Obi-Wan Kenobia new Star Wars The Disney+ series tells the story of what happened when Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi must rescue young Leia after she was abducted while being hunted by the Imperial Inquisitors and his former Padawan, now known as Darth Vader. The younger Obi-Wan, played by Ewan McGregor, and Darth Vader, played by Hayden Christensen, both reprise their roles from Star Wars prequel trilogy. The hope for many was that the series would connect everyone Star Wars films in a coherent manner.
Obi-Wan Kenobi received three Saturn Awards for Best Streaming Limited Event Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series: Moses Ingram, and Best Guest Performance in a Streaming Series: Hayden Christensen. Although the series seems to have done quite well overall, fans are curious if a season 2 is in the works. McGregor told fans at a convention in August 2022: “There’s no plan to make one yet, but I’m pretty sure they’re just biding their time. No one has approached me yet.”
In accordance Rotten tomatoes, the series as a whole has so far received an 82% positive review on the Tomatometer and a 63% positive score from Average Audiences. The question then remains: what makes real Star Wars Fans and movie reviewers actually think about season 1? Here’s everyone Obi-Wan Kenobiits episodes, ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes score.
6/6 Part IV – 69%
The lowest rated episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi is “Part IV”, and scored 69% on Rotten Tomatoes. Although the series is full of details, it seems to slow down a bit and concentrate on information rather than action. Reva now interrogates Leia for information about the Path while she is detained in Fortress Inquisitorius, the fortified headquarters of the Inquisitors located on Nur. To save Leia, Kenobi and Tala intend to breach the stronghold. When Tala’s cover is blown and their presence is known, they manage to rescue Leia, but are forced to flee. They do so with the help of Path Commander Roken and his guerrilla forces. Reva admits that she attached a tracker to Leia’s companion droid, Lola, in anticipation of a rescue, which convinces a furious Vader to wait to kill her for her failure. Vulture described this episode as “simple, perhaps to a fault” and notes that “this episode sets up an exciting heist-like operation while only intermittently accessing the sum of urgent energy that drives the best mission movies.” Gosh!
5/6 Part VI – 74%
Continuing from the previous episode, “Part VI” of Obi-Wan Kenobi finds Darth Vader and the Empire in pursuit of the Path network as Reva lands on Tatooine to find Luke. Finally, with the trail running safely, Kenobi makes the decision to face Vader alone on a neighboring planet. Obi-Wan disables Vader after gaining full access to the Force, but he turns away disappointed after seeing that Anakin has fully embraced his role as Sith Lord. After controlling Owen and Beru, who confront her, Reva goes after Luke in the desert. She makes the decision to return Luke to his family after remembering Anakin’s destruction of the Jedi Temple. Space reviewed the episode, “Vader’s vulnerability has barely been explored on screen, and there was something truly haunting about seeing him broken and screaming for his former master,” and called the final episode a, “conclusive [that] satisfies by setting up a landscape that is more akin to the equilibrium at the beginning of A new hope.”
4/6 Part V – 82%
Things seem to pick up again in “Part V” of Obi-Wan Kenobi, where we start to see what the show might be trying to say. While following the Path network to Jabiim, Vader thinks back to the lightsaber instruction he had from Kenobi before The Clone Wars. Reva receives a promotion from Vader to Grand Inquisitor, after which she conducts a siege on the Path facility and closes the escape doors. Kenobi concedes and persuades Reva to assassinate Vader after realizing they have no chance of victory. She attempts to assassinate Vader when she gives him Kenobi, but is defeated and stabbed after a brief struggle. When the original Grand Inquisitor emerges to reclaim her authority, she is left for dead. Reva discovers Bail Organa’s message on Kenobi’s transmitter as the Path network escapes, revealing Luke’s whereabouts on Tatooine. In reality, this episode is all about establishing Vader’s belief that he is more than Anakin ever was.
3/6 Part III – 84%
More problems arise in “Part III” of Obi-Wan Kenobi while Reva is tasked with finding Kenobi by Darth Vader, who has just awakened from a bakta tank. Vader offers to advance Reva to Grand Inquisitor if she succeeds. When Kenobi and Leia are found, Imperial forces are sent to arrest them. However, they are aided by an Imperial officer named Tala who is part of the Path, a secret society that protects dissidents and outlaws wanted by the Empire. Just as they are about to escape, Vader and the Inquisitors appear and start harming innocent bystanders to draw Kenobi out. She then leads them to a hidden underground corridor. Reva eventually succeeds in capturing Leia. This episode did a good job of advancing the story and continuing the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
2/6 Part I – 85%
The narrative and basis for the entirety of Obi-Wan Kenobi is established in “Part I.” Retired former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is hidden in a cave on Tatooine, going by the alias Ben, 10 years after Order 66, which resulted in the death of the majority of the Jedi Order. Despite Owen’s dislike of Kenobi, he keeps an eye on a young Luke Skywalker, the son of his former student-turned-adversary Anakin Skywalker, who now lives with Owen and Beru Lars.
1/6 Part II – 87%
The action is hyped up in “Part II” by Obi-Wan Kenobi, when Kenobi learns, from Reva, that Anakin, whom he thought was dead, is actually still alive as Darth Vader. After “Part I”, when Kenobi follows the abductors to the planet Daiyu, he meets the con artist Haja Estree, posing as a Jedi. When Kenobi arrives at Leia’s location, Haja tells him to confront the captors and free her. Mercenaries in the city begin hunting Kenobi and Leia while Reva disobeys instructions and gives him another reward. She accidentally allows them to escape by stabbing the Grand Inquisitor with her lightsaber as he approaches to capture Kenobi himself. The series really begins to show its true colors with cinematic images and details that connect past, present and future.