Top 10 Things You Missed In Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4

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Top 10 Things You Missed In Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
The fourth episode of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” had a lot of great details you may not have picked up on. For this list, we'll be looking at Easter eggs, callbacks, references and so on that might've gone over your head in the fourth episode of this “Star Wars” series. If you haven't seen this one yet, beware of spoilers. Our countdown includes Lola's red eyes, Tala's abandoned Comlink, Obi-Wan's dip, and more!
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The fourth episode of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” had a lot of great details you may not have picked up on. For this list, we’ll be looking at Easter eggs, callbacks, references and so on that might’ve gone over your head in the fourth episode of this “Star Wars” series. If you haven’t seen this one yet, beware of spoilers. Our countdown includes Lola's red eyes, Tala's abandoned Comlink, Obi-Wan's dip, and more! What else did you notice? Do you still geek out when you see random R2 droids? Let us know in the comments!

#10: T-47 Airspeeders


Who doesn’t love a good T-47 Airspeeder? Well, apparently those involved with the Path, who view them as little more than glorified garbage trucks. Since the Path hasn’t gone all Rebel Alliance-y just yet, it makes sense that they wouldn’t see the T-47s as instruments of war. But, anyone who’s seen classic “Star Wars” will know they’ll go on to play an instrumental role in the Battle of Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back.” Specifically, they’re outfitted with towing cables that allow them to trip up the giant, lumbering AT-ATs. It’s possible that those are the same cables Sully would say are for “hauling sewage,” but whatever the case, we’re just glad to see these speeders in action again.

#9: Obi-Wan’s Dip


While looking through the watery background during the Fortress Inquisitorius scenes of “Part III,” we so wanted to make a reference to “Phantom Menace.” But it appears the sea life of Nur isn’t too similar to that of Naboo. Still, “Part IV” does go further with the connection that we think it merits an entry this time around. Specifically, Obi-Wan uses a rebreather to swim his way to the fortress much like he did while following Jar Jar to the underwater city of Otoh Gunga. Oh, and while we’re on the topic, it isn’t the first time someone used a rebreather to sneak onto the fortress, as Cal Kestis does so in the “Jedi: Fallen Order” video game. More on that later.

#8: Kenobi Tracked


At the end of the episode, Inquisitor Reva manages to track Leia and by proxy Obi-Wan by planting what we assume to be a bug of some sort in Leia’s droid ​​L0-LA59, affectionately called “Lola.” We’ll break that down further in a little bit, but it is interesting to note that one of Obi-Wan’s most famed tactics is being used against him. If you’ll remember, “Attack of the Clones” sees Obi-Wan travel to Kamino - another ocean world - to locate bounty hunter Jango Fett. After a brief skirmish, Obi-Wan appears defeated only to land a homing beacon on Jango’s ship. This allows him to follow Jango to Geonosis and uncover the Separatist Movement. We shudder to think how Reva could next get the upper hand.

#7: “Traitor!”


Since appearing in “Part III,” Tala is becoming quite the ally to Obi-Wan as a triple agent, an Imperialist-turned-anti-Imperialist pretending to be an Imperialist pretending to be an anti-Imperialist. Wait, did we get that right? In any case, Reva’s dubious nature doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to questioning Tala’s allegiances, but more pressing matters prevent her from sussing her out on the spot. Until, however, Tala’s looking to escape with Obi-Wan and Leia. Though perhaps not a direct callback, Reva’s denouncement of a turncoat does remind us of when a stormtrooper similarly called out Finn in “The Force Awakens.” If there’s one similarity between the Empire and First Order - and there are plenty - it’s their hatred of traitors.

#6: Taken


Okay, this one is a total stretch, but once we made the connection, we couldn’t not go there. When Obi-Wan and Tala try to persuade fellow Path member Roken to help save Leia, Obi-Wan uses the word “taken.” Anyone who was conscious at the end of the 2000s knows this is the title of an action movie about a man - also with a very particular set of skills - who seeks to rescue his daughter who too has been “taken.” If you’ll indulge us further, you’ll know that this starred Liam Neeson, who’s also known for playing Qui-Gon alongside Obi-Wan actor Ewan McGregor in “The Phantom Menace.” With Neeson rumored to return in “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” could this be the subtle confirmation we’ve been looking for??

#5: Leia’s Only Hope


Okay, and now for a more legitimate entry about Leia being “taken.” The captured-princess-in-need-of-rescuing trope goes back centuries, but for “Star Wars” it goes back to 1977 with the original movie. Upon being captured by the Empire, Leia even says something similar to the Carrie Fisher version in that one. That wasn’t the only connection we made during her first few scenes in “Part IV,” as Leia again hinges her hopes on Obi-Wan coming to save her. Reva, however, makes it clear that Leia needs to talk, and that the only person who can help Leia is Leia. So, in a way, Reva’s saying Leia is her “only hope?”

#4: Lola’s Red Eyes


Red has always been the color of the Sith. While that’s most commonly conveyed through lightsabers, it seems that’s not lost on the droids in “Star Wars,” either. After Reva reveals she planted a tracker in Lola, Leia’s little toy droid glows red in the eyes, almost signifying its “turn to the Dark Side,” so to speak. Similarly, this happens to C-3PO in “The Rise of Skywalker” when the good guys need to access his forbidden memory bank. Seeing as the location of the wayfinder is in the Sith language, their overriding of his system to get him to translate it causes his eyes to gleam red. We just hope if Lola’s memory is similarly wiped, she’s got an R2 droid to back her up.

#3: The New & Not-So-Improved Interrogation Chamber


For general viewers, the ​​Fortress Inquisitorius will seem like a fresh, new location in “Star Wars” lore. But for gamers, they’re already more than familiar with it having played “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.” At the end of the game, players are confronted by Vader in the Interrogation Chamber where Reva takes Leia in “Obi-Wan.” While the room looks a little different five canonical years later, that’s understandable seeing as Vader kinda wrecked the place the first time out. It also isn’t the first time the glass has been replaced, as Vader had to hold back rushing water in the tunnel much in the same way Obi-Wan has to here. Maybe thicker glass next time, fellas?

#2: Tala’s Abandoned Comlink


Like we said earlier, “Part IV” holds many parallels to Leia’s Death Star rescue in “A New Hope.” But more observant fans have noticed that this rescue follows very similar beats. In particular, Tala relays Leia’s location to Obi-Wan but is approached by a suspicious Imperial officer. Upon being drawn away, she leaves behind her comlink, though Obi-Wan remains ignorant of this. It’s a small moment, but it harkens back to the original movie when C-3PO has to leave his behind to deal with some stormtroopers. Also unaware, our heroes, about to be garbage-mashed, call out in distress only to similarly get radio silence. Thankfully for Obi-Wan, his circumstances aren’t quite as dire.

#1: Frozen Jedi


Hands down, the “Part IV” moment that shakes us to our core is when Obi-Wan discovers scores of deceased Jedi frozen in some sort of liquid on Fortress Inquisitorius. While we could probably make a reference to Marvel’s The Collector, we’re more interested in identifying any familiar faces. While some fans claim to see Mace Windu somewhere, the two most seem to be identifying are Coleman Kcaj and Tera Sinube. While we still don’t have confirmation, the former Ongree does seem to be on Obi-Wan’s right as he enters the chamber. And the latter Cosian might be the first one he looks at directly. Whether we know these Jedi or not, though, the scene remains chilling all the same.
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