Obi-Wan Kenobi returned to our screens after an Easter egg-filled two-part premiere. But even though we only got one episode this week, Obi-Wan Kenobi Part III was just as full of exciting references and allusions to the rest of the Star Wars universe. Here’s every Easter egg we found in the latest episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Of course, if you haven’t seen episode three, be warned, spoilers lie ahead.
Familiar Star Wars Voices in Obi-Wan Kenobi
Of course, some of Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s Easter eggs involve other parts of Star Wars canon. Obi-Wan is having many flashbacks to the prequels in his series. Last week it was in the form of nightmares and this time around we get disembodied voices reminding us of the past. From Yoda to Anakin to Qui-Gon Jinn, there are a lot of ghosts in the air and even some visions. But sadly for Obi-Wan, no Force Ghosts have yet appeared, although he’s clearly trying to get in touch with his old Master.
Speaking of disembodied voices though, one voice we’re glad to hear is that of James Earl Jones who returns to voice Darth Vader once again. It wouldn’t have been the same without him or Hayden Christensen. This show gives us a truly worthy tribute to Vader through its casting.
Thanks in large part to Obi-Wan, Darth Vader spends a lot of time in his Bacta tank… when he’s not skulking around his castle on Mustafar. This castle was originally conceived during the writing of The Empire Strikes Back, but made its first live-action appearance in Rogue One.
Obi-Wan and Leia Continue Their Journey Home
Meanwhile, Obi-Wan and Leia continue their quest to return Leia home. They encounter a planet where they mine vintrium, a flammable material that first appeared in Star Wars role-playing supplements. And they also meet a molerat-looking alien named Freck. Zach Braff voices the alien.
Eventually, they find help in the form of an Imperial Officer who is actually a friend, Indira Varma’s Tala. Tala is part of an early form of the Rebel Alliance that helps transport those hunted by the Empire to safety. Many have gone through her safehouse including Quinlan Vos. Quinlan Vos was first introduced in The Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and has gone through many Star Wars adventures himself. His words remind Obi-Wan that he needs to connect with the Force.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader Reunite in Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode Three
And that’s advice Obi-Wan will need. Because in Obi-Wan Kenobi episode three, he comes face to face with Darth Vader for the first time since their fiery lightsaber duel. And it’s not exactly a happy reunion. Vader is out for blood and no wonder since Obi-Wan left him to burn last they met. Darth Vader clearly enjoys Easter eggs because he wants to recreate their Revenge of the Sith duel for Obi-Wan. And unfortunately, Obi-Wan isn’t exactly in fighting condition and ends up a little bit on fire. (Remember that vintrium all over the planet?) Things aren’t better for Leia, who ends up in the clutches of Inquisitor Reva.
Obviously, though, our favorite part of the episode was droid Ned-B. A true hero if there ever was. Hopefully, we see more of Ned-B and more Star Wars Easter eggs when Obi-Wan Kenobi episode four hits our screens.