This article contains spoilers from Part VI of Obi Wan Kenobi.
The finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi did not disappoint. Here are five of the best moments.
Owen and Beru defend Luke
Owen and Beru had the opportunity to show more bravery and fortitude than ever before. When they learn that Reva is after them, Beru makes the decision to defend their home rather than run away and put others at risk. They do not rely on a Jedi coming to fix things for them, even when the odds are stacked against them.
During the fight with Reva, Owen affirms that Luke is his son. Owen and Beru prove themselves to be great parents for Luke, doing whatever they can to protect him.
Obi-Wan reconnections with the Force
After a decade of closing himself off from the Force, Obi-Wan has struggled to use its powers in times of need. Though he has slowly regained his strength, Vader reminds him of his weakness, burying him in a pile of stones. Hope appears to be lost and his is buried not only under the rocks but his fears.
In this time of struggle, Obi-Wan finds new courage as he remembers his love for Leia and Luke. His newfound connection to the Light Side of the Force allows him to free himself from the rubble and face Vader again.
Anakin and Obi-Wan’s final conversation
At the end of their battle, Obi-Wan’s lightsaber damages Vader’s helmet, revealing Anakin’s face within. As Obi-Wan truly sees his old Padawan for the first time in ten years, he is filled with heartbreak. He realizes his friend has indeed died and been replaced by Vader. This conversation affirms what Obi-Wan later says in A New Hope: Vader killed Anakin.
The confrontation allows Obi-Wan to apologize for all that has occurred and gain closure about the end of their friendship. His goodbye to Vader reflects Obi-Wan’s belief that Anakin can no longer be saved.
Reva turns away from the Dark Side
Reva is one of the most complex characters in the show. Her journey from frightened youngling to vengeful Inquisitor to free woman is inspiring. She found herself in a dark reality, consumed by rage and a need for justice. When she has Luke within her grasp, she is reminded of the past life that was destroyed by Anakin’s rampage.
She realizes she cannot follow in Vader’s footsteps by killing another child. Her redemption arc serves as a reminder that it is never too late to turn to the Light. She now has the opportunity to bring goodness to a galaxy consumed by conflict.
In the final moments of the episode, Master and Padawan are reunited at last. After continually asking for guidance through the show, Obi-Wan is finally connected enough with the Force to see Qui-Gon again. Though it is a short exchange, their conversation proves how far he has come. As he travels into the canyons with Qui-Gon, the future looks much brighter for Obi-Wan.
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