Old Ben Kenobi is back with his own Disney Plus show about his adventures in the post-Jedi galaxy after 2005 Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Obi Wan Kenobi‘The first two episodes were released on Friday, and while they give Obi-Wan a mission worthy of his own series, they also left us with quite a few questions along the way. Luckily, the series still has four episodes left to clear up our confusion and continue its already entertaining story.
But before a new episode arrives next week, here are some of our burning curiosities from the first two episodes of the series.
[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi, episodes 1 and 2.]
What’s the deal with the Third Sister?
The Empire’s Inquisitorius program has been the antagonists of a few different post-Disney Star Wars series at this point. They play a huge role in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Orderand they are an important part of the Star Wars: Rebels also animated series. As Obi-Wan himself explains, Inquisitors are essentially hunters of Imperial Jedi and were often former Jedi themselves.
It seems quite likely that this is the case with Obi-Wan’s apparent main antagonist, the Third Sister, also known as Rava. In fact, it looks like we might get a look at a younger version of her in Obi Wan KenobiThe opening scene of Clone Troopers invades the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.
But how does this all tie into his obsession with Obi-Wan? This seems like a central question the series plans to answer, but it certainly seems to have something to do with Darth Vader – given that she knows his secret identity as Anakin. Maybe she wants to double-cross Vader and needs Obi-Wan to help her get closer to her revenge? Or maybe Vader spared her, and now she’s his personal assassin. Either way, Rava’s story is sure to be an important part of the rest of Obi Wan Kenobi.
Did the Grand Inquisitor really just die?
This question is a bit more confusing. It sure looks like the Grand Inquisitor gets stabbed in the stomach to wrap up the second episode, but he’s also been known to be alive in Star Wars: Rebels, the series in which he ends up dying. So what gives?
The theories on this one are a bit more confusing. It is possible that it is not the same Grand Inquisitor. rebels‘ version of the character is clearly a Pau’an, and Obi Wan Kenobi‘s looks a bit more like the human form. But that explanation seems pretty unlikely, as it’s more plausible that they just changed the character design a bit. Instead, it seems more likely that the Inquisitor could survive the injury – Darth Maul has been through worse, after all – and could hold something of a grudge against the Third Sister from now on.
Wait, that was Flea in Star Wars?
Yes. There really isn’t much to say here. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Flea, the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was a space abductor.
What exactly is Ben’s job on Tatooine?
Honestly, this one is a complete mystery. It looks like he’s working in a meat processing plant set up on the corpse of a huge animal, but how can he be sure to just bake in the sun like that? And is he really supposed to bring home some meat every day, or is he stealing from his boss, The Gut Puncher? Whatever the actual answers to these questions, they are wonderful mysteries that I hope will never be fully solved.