Let’s do the Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 2 Review. Firstly, this second episode debuted with the premiere episode. And that’s Disney+’s way of just getting us hyped about such great production. The æsthetics, script, and cinematography of this series are impeccable, and they really made an effort in making great story arcs in just two episodes. We see more of Reva, and we see how Leia builds up her character.
Moreover, we also see just how PTSD’d Obi-Wan really is. He just can’t forgive himself for Anakin, and Reva tries to get into his mind. Also, this episode is a little shorter in run time, something I didn’t like, but hey, nothing’s perfect. But all in all, the entire episode is a great action-packed installment.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 2 Review
This episode kicks off with an old and beat-up Obi-Wan arriving at a neon-filled Daiyu, a city full of vice. He’s seeking Leia but finds drugs, beggars, and vice. Then, eventually, he makes his way onto a con artist that poses to be a Jedi and forces him at gunpoint to lead him to Leia. Meanwhile, Reva’s interesting story arc gets further developed, as it turns out, she had Flea —yes, the base player from the Red Hot Chili Peppers— kidnap Leia behind her superiors’ back. And now her superiors are giving her a hard time about that.
When scolded, Reva informs her superior Inquisitor that she discovered a connection between Leia and Obi-Wan. So a greedy Inquisitor dismisses her and wants to take credit for Obi-Wan’s capture. But a mischievous Reva won’t have any of that. Back to Kenobi now. He’s out on the streets and enters a bar, goes into the back of it, and finds Leia. He gets caught by Flea and some other hoodlums. Beats them up silly and takes Leia with him.
Leia’s Snappy Remarks
Remember when I said “old and beat up”? I was quoting Leia verbatim about Obi-Wan’s appearance because she doesn’t trust him. Secondly, she doesn’t think Kenobi is a Jedi. And voicing those things out loud puts them in an awkward position as they are on the run. I have to give credit to the scriptwriters here because they developed young Leia in a way that’s very reminiscent of Carrie Fisher’s original character.
The moment Leia sees a wanted poster of Obi-Wan, she flees, and the Jedi Knight must now run after the little girl. Then, a huge ruckus ensues in the market, and a gunfight starts. Reva watches from the rooftops these events. Then, Leia makes her way to the rooftop as she flees from bounty hunters and inquisitors but falls from a ledge, so Obi-Wan uses the force and reveals his presence to the Inquisitors. But in doing so, he gains Leia’s trust.
Remember when I told you that the Inquisitors scolded Reva? Well, what she did after trying to find Leia and Obi-Wan expanded her story arc and plunged her deeper into the Dark Side because she killed the greedy Inquisitor who wanted to take credit for Obi-Wan’s capture. During that confrontation, the Jedi Knight and the young princess had enough time to escape on a cargo ship. All while Reva cursed and swore she would find them.
All in all, episode 2 of this series was a great, action-packed episode that expanded the story arcs of the antagonists and built upon the great character of Leia, the acting on Moses Ingram and Vivien Lyra Blair’s behalf as Reva and Leia are impeccable, and I’d love to see more of it.
As usual, Ewan McGregor delivers a solid Obi-Wan, a role he’s accustomed to performing for a long time. We’ll have to wait and see how the rest of the series unfolds, but so far, I can say I am pretty satisfied with what I see. Don’t forget to come back next week for more reviews and recaps on this series. That’s all the time I have for now. Happy streaming, and may the Force be with you! See you soon!