We’ve reached the penultimate episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi. And like every Star Wars and MCU Disney+ series so far, the second-to-last episode was a true banger. This was another one chock-full of callbacks and references to the larger Star Wars canon—and even a sci-fi classic not set in the galaxy far, far away. We break down every Easter egg in the latest Obi-Wan Kenobi episode on Nerdist News.
Of course, the biggest Easter egg begins with a flashback to a pre-Clone Wars Anakin and Obi-Wan in a lightsaber training session. We know it’s pre-Clone Wars because lil’ Ani has both of his human arms, and his Padawan braid. The scene shows us that while technically Ani is “a cunning warrior,” as Ben says in A New Hope, his single-minded desire to win is always his undoing.
The Jedi/Force user’s secret escape route, The Path, is seen in much more detail this time. The walls in Jabiim feature many names, left behind by the Jedi who made it through. The text includes several Jedi from Legends lore.
When Tala tells her heartbreaking backstory to Obi-Wan, she name drops Garel. That planet in the Lothal system appears more than once in Star Wars Rebels. Tala and the droid NED-B’s last stand is a double Easter egg. First, because they went out via thermal detonator, Leia’s weapon of choice in Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi. And second, it also feels like a shout-out to the deaths of Vasquez and Gorman in Aliens.
And then. there’s Vader in full Sith mode, giving us a full “Marvel Comics power levels” Lord of the Sith. He uses the dark side to pull an escaping transport with nothing but the power of the Force. And this could be a nod to Starkiller from The Force Unleashed using the Force to bring down a Star Destroyer, something fans have wanted to see Vader do for eons.
With one episode left to go, we have many expectations. Will Obi-Wan kill Reva to protect Luke? Will Vader and Obi-Wan go saber to saber again? And will Qui-Gon finally show up, all blue and glowy? We’ll be on pins and needles until the finale next week.