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The finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi is here. Last week's episode was the best episode of the series leaving fans excited for the finale. The problem with prequel shows is the predictability. We all know Obi-Wan, Luke, Vader, and Leia will survive this episode. We all know their stories. But even with the predictability, Obi-Wan Kenobi delivers an exciting finale with a few surprise returns. Let's break it down.
The Third Sister is on Tatooine and is looking for Owen. She asks a local where he is located and gets information from him using the force. The local then warns Owen of her arrival. Back on the ship, the Empire is still chasing Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan realizes he needs to separate from the pack so everyone else can be safe. He does this because he knows Vader only cares about him. This upsets Leia as she wished he can bring her home. Their relationship has been one of the best parts of the series. Vivien Lyra Blair is the actress who plays young Leia and she does a great job. She brings the qualities of Princess Leia that the late great Carrie Fisher had. Her relationship Obi-Wan is heartwarming and brings a good amount of emotion to the show.
Obi-Wan proves to be right as he sets course for a planet and Vader immediately follows him. On Tatooine, Owen and Beru prepare to fight The Third Sister. Beru has been knowing this day will come and she is locked and loaded. The Third Sister arrives at their home and a fight ensues. She is only there for Luke and sees him climbing out a window. She fights off Owen and Beru and goes after Luke. She eventually finds Luke and is ready to kill him but she can't. She remembers what Anakin did in Order 66 and realizes she is nothing like him. She makes the right decision and spares Luke.
Obi-Wan and Vader have an epic fight on a planet. They have a nice back and forth until Vader over powers Obi. He sends him down a cliff and buries him with rocks. Vader thinks he has killed him but Obi uses the force to get himself out and the fight continues. Obi-Wan destroys Vader's mask and sees his face. He tries to talk to Anakin but Vader says Anakin is dead and he's the one that killed him. Obi-Wan leaves Vader weakened but still living.
Obi-Wan heads to Tatooine looking for Luke. He finds Owen and Beru looking for Luke as well. Suddenly The Third Sister brings Luke to them. She tells them she couldn't do it and that Luke is safe. Obi and The Third Sister have a nice moment and go their separate ways. Vader is back on his ship and speaks to a returning Palpatine. It was cool to see Palpatine again in regular form. Vader says to Palpatine that Obi-Wan means nothing to him and he only serves Palpatine.
Obi-Wan visits Leia on Alderaan. He gives back her droid and have a nice little moment before he leaves again. Obi-Wan visits Owen and agrees with Owen that Luke should just like act a boy right now. Own then asks Obi if he wants to meet Luke. Obi says hello to Luke and then cut away to a new scene. Obi-Wan is riding in the desert when he sees the ghost of Qui-Gon. Seeing Liam Neeson back as Qui-Gon was awesome. Obi asks where he was and Qui-Gon says he has always been there but he wasn't ready to say. The finale ends with Obi-Wan riding off into the sunset.
Overall Obi-Wan Kenobi was a fun experience. Ewan McGregor did a great job as Obi-Wan. The strong points of the show were: nostalgia, Obi-Wan's relationship with Leia, Obi-Wan and Anakin reuniting, and the fights between Obi-Wan and Vader. Some cons of the series were: nostalgia wearing off, predictability, and repeating stories. Still Obi-Wan Kenobi provided us with a fun experience and didn't ruin his character so for that I'll be grateful.
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