shocked to see the icoinc Star Wars Rebels villain go down in “Part II,” given how important he is in the first season of the animated show, which isn’t set to take place until five years later. That lead to a larger question: Is Obi-Wan Kenobi making such big moves to rewrite the nature of what is considered canon in Star Wars? Although that would open up a whole new world of questions, many believed that it meant that the Friend’s Inspector would soon return. This week’s episode saw Darth Vader stand by Friend’s Inquisitor, a satisfying re-entry.

In Part V, viewers were also able to see a deep dive into Reva’s backstory. It was revealed that it isn’t Jedi she’s after — it’s Vader himself. As some fans theorized, Reva was one of the Younglings who were present during Anakin’s massacre of the Jedi Temple during Order 66, which took place in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Many believed there must have been a full-circle connection when a flashback to the horrible event was shown in the first scene of the premiere episode.

Indeed Reva makes a small error in her Inquisitor façade during the second episode, when she tells Obi-Wan Anakin Skywalker is still breathing. Although it was a powerful moment for Obi Wan, it also raised questions about how she knew such tightly-wrapped information. Obi-Wan noticed it too.

In a heated exchange that featured flashbacks to Reva’s memories of Anakin killing Younglings, it was revealed that the headstrong and determined Inquisitor had been climbing up the ranks to get closer to the Sith manmachine who destroyed her world. This could mean Reva has joined the good guys? It’s not exactly. The episode ends with Reva, a wounded Jedi, finding Obi-Wan’s communicator in the dirt. It carries a message from Bail Organisa (Jimmy Smits), about Luke.

Fans might have wondered if they will ever meet Luke by the end. After an adorable appearance by the young Skywalker in the trailer and briefly in the first episode of the series, Luke has yet not made any real appearances. His twin sister Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair), is a fully-fledged starring role. “Part V” confirmed that Luke would indeed be appearing on the scene, but not in the way we expected — the boy is in danger.

As for bringing things full circle, we also see the return of Haja (Kumail Nanjiani) in this episode. While perhaps not wholly pertinent to Obi-Wan’s own character journey, it implies that Nanjiani’s time in the Star Wars universe may not just end with an episode cameo. It appears that Haja has joined the Rebel Alliance. Obi-Wan even asked the fake-Jedi to watch Leia as Reva (kind of) surrenders.

As we head into the highly anticipated series finale there are still many questions: Will Obi-Wan’s late master Quigon Jin (Liam Neeson), make an appearance? Will there be an epic showdown between Vader and Kenobi a la Revenge of the Sith?

As Obi Wan would say, “Patience.” The final episode of the series is expected to deliver if it has a rumored extended runtime.

The series finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi will stream Wednesday on Disney .

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