Episode 4 7/10
Ewan McGregor & Indira Varma. Beautiful reference / stolen encounter display at one of the rooms with Stormtroopers. Which one did it better, Starkiller or Obi-Wan ^^ That choreography was good, but also flawed. Now at Mickey’s SW the Lightsaber actually bounces off from Stormtrooper’s armor before goes through on next attempt 😮 Sad to see that Boba’s Gaffi Stick seems to be stronger as it didn’t perform so weakly when he put down bogies in Mandalorian S02.
Perfect moment for Clone Wars flashbacks while Obi is in the bacta recovery, But naah.. Obi-Wan used the Force to swiftly dry up his outfit (wasn’t shown) after got into the base. Didn’t wear the armor of the knocked stormtrooper. It’s the ‘SW THING TO DO‘, but nah lets not do it Now to think of it, it couldn’t have been done cause of the uber cringey scene at end of the episode. Obi-Wan walks through sec checkpoint while Leia is under the massive trench coat.. 😀 Which one did it better: Austin Powers or Obi-Wan ? Tala does gentle head slap & down goes stormtrooper. 🧐 Darth Tantrum Inquisitor calls Obi-Wan as Kenobi to Leia & not Ben as Obi spoke to Leia. Now Leia knows this is Obi-Wan Kenobi. So it ruined the “help me Obi-Wan Kenobi” you helped my father in the Clone Wars.. ‘I forgot that you helped me when i was a kid.’ <– 😀
‘Is this a staring contest‘ ? <-Words from youngling at interrogation room. Reva didn’t think to check if kiddo is Force Sensitive.. Only replies ‘You’re Strong‘ <– 🤔 👀 She couldn’t mind read ten year old, but did to adult earlier on EP02. No reaction to it 🤦♂️ We’re somehow supposed to believe that she’s competent enough in ‘The Force‘ as a 10-year old to (easily) block mind reading from a trained Inquisitor. Then takes 9x years for her to have the ability to sense things with ‘The Force‘ like she does in “Return of the Jedi“. Since Tie-Fighters shown in the hangar, they should have been used. Staying idle= They shouldn’t have been shown in the first place. Opening shot of the Fortress without the TIE-Fighters would’ve been fine. But no because lack of focus.
T-47’s are 2 person vehicles. One was destroyed, leaving 1x vehicle for 4 people. How did they make it happen ? Magic ❤ 2 Inquisitors are in the hangar, Reva is the only one that does something (not useful) while the other (Fifth Brother) stands there & yells. I’d rather watch a slow paced spinoff of Tera Sinube than Darth Tantrum toy woman doing unuseful moves. Fortress Inquisitorius defenses should have detected the rebel ship once in orbit. On the Rebels telly show ‘Fifth Brother‘ puls the ‘Phantom’ ship & therefore stopped it from leaving the base. He doesn’t try anything at Kenobi S01E04 except yells as mentioned 🤦♂️
Yes this is badly timed filler episode that has lots of goofiness.
Shame on apologists for saying that Vader let Obi go on purpose at EP03 because Obi was so weak that Vader felt cheated. Well, seems like he’s pretty interested in capturing him at end of EP04, doesn’t it? The real Darth Vader would’ve Force Choked her while she’s in the air. Yes she placed the tracker into Lola, but Vader could’ve given that job to GI, Fifth Brother or Fourth Sister. This tracker getaway from being killed is über dumb. Mainly because Revan, mean ‘Reva’ would’ve needed to make sure that Fifth Brother with ‘Raiden Fan Hat’ or Fourth Sistah won’t be there to stop them from escaping. Vader was clearly angered after Obi escaped. Still he let Reva live & bowed to her like “i underestimated you“, ‘Hug‘ ?
In one scene Obi can barely move a 1 inch piece of metal with the ‘Force’ then 5mins later he is able to stop huge pressurised water flow into corridor. Vader had same in Fallen Order game. Obi did it all while fighting ST’s with other hand. Not to forget that in SW they use Transparasteel. Not glass.. There’s something oddly cheap about the ‘escape from Fortress Inquisitorius‘. Seen in an awkward sequence involving Reva deflecting blaster shots while clearly not in eyeline with T-47. When looking at The Mandalorian & cinematic quality of the Andor trailer, it stings to see ‘Kenobi‘ occasionally feel like a b-tier show. Should be same & higher. Most waited SW Telly show has 33min filler episode.. Why? EP04 is a missed opportunity. It would fit into mid of 8-10x eps long S01, not to one with 6x 30-42min each.
Comparison of SWEU & Cinema Darth Vader vs occasional Mickey’s Vader:
Admiral: “Lord Vader, the fleet has moved out of light speed & we‘re preparing to a-“
Darth Vader: “You’ve failed me for the last time Admiral” (force choked to Death)
Kenobi show up to EP06:
Darth Tantrum: “I do what I please & if you don’t like it, Not my Problem.”
Darth Vader: “Yes Ma’am, let me know if you need anything & enjoy.”
Episode 5 6.5/10
Ewan McGregor & Hayden Christensen. It’s great to see that Obi-Wan’s Lightsaber in the flashback scene is the old one that he lost in AOTC. This attention to detail by someone got a praise from me ^^ “Your need for victory Anakin, it blinds you..” 😪 Anakin’s Eyes totally expressive at that moment, distress & sort of frustration on his mind 😳 Wiuh so so good to see Anakin & Obi-Wan together like back in the days ❤ Hayden likes the behind-the-back blade twirl & done well ^^ Obi-Wan circled while one-handed is how he engages Count Dooku at the end of SW:EP02 when he blocks his lightning 👌
Maybe this time he really ran out of Force Juice / Energy Level & that’s why didn’t try to Force pull the ship that appeared from behind the wrecked one. Vader to have such powah doesn’t make sense when it’s done outside SWEU. No, it wasn’t good reference to what ‘Starkiller‘ did to bigger ship & redirected it. *Chewie Giggidy face.* Now we come back to silly part of Reva knowing that Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker 😮 Part of canon is that the Emperor & Vader hunted down everyone who knew it. They definitely wouldn’t have let one become an Inquisitor.
It’s satisfying to see Vader toying with Reva without breaking a sweat & no need for own Lightsaber Included blocking the strikes with force & ordering the flow of “combat” with ‘dance‘ moves.. Then came the sad fact that he & GI left the job undone. At Mickey’s SW not even the Lightsabers are competent enough as they can’t kill body of weak species when torso gets hit. Saved when the plot demands it. Shame for Qui-Gon & some Jedis who got hit by LS into same spot. They were without same plot armor. 100x less interesting character had it 😞 Mickey’s Corporation even managed to indirectly ruin his death. Now even humies can survive from Lightsaber stab. Twice that is if the first time was a stab 😒
Episode 6 8/10
Ewan McGregor & Hayden Christensen. We actually get some Legacy OST to massage our ears. It was brief joy joy & better late than never. This series or show finale is emotionally driven, beautiful mostly 90% canon preserving artwork. Good one even it’s literally dark for most of runtime. This eats full point from rating. Sadly it’s a way to save production work & expenses on many cases. I was hoping to see Obi to do Force Jump after cleared the rocks above him. Moments later cheered when Obi turned into supah saiyan mode & channeled precious skill from youngling days 💪 Then made the beautiful leap strike which cracked the helmet.
It’s a sort of a copy (cracked other side) from Ah-Soka vs Vader in animated Clone Wars show, but no matter. When Vader said “You didn’t kill Anakin, I did” the goosebumbsieez took over. The light on Anakin’s face changes while he talks,🔵 until he says the kill part, it turns 🔴 Hayden & Ewan delivered the goodies during the “meet up” at moon 💯 Switch between JOJ’s & Hayden’s voice is brilliant. I’ll definitely rewatch this encounter many times via Mickey+ I can forgive the silly brief moment when Obi has goofy grip on Lightsaber. I felt the man tears approaching when he mentioned the ‘lost friend‘ 🥺
Once Vader is few meters away from the shuttle he says: “Have you come to destroy me?” <- I thought he was chasing Obi-Wan & Obi decided to go there to see what’s cooking so that future rebels get to safety. I would’ve suggested line: “So Obi-Wan this is where you want to die..” Kenobi flying away after his win? <- Send few Tie Fighters or use the Star Destroyer nearby / in orbit. Guess those ‘thought requiring‘ moves would’ve been too much cause of runtime addition & more 🙄 Then again, if Mickey’s crew acknowledges that they exist, then they have to write intelligent stories to explain how things happen. How did Reva leave the base when no ships remained after refugees left first & then Vader with GI ? Mickey’s Magic again 🧐 How did aunt Beru know that Reva “The Iron Torso” comes to farmstead during the dark 👨🏫
Not to forget the fact that Obi-Wan fought Vader at the same time as Reva was at farmstead, but when Obi had defeated Vader he managed to travel to Tatooine in minutes. He made it on time to confront Reva & forgive her all with lil pep talk. It makes no sense since travelling a grid in the SW galaxy takes hours. Noticed how night-time on that area when Obi landed & on planet approach scene he lands to area with daytime 🙃 How could Owen miss his first shot on Reva. She was literally standing still. Maybe he went through the Stormtrooper training program 🥴 Pst: He didn’t know that wife had weapons hidden at downstairs. Planet with hostile creatures & raiders looting at least once a month i assume. Even knowing these he’s so crap shot that misses still target 😳 Lill after when he waits Reva on a ledge, he doesn’t shoot at all & that gave edge to character who magically traveled to Tatooine.
Why didn’t at least Beru chase Reva with speeder once she went to run after Luke. Owen couldn’t cause of his bad knee. Should have left fear behind. Owen & Beru should’ve set crossfire ambush, not both to stay on same side. Mickey’s crew explaining episode or movie content won’t be done as that would require effort & time consuming things like script editing & redrafting 🤔 They weren’t hired for this. As far as Mickey showrunners are concerned, if something isn’t on screen, it doesn’t exist. Two points taken cause there was no need to show Reva going into Tatooine faster than made any sense. Yes, she found the holo recording with Owen’s name & it happened only because Bail was so dumb to mention it 🤦♂️ He could’ve sent the message without saying it & Obi knowing what he means. High importance subject & he acts like has amoeba’s brain 😢 Of course Obi was dumb earlier when gave it to scammer & he dropped it.
Finalizing thoughts, rants, praise here & there.
The ost is mostly dull & generic through the season. In Rebels animated series it uplifted episodes to be a lot better & same for Clone Wars esp. last few on S07 ✨🎶 Joby Harold who’s one of the Kenobi writers said publicly that he hasn’t seen ROTS. He also said that didnt know Obi Wan knew Anakin being Darth Vader 😮 He joined to write the most hyped show of this decade, but doesnt look into material source 🙆♂️ He went to consult with clown Pablo Hidalgo. “Red LS crystals are faulty” Why: Didn’t kill Plot Armored Reva who’s species is human. GI’s survival was expected cause he’s a Pau’an species. No fear of infection & have two stomachs. Their average lifespan is 700years. Mostly pointless character Reva (why name her so close to greatest Jedi) got stabbed (or slashed & stabbed) & all good, walks in sunshine 🤯 Lightsaber can even go through Parasteel Doors (element used in SW Universe) & no doubt it would destroy entrails of sentient being. Doesn’t kill youngling who got hit.. Youngling strike not shown by end of S01E06. She only told at Path’s base that she hid under the youngling corpses. Okey, did Anakin just blindly swing younglings at temple & plot armored Reva survived cause of it ?
Obi could’ve finished Vader before OT events took place, but he didnt. So every sentient being killed by Vader after duel in nameless moon is partially his fault. Alderaan & more if include SWEU content. Not those after Mustafar duel because he thought Anakin dies when he made the mistake about high ground. The entire OT is down to Obi-Wan letting Vader go for no apparent reason. If he let him live because it’s Luke’s job to take him down then that was very blind decision cause of The Empire. Even Kenobi the looong waited show & it’s possibly only S01 was a 65% letdown, i’ll keep Mickey+ sub enabled cause of waiting for ‘Andor‘ pilot episode to air on late August 😋 Ewan saved a lot of points for it.
Yes there’s almost two months ‘empty‘ time after Kenobi’s season 1 finale 😦 Season word as i dream of S02 rumor to come true. Also waiting for Willow’s return as telly series, Mandalorian S03 Feb. next year & mostly wait for Ah-Soka on same year. Now hoping for Quinlan Voss on Kenobi’s possible S02 or on Ah-Soka series. Then not to get killed cause he’s entertaining Jedi 🙂 My ‘true‘ Star Wars joy content so far up to this day 28.6.6022 (2022 by oldest storybook timeline) is movies 1-6, Rogue One, Legends books & comics that i’ve read. I’ve bought many as EBook. Here’s a fine ear massage since we didn’t get legacy tracks (two isn’t enough) through the six episodes. Enjoy content, share opinion about them at web as that helps the industry & others. Support & lets ask for telly deities to ensure that Ah-Soka, Skeleton Crew & Andor to be memorable adventures. Rumor is that Millie Bobby Brown makes her debut into galaxy far away on Skeleton Crew. It also has talented Jude Law among others. We’ll channel good vibes for future content.