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Obi-Wan Kenobi has been the most anticipated Star Wars show since it was announced. Ewan McGregor is back as Obi-Wan. Hayden Christensen is back as Darth Vader. Fans have been wanting these two back together for a long time and now it's finally here. The question for the series is what will Obi-Wan's newest adventure be? Without a good adventure, this show would be pointless. I can gladly say the first two episodes have a good story which ties in to the original trilogy.
The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. A lot of people are looking for Obi-Wan, including the Inquisitors. The Inquisitors are a group of former Jedi that went to the dark side and are now hunting Jedi. One Inquisitor in particular, The Third Sister, is looking for Obi-Wan. She wants to be the one to kill Obi-Wan. But that is a hard task because Obi-Wan has been good at hiding for 10 years. He now lives a normal life working a dead beat job. His glory days are far behind him. He still dreams about failing Anakin and it haunts him.
He knows he can't fail Luke when it comes time for his training. Uncle Owen wants Obi-Wan to looking after Luke. Obi-Wan says he must trained but Owen disagrees. We then see a young Princess Leia. She is full of energy and mischievous. Trouble arises when she is taken by a group of people for bait. The Third Sister set this all up to get Obi-Wan to rescue her.
Obi-Wan takes the bait and goes to rescue Princess Leia. At first, he doesn't want to but with convincing from his old friend Bail Organa, he goes after Leia. While on the planet of Daiyu looking for Leia, Obi-Wan meets Haja, a man pretending to be a Jedi to get credits. He threatens him to tell where Princess Leia is. Haji agrees to help Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan eventually finds Leia and kills the guys that took Leia. He realizes there is now a bounty on his head because of The Inquisitors. Obi-Wan and Leia run through the city, trying not to get caught. Leia senses the reason they kidnapped her was because of Obi. Leia runs away from Obi. She even jumps off a roof and almost falls to her death when Obi uses the force to save her. Leia realizes that Obi-Wan is a Jedi.
Haji tells Obi-Wan and Leia to go a ship port to get out of Daiyu. They head to the port but The Third Sister is right behind them. She calls Obi-Wan out as the other Inquisitors arrive. The Third Sister reveals to Obi that Anakin is still alive and he is Darth Vader. The Grand Inquisitor tells her that she she has done enough and to stand back. The Third Sister kills The Grand Inquisitor as Obi and Leia escape. Obi looks in horror thinking about his protege still being in alive. The final shot shows Anakin becoming Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has a good story so far. I am excited to see where the series goes and how much Darth Vader gets involved. Another showdown may be happening between Obi-Wan and Anakin. It was cool to see how this story so far affects the original trilogy. Since Leia was already rescued by Obi-Wan, that is why she calls from him to rescue her again in A New Hope. It all makes sense and I thought that was a really nice touch. We will see how the story progresses and if it affects the original trilogy.
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