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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi

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The last Vader/Kenobi fight was really cool. Saved the episode and maybe the series. But overall, it just wasn't very good. Some good ideas in there but this needed more work.
 

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Was this last episode so dark it was hardly viewable? I was getting so aggravated.
 

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Not a horrible finale. Reeva was not the protagonist of the series, but she did get some redemption. We will see her again. While I don’t think it fits perfectly, I would not be shocked if she abandons the name “Reeva” to finish her redemption and adopts the name Mara Jade. I don’t think that will happen, but it wouldn’t shock me.
I give it a B-.

Good fan nostalgia.
Ewan coming back as Kenobi is always great.
Good lightsaber duels.

But, the writing struggled.
They knew what had to happen to keep continuity into A New Hope and most of that was pulled off, but there were just so many question marks on character motivation for the other characters.

"Why would I help you?"
30 seconds later
"Ok, I'll help you!"

I think maybe Dave Filoni needs to be involved in writing every frickin' spinoff.
 

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I give it a B-.

Good fan nostalgia.
Ewan coming back as Kenobi is always great.
Good lightsaber duels.

But, the writing struggled.
They knew what had to happen to keep continuity into A New Hope and most of that was pulled off, but there were just so many question marks on character motivation for the other characters.

"Why would I help you?"
30 seconds later
"Ok, I'll help you!"

I think maybe Dave Filoni needs to be involved in writing every frickin' spinoff.
Filoni, Favreau and/or Lucas. The 3 of them should be the universe runners. They seem to work very well together. Lucas needs supervision, but he is priceless in the brainstorm stage.
 

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Last episode was basically a good lightsaber fight and a whole lot of nostalgia.

Even in the two better episodes, the use of plot devices to move things forward is just kinda silly. 3rd sister living with Vader walking away setting up her finding out about Luke just to set up the 3rd sister not doing anything. The whole thing comes off as rushed with not enough dialogue or acting and too many location changes. The Obi-Wan and Vader scenes save this for me but as a whole its a C- or D+ type of affair.
 

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Add in Bryce Dallas Howard.
She has directed a number of episodes, but has she been in the larger scale meetings talking about bigger picture stuff?

She has the pedigree, so I am OK with her, if she has actually done it. I am just not sure she belongs at that table just yet.
 

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Last episode was basically a good lightsaber fight and a whole lot of nostalgia.

Even in the two better episodes, the use of plot devices to move things forward is just kinda silly. 3rd sister living with Vader walking away setting up her finding out about Luke just to set up the 3rd sister not doing anything. The whole thing comes off as rushed with not enough dialogue or acting and too many location changes. The Obi-Wan and Vader scenes save this for me but as a whole its a C- or D+ type of affair.
The whole thing with Reva was to (other than setting her up for a wider role in future series) be a parallel to Vader.

Obi-Wan gained peace and redemption by Vader absolving him of blame for the murder of Anakin. And he also showed Reva mercy despite what she had done, and set her on a path of redemption herself.

And the ultimate benefit of that was spiritually ascending and being able to see Qui-Gon.
 

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The whole thing with Reva was to (other than setting her up for a wider role in future series) be a parallel to Vader.

Obi-Wan gained peace and redemption by Vader absolving him of blame for the murder of Anakin. And he also showed Reva mercy despite what she had done, and set her on a path of redemption herself.

And the ultimate benefit of that was spiritually ascending and being able to see Qui-Gon.
Provided context for something that didn’t really need context (when he tells Luke that Vader killed Anakin). Doesn’t hurt, but it is kinda like explaining a joke that people already laughed at.
 

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Provided context for something that didn’t really need context (when he tells Luke that Vader killed Anakin). Doesn’t hurt, but it is kinda like explaining a joke that people already laughed at.
Well, this is Star Wars, not Shakespear.

Getting handheld through a redemption arc for a 45-year-old character isn't the worst sin of Star Wars.


I think the best part of this series was what it did for Princess Leia. Rather than just being some guy she was told to contact by the rebellion, we now know she had a long and personal relationship with him.
 
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