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Phantoon

I cuss you bad
That was the best Star Wars TV show on the basis of having the best character in it
By which I mean The Emperor, obviously
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Happiest man in outer space.

As much as I liked Mandalorian, and I did quite a bit, this was easily my favorite of the D+ shows
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
It really tied the prequels to the originals nicely, and I buy McGregor as Alec Guinness way more here than I ever did in the prequels.
 

Sarcasmorator

Same as I ever was
(He/him)
One other notable thing: Obi-Wan absolutely could have finished Vader at the end. He was on his knees, saber down, defenseless and beaten. He just...can't kill his friend. He can leave him for dead, but he can't kill him. Again. Still.

The way they executed that whole sequence just really tied every element of these two from the prequels and Clone Wars and the original movies together in a really solid way, I thought.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
I liked this climactic duel between Obi-Wan and Vader much more than the one we got in RotS. Much more visceral and less boingy boingy videogame acrobatics. Obi-wan saying "Goodbye Darth" really feels to me like this whole entire mini-series was made to explain why Oldie-wan refers to Vader as 'Darth' in a New Hope, as if that were his given name, "Only a master of evil, Darth", instead of a common Sith signifier. Sithnifier.

I really don't know what they were trying to do with Third Sister in this finale, those scenes felt distractingly disjointed from the main event and feel like they were shoehorned in due to some mandate from corporate. Is she getting her own series or something? That's the only thing I can imagine that would explain things. Not that I'd mind, there's lots you could do with a revenge-driven former Jedi and former Inquisitor trying to find a new place for herself if it's handled right, and as Mando showed a standalone series not based onto a pre-existing character can do well.

Also hey called it! Of course they got Liam Neeson back in costume for two and a half lines. Disney money will not be stopped! Now I'm thinking it's just a matter of time before we see Ahmed Best return as Jar Jar. And hell, Disney got Natalie Portman to return as Jane Foster, bring her back as one of Padme's vassals, I'm pretty sure that happened in a recent Vader comic, just adapt that. I demand a Dexter Jettster and Boss Nass miniseries!
 

Sarcasmorator

Same as I ever was
(He/him)
Reva might be getting her own series. I agree her segment was the weakest link in the episode, but I think the purpose was to demonstrate that if this fallen Jedi could come back from the brink after years doing bad, maybe Anakin could too. And to show that Owen and Beru aren't to be trifled with.
 
One other notable thing: Obi-Wan absolutely could have finished Vader at the end. He was on his knees, saber down, defenseless and beaten. He just...can't kill his friend. He can leave him for dead, but he can't kill him. Again. Still.
Which is honestly just kind of unconscionable to me. It's one thing to know intellectually that someone is a monster and foregone. But he saw it with his own eyes. He watched Anikin slaughter innocent people in the streets in terrifying ways, just to try and lure him out. The man murdered hordes of younglings, and he'll keep doing it until he's stopped. And he heard from his own mouth, that he's a lost cause and no longer the man he called a friend/brother. And it's not like Obi-Wan is adverse to killing or anything. It would be one thing if he thought he killed him, only for Darth Sidious to bring him back with some Darth Plageous Sith-magic. But he just kinda leaves him there, as if humiliating him yet again would do anything other than enrage him and cause his rampage through the galaxy to continue.

I liked this climactic duel between Obi-Wan and Vader much more than the one we got in RotS.
Agreed. Awesome fight. The setting itself was kinda boring, but the dark backgrounds lighting up with their lightsabers was awesome.

I really don't know what they were trying to do with Third Sister in this finale, those scenes felt distractingly disjointed from the main event and feel like they were shoehorned in due to some mandate from corporate.
I'm not ready to say a spin-off with her is predestined. Because as we've seen with Disney/Star Wars, they're perfectly happy to just sweep their plans under the rug in a heartbeat if it doesn't seem like fans are engaging with their stuff the way they want. But they're definitely laying the groundwork for her to be in a spin-off or sequel in some capacity at the very least. And to echo what others have said, yes she's very intentionally a mirror for Vader, showing that the Dark Side isn't a point-of-no-return, that people can come back from the brink, that Anikin's descent wasn't inevitable, etc. I think it worked well, and I like the character/actress a lot. The only part of it that felt forced, was that it was very nakedly an excuse to get Obi-Wan to interact with a young Luke for easy nerd feelings. Which was obnoxious on a certain level, but god damnit did it work. Obi-Wan deserved it.
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
I think the series actually made a few more things tie in. Vader's fight on the Death Star can be read as being cagey now. At this point, Obi-wan has fought the Sith six times (and a Sith trained murder borg once), and four of those times he's not only beaten them he's kicked the shit out of them, quite frankly (not counting Clone Wars here as I'm not familiar enough with it). He's lost a grand total of twice, both to Dooku. Vader can't afford to try anything cocky in case Obi-wan gives him some fresh cybernetics to order. Also we now know where his head wound came from.

I also love the "you didn't kill him. I did" line. Vader thinks he sounds like such a badass, but it's just sad and absolves Obi-wan instead. Vader is such an interesting character.
 

Sarcasmorator

Same as I ever was
(He/him)
And he has this little smirk as he says it that’s chilling. Christensen was really putting everything into that scene. McGregor too.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Imagine what they could've done with better material to work with in the prequels?

Rather than call this show Obi-wan they should have titled it 'Hayden Christensen Was A Good Choice For Anakin Actually'
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
Obi-Wan finale was just excellent. Cannot believe how much this mini-series far exceeded my expectations.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
I thought it was okay. The series suffered as I thought it might from the fact that nothing significant can actually happen because it takes place between III and IV. I did enjoy the scene between Obi-Wan and Vader after he breaks the helmet, but while I understand the emotional reason he didn't finish him off, it really drives home that this is all just the same stuff again.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
Started watching Obi-Wan last night. There's no way the girl who plays Leia is 10, right? She looks maybe 8 at the oldest.
 
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