Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 Review - A lackluster setup for the finale


    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Darth Vader and The Inquisitors continue their hunt for Obi-Wan and his allies

    Director :
    • Deborah Chow
    Cast :
    • Ewan McGregor,
    • Rupert Friend,
    • Moses Ingram
    Genre :
    • Action
    Language :
    • English
    Platform :
    • Disney+
    Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 Review - A lackluster setup for the finale
    Updated : June 15, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    The fifth episode in the series is underwhelming, while the previous episodes had their issues especially when you consider how it plays with the lore of the Star Wars franchise, this episode feels like filler.

    The episode starts with Obi-Wan and the rest of the rebels in hiding, but The Empire led by Darth Vader is on their heels and while this setup should promise something epic; ultimately it feels like just a setup for the finale.

    While that is what the fifth episode in a six-episode series should do, it should not feel like it.

    The performances in the episode are solid and it does fix the issues with the lore that fans of the franchise had pointed out but that does ask the question why mess with the lore in the first place.

    When a streaming series decides to release one episode per week like a TV show, each episode must keep up with the previous episodes, if it fails to do that like then you turn away people from continue watching more.

    The reveal that Reva was a youngling who is out for revenge against Darth Vader should have been set up better especially her ultimate betray which felt stupid as the character had been set up as someone who is cold and calculating.

    This feels like a disservice to the character, the excuse that the showrunners have only six episodes to tell the story does not fly here because each episode is an hour-long.

    The best part of the series are the ones when Darth Vader is on the screen, and hopefully, Disney will get the hint a make a series where he is the central character.

    The flashback scenes of Obi-Wan training with Anakin were a nice callback to the prequels trilogy and should have been the main focus of the episode.

    Hopefully, the showrunners are saving the best for the last episode, and fans of the franchise will get a satisfying conclusion.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi is currently streaming on Disney+