The Force is strong with the first season of “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
The Jedi Order has fallen and the Sith Lord rules the empire. Master Jedi Obi Wan Kenobi goes into hiding. Burdened by his grief and shame, he watches over his young apprentice’s son in Tatooine. But his past will soon catch up with him as he comes face-to-face with Darth Vader and learns what has become of his Padawan.
Before I reveal my top scenes, I just want to say: What. The. F*ck. You know what, I don’t care about the supposed flaws of this series. Give me Obi-Wan and Anakin in a lightsaber duel and I’m satisfied. But heavens, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is more than just that. Just the opening scenes of every episode would make you scream in delight. Although, really Obi-Wan, you still didn’t finish off Vader, after all this time? What is wrong with you dude. But okay, enough of that, let’s do this. Here are my top scenes in “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Season 1.
Tomb of the Jedis
Goosebumps. There are many theories about the purpose of this “tomb,” but after Order 66, this is one of the most heart-wrenching scenes in the series. Can I also mention here the lightsabers of fallen Jedis displayed in Fortress Inquisitorius?
Darth Vader vs Obi-Wan
Burn. At least Vader gets his revenge. He’s out of character here, by the way, screaming to the stormtroopers to “get Obi-Wan” amid the fire. Do it yourself.
Darth Vader vs Third Sister
Reva is no match against Vader’s power. He didn’t even use his lightsaber! But nice try, Third Sister.
Obi-Wan Water Bending at Fortress Inquisitorius
That is one cool move after the lackluster showing of the Force from the Jedi master.
Obi-Wan Earth Bending at I don’t know what planet it was (or moon)
After the cool water bending, we see Obi-Wan earth bending at the season finale during his duel with Vader. I like the water bending more but this Ray-like show of the Force is badass.
Obi-Wan and Anakin lightsaber duel
This is super cool. This scene was used to direct the story of episode 5 with Obi-Wan and Anakin both remembering this duel years after. Turns out Anakin still didn’t learn Obi-Wan’s lessons. “You realized the boy must be trained.” Cue Uncle Owen: “Like you trained Anakin?”
Jedi Nari reveals himself to Obi-Wan
It was painful to see a Jedi killed in this series as if Order 66 was not enough. The scene is important in the story, whether fans realized it or not.
Haja Estree in Daiyu
I love Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh Chugtai (“spelled as pronounced”) in Silicon Valley and his jolly character as Haja brings much-needed comic relief to this otherwise dark series.
Obi-Wan finds out that Anakin is alive
You didn’t know, Obi-Wan? We’ve known that fact for several years now.
The Path in Mapuzo and Jabiim
The names and messages written on the wall were a cool touch. It provides a glimpse of those other surviving Jedis plus some deep quotes. It’s in Aurebesh so it took time for me to decipher most of it.
Stormtroopers attack the Path in Jabiim
More action! Also, this scene is one of the finest examples of how stormtroopers are really bad at shooting. Learn from the clones.
Opening the series with Order 66? How could you?! More of this, please.
(Sky god worthy. 5 out of 5 stars). The cinematography and effects are “The Mandalorian” level, as expected from Disney. But I like “The Book of Boba Fett” more in these aspects (especially the theme music). What “Obi-Wan Kenobi” managed to do is to exonerate the prequels and bring them to good light. My wish list for the next season? More of Order 66 and the surviving Jedis. More of Luke Skywalker. And bring back the clones.
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