The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is here and we could not be more excited for the series highlighting one of our favorite characters. We already knew that this show would find Obi-Wan in a dark lonely place… And that Obi-Wan Kenobi was bound to be chock full of Star Wars universe Easter Eggs. Happily, from the big to the small, Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s first two episodes had a lot of references for fans to enjoy.
Here’s everything we spotted. Of course, watch out for spoilers.
Where do we even begin? At the beginning, of course. Right away Obi-Wan Kenobi reminds us of one of the bleakest parts of Star Wars history, Order 66. In case we forgot all about it, which we did not. But the opening scene seems to be designed to tee up the rest of the story. This scene also most likely gives us an origin story for the villainous Inquisitor Reva. But we’ll have to wait and see how that unrolls.
Luckily, not all our Star Wars lore references are that bleak. Later in the episode, we see grumpy uncle Obi-Wan buy a toy for Luke. But it’s not just a toy. Eagle-eyed Star Wars fans will recognize the Easter egg for what it is. The model ship is actually a T-16 Skyhopper. And Luke will actually own a real version of the ship in A New Hope… And he will also have a model of it. Adorable.
In Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s first two episodes, we also get to know a child Leia Organa. And that’s a treat and one big Star Wars Easter egg, in and of itself. Through Leia, we get deep-cuts to Aquilian Ranger ships, Merson pirates, jakobeasts, and more.
Although less joyous, we particularly love when Bail and Breha Organa tell Obi-Wan essentially that he’s Leia’s only hope. Talk about an excellent reference.
Finally, we love seeing some familiar faces. C-3PO makes an appearance and so does Temuera Morrison. Morrison played Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: The Clone Wars. And his DNA was used as a template to create an army of clones. This Morrison-looking clone is down on his luck now, since the clones were decommissioned. Temuera Morrison, of course, also plays Boba Fett in The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian. We also loved seeing a surprise appearance by the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist, Flea.
These Obi-Wan Kenobi Easter eggs were the perfect treat for any Star Wars fan. And we can’t wait to see what the rest of the series has in store.