The following contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 4. For a recap/review for episode three of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Click Here.
After the intense third episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, we’re back with a new episode this week. We last left Ben severely injured after his battle with Darth Vader. Coupled with the kidnapping of Leia, old Ben is sure in for a ride this episode. Once again, the series doesn’t disappoint. Much like the last three episodes, the fourth episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi holds up.
Episode four features several references to other Star Wars projects. While in past with other Star Wars media I’ve complained about this, Obi-Wan Kenobi features the correct way to handle it. It didn’t become the driving part of the episode nor be the only reason to watch the series. The start of the episode seemingly references the sequels. The interconnecting shots of Obi-Wan and Vader in the bacta tank with flashbacks seems as if it is a callback to the dyad in the force. While that’s not exactly what we see, the sequence feels a bit reminiscent. We also see the Third Sister attempting to pry information with Leia using the force. A Padawan is shown in the tomb. Finally, a torture chair?? Is shown and the glass wall holding back water is broken. We saw both these in Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
Ben’s plan to sneak into the Fortrus Inquisitorius seems as though it wouldn’t work. I thought for sure after the events of Fallen Order Fortrus Inquisitorius would have some greater security measures. I guess in true old Ben fashion, he finds a way to sneak around a heavily guarded Imperial base. Let’s not even talk about how terrible his disguise while leaving is. The man doesn’t even look close to someone we’d see in Fortrus Inquisitorius. Alongside an abnormally large side? I think someone would have stopped him before the Third Sister did.
Speaking of the Third Sister, let’s get into her side of the episode. I think this was a big missed opportunity for the series. There were moments when it seemed as though Moses Ingram was finally about to be able to shine in her role, and the writing just wouldn’t let her. While I’ve enjoyed her performance so far, the character needs to be built up more. The interactions with Leia for the most part were alright. With only two episodes remaining, I hope we get to see Third Sister be a more well-rounded character.
I’m anxious to see where the story goes now. With Leia and Ben now being tracked, I’m sure we’re bound to see Lord Vader on a path of destruction looking for his old master. Those who are now navigating the path or have traveled the path are in very serious danger. Seeing as we got a very ruthless Vader in episode three, I hope we get to see it again.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has been holding up well as a series so far. I’ve given this episode a lesser ranking for just a few reasons. They were mentioned before. Ben’s plan of infiltration of Fortrus Inquisitorius just didn’t seem “realistic.” I know that’s silly to say about a Star Wars project, but there should still be some practicality. The second is the series’ failure to flesh out the Third Sister more. She seems so interesting and this interaction with Leia was the perfect opportunity. Overall, I’m still excited to see where we go. Collin Stetzner
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres Wednesdays on Disney+.
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