Disney+ surprised Star Wars fans with a Darth Vader/Obi-Wan Kenobi faceoff in Episode 3 of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” so it’s not surprising that Episode 4 takes to the proverbial plotting bacta tank recover.
After some empty-looking landscapes last week, Star Wars is back to thoroughly convincing science fiction hallways in “Part 4” of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Vader shows up after the fact, furious about Obi-Wan and Leia’s getaway and the Third Sister’s secret machinations.
With two episodes left, the series is laying groundwork for some serious showdowns between the Empire and its infant resistance, not to mention more lightsaber warfare unlike anything seen before.
It starts off with a literal bacta tank as Obi-Wan heals from the burns he sustained on Mapuzo, when Vaderused the Force to drag his former Master through a field of fire.
The imagery isn’t subtle, nor is it meant to be; “Obi-Wan” is deliberately reminding us that its title character and Darth Vader are inextricably linked.