Max shares his predictions for the final three episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Is the Force strong with our writer?
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is quickly turning into my favorite Star Wars project since Revenge of the Sith. Yes, I mean that. The show has almost no flaws, and I rescind my earlier critique of the costumes. Re-watching it on my TV instead of my phone is obviously better, and I like the Grand Inquisitors make-up. He kind of reminds me of Barnabus Collins, the vampire from Dark Shadows. Anyway, we are at the half-way mark as 3 episodes have streamed and there are still 3 more to go. There are tons to unpack in each episode, and these are my predictions for the end of the series. Spoiler alert now if you haven’t caught up.
1.) Reva knows about Vader being Anakin because she was present at the Jedi Temple when Palpatine told his new apprentice to bring peace to the Empire.
For reasons unknown, Reva aka The Third Sister knows that Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader are one in the same. Very few beings in the galaxy know this fact. And it is more than likely that Vader would not willingly divulge this to a lowly Inquisitor. Reva is probably in her early 20’s (and possibly even late teens). She was probably a youngling when Order 66 was initiated, and due to her skill, perhaps she survived the initial onslaught and escaped the temple. However, before taking to the streets of Coruscant, she may have seen and heard Palpatine talk to Anakin Skywalker after the massacre.
We only see this scene via a hologram recording viewed afterward. But Palpatine went down to the Temple to see his new apprentice’s handiwork, then thank him and send him to well….kill more beings. Maybe Reva was hiding in the background and heard this conversation. Its a stretch to assume that Palpatine or Anakin wouldn’t sense her but stranger things have happened.
2.) Obi-Wan will be treated in a bacta tank.
Obi-Wan suffered serious burns in Part III, as his former apprentice dragged him through a fire of his own ignition to give him a “taste of his own medicine” and revenge for his immolation on Mustafar. Luckily, the attack did not disfigure Obi-Wan or burn him to a complete crisp. But he has serious burns and needs medical attention. I think we might see him float in a bacta tank on Tala’s ship as a throwback to Empire when Luke Skywalker is in one after his Wampa attack and Hoth ordeal.
3.) The Fourth Sister will die.
Even though she was just introduced, the Fourth Sister may not be long for this world. Part of why I think the Inquisitor program was shuddered by 0 BBY was that they simply lost too many members. Also, most of the work had been done by the time of the Original Trilogy and they were not needed anymore. The Fourth Sister seems like a good target, as she is a cannon fodder character.
4.) The Fifth Brother and Third Sister will fight.
Tensions have been simmering between the Fifth Brother and Third Sister, as they are both competing for the spot of Grand Inquisitor (more on him later). And things may get very ugly as the Fifth Brother has already laid hands on her (both physically and with the Force). It may come to a head, where the Fifth Brother cannot hold back any longer and give Reva what she “deserves”, which he cryptically said in Part 3. A lightsaber duel between two skilled combatants is the only thing this series is missing, as Obi-Wan was WAY out of practice when dueling Vader.
5.) Leia will use the Force.
Little Leia has quickly become my favorite child character in Star Wars history. Even though she is 10, she is wise and brave beyond her years and very inquisitive (no relation pun). She is very curious about the Force and often asks Obi-Wan things related to it. Perhaps, subconsciously, she knows she is Force-sensitive and may utilize it defensively without thinking. Another possibility is that she may get a Force vision of her true mother through Obi-Wan’s memories of her explaining why she “remembers” her mother a decade later even though Padme died minutes after she was born. Luke has no memory of his mother, and Leia says “Images really, feelings.” That sounds very Force-related.
THE OLD REDEMPTION PLOY…
6.) Obi-Wan will try to convince Vader to embrace the good.
In Return of the Jedi, Vader said to Luke in almost a reverie, “Obi-Wan once thought as you do.” The topic they were discussing was Luke feeling the good still within his father and imploring him to rejoin the light. Padme (while not Force-sensitive), said it as well to Obi-Wan before she died, so maybe Obi-Wan will try and reach his former apprentice.
7.) Flashback to old times.
Besides a hallucination on Marpuzo by Obi-Wan, Hayden Christensen has not yet appeared as a speaking, non-burnt Anakin. So perhaps they give us a throwback for old times sake, and see Anakin and Obi-Wan interacting during the Clone Wars in a flashback. It only seems logical to give Hayden some screentime.
A CLASH OF LIGHTSABERS
8.) A proper lightsaber duel.
Obi-Wan was barely able to fend off his former apprentice’s blows as he has not practiced lightsaber dueling in over a decade. He spent most of his time running from the nightmare wraith that used to be his “brother”, and while it was more unbelievably awesome than I could imagine, perhaps Obi-Wan will dig deep within him, regain his skills and showcase just how powerful he really is. I mean a few years later, he bests Maul with one strike.
9.) Qui-Gon will finally answer Obi-Wan’s “prayers”
Throughout the show, Obi-Wan has tried in vain to commune with this former Master, and all he gets is silence in the night. There must be a reason why Qui-Gon isn’t speaking to him from beyond. Perhaps, he felt his apprentice has lost his way, and will only reveal his presence when Obi-Wan becomes a true Jedi once more.
10.) The show will end with the Grand Inquisitor in a bacta tank.
Fans were shocked when Reva impaled her boss at the end of Part 2. And across the galaxy, nerds cried out as canon was broken. The Grand Inquisitor can’t be dead! He appears in the Season 1 of Rebels which takes place a few years after this show. Some may say the Empire might clone him. But Palpatine and Vader very much see these Inquisitors as expendable. And when the Pa’aun warrior dies a “second” time, they just make his spirit a gatekeeper.
Palpatine was experimenting with cloning tech by this time, but perhaps it doesn’t work yet. He couldn’t even clone himself, as his power kept destroying the clone bodies. It’s likely Grand Inquisitor got lucky and survived the stab. The end credits scene may be very well, him in a bacta tank recovering like the Marshal at the end of The Book of Boba Fett.
11.) Palpatine will make a brief appearance.
0.0) Obi-Wan gets Force drained into his older form
This is a negative prediction, and is only here because of some absurd rumor I found on the internet, of a possible “retcon” of why Obi-Wan ages so fast in a few years. They said he would be Force drained by a dark sider and aged into a white-haired old man. Yeah right. They better NOT do that or the series will be ruined for me. The guy lives on a desert world in a cave. Of course he would age rapidly.
Those are my predictions. Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment below.
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Max Nocerino is a regular Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. He is a passionate Star Wars fan and loves the literature of the galaxy far, far away. Follow him on Twitter where he shares his love of the Force frequently!