Saturday, June 11, 2022

Take Three: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Season 1, Episode 3 “Part III” (B)

This hour was perfectly fine, but I’m not sure why everyone seems to think it’s the greatest thing they’ve ever seen. To me, it’s just filler content, since we know how things turn out with Obi-Wan and Darth Vader coming face-to-face in the first film, and so having them interact in this manner was free of some of the suspense it should have had because we knew how it would end. The competition between Reva and the Fifth Brother is something new, but they’re also not part of the mythology and wouldn’t likely survive past the events of this show to return for any of the many other Star Wars series currently on the air or in the development. Reva managed to be crafty and figure out a way to get close to Leia so that she could play her hand again to get Obi-Wan back in her grasp, but presumably that will only make Darth Vader madder since he wants to be the one to kill him, or I guess to trap him in a ring of fire and then have his hapless stormtroopers capture him? The scene in the transport was more worthwhile since it was just a matter of how they were going to get caught and how long it would take, though Obi-Wan didn’t out himself as a Jedi by instead using his shooting skills. I was pleased to recognize Indira Varma, a familiar face from “Human Target” and “Game of Thrones,” as Tala, the Imperial officer who works to smuggle out Jedis.

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