Written by Luke Barnes
Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor, tracks Princess Leia, played by Vivian Lyra Blair, to the planet of Daiyu.
Reva’s parkour race/flip session was the most low budget goofy thing I have ever seen from Star Wars. Honestly whoever put that together should get fired.
I thought this episode was better than the first, though not by much. McGregor was on top from and I liked his back and forth with Leia. The two have great chemistry together and I hope they spend a lot more time together over the course of the series, though maybe not as Disney + Star Wars already has enough parent child dynamics.
Moreover, though I was initially disappointed that Kumail Nanjiani’s character wasn’t an actual Jedi, I do like the mystery of who these friends of Obi-Wan are. I liked Nanjiani and thought he was a welcome addition to Star Wars lore, again I hope we see more of him as the series goes on.
I thought Reva, played by Moses Ingram, continued to be a problem and that her conversation with the Grand Inquisitor, played by Rupert Friend, about her not being one of them and her being beneath them was so incredibly on the nose that I question if the writers even understand the concept of sub-text. Furthermore, her stabbing and seemingly killing the Grand Inquisitor at the end of the episode both further ruined him as a character and also made no sense in terms of the franchise’s cannon. We know he can’t be dead as he later appears in Rebels unless of course this show is going to retcon that. Reva makes it so that the Grand Inquisitor is no longer threatening in anyway and totally undoes a lot of the good character development.
Overall, Reva still continues to hold the series back in a big way and Ingram also comes off as the weakest member of the cast in terms of acting ability.
Kenobi and Leia
The Vader tease
Letting Kenobi fight and be badass
Seeing Reva seemingly kill the Grand Inquisitor
The flips and parkour scenes
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