Obi-Wan Kenobi Episodes 1 – 2 are the first two parts of an American science fiction television miniseries created for the streaming service Disney+, featuring the Star Wars character of the same name. Set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), the series is directed by Deborah Chow, with Joby Harold serving as showrunner.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi Episodes 1 – 2 finds Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) on Tatooine, having spent the last decade watching over Luke Skywalker, living a hidden existence as a menial worker. At the beginning of the series, three Sith Inquisitors – including the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) – arrive on Tatooine hunting down the remnant of the Jedi Knights. One of the Inquisitors – Reva (Moses Ingram) is obsessed with finding Kenobi – and she is set up as a trouble-maker of sorts.
Based on the trailer, it appeared that the miniseries would revolve around this hunt for Kenobi by the Inquisitors. While that is essentially true, Kenobi’s quest in fact is to rescue the young Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) after being captured by criminals as a trap laid by Reva. After initial hesitation, Kenobi is convinced by Leia’s adoptive father, Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) to go on one last adventure to save his daughter.
The second episode finds Kenobi on the planet Daiyu where Leia is being kept imprisoned. Kenobi eventually gets to Leia but then realises he has walked into a trap. The narrative then turns into a lengthy chase scene, where Kenobi has to handle the precocious Leia in order to save both their lives. The banter between Kenobi and little Leia is worth the price of admission with Blair stealing almost every scene that she is in!
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episodes 1 – 2 have delivered one of the best Star Wars TV stories thus far and yet another example how being true to Star Wars lore will return the franchise to former glories. Highly recommended!
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