Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to its end and the reaction will be divisive for sure. For some, this last episode will be the greatest thing they have ever seen, both inside the Star Wars Universe, and outside of it. For some other people, this episode will cement the Obi-Wan Kenobi show as a mistake, something that should have never been produced, at least not in its current form. Both opinions are valid, of course, but what really comes across as a fact is that Obi-Wan Kenobi will once again divide the fandom instead of uniting it under a single banner.
Deborah Chow will also come out in a bad light after this last episode air. The quality of the direction is one of the worst out of any Disney Plus show, and it really hurt Obi-Wan Kenobi when it came to feeling like this TV series was an event worth watching. Either way, it doesn’t matter if you like or dislike the show. A lot of stuff happened in it, and we are here to explain some of the most important plot bits to understand where the story can go next.
The following paragraphs include spoilers for Episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Read at your own risk.
Who Wins The Last Fight Between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader In Episode 6?
The plot of this last episode of season 1 of Obi-Wan Kenobi can be divided into two halves. One half involves the confrontation between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the other half involves Reva going to Tatooine to kill Luke Skywalker. Both plot points seem to occur on top of each other, but they really happen one after the other.
The episode begins with Obi-Wan Kenobi and the rest of the refugees having escaped from Vader in the last episode. The ship they are in will not be able to arrive safely at their destination if they still have the empire’s forces in their tracks. Because of it, Obi-Wan Kenobi makes a pivotal decision. He will leave the ship and go alone, he knows Vader is looking only for him, and if he leaves Vader will stop following the ship. Leia tries to stop him, but Obi-Wan Kenobi does it anyway.
When Obi-Wan Kenobi leaves the ship, he lands on a nearby planet, and thus Vader does the same. As Vader lands on the planet, he goes straight into a lightsaber fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi. This is the moment we have been waiting for. Obi-Wan Kenobi finds himself in better shape than before, having found new confidence thanks to Leia and her encounter with Reva. The person we are seeing on the screen isn’t Ben Kenobi the hermit, but General Kenobi, the warrior.
The battle is extensive, and it goes on for many scenes, as both master and apprentice try to outdo each other. Obi-Wan Kenobi uses the force to rain a shower of rock on Vader, and the Sith Lord himself breaks the earth to gain higher ground. A callback to a pivotal moment that occurred way back in Episode III. However, even if Vader has the higher ground, he is not able to win over Obi-Wan Kenobi. Vader is just too impulsive and doesn’t think things through.
Obi-Wan Kenobi remembers that he is doing this to protect both Luke and Leia from evil, and he gains new strength. For a moment, he is powerful enough to put Vader in a defeating position. Kenobi breaks Vader’s mask and as they look each other in the eye, Vader says that it was him who killed Anakin Skywalker, he says that it wasn’t Obi-Wan’s failure. Obi-Wan Kenobi then looks at his old friend and declares that Anakin is truly dead. This seems to be the way the writers are trying to justify Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lie to Luke in A New Hope.
Obi-Wan Kenobi wins the fight and leaves Vader defeated.
What Happens To Reva In Episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Back in episode 5, Reva learns that Vader has a kid, and that kid is living in Tatooine. Reva goes to the desert planet and begins looking for Owen Skywalker, Luke’s uncle and protector. Owen hears about the dark Jedi looking for him and goes back home to inform her wife, Beru. Together, they hide Luke the best they can and prepare to defend their home from the incoming invader.
Reva arrives at the Skywalker farm and fights both Owen and Beru. In the conflict, both Owen and Beru make a show of how much they care for Luke, and that they think of him as their own son. Sadly, they are no match for Reva, who follows after a runaway look. Reva traps Luke inside a desert canal, and he falls. The fall leaves him unconscious. Reva gets ready to kill Luke, but she realizes that now she is just as evil as Vader was when he killed her friends during the Jedi purge.
Reva stops and brings Luke back to Owen and Beru, and there she finds Obi-Wan Kenobi, who tells her that she is finally free to do whatever she wants. Pain and hate have left her heart, and now she has a new life ahead of her. In real life, that means another spin-off TV series, of course.
Obi-Wan Kenobi comes back the next day and finally meets Luke face to face, at least to say “hello, there”. As he goes back to being a hermit, Obi-Wan Kenobi finally meets the force ghost of his mentor Qui-Gon Jin. His former master tells him they have a lot of work to do, and both of them disappear as Tatooine’s suns look over them.