The eponymous Jedi master has enlisted the help of a number of returning characters from the wider Star Wars universe, from Leia and Bail Organa to Darth Vader himself. This week, the show reintroduced a character Star Wars fans haven''t seen in live action in a long time... a long time.
This article contains spoilers for episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The beginning of Obi-Wan Kenobi has enlivened a war between Jedi masters and their former pupils. Obi-Wan and Anakin, both, and Obi-Wan and his own Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn. Through periodic mail, Obi-Wan has reached out to his master with the Force, but no answer has been received.
In the last moments of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Yoda informed Obi-Wan that Qui-Gon found a path to immortality through the Force that he discovered the technique that allows Obi-Wan and Yoda to communicate with the living as Force ghosts.
Yoda provided him with a training program that would eventually allow Obi-Wan to communicate with his previous master for further training. In Obi-Wan Kenobi, it appears that practice has not yet been completed.
Until the end of the show finale, there will be a few surprises.
Qui-Gon exposes Obi-Wan on the sands of Tatooine. Given that the younger Jedi just came off of a confrontation with Darth Vader in which he finally had it hidden into his head, he was no longer responsible for Anakins'' turn to the dark side well that appears to be the show message.
Liam Neeson goes uncredited in the episode, but the force ghost who appears to Obi-Wan in the desert is undoubtedly the same actor who portrayed him in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Neeson has previously expressed reticence about appearing in the Star Wars Disney Plus series, declaring on IndieWire this April that he prefers film. I must admit, I like the big screen?
The company, according to Obi-Wan, would return to the world of animated Star Wars television for a Qui-Gon-focused episode of Tales of the Jedi. And it appears that Neeson would struggle to find a bigger screen than the Volume, a huge LCD screen that Lucasfilm uses to give the Star Wars TV shows its unique vistas without on-site shoots.
Neeson isn''t the only Star Wars veteran who was featured in Obi-Wan Kenobi''s final episode. While his appearance in makeup and through hologram might disguise a lot of digital lifting, including the speech simulation technology Lucasfilm has now used. In contrast to Neeson, McDiarmid has often returned to the Star Wars universe, appearing in all three prequel films, Rise of Skywalker, and vocalizing the Emperor in several animated Star Wars shows.