Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 recap: A fitting end to the series

Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

We have reached the season finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi. I’m a little sad we are seeing the show come to an end but I do love it isn’t overstaying its welcome either. Let’s dive into episode 6.

Last week was intense as we saw Obi-Wan and the crew find themselves in big trouble while Darth Vader was on the hunt. Reva was attempting to get revenge on Vader for what happened when she was a child. Obi-Wan and the crew escaped but the ship was on the verge of going down.

Reva is now on the hunt in Obi-Wan’s stomping grounds to talk to Owen because she saw the young Anakin at the end of the last episode. Next, Vader is hot on the tails of Obi-Wan’s ship. The crew on the ship are increasing its firepower, but they are starting to get concerned they aren’t going to make it. Obi-Wan tells Leia he wants to depart the ship to protect them, and she’s not having it. He tells them that Roken needs time to fix the ship.

Owen discovers that Reva is after him, and he tells his wife, Beru, to take off and leave now. However, she wants to defend their home and starts to gear up.

Roken confronts Obi-Wan about leaving and understands that this isn’t about him. It’s about Vader. Obi-Wan wants Roken to help lead the team while he is gone, as there aren’t many leaders left. Meanwhile, Vader wants to veer away from the team and chase after just Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan knew that if he left, Vader would chase after him because he has tunnel vision when it comes to taking him down.

We move back to Owen, where he’s with Beru and Luke, and they tell him, if all fails, to run. As Obi-Wan lands on this planet, Vader tells his team to set up his ship, as he will face him alone. We have dual back and forth editing from Owen on the hunt for Reva and Vader on the hunt for Obi-Wan.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi finale is a fitting end to an incredible series

Before we dive into the battle, the show’s dark tone surrounding Vader has been incredible. The lighting, color palette, and score elevate this horror-like feel to this character. Every time Vader hits the screen, it has felt like an important moment, and it’s all because of how they built this mystique around him, but the technical aspect was brilliant.

Vader and Obi-Wan face off once again. Vader asks if he has come to destroy him, and Obi-Wan drops the “I will do what I must line.” CHILLS, folks, CHILLS. Vader follows with “then you will die,” and the duo begins to battle. Teenage Ricky and Adult Ricky are equally freaking out over this moment.

Reva is on the hunt for Owen, and she gets ambushed by the pair. We have dual battles happening, with an incredible score in the background. Obi-Wan and Vader battle it out with their lightsabers, and while Obi-Wan tries to use the force, Vader’s force is stronger and overtakes him. Vader starts to use the force to bury Obi-Wan under a pile of rocks.

We see Reva has overtaken Owen, and now she thrown down Beru. Luke is on the run, while Reva isn’t on the chase but isn’t as fast as she once was, as she’s still suffering from the wounds Vader gave her. Back to Obi-Wan, who’s trying to get out from under the rocks, he hears voices in his head, gets flashbacks of baby Leia, and uses that and the force to get out from under them.

Obi-Wan hunts Vader back down, and they begin to battle again, and this is where Obi-Wan gets the best of Vader. As he slices half his mask off, Obi-Wan tries to plead with Anakin, but Vader says Anakin is gone, and Obi-Wan apologies to him as he cries. Vader tells him that he didn’t kill Anakin, “I did.” Obi-Wan knows deep down that his friend is gone, and when Vader turns around, Obi-Wan is gone.

Back in Tatooine, Reva finds Luke unconscious, and as she is about to use the lightsaber on him, she has a flashback of Anakin attacking her as a kid and hesitates to hit him. Moments later, Obi-Wan returns, and Owen tells him Luke is gone. Until we see Reva on the screen carrying Luke, she gives him to them as she couldn’t kill him. Obi-Wan tells her that who she becomes next is up to her. I truly loved this moment as Reva’s arc has come full circle, and they have done an incredible job of writing this character. Moses Ingram is a star, and I hope we see this character explored further down the road.

We see Darth Vader talking to Emperor Palpatine about how he will destroy everything in his way to get to Obi-Wan. Palpatine thinks his hatred for Obi-Wan blinds him, and Vader says, “Kenobi means nothing,” and that he only serves him, his master. As the camera pans away, we hear the Darth Vader soundtrack.

Baby Leia is back with her family now. My goodness, I love this little girl so much! Obi-Wan walks off the ship and shares a beautiful little moment with Leia. He leaves with the partying words of “may the force be with you.”

Honestly, this finale is everything I could’ve ever wanted and more. The entire cast was brilliant, led by Ewan McGregor, who didn’t disappoint in returning to this role. Vivien Lyra Blair as Leia was downright perfect, and Moses Ingram became a star in front of our eyes. I loved this series from start to finish and can’t wait to rewatch it.

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The Obi-Wan Kenobi season finale is available along with the rest of the season on Disney+.