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‘Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Easter Eggs – Everything We Saw in Ep. 3

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Jun 2 2022
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Fallen Jedi, Former Jedi, and names we’ve not heard in a few years, episode 3 of Obi-Wan Kenobi has a lot going on. Here’s what we noticed.

Fortress Vader and Fortress Inquisitorius

If you’re not familiar with either place, both Fortress Vader and Fortress Inquisitorius have been around for a little while now. In fact, you can read up on some of my favorite weird fact’s about Darth Vader’s home-sweet-fortress here. But the Inquisitor’s home base is a little newer to the canon. Mentioned for the first time in 2017’s Darth Vader comic issue #20 and then shown two years later in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Fortress Inquisitorius is the mostly underwater Inquisitor headquarters on the moon, Nur. It’s where Jedi go to be tortured and then turned into Inquisitors… Or tortured and then die. It’s a place who’s existence is secret from much of the Empire in order to maintain the illusion of justice and peace.

Both fortresses as well as their planets are featured briefly in this episode. While their environments couldn’t be more different, the fortresses themselves are strikingly similar in architecture and general evil-ness.

 

Obi-Wan‘s “Brother”

 

Kenobi mentions vague memories of a baby brother while talking to Leia. He’s commiserating about losing a bio-family and being unsure of who they even are. But the difference here is that we, as the audience, and Kenobi know exactly who Leia’s biological family was and is. Obi-Wan Kenobi really doesn’t. Some sources say that he was taken away from his family much too young to have formed any memories. But in Return of the Jedi, Leia also mentions vague memories of a mother she couldn’t have possibly remembered. The comics attempted to explain that away, but c’mon. It’s still a weird line. The implication seems to be that the force gives people extended abilities to recall memories, but it’s also not something the canon has felt a great need to delve into.

From a behind-the-scenes perspective, this could be a reference to an early version of the Return of the Jedi script as well as the film novelization. It’s revealed there that Owen Lars is the younger brother of Obi-Wan Kenobi. But that obviously never made it to the final version of the film and was eventually all but forgotten. Instead, now Owen could be Anakin’s step-brother and Luke’s uncle.

 

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Quinlan Vos

Obi-Wan may not be able to get through to Qui-Gon Jinn, but it looks like we may soon see another Jedi we haven’t heard from in a long time. Quinlan Vos, who technically first showed up in The Phantom Menace, but you’ll likely remember from The Clone Wars or Christie Golden’s novel Dark Disciple, was one of the names carved into the wall at the safe house Tala brings Kenobi and Leia to. He was there and sometimes helps former Jedi and force sensitive kids escape Imperial capture. Perhaps carving names of well known Jedi and the symbol of the Jedi Order isn’t the best idea if you’re trying to keep your safe house secret, but what do I know?

A few names are carved into the wal,l as well as a quote about closing your eyes to see the way. This will likely be advice Obi-Wan Kenobi has to follow in the future in order to re-find the Jedi way. Because right now, he’s lost it.

This may also mean there there is an incoming live-action appearance from Quinlan Vos himself.

 

Leia and the Force

In the last three episodes, Leia has shown an incredible ability to read people. She used it to make her cousin cry, she used to to figure out that “Ben” Kenobi wasn’t being entirely honest with her, and she’s using it now to suss out things about him and herself. She’s a smart kid with the best education in the galaxy, but she reaches into people’s minds to read them like books, seemingly without realizing it. We know that she definitely has some latent Force abilities that she hasn’t trained. But here, it’s apparent that she’s figure out how to use some of them, even if she’s doing so unconsciously.

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Leia also asks Tala what happens to children that the Empire discovers are force sensitive and takes captive. Tala says she doesn’t know, but they never come back. In all likelihood, these children go to one of two places. Project Harvester is the codename for the secret Inquisitor operation to collect Force-sensitive children and turn them into Imperial agents. We also know from Grogu that not all younglings are turned into future Inquisitors. Some are used for genetic material and cloning. Either way, those kids disappear.

 

Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Fight

“Who’s got the high ground now, Kenobi?!”

The re-match of the century was a full-blown horror movie scene reminiscent of Kylo Ren’s first appearance in The Force Awakens. Vader walks through town, killing and tormenting bystanders as he approaches Obi-Wan Kenobi’s hiding spot. It quickly becomes clear that he’s not trying to goad his former master out. He’s just trying to cause as much terror as possible.

When the two finally do fight, Kenobi is scared, out of shape, and out of practice. He has a hard time spotting the six-foot- tall man in a robot suit with an iron lung despite his Force senses. And quickly, Obi-Wan get’s his rear handed to him. In a direct call-back to their last encounter on Mustafar, Vader drags Obi-Wan through literal fire. It’s an over the top, dramatic, messy, and entirely Anakin move.

What details or Easter Eggs did you notice in episode three of Obi-Wan Kenobi? What appearances or cameos do you hope are in store for us in the rest of the season? Do you think Kenobi has a brother out there? Let us know in the comments!

May The Force Be With You, Adventurers!

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