Obi-Wan First Episode – Easter Eggs, Hidden Details, And More!
The Star Wars Celebration has left a lot of exciting content for fans of the saga. But without a doubt, the icing on the cake was the long-awaited premiere of the Kenobi series. Today we will be analyzing Obi-Wan‘s first episode, easter eggs, hidden details, and things you may miss. This episode has been a full-fledged homage to the franchise, bringing back many memories from the past and references to the whole Star Wars lore. It was a quiet, reflective, and intriguing start, leaving viewers wanting more. If you enjoyed it, join us as you may have missed some details.
Obi-Wan First Episode – Easter Eggs, Hidden Details, And Things You Missed
The new Obi-Wan Kenobi series arrives ready to play with the fans’ nostalgia, and its beginning is good proof of it. The first chapter is introduced by the mythical phrase “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” from the Skywalker Saga movies.
As if this were not enough, the first minutes of Obi-Wan’s first episode bombard us with some of the scenes from the prequels that marked the lives of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. The first meeting between the two, the death of Qui-Gon, the duel on Mustafar, the death of Padmé… This summary was incredible. The succession of scenes with the musical background put us in tune to receive the story in a good environment.
The Jedi Temple of Coruscant
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The first scene takes us to the Jedi Temple of Coruscant during the last days of the Republic, where we see a Jedi Master training some initiates in martial arts. These wear the same helmet model as the initiates in Attack of the Clones. The Jedi Master is named Mina Velti and makes her first appearance in Star Wars. Ming Qiu plays her, Fennec Shand’s stunt doubles in The Mandalorian and The Book Of Boba Fett. The training is interrupted due to the execution of Order 66. Sure enough, we again see the 501st Legion clones assassinating any Jedi that gets in their way using their DC-15A blaster carbines.
So, this scene from Obi-Wan’s first episode gives us a broader view of the Jedi Temple Siege we saw in Revenge of the Sith during the so-called Operation: Knightfall. Velti was one of the hundreds of Jedi who fell that night.
One of them appears to be Reva, who we would later see become the Third Sister. One of the revelations left by the second chapter of the series would support this theory, although that’s something we’ll address in tomorrow’s thread.
Star Wars Rebels Inquisitors in Obi-Wan’s First Episode
Silence takes over the streets due to the arrival of the Inquisitors’ shuttle, which makes its first appearance in Star Wars. From it descend the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend), the Fifth Brother (Sung Kang), and the Third Sister (Moses Ingram).
The Grand Inquisitor and the Fifth Brother make their live-action debuts in Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, those who have watched Star Wars Rebels will remember them for their appearance in its first and second seasons, respectively.
At this point in the timeline, the Great Jedi Purge is well underway, and Vader and the Inquisitors have already hunted down many of the masters who survived Order 66. As a result, mostly only former Padawans remain alive. However, Reva is far more ambitious than her peers and is obsessed with the biggest fish: Kenobi. This obsession conflicts with the other two inquisitors throughout the first two chapters, as they consider that her focus hinders her judgment.
Obi-Wan and his Training with Qui-Gon
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The chapter shows an Obi-Wan haunted by the ghosts of his past. As he sleeps, he is assaulted by tragic memories of Qui-Gon’s death, his duel with Anakin on Mustafar, and the death of Padmé. Upon awakening, he attempts to contact Qui-Gon. However, as mentioned in Ahsoka’s novel, Obi-Wan had many difficulties contacting him in his meditations precisely because of these visions during the first years of exile.
However, as mentioned in Ahsoka’s novel, during the early years of exile, Obi-Wan had many difficulties contacting him in his meditations precisely because of these visions.
Princess Leia in Obi-Wan’s first episode!
One of the big surprises of the episode is when we are taken from the arid Tatooine, we jump to Alderaan, the jewel of the core. In Obi-Wan’s first episode, we see a young Leia Organa, played by Vivien Lyra Blair. We see a naughty girl eager to run away from court duties. To do so, she used to wander into the Alderaan forests. Creators had already mentioned this tendency earlier in the new canon. In the comic Star Wars (2015) #33, Leia tells her brother that the forests became her refuge at 9. She went so far as to disappear for an entire week, the best week of her life.
Did you see any additional details we haven’t mentioned? We’ll read you in the comments.
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