Obi Wan Kenobi Things You Missed Episode 3



Obi Wan Kenobi Things You Missed Episode 3

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
The third episode of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” has given us a lot more great little details. For this list, we'll be looking at Easter eggs, callbacks and the like you may not have caught in the third episode of this Disney+ show. If you're not up to date on your watchlist, here is your spoiler warning. Our countdown includes Fifth Brother foreshadowing, Obi-Wan's Brother, a great voice cameo, and more!
The third episode of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” has given us a lot more great little details. For this list, we’ll be looking at Easter eggs, callbacks and the like you may not have caught in the third episode of this Disney+ show. If you’re not up to date on your watchlist, here is your spoiler warning. Our countdown includes Fifth Brother foreshadowing, Obi-Wan's Brother, a great voice cameo, and more! Anything else you picked up on like how the second “I” in the title card is a lightsaber? Let us know in the comments!

#10: Obi-Wan Doesn’t Want to Say “Hello”

The first words we hear Obi-Wan say upon meeting him in “A New Hope” are appropriate ones. We’re sure Alec Guinness didn’t think much of it at the time, but it went on to become a signature phrase for the Jedi. In “Revenge of the Sith,” Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan repeats those words upon getting the drop on General Grievous. That one especially became something of a meme in the years to come, so we were more than expecting another callback in the Disney+ series. When Obi-Wan and Leia meet transport pilot Freck looking for a ride, Leia curiously asks why Obi-Wan doesn’t want to say, “Hello.” Yeah, we’re wondering too, Leia, but we’re sure we can get the whole thing out of him.

#9: How the Force Works

Leia is inquisitive - not Inquisitor, mind you - so she’s naturally curious about learning how the Force works once she and Obi-Wan get a moment to breathe. We’re sure those in the know are constantly having to tell laypeople “how the Force works,” as Obi-Wan’s response mirrors that of Han Solo’s in “The Force Awakens.” Obi-Wan then resorts to using metaphors to describe the Force to Leia, likening it to a light in the dark. Interestingly, this metaphor holds similarities to one she’d use later in life, as relayed by Admiral Holdo to Poe in “The Last Jedi.” The connection between the Force and “Hope” has always been evident in “Star Wars,” and it could be Leia got much of her wisdom on them from Obi-Wan.

#8: Lying From a Certain Point of View

Though one of the most noble Jedi in existence, Obi-Wan has always played loosey-goosey with the truth. Most infamously, he tells Luke that Darth Vader murdered his father, rather than straight-up being his father. While it’s contested whether George Lucas himself knew this twist at the time, it was later spun off as Obi-Wan merely playing with the details, using the word “murder” very loosely. Another one of those metaphors. Well, it seems like Luke isn’t the only young Skywalker Obi-Wan lies to about Anakin. When the Empire and their dealings come up, Obi-Wan makes mention that Leia’s father is one of the apparent good ones. Yeah, based on what Vader does later, we wouldn’t call that “helping.”

#7: Who’s That Voice Actor?

“Star Wars” has a history of disguising prominent actors as various creatures or stormtroopers, especially in the Disney era. So when Obi-Wan and Leia met the aforementioned Freck, we immediately tried to decipher where that voice came from. While you’d be forgiven for thinking the mole-like creature sounded a little like Seth Rogen, the credits revealed that Freck’s actually voiced by another recognizable comedian, Zach Braff. That’s right: it’s the “Scrubs” alum that plays the friendly Empire stooge who’s more than happy to sell out a pair of world-weary travelers. We can’t wait to not see which famous face Disney will hide next.

#6: Fifth Brother Foreshadowing

For those only familiar with live-action “Star Wars,” the Inquisitors will seem like a welcome addition to the canon, but those who’ve seen things like the “Rebels” TV series will have already met some of them, including the Fifth Brother. Played by Sung Kang on “Obi-Wan,” the Fifth Brother becomes antagonistic towards Reva, the Inquisitor who serves as our focal point. Feeling slighted, he ends the conversation by saying he’ll get what he deserves. While he probably has something good in mind, “Rebels” fans know he really gets what he deserves in the dual episode “Twilight of the Apprentice” upon being struck down by Maul. Even given the chance, we probably wouldn’t warn him what he has coming.

#5: The Jedi They’re Looking For

On top of being uncoordinated, incomptetent and bad shots, Stormtroopers are downright dumb. So it was no surprise they’re unable to find Obi-Wan even when he’s five feet in front of their faces. This famously isn’t the first time Obi-Wan managed to avoid detection while dealing with Stormtroopers, as he and Luke come across them upon arriving in Mos Eisley in “A New Hope.” Of course, that time Obi-Wan had to use a Jedi mind trick to persuade the Stormtroopers to let them pass, but these Troopers lose the scent through nothing but simple conversation. We bet they were embarrassed upon later finding out that Obi-Wan was the Jedi they were looking for.

#4: Obi-Wan’s Brother

Aside from knowing he comes from the planet Stewjon - long story - hardly anything is known about Obi-Wan’s childhood. Well, “Part III” of the “Obi-Wan” series served to fill in some of the gaps as the Jedi recalls what he does remember before being inducted into the Order. Here we get first mention of Obi-Wan’s family, including his mother and father. But most interestingly we learn of the existence of a baby brother. While it’s unclear whether any of them will factor into his future adventures, it’s curious the writers decided to say Obi-Wan “had a brother.” He then mentions the Jedi became his family, which is apt seeing as he also “had a brother” in Anakin, which he expressed in anguish.

#3: The Revenge of the Sith

Speaking of the conclusion of Obi-Wan and Anakin’s fateful duel on Mustafar, their first meeting in the ten years since has Vader opt for a very particular method of torture. At the end of “Episode III,” Obi-Wan cuts off Anakin’s remaining limbs at the edge of the lava bank. Anakin’s precarious position eventually causes him to catch fire as a resigned Obi-Wan looks on in heartbreak. Harboring resentment for his former Master, Vader naturally gets poetic by setting ablaze some mined vintrium. Though he doesn’t say it explicitly, it’s clear that Vader is dragging Obi-Wan across the flames as comeuppance for what happened to him. Thankfully, though, Obi-Wan’s rescued by Tala before things can get quite as ugly.

#2: Screaming Stormtrooper

The Wilhelm scream is a popular inside joke within the industry, and any movie buff will be sure to pick up on it whenever it shows up. While “Part III” of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” doesn’t feature the exact sound effect, it does harken back to a particular use of it in the original “Star Wars” movie. Specifically, it comes when Luke and Leia are in the midst of a shootout with Stormtroopers on the Death Star, and it comes when Luke blasts one off a ledge. Here, Obi-Wan is forced to fight Stormtroopers upon being discovered at a checkpoint. When he blasts one from his perch and sends him to a brutal demise on the laser gate below, we hear a very similar sort of scream.

#1: Quinlan’s True Eyes

Upon learning of an Underground Railroad of sorts from Tala, Obi-Wan sees that fellow Jedi Quinlan Vos is alive and has been helping, leaving an intriguing message scrawled on the wall. While this adage can be adopted a myriad of ways - and will probably serve as a theme for Obi-Wan in the coming episodes - the fact that it comes from Quinlan makes us wonder if it’s a reference to his special ability. Namely, Quinlan’s retrocognition allows him to touch objects and see the memories of those associated with it. In any case, we’d be more than thrilled to see Quinlan in live-action, you know, aside from the kid version that appears in the background of “The Phantom Menace.